Great Service but Expensive Shore Excursions

Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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9 Night Baltic Capitals (Copenhagen Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 15, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 9615
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We liked the Freestyle dining options with no requirements to dress formally, as we like to travel light and don't want to be dragging around gowns and suits. We took the ship's shore excursions in St Petrsburg, Russia, in lieu of doing it ourselves and obtaining our own Russian visa. The first all day tour was ok, but rushed with no oportunities to take good photos. The second day excursion stopped at souvenir shops instead of giving us opprtunity to take photos of the Hermitage and Winter Palace. The stop in Stockholm was very short, from 10 am-3:30 pm only. We did the shore tours ourselves on most of the stops and saw a lot more and saved money.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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