Great trip, average ship

Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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9 Night Baltic Capitals (Copenhagen Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 13, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 10210
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 1 year ago

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.  

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Loved this little port, it was a fun place, happy seaside town
5 out of 5
Buy all your souvenirs here! So much cheaper than other places, high quality
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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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