Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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3 out of 5

Beautiful St Petersburg the highlight of the cruise

Sail Date: June 15, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

As noted above we really appreciated St Pete.  One needs at least two days to appreciate The Hermitage, Peterhoff Palace, Church of the Spilled Blood and St Peter and Paul's Church..  Didn't have time to include the Palace of Catherine. Taking the hydrofoil from Peterhoff back to St Pete was a thrill.Traffic in the city was terrible.  Best take a tour with someone else driving.

We would question the time required to get to/from the port to see Berlin.  It was at least a  two hour train trip each way.  Unless one had a specific desire to see Berlin I think time would be better spent seeing another day in Stockholm.or Helsinki.


Copenhagen was very nice and for those entertaining  taking this cruise I would suggest spending a complete day there prior to or upon returning.  We stayed at a Raddison  right accross the street from Tivoli Gardens. The Gardens are  quite nice and worth the time .Taking the Hop Off/On Buss and Boat tour was another plus.

The ship was o k.  Service in the dinning rooms( excluding the buffet) was good but not terrific. Food itself  was o k but not great . The specialty resturants were good especially La Cuchina. Some areas  on the ship such as metal on the veranda needed attention as rust was evident.

We enjoyed our two previous two cruises on Holland America better.The ships and food were better. The cruise out of Venice to Greece,Turkey and Dalmatia were was our best, especially seeing Istanbul and Ephesus.

Ship Quality See previous comments
Food and Dining
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Service and Staff
Our cabin stewart was very good and effifcent
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Always plenty of things to do
Destinations and Excursions
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Cabin / Stateroom
In the cabin we had the bathroom, I think, was too small or configured wrong. As one lady mentioned she had to do the Norwegian shuffle to use the toilet. There was a partition between the sink and toilet area.. She had to lower her pants and shuffle into the toilet area since room was vary scarce to acomplish her needs.
Copenhagen, Denmark
Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
Takes to long to get to berlin via bus/train
Tallinn, Estonia
For us it was very nice. The old town tour and the tour of the area.
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation not enough info to comment on. Our days were on booked tours. People taking this cruise should do booked tours s well
Helsinki, Finland
Not enough time to really appreciate it. Took a 1/2 day bus and boat tour to see as much as possible in the time available
Stockholm, Sweden
Same as for Helsinki Vasa museum was good but stayed to long at it to the dtriment of not seein more.


The ship had open dinning in the dinning rooms plus the buffet. Some dinning rooms were not always open.

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