Wonderful ports and generally a good experience

Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: May 25, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
The Norwegan Star is an older, smallish ship without much glitz. The cabins were small but exceptionally clean with lots of storage space. The buffet was disappointing, but the specialty restaurants were well worth the up charge. Bingo was a rip off. They charged a minimum of $39 to play but the pay outs were very very small for wins. Plus they only played three games each time.

The excursions were quite expensive for what you got, which was hours on a train or bus. I loved being in Germany, Russia, Estonia, Finland, and Sweden,but the tours were a tease as we only saw highlights of each place.

Overall I am glad to have gone on this cruise, but I might not go Norwegan again.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffets not great. Freestyle dining venues better, but a long wait at times.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Bingo too expensive.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Shows were wonderful.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Avoid the buffet.

5 out of 5
Take the green hop on/hop off tour with the canal ride. Have a meal in the harbor district outside.
3 out of 5
Expensive, long train ride.
5 out of 5
Easy to do on your own.
5 out of 5
Not enough time to spend at each stop.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
The best city. I would go back in a heartbeat.
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