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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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Arvy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We were pleased with our first NCL experience, the 9 day "Baltic Capitals" cruise on the Norwegian Star, May 8, 2016. We had read reviews that the ship was showing its age, but I didn't think so. I think there have been recent ... Read more
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kpms
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
143 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Hello! Well this is our 3rd Cruise with Norwegian and would say it was a VERY GOOD Cruise. We chose this cruise based on the Ports / Germany, Estonia, Russia, Finland & Sweden. This cruise we were going with 2 sets of friends ... Read more
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VA Emily
Member Since 2009
1 review
23 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was the most incredible itinerary! My husband, two daughters and their husbands, and I arrived in Copenhagen two days before sailing so we could explore the city. We stayed at the Airport Hilton which was great as it was a very easy ... Read more
BostonGal35
Member Since 2012
8 reviews
44 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We just returned from the May 8, 2016 sailing of the Baltic Capitals on the Star. This was a 9 day cruise departing from Copenhagen, Denmark calling on the ports of Warnemunde, Germany; Tallin, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, ... Read more
Mari619
Member Since 2008
1 review
88 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it was to a part of the world I had always dreamed of seeing. There were 3 of us and we were taking advantage of 3/4 person is free. We also had the package of dining 3 nights free in a specialty restaurant, ... Read more

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BudinFla
Member Since 2009
20 reviews
416 forum posts
13 helpful votes
My wife and I have been on over 50 cruises and several lines, but this is our first cruise on NCL since we sailed on the Norway. We wanted to see the Fjords and we arriving in Copenhagen on the Regal Princess and the NCL Star was leaving ... Read more
Sandra Allen
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
So. We were on Norwegian. To Norway, right? What a disappointment. Not one meal, not one night's entertainment was devoted to NCL's home country. We were on the Star. Is this ship tired. The sofa in our mini-suite was threadbare on the ... Read more
TwilightZones
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Wanted to explore the Norwegian Fjords without driving too much , so i picked a cruise. First , this is an american ship under Bahamas ( fiscal paradise , hahaha ) flag and ship currency is US$. Cabin : had 8612 obstructed exterieur ... Read more
SeaScrabble
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Odd to think that I was on the same ship as some of the other reviewers! My wife and I were very happy with our cabin. Clean, comfortable- and it was an inside cabin to boot. We ate in the Versailles every night and never had to wait since ... Read more
Traveler4k
Member Since 2014
8 reviews
24 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was a truly fine ship. I think I would rate it 5 stars due to the wonderful service, the great food and the amazing entertainment. Dayana (one of the customer service reps on board was amazing). The cruise I did was a ... Read more

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B717200AGENT
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
28 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 13th and 14th NCL cruise. (Transatlantic from Tampa to Copenhagen and then Copenhagen round-trip through The Norwegian Fjords.) (B2B) I thought the cruise was fantastic in every way. I don't understand some of the whiny and ... Read more
Moobaby214
Member Since 2009
1 review
599 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Embarkation was one of the easiest yet. We walked directly in to the terminal, check in, and walked onboard the ship. Head directly to O'Sheehan's for lunch and wait for rooms to open. Once the rooms were opened we had a BA midship, ... Read more
anthonyg1996
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My family and my dads friends went on the ncl star on 4-10-16 it was awesome Embarking and disembarking were a breeze. Arrived at port at 10:30, checked in and sat in the port lounge and was called to go on at 11:30. Getting off was even ... Read more
Nataliemyers
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
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
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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

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Bubbie850
Member Since 2014
1 review
101 forum posts
6 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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
simcoper
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
6 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
20 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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

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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
9 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
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
9 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

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