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67% Loved It
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Launched in 2001, the 2,348-passenger Norwegian Star was the first Norwegian ship custom built for Freestyle Cruising, NCL's anti-traditionalist program that touts a plethora of dining, cabin and entertainment ...
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1,582 Norwegian Star Cruise Reviews

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Nataliemyers
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The itinerary fit the dates We could travel. And, 2 of the ports were new to me. Honduras and Belize City. My girlfriend and I travel together often, but I don't get to go away with my kids as often as I like. This was a treat, ... Read more
collie1228
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
14 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We sailed on NCL Star from Tampa on April 10. We are a couple in our 60's, retired, living in Florida. We had the promotional Ultimate Beverage Package and stayed in a mini-suite. No long review here. If you want detailed ship and ... Read more
Bubbie850
Member Since 2014
1 review
101 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is and older smaller ship but very well cared for. Our room steward was amazing caring for us and our room . The balcony cabins seemed smaller than the ones on the Sun but were OK for 2 people The food was very good also. We ate ... Read more
TheButchersDaughter
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The NCL Star is a beautiful ship and big. My husband and I still did not know our way around after a week. The stateroom, a picture window room, was nicer in person than in pictures. Our stateroom attendant, Victorio, kept it clean and ... Read more
thomasjacobus@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
we picked this ship because of the Western Caribbean literary and it left from our local area (Tampa). I read a couple uncomplimentary reviews but many good ones as well...so I decided to take a chance. I took a special package that ... Read more

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simcoper
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was a free cruise that we won from Hard Rock Casino. We pay the port fee's and the taxes on a interior room. There was an upgrade available so we took it, ocean view. That came with 2 free options, we choose the beverage package and ... Read more
Hearthosesteeldrumsplayin
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
Have only done suites with Norwegian (ended up in a suite by accident a few years ago when we had a 2 week cruise, but ended up only being able to do 1 week because of schedules, so travel agent arranged for the better cabin for the price ... Read more
AVLTravelers
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We booked this trip 3 days before sailing, need a quick break from work and electronics. Would highly recommend the "Parking Doctors" when leaving from Tampa, book on-line and you save some money, they drop off & pick up ... Read more
Brandon Girl
Member Since 2015
1 review
36 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I was a "solo cruiser" on this particular cruise. Being hesitant to go since I had just been on this ship in October 2015 when the service was horrible, I didn't know what to expect... The port had valet parking, so for an extra ... Read more
Jerseygich
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Was a little concerned after reading several reviews leading up to our cruise. Not sure what they were complaining about as the cruise was great. Embarking and disembarking were a breeze. Arrived at port at 10:30, checked in and sat ... Read more

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63cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I have been on several cruises across multiple lines. And I can't say enough good things about this cruise! We had a wonderful embarkation even with a member of our party in a scooter. It was quick and efficient. We explored the ship and ... Read more
TheBamBam
Member Since 2003
5 reviews
454 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Hi everyone, I decided to start with all the positives of the cruise, before going on with the fact that this was going to be my last cruise with NCL. Embarkation was a breeze. Maybe 30 minutes from arriving at the port to being on ... Read more
FraudBroad
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
859 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our group of six (ages 77, 75, 50 x 2, 17 & 18) sailed the Star 3/27-4/3. Pre-cruise we stayed at the Fairfield Inn, Westshore. The free shuttle picked us up at the airport and also, later in the day, shuttled us back and forth to ... Read more
wyattkmen
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I cruised with NCL for the first time this vacation, with 2 of our adult chidlren, 2 other adults, and 3 grandkids. We all felt like this was a half-step above Carnival in terms of food and entertainment. The children (ages ... Read more
ronfree70
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
First time with NCL. The room, (balcony) was much smaller than other ships we've been on. Nice shower, but lack of storage and counter/shelf space. The cabin steward must have been new, because we were always short of towels or washcloths. ... Read more

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Minnesotamuffin
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I've only been on two cruises in my life, both with NCL. I was very excited for our cruise but I find that it's the ports that I like most. We loved our room steward, Emerson. He took good care of us and was very nice. However, we ... Read more
denverAMC
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband and I took the Norwegian Star for our honeymoon and had a blast! We felt so relaxed and loved everything about the cruise. We stayed in a balcony stateroom, which had a good amount of space for two people. The room was just ... Read more
Rishigudka
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We flew from London to Tampa via British airways and stayed for 4 nights at hotel intercontinental Tampa which is close to airport and hotel offers free pick ups from airport. Hotel is opposite west shore shopping centre which has many ... Read more
mhindal@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my first cruise, so I do not have anything to compare it to, but we enjoyed this trip and I will do my best to review without having a comparison. We just traveled on the Norwegian Star, it left from Tampa and went ... Read more
FireWeather
Member Since 2012
1 review
25 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our 16th cruise but our very first with NCL and we had heard good things. Most of our previous cruises were with Carnival and we had heard that NCL was a classier, more grown up cruise line. That combined with the drink package ... Read more

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Fujjji13
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Short and sweet----DO NOT TRAVEL ON THIS SHIP!! -horrible services through the whole ship - not enough staff - overworked and crabby staff - lines for everything - not enough pools - up charge for good meals and drinks ... Read more
Christmastreesover
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
The weather was gorgeous! The ports were wonderful. I only wish that we were told that Costa Maya had a shallow pool within the court yard right at the port to cool off in. No one told me that we could take our swim suits and enjoy the ... Read more
locksofcurls
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
62 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was a highly anticipated cruise that was very disappointing. The ship was older and quite worn, the staff seemed stressed and tired and not all that friendly and the food was sub-par. Not to mention our uncomfortable beds. ... Read more
Magilla Gorilla
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
It was a good cruise. This was only my second cruise and first on NCL. The ship was clean and nice and most of the staff was very friendly and courteous. Cabin steward was A number one and the production shows were outstanding! Many many ... Read more
judygolfing
Member Since 2004
1 review
163 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We returned on March 20, 2016 from the Star. The embarkation was fine, got to our room and typically the room steward is around to introduce himself. He was not there, in fact we never saw him the whole week on the cruise. Not even ... Read more

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