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Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Australasia

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 61

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Star

Auckland to Singapore

Sail date: February 18, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Star

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 8100

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Despite a few problems, we enjoyed the cruise very much. NCL has excellent entertainment in most nights; their band, dancers and singers are fantastic. The workers are some of the most friendly people - they cannot trained them so well, so those workers must enjoy their jobs. The food was quite good in this cruise and the different ethnic celebrations in the buffet each night was smart and delicious. Moderno is a fantastic paid option for variation as dinner choice. We were very lucky with the weather. In our stops, don't know why we have to be so far away from all the interesting places and most of the time be tendered to nearest far away harbor. That's upsetting and time consuming. The visas with Australia were not handled well. We suggest NCL requires some sort of visa proof way before one checks in. And when mistakes are made with visas, they shouldn't send ultimate letters to the stateroom. That ruins anyone's vacation. The cruise consultants in this trip were not friendly so no cruise reward buying for us. Finally, NCL has gone paranoiac with bringing water, juices or liquor into the ship. They should cool down and follow their motto: freestyle cruises. Overall, though, we were very satisfied and will cruise NCL again. Always giving them a chance to improve.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We expected to see more from our cabin but when they mean obstructed, there was a life boat/ tender right in front of it. We could only see outside when they removed the tender for the usual disembark in the ports. Our cabin helpers were outstanding and twice a day we had a perfect job done.

Ship tip

Norwegian is mostly nice and one can do pretty much what one enjoys. If you don't like to have long meals, the buffet is the place to go. In this cruise we always found good food. The entertainment most of the evenings is outstanding. Those who care for the daily activities will find something do do

Ports of call

Auckland, New Zealand

3 out of 5

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

3 out of 5

Sydney, Australia

3 out of 5

Brisbane, Australia

1 out of 5

Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia

1 out of 5

Cairns, Australia

3 out of 5

Darwin, Australia

3 out of 5

Komodo Island, Indonesia

3 out of 5

Benoa, Bali, Indonesia

5 out of 5

Port Kelang

1 out of 5


3 out of 5
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