A Beautiful Cruise with a Great Crew!
Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Sail Date: September 17, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Review SummaryOur cruise on the Norwegian Star was an absolutely fabulous experience. The ships crew was absolutely delightful. The onboard entertainment was of a really professional caliber, with stunning voices, beautiful dancing, and incredible performances.
The most important tip I can give to anyone taking a cruise with Norwegian: DO NOT MISS THE ONBOARD SHOWS! There entertainment is an invaluable addition to your travelling experience. You'll be absolutely taken aback by the impressive displays.
I had three complaints on this cruise:
- One was that the wait staff in the main dining halls was really lacking. I often had to flag down a waiter for a refill, for a question, or for a problem with my food (which was rare).
- Another was that the variety of food in the buffet dining and the 24/7 dining was lacking.
- The last thing was the general lack of entertainment during the day. There were shopping talks and lounge music, but nothing truly entertaining.
Despite the above complaints, it wasn't a bad trip. It was really excellent. Every other aspect of the trip was wonderful, we even won several raffles! We actually left the boat with more than we went on with because of that!
Food and Dining
The best restaurant was Ginza, the Asian Fusion option. There were so many choices, the service and ambiance was exciting and calming at the same time. I'd highly recommend it over any of the other specialty restaurants.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: Glacier Point Wilderness Safari
Don't Miss: Wilderness Explorer excursion is a must!
Pros: The onboard entertainment was incredible.
Cons: The wait service in the main dining halls