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Norwegian Cruise Line®: Norwegian Star

Overall Rating:

Based upon 21 reviews.

Cruise reviews reflect the opinions of travel editors and cruisers/ readers and may not represent those of our company.

Panama Canal Cruise

February 2019

LA, Cabo San Lucas, Acapulco, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama Canal, Colombia, Miami

Pros: Excellent cruise

Cons: None

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Perfect size ship

October 2019

Greek Islands

Pros: Its still and a good size ship, that it does not gets crowded on seadays

Cons: When tendering to shore can get a little hectic if there are more ships at port.

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Norwegian Star

March 2018

Panama Canal

Pros: good cruise, great staff

Cons: Ship is getting old, and shows its age

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Adriatic Sea

September 2017

Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Greece.

Pros: Nice rooms, great entertainment, awesome speciality dining.

Cons: Buffet should be rebuilt/modernized. Seemed like a high school cafeteria. Poor dinner, ok breakfast.

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Great Cruise

June 2017

The Greek Islands

Pros: Suite, all the help staff, the food

Cons: None

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Christmas Cruise 2017

December 2017

Mexican Riviera

Pros: Awesome suite in the front of the ship with a huge balcony

Cons: Buffet food was not very good; and not great for a gluten-free person. Many of the staff we found to be rude or apathetic.

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Mediterranean Cruise

October 2017

Vince, Kotor, Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, Dubrovnik

Pros: The staff, the food, the entertainment, the ship, the ports.

Cons: Not enough time in port!

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Baltic Sea Cruise by Norwegian Star

September 2016

Baltic SEA

Pros: open dining options

Cons: cabin just kind of tight

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Baltic 2016

August 2016

Estonia; Germany, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark

Pros: 1-itinerary & shore excursions were intriguing, historical & interesting; 2- life boat drill on first day didn't have to bring or wear life jackets; 3-stateroom was ready upon arrival; 4-2 laundry days @ cost of $20 bag which was convenient for 10 day cruise; 5- Capt was outstanding in narration in each port about history, highlight + development of country & city; 6- availability of different speciality restaurant along w/dining package' 7-Melodic Trio entertaining music at Atrium

Cons: 1-ship tour was offered on first day but very BIG, about 50 people w/ only 1 staff w/not microphone ; 2- mandatory life boat drill was confusing in checking in stateroom # & didn't go over rooms that show...we were there but received a letter that didn't go so clarified it w/guest services, other cruise lines go repeat #s that didn't go; 3- sometimes order of food at some restaurants were not accurate either not right order or substituted w/o telling customer; 4- bius for shore excursions need to reserve seats for handicapped as sometimes had to sit in back; 5- tour guides need microphones at different ports for shore excursions; 6-some of staff on board not enthuse, interested in what their duties/activities, for example we attended 2 classes while w/only about 2-3 passengers attending & staff leader wasn't happy that we showed up; gave us the kit & that was it

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Great ship, good crew

April 2016

western carribean

Pros: smallish ship (~2300 passengers), v good enteratainment, great food

Cons: None

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Best cruise ever

March 2016

Belize, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Roatan

Pros: Good selection of shows, places to eat, entertainment/games, tours

Cons: Stateroom with Balcony canNOT accomodate 3-4, even if 1-2 are children.

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London, Paris, and cruise

October 2016

London, Paris, cruise to Italy, France and Spain.

Pros: Our entire trip was flawlessly scheduled down to the smallest detail.

Cons: None

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Good choice if you prefer big cruise ships (not our preference)

May 2015

Norway fjords and Baltic countries

Pros: Very good service by personnel, multiple dining venues, easy on and off

Cons: Limited menu choices, crowded dining areas,

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Atlantic Crossing

May 2015

Trans-Atlantic: Miami - Azors - UK - Amsterdam - Copenhagen

Pros: Staff

Cons: Food in the buffet could have been hotter

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Norwegian Star 2015 Mexican Riviera

April 2015

Mexican Riviera

Pros: Large Ship, beautiful spacious rooms, great shows, great staff

Cons: Food - The food was terrible!

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Pride of America-NCL

December 2015

Hawaii

Pros: Well suited for our family- appropriate activities for all ages, buffet service, exellent kids club, very attentive cheerful staff

Cons: Mediocre food even in better restaurants, persistent loud music, rather crowded state rooms

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Two Trips in One - First/Last with NCL

October 2015

Costa Maya - Roatan - Cozumel

Pros: Nice ship- Nice cabin- Nice beverage package -Good entertainment

Cons: Did not sail on time and did not keep the guests informed of the delay. Unorganized at the bars. It took 20 plus minutes to get drinks. Only 3 or 4 crew members were friendly. Others appeared to just get their job done. Debarkation took forever. Very unorganized

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Norwegian is the best cruise ship ever!

August 2014

Countries on the Baltic Sea

Pros: Beautiful ship, great food, amazing entertainment, great planning of excursions

Cons: I can't think of any

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Norwegian Star

April 2014

Panama Canal, Columbia

Pros: None

Cons: None

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Cruise rated

April 2014

Mexico

Pros: Great cabin steward. Freestyle dining seemed to work.

Cons: See review

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Cruisin' Free Style

November 2014

Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama Canal, Huatulco, Acapolco, Cabo San Lucas

Pros: We were free to go where and when we wanted.

Cons: Can't say that I have any.

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