Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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5 out of 5

Great time, awesome staff!

Sail Date: July 14, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

We went on this cruise as a 30th birthday present to my wife having never been on a cruise before.  We were admittedly a little apprehensive as we are pretty active travelers and have never done a cruise before.  Our fears were immediately allayed as we boarded the ship.  We were amazed by the variety of activities and dining options available to us.  Having purchased the dining package we were able to take advantage of all the specialty restaurants.  El Bistro (french), Cagney's (steakhouse), and La Cucina (Italian) all stand out as excellent meals.  Portions were also very reasonable as we were afraid we may over eat like everybody warns about cruising!  The evening entertainment was also lots of fun.  We saw a few shows, listened to lots of music (MoTown Stan and The BG Band both were excellent and played almost every night), and even participated in one of the game shows (and won!).  Each day trip was excellent, with Estonia being a particular highlight.  The excursions were always well organized and the tour guides knowledgable and personable.  Lastly, the staff on the Star were top notch.  From our room attendant Noel to Vladimir who was an assistant cruise director all the way on down, the staff was always ready to help and answer questions with a smile.  We were very pleased with our experience and would definitely cruise with Norwegian again on the future!

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Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin was was very nice and spacious. Having a balcony was such a wonderful luxury. Getting to walk out onto the balcony in the morning to take in the fresh sea air and look at the breathtaking views of the different countries and then sitting down at night with a drink and watching the sunset was another highlight of the trip. Noel did an amazing job of keeping the room clean and also added some fun towel art each day to make us smile!
Copenhagen, Denmark
Make sure to give yourself a few days before or after the cruise to explore! We flew in 3 days early and loved the city. Don't miss out!
Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
Tallinn, Estonia
No need to spend money on an excursion here, just walk off the boat and enjoy the city on your own!
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Helsinki, Finland
Same as Tallinn, just walk off and explore on your own! The island fortress is worth the ferry trip if you have the time.
Stockholm, Sweden
Just needed more time here, city was too big and we felt a little cheated. Go check out the Vasa museum though, very cool!

Tip

If you can afford it, two things I would highly recommend:
1) Room with a balcony. Makes a world of difference and just provides breathtaking views.

2) The Ultimate Dining Package-it is not too expensive ($130ish a person), and it really provides access to some great restaurants.



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