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Wild Bills
Member Since 2010
1 review
55 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
The ITINERARY, places we wanted to visit. Rich in culture and history. Reason for choosing this cruise:The cruise was March 9(Singapore)-April 16 (Venice). We choose this cruise because of the itinerary which was port intensive with ... Read more
kandem
Member Since 2010
1 review
21 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The embarkation in Singapore was a complete shambles! Stood in various lines for a couple of hours.We had a balcony cabin on level 10, which was very pokey, bathroom also tiny (could hardly fit in the toilet), and the provided soaps and ... Read more
always traveling
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
68 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise as it visited countries I had not been to like Jordan, Israel and Crete. As we got closer to our sail date, we wondered if there would be itinerary changes due to international politics. We visited all countries on the ... Read more
SingingMa
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
54 forum posts
We picked this cruise because of the itinerary. We added six new country visits to our list. Although there has been some concerns on the security of Middle East and Sinai Peninsula, we felt that tourism should be safe. We felt safe ... Read more
Kazann
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
We chose NCL Star for the Ports of Call we had never been with them again, the boarding process in Singapore was ridiculous we waited 5 1/2 hours (boarded 4.30) to get on the ship it seemed that nobody knew what they were doing we were ... Read more
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teach2travel
Member Since 2006
1 review
487 forum posts
Choose this cruise for the fantastic itinerary.....left from Dubai, visited UAE, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Crete, Croatia and ended in Venice. I had heard good things about the NCL Sun, and mainly, it was all true......fantastic staff ... Read more
Travel Junkie Judy
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
3,972 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I loved everything about our cruise through the Middleeast. The ports were great. The crew were all wonderful. The food and service were top notch. I hope those that disagree will go find another cruise line. They won't ... Read more
conniecowan
Member Since 2017
1 review
27 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The itinerary was excellent. The order which certain ports was visited didn't make much sense - I hope that scheduling two 12-13 hour tour days back to back was because of the availibility of the ports and not sloppy planning. The food ... Read more
kiwicruisers51
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
248 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
The ship visited some great ports. This was the second leg of a 57 day cruise on the Norwegian Star. Embarkation off the ship as a transit passengdr was very badly managed. We had the Internet package and as we expected from reviews, it ... Read more
SelinaH
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed March 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on the Star. We are big fans of the freestyle dining and the options available to you. Food was always enjoyable either in the restaurants, buffet, Ginza or O'Sheehans. We enjoy being able to eat when ... Read more
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Boynton Beach, FL Cruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise only for the ports of calls. We have had less than stellar experience with NCL in the past but thought we would try them again. Only to confirm our thoughts of NCL not the choice of cruise lines we would choose again. ... Read more
Epirotiki85
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Reason for choosing this cruise:The cruise was March 9(Singapore)-March 27(Dubai). We choose this cruise because of the itinerary which was port intensive with only 5 sea days. This is a part of the world that we had not traveled and this ... Read more
Travelforfunalways
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We choose this cruise with Norwegian because we had wanted for some time to see Thailand , India and Dubai. 5 of the days we had arranged private tours for just the 4 of us ( 2 adult couples)and we are glad we did. Other excursions we ... Read more
marblecliff
Member Since 2008
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Chose this cruise for the itinerary and we were not disappointed. Crew was friendly, hard working, and made us feel like valued guests. There were many included food venues which served delicious and varied menus. We especially liked ... Read more
Brafield Cobbler
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
A fantastic itinerary and a good deal via Imagine Cruising was why we chose NCL. After an excellent flight with Emirates and a pleasant stay in a Singapore hotel we went to the port to join the ship. Embarkation was a shambles as there ... Read more
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kenandmaureen
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
80 forum posts
3 helpful votes
What a wonderful itinerary, and bolstered by our last NCL experience on Epic we booked the Star for the Singapore to Dubai leg. Many of our fellow cruisers had been on the previous legs dogged by the Azipod failures and some were staying ... Read more
MellowMe
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
23 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This is my second review, but this time focusing on the tours. NCL did a great job putting together tour options in an effort to satisfy a variety of interests. I heard only a few gripes (and I'm not sure these folks would have been ... Read more
bostonfred
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
490 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Everyone probably knows the azipod issues previously suffered by the Star. They did cause a lot of worry and stress leading up to the cruise. Fortunately, our cruise was problem free. Our major problem was a lack of Australian visa for ... Read more
lenny1945
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was a 19-day cruise and we loved it. The ship was clean and nicely decorated. The food was always hot and tasty. The servers were quick to serve us. The entertainment was wonderful; it was of a good variety and included ... Read more
Symbacatrina
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I was not notified of final itinerary of cruise until night before sailing. One new port added and one removed from original cruise I purchased. Until that time 3 ports were to be left out. So very lucky. Service was excellent, ... Read more
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MellowMe
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I chose the 2017 Auckland, NZ - Singapore 19-day cruise to check off several bucket list sites. It was EVERYTHNG I hoped it would be and more. NCL resolved all mechanical issues prior to my embarkation, nearly our entire original ... Read more
retiredhistorian
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Chose this cruise to return from a coach tour of New Zealand to go to Singapore where we would fly home to the UK so using it as a final opportunity to visit key places on the east coast of Australia as it is unlikely (with increasing age) ... Read more
jku2
Member Since 2004
7 reviews
1,368 forum post
13 helpful votes
We have been on many NCL cruises and when we saw this one that included Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand it really seemed perfect for us. I really wanted to see the wildlife of NZ. As most of you know this cruise did not reach any ... Read more
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Tu4shore
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
10 helpful votes
The Star has a lot to like: the hotel staff including the cruise director, restaurant and passenger service are outstanding and the entertainment is excellent. Unfortunately, despite a great crew the ship and company get three stars from ... Read more
bamaguy
Member Since 2007
1 review
63 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the new and exciting ports of call on the original itinerary. However, in Dec 2016, the NCL Star had one engine problem forcing them to drop Ho Chi Min City and Bangkok from the itinerary. We only found out about ... Read more
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