Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

5 out of 5

Very relaxing!

Sail Date: August 27, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We were very impressed with the Norwegian Star as we sailed from Seattle to Skagway Alaska. The crew were very helpful and friendly.

Pros: Having our own balcony

Cons: other passengers smoking on deck

Recommends Norwegian Star? No.

Food and Dining
We didn't want to pay extra to eat at the specialty restaurants so we were left with more limited dining options. The ambiance was nice but generally very noisy and crowded. We are vegetarian and so the menu options were limited and not very creative. The one vegetarian option on the menu each evening was usually Italian.
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
We were amazed how large our restroom was. Cabin storage space was generous with plenty of hangers, drawers and shelves to completely unpack all our things. The nice bathrobes that were provided was an unexpected bonus.
Service and Staff
We called the help desk twice and received very prompt assistance. All the crew were smiling and seemed genuinely interested in helping.
Children's Programs
Skagway, Alaska
We were on a small van tour of the city and then a drive to Frasier. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the local history and told great stories. When we booked the tour we thought it included a ride on the train so that was disappointing. When we got back to Skagway all the train tickets were sold out.
Ketchikan, Alaska
We took a bus tour of the city and Saxman's village. This was our least favorite tour of the entire cruise. We were on a big old bus with fogged up windows and a tour guide who seemed tired of his job.
Juneau, Alaska
We took a city/glacier tour that was all very interesting but I wish we could have spent more time at the glacier. If we ever have the chance to go back I would go straight to the glacier. There is a hiking trail to a waterfall near the glacier that I would love to have taken but it's a 45 min hike one way. We were thrilled to see bears eating Salmon.
Don't Miss: Mendenhall Glacier
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
We didn't do any excursions at this port. It was cold and pouring rain. We did a little walking around town but most places seemed to be closed for the day.

Was this review helpful? 1

Be the first to comment

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.


* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top