Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


Helpful Vote

4 out of 5

Highly Recommended!

Sail Date: May 27, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

This cruise was exceptional in many ways:  easy check-in, boarding and disembarking; friendly, professional, and attentive staff; exceptionally clean, orderly ship and staterooms; wide range of interesting activities and tours; variety of dining options with delicious menu choices.  Only a few suggestions may want to be considered:  provide greater detail what items (i.e. bags, water bottles, cameras) passengers are permitted to have prior to each tour; presentations providing an overview of history, customs, key sites, eating, and shopping highlights of each port-of-call (which should re-run on the ship's closed circuit TV) prior to docking; a separate line for passengers requiring special assistance on and off the ship; greater onboard shopping options (including selling reading or video material about each destination).  Regardless, of the 5 large ship cruises we have taken, this was the best!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
Copenhagen, Denmark
Hop-on/Hop-off Bus & Boat Tour. (Visiting Rosenborg Palace.)
Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
The All-day Train & Bus Excursion to Berlin. (What history!)
Tallinn, Estonia
The Old Town Walking Tour of Medieval Tallin. (Great shopping!)
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Catherine's Summer Palace. (Beautiful estate and grounds!)
Helsinki, Finland
Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour. (Nice overview!)


We highly recommend spending the extra money to book a portside (right) balcony cabin in the ship's mid-section for a cruise of this length. The additional stability during rough seas as well as the privacy to sit and enjoy the views of the coastline as you travel is well worth the extra expense.

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