Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

Great trip, average ship

Sail Date: July 13, 2016

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

The ship seemed crowded, a little dated and tired.  The room was nice, great bed and shower, plenty of room to move around.  There weren't a lot of places to sit outside, it was ok for the Baltic but I'm not sure I would book this ship if it were in the Med or Caribbean ..  The food was plentiful, but the buffet seemed low quality.  We ate in three specialty restaurants, the best being Cagneys.  It was on par with a chain steakhouse. They did a few barbecues by the pool that were fun.  The quality of the food overall was a disappointment.  The service was spotty, a few individuals stood out for great service and a few stood out for their bad attitude.  Embarkation was a bit of a disaster, we waited in line 2 hours, they only had one security line open.  It was painful.  The ports were fantastic, no issues getting on or off ship other than Russia. They make you wait until the ship tours have off loaded before your allowed to leave, this means waiting in a very long line getting through passport control.  I highly recommend this itinerary, the ports were all fantastic, Russia was a high light. The ship was fine, it felt more like staying in a budget hotel than I was expecting.  

Cabin / Stateroom
The beds were very comfortable, great shower..they vacuumed the venue above us around 2 am every night...wasn't a problem for us but might be for someone else
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embarkation was painful...2 hour line to get through security
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Copenhagen, Denmark
Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
Loved this little port, it was a fun place, happy seaside town
Tallinn, Estonia
Buy all your souvenirs here! So much cheaper than other places, high quality
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Helsinki, Finland
Stockholm, Sweden
The trip into and out of Stockholm is amazing..there's about 4 hours of sailing through narrow channels with lots to see on both sides..worth getting up a little early

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