Norwegian Fjords

Star Pride Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Star Pride

8 Night Norway's Famous Fjords (Edinburgh To Copenhagen)

Sail date: June 28, 2019

Ship: Star Pride

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 302

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

First time in a smaller ship. Pro: great service and attention from the crew and staff, efficient and easy, getting on and off the ship is a breeze. Con: smaller ship bounces a lot in open seas. Every time we left the protected fjords it was really noticeable. One review I read before the trip was that it would be a mix of US, UK and Canadians and middle-aged. It was 90+% US. And if 70 is the new middle age then I am feeling really young. Great cruise though.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Excellent. Very efficient and easy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was excellent and the service staff terrific. Maitre’d Hubert is wonderful.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Small ship has very few activities.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
2 musics groups and a crew talent show was it. They were ok.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All of the staff were great. With so few passengers the service and attention was excellent.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship is getting “a bit long in the tooth” as it is 30 hrs old. It is scheduled for a major refit and expansion next year. One challenge with a smaller ship: doesn’t handle choppy open seas very well. 8-10’ swells one night resulted in a number sea sicknesses.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great size and very confortable.

Ship tip

Bring Dramamine and more warm clothes (was unusually cold for this time of year)

Ports of call

Edinburgh, Scotland

2 out of 5
Didn’t really have any time. Just embarkation

Stavanger, Norway

3 out of 5
Did Ragoland Viking tour. Nothing special.

Flaam, Norway

4 out of 5
Not really much of a town but the fjords are magnificent. RIB at our was great.

Alesund, Norway

4 out of 5
Did eBike and Hike up Sukkertoppen. Was fun but challenged by the rain, temp (7C) and wind. Still fun.

Geiranger, Norway

4 out of 5
The fjord and lakes were great. Good to see a glacier before it vanishes.

Bergen, Norway

4 out of 5
Not enlightened time to see a pretty city. Did the Segway tour. Great way to see it.

Copenhagen, Denmark

4 out of 5
No excursion...self guided. Great city.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Was a breeze.
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