Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Contributor Level: Third Mate

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Wonderful ports and generally a good experience

Sail Date: May 25, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Buffets not great. Freestyle dining venues better, but a long wait at times.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Shows were wonderful.
Onboard Activities
Bingo too expensive.
Destinations and Excursions
Expensive for what you got.
Copenhagen, Denmark
Take the green hop on/hop off tour with the canal ride. Have a meal in the harbor district outside.
Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
Expensive, long train ride.
Tallinn, Estonia
Easy to do on your own.
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Not enough time to spend at each stop.
Helsinki, Finland
Stockholm, Sweden
The best city. I would go back in a heartbeat.


Avoid the buffet.

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