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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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Goonersam
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Good points: ship was in very good condition, especially as it's 15 years old; it was very smooth but the sea was very calm; food was decent though rarely piping hot; quite a big ship so didn't feel too crowded; embarkation and ... Read more
blkatz
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Loved the itinerary of the Baltic. The sea was very smooth and all of the posts were enjoyable. We opted not to go to Berlin and had a great time exploring the local area of Germany on our own which included trains, buses and the beach. ... Read more
Evie764
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our first time on a cruise. We choose the ship as we wanted to visit the Baltics. This was our honeymoon and NCL gave us a complementary upgrade to the ultimate beverage package, which was brilliant as the cocktails were ... Read more
Shasmit
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Not my favorite ship. The pros: bed was very comfy, shower was great, room was comfortable with plenty of space. Only one outlet in the room, another in bathroom. The bathroom was tight due to a wall seperating the toilet from the ... Read more
Murcia30590
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise as we had not been to any of the destinations it visited. The embarkation was chaos to say the least. We arrived at the cruise terminal at 12 noon but there was no ship. We were told there had been a problem and would ... Read more

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Baz-and-Shaz
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Having looked forward for many months to the Baltic Capitals cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line on their vessel “Norwegian Star”, disappointment soon set in on arrival at the port in Copenhagen on 4th July when we found that the ... Read more
Garrison Guy
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 helpful votes
I would avoid sailing on the NCL Star. The hotel director is terrible. He is rude to passengers and crew in public areas. The food was poor...uncooked eggs, buffet food was always cold and often there were no sugar free or gluten free ... Read more
jjvillegas44@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
First, It was very disappointing to find out before my cruise that the price of my cabin was lower that what I paid for more than 800 US dollars plus extras like the wine package. Customer service just gave me an upgrade to a cabin with ... Read more
MedicalEngineer
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Good cruise despite the engine problem. Would go again. My cabin was fine for one person. It was quiet, nothing worn out or broken. Steward did a good job of cleaning each morning. Dining at the specialty restaurants was ... Read more
408jillybean
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Hi All, I have been cruising since 2009 at least once or twice a year and all have been with Carnival until this year. We went with NCL since we chose a destination that Carnival does not sail. The itenarary was great and can't complain ... Read more

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carrie3412
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
12 helpful votes
My husband and I planned this cruise of the Baltic capitals to celebrate our tenth anniversary. We cruise for the itinerary. We chose the Norwegian Star for both the price (which wasn't cheap, but cheaper than some other options) and for ... Read more
TravelerDavid
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because it worked well for coordinating schedules. The itinerary was good: Really enjoyed each port. Would have liked more time in Helsinki and Stockholm, but got a decent overview of both cities. This was our first ... Read more
BobCCQ
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We chose Norwegian Star as it was going to northern Norway and one of our group was particularly keen to visit the North Cape. Whilst my wife and I are regular cruisers (we average 2 a year) the reminder of our group were either novices or ... Read more
MichPackerBacker
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We did the 14-day Norwegian Fjords & North Cape (we did not do the Baltic Capitals). We have been on over 50 cruises, on most of the major lines. Norway was a Bucket List item and we were pleased with the itinerary and generally ... Read more
Iowa cruiser
Member Since 2006
13 reviews
179 forum posts
5 helpful votes
BOTTOM LINE: The is a spectacular itinerary on a well-maintained ship with a wonderful crew and very enjoyable dining. ITINERARY: Two weeks along the coast of Norway, from Copenhagen DK to North Cape NO and return, well above the ... Read more

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chankahon
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Went on this cruise as a last-minute alternative to ordinary overland trip to Norway. Exceptional value for my solo discount that is no longer avail in any future cruises. Emission of the ship was a considerable issue. To be more ... Read more
Topcatwawa
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We choiced this cruise because of the itinerary. We've always wanted to see the Norwegian Fjords. We got the ultimate drink and dinning packages. The wine choices were very iimited with less than average quality. We felt we were ... Read more
golferbogie
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
131 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Our 14 day cruise of Norway was very good, but not great, our 5th NCL cruise. We still prefer a couple of other cruise lines. Embarkation in Copenhagen was quick, less than 20 minutes, and debarking went smoothly with no delays. The ... Read more
Vigo cruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Was on the Star, for the North Cape Itinerary, first time in a suite SJ family suite. Let me start with the negative, when we booked the cruise we were told that the Queen size bed would convert into 2 single beds as I was travelling with ... Read more
jq22
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We had a wonderful trip on the Norwegian Star to the Baltic capitals. We went for our honeymoon and everything was top notch. We have cruised before and found that this crowd of older adults and very few children was the best. Ports: ... Read more
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Laurel1947
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We actually did a back 2 back cruise with 9 days Baltic area and then 14 days Norway's North Cape. It was our first back to back and by far, our longest cruise. We chose NCL and the Star in particular because we had recently sailed on ... Read more
racman54
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
10 helpful votes
I wanted to visit the Baltic capitals and Saint Petersburg. This cruise visits Copenhagen, Berlin (with a 3-hour drive), Tallinn, St. Petersburg (2 days), Helsinki, and Stockholm with the comfort of a cruise. I travel alone and for solo ... Read more
Bill Jones
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
A neighbor arranged the cruise and invited others to join. First, let me say that cruising is not my first choice of vacation. I would rather spend more time in one location and decide what to do on our own. However, as this cruise went ... Read more
Knapper 10
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Went to the Baltics 2 years ago and loved it so wanted to go back. The NCL Star is a lovely ship . Couldn't fault it at all. We had an overnight stay in Copenhagen before embarkation. Copenhagen is a beautiful city and very easy to get ... Read more
sweetpea143
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
142 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our 5th NCL cruise. We've only sailed on NCL in suites. We were in suite 11010, a 2 bedroom, 2 bath suite with a living and dining area and a small balcony. The suite was identical to the suite we had several years ago on the ... Read more

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