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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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Hellie24
Member Since 2012
1 review
40 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Mediocre Mayhem in March from NCL We had a great deal on this cruise to destinations of choice to see things I wanted to see plus a free drinks package We anticipated families and children but not so many students on a "loveboat ... Read more
tomberly
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We flew to Tampa and stayed at the Tampa airport Mariott, the hotel is in the airport and it even has a nice outside pool. We took a priviate car through Blue One Transportation, very resonable for 4 people. They picked us up at the ... Read more
newcruise9272
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Situation: A couple in mid-70s with mobility challenges. Complete freedom to choose cruises on any basis at any time. Chose NCL Star Western Caribbean cruise because we could get a large balcony suite with unlimited dining and drink ... Read more
mprovedel
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This is my first review on this website and I decided to post it because right after I had booked the cruise on the NCL Star I started reading the reviews and started to worry about my vacation since most were negative, with people ... Read more
col1619
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my second cruise, 1st with Norwegian and I was not disappointed. Activities going on all the time all over the ship! The service was A+ in every area. We were very surprised and happy with the entertainment. Broadway style ... Read more

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bhumbert
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Terrible service. In order to get a drink from any bar you had to stand in a long line (30 minute waits). If a bar ran out of a drink they would not order another bottle, you would have to go to a different bar. Very little wait staff ... Read more
mmatthews123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Just completed a seven day Western Caribbean cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines and feel the need to write a few words. There were some things that were enjoyable (the weather, the destinations, family time) and many that were less so (drunk ... Read more
wiindjammer
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We just got back today (Sunday March 20th 2016) The tendering (water taxi) system was a joke. We nearly missed our shore excursion because of Norwegians incompetence. Here's a tip... Don't ever book an excursion on a cruise ship unless ... Read more
Barnkitty
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
On the advice of our travel agent, we broke a 15 year history of annual cruises on Carnival to Norwegian, and it was worth it! Yes, it was Spring Break, but the students on our ship were pleasant, well-behaved and a fun group to be ... Read more
medman426
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We traveled from Eastern Oregon to Tampa the day before the cruise and stayed overnight at the Tampa Best Western. It's an older motel, but was very nice. My wife and I are both retired, and it was our first cruise in years. We had no ... Read more

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Silver Syd
Member Since 2008
1 review
91 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We decided to take our family on a "breaking-in cruise" and because we are Snow Birds and have a place in Zephyrhills, Tampa is close by and a very convenient Port to be sailing from. Our principal residence is in Oakville, ... Read more
Pretty Kitty
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
82 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I sailed on the March 6-13th, I booked these dates thinking I would be ahead of the Spring Break College Kids, NOPE. It really wasn't that bad as along as you didn't want to get anywhere near the pool. I really did enjoy my time on the ... Read more
prairies
Member Since 2011
1 review
52 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had wonderful cruise! A really great family vacation! I will preface this by saying, we do not expect everything to be perfect and we try to remain flexible, which was necessary for certain aspects of this cruise. Our embarkation and ... Read more
Madcap Minx
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
36 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was the most inept crew I have ever dealt with. The most important screw up was the SHIP SPONSORED TOUR in Cozumel. It was the Salsa & Salsa. NCL sub contracts with a company called Tropical Tours. Lulu loaded us into taxi ... Read more
Another Adventure!
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This is our fourth cruise. It is the first time with Norwegian. Given this experience we would not chose to cruise with Norwegian again. Pros: Ticket fare was very reasonable. Port of Tampa easy to board and disembark. ... Read more

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pick266
Member Since 2015
1 review
24 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 18th cruise and (1 Carnival, 1 Commodore, 3 Celebrity, 3 Royal Caribbean, 10 Norwegian) one of the best mainly due to our accommodations, room steward, butler and concierge. We booked an inside cabin last Sept., then moved to ... Read more
mbarrett
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on Norwegian. We have sailed twice on Royal Caribbean, once on Carnival, and once on Holland. We wanted a quick, inexpensive winter getaway. Unfortunately, we got more of the inexpensive service than we had hoped ... Read more
abutler70
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Arrived at the port by taxi. There are rude porters everywhere. I asked where to take the bags and the man said he has to take them but did not explain why. I prefer to carry them myself but you are not allowed. You then give them to him ... Read more
Sea Dawg
Member Since 2006
9 reviews
13 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Norwegian Star Tampa Round Trip 7 night West Caribbean Cruise February 28 - March 6, 2016 Itinerary: Tampa-Roatan-Belize-Costa Maya-Cozumel-Tampa Drove to Tampa - Terminal Parking $15 per day so Bloodhounds know to research ... Read more
levipage@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Easily the worst cruise line I have been on (out of Carnival and Royal Caribbean). The service was terrible. Aside from not being friendly, much of the staff is rude. You can tell these guys know they are getting their tips no matter what ... Read more

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CiCiRN
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
My husband and I are busy professionals in our late 50's and cruise once a year. We have cruised on multiple cruise lines but love the butler service and suites on NCL, plus their latitudes program gives us many additional perks. We flew ... Read more
Cincinnati Decadence
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
I would love to be an NCL stock holder. Their cruise ships are just floating machines that extract $ from your pockets. Everything seems to be an additional charge. You feel nickel and dimed to death. But, I guess all cruise lines are like ... Read more
skiking1245
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
27 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Picked this cruise for the itinerary. Very disappointed when they scratched Harvest Caye. Never want to go to Belize again and won't. Other ports were great. Booked specialty dining every night as had terrible experience in main ... Read more
kitkat89
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We took a Royal Caribbean Cruise 3 years ago, and this was our first Norwegian cruise. We booked a mini suite #11568. I recommend booking on a high floor, my reasoning is I hate waiting for elevators, and we had a 9month old with stroller. ... Read more
DFall24
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The longest wait came getting on the ship, after that wait times minimal. We had an oceanview cabin on mid deck 8. Great location to be. We ate at Cagneys twice and LaCucina once, food and service fantastic! We saw 3 shows, we were glad we ... Read more

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