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teach2travel
Member Since 2006
1 review
487 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
4,024 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
39 forum posts
4 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
fosjam
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This ship is just not comfortable. Firstly our outside cabin was very small and required the double bed to be separated to have any room at all. Also there was no comfortable lounge in the cabin as there usually is, instead there was a ... Read more
kiwicruisers51
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
248 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
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SelinaH
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
Boynton Beach, FL Cruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 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
7 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
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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
kenandmaureen
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
80 forum posts
5 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
24 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
TerryCoole
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because of the ports, 29 ports plus 3 repeat ports. One port was changed but another was substituted, the captain was very generous to all the passengers who boarded in Auckland, New Zealand. Because of the ship's ... Read more
bostonfred
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
492 forum posts
18 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
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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
25 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
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
6 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
14 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
7 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
TheBri
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the variety of ports. When we discovered in December that 2 ports had been discontinued due to propulsion system failure. We (2 couples) immediately requested a cancellation refund as we were concerned about ... Read more
Pompey John
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
We joined the ship in Hong Kong having selected this cruise as a special holiday to celebrate our golden wedding anniversary. We had already been advised that two ports of call were cancelled because of an Azipod engine problem. When ... Read more
tinselgirl
Member Since 2012
1 review
84 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We joined the ship in Hong Kong for a 21 night cruise. The itinerary was NOT what we had hoped for due to the azipod problems which was very disappointing. I am basing this review on the ship itself as that was very positive and we had ... Read more
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