491 Norwegian Star Tips

Charlottehelen
Jun 27, 2013

Get to the evening shows early as they fill up pretty fast so you need to get there a good 15 minutes in advance to get a good seat. Can recommend the 4th row back in the middle as good seats except for the final show when two rows farther back would have given a better view. Also, the behind the scenes ship tour was worthwhile.

MrsRGS
Mar 10, 2013

I thought the restaurants you paid to eat were not better than dining room where you didnt.

Chano
Aug 12, 2013

Nothing exciting about Norwegian Star. The best thing about this cruise is the trio brothers live performance very night at the Grand Atrium.

spiderlady
Oct 08, 2013

Pack your winter coat and rain gear

SoloCruiserLou
Dec 14, 2013

You can get a better deal, and sometimes a better trip, if you book your off-ship excursions once you exit the ship and come face to face with the hoards of vendors waiting to make you a deal for a day trip.

brazos2
Dec 17, 2013

Go to the Market shortorder line for hot eggs and omlets. Otherwise take your chances with cold overcooked eggs at the dining facilities.

FunFamily
Jan 07, 2014

Aqua restaurant was very good. Versailles not so much because of the attitude of the staff mostly. Overall, the staff was very nice, and made our stay enjoyable.

Katie781
Jan 17, 2014

La Cucina, the Italian specialty restaurant, is great and well worth the cover charge! They have great steak, fish, and Italian staples like chicken parm and fried calamari. No need to pay for Cagney's (which is awesome too) when you can get a great steak at the cheaper Italian restaurant!

TheWayISeeIt
May 11, 2014

Don't miss the nightly entertainment. Bring plastic water bottles. Brin case of soda on board. (Use the in room mini frog.) Go to the La Cucina restaurant to find bridge games. Check at the reception desk, for any on board credits, you cannot apply them to your bill like other cruise lines.

JusMe
May 20, 2014

This was second time on the Star, probably my last. The ship had been reconditioned from prior trip, but service was still bad.

accent643070
Jul 19, 2014

Moderno and Le Bistro were great

jer484
Jul 27, 2014

We found and heard about many of the extra fee restaurants were not worth the addtl cost. We did have a great waitress at Cagney's the steakhouse but I think she stood out in comparison to other staff. Meal at La Cucina was atrocious, both food quality and service wise.

nancykinz
Jul 28, 2014

Aqua dining room is loud but casual, Versailles dining room more upscale but quieter.

michelesilver
Aug 15, 2014

There truly aren't words to describe how UNUSUAL and UNIQUE our Villa was onboard ship. This was the once-in-a-lifetime cruise for our family and the ability for all of our family to share it together perfect!

mvolan
Sep 19, 2014

Don't eat in Versailles, Aqua or Market cafe. Spend the $149 and eat in the specialty restaurants every night!

rubarb1147
Oct 08, 2014

Bathrooms were much roomier than on the Sun.

vlebaron
Nov 10, 2014

Best place to sit in the shade is under the lifeboats on the non-smoking side! They need more chairs there, though.

mikemac66
Nov 24, 2014

The French restaurant was worth the upgrade. Italian and Asian were not. Room service pizza not good!

xxuyenxx
Jan 15, 2016

Do NOT book shore excursions with Norwegian, price is twice as much as if you go to tripadvisor, and look inder things to do, the excursions and tours are much more reasonable.

pwalson1
Jan 22, 2015

Specialty restaurants well worth the package price. Should offer for breakfast as well. If early risers the served breakfasts are a good option - later dining in the open cafeteria style restaurants depressing - food OK, but eating on plastic with feet sticking to the floor from spills not enjoyable

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