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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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Pretty Kitty
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
88 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
4 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
pick266
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 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

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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
11 reviews
13 forum posts
21 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
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

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Cincinnati Decadence
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
3 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
mrschris
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Since this was a family trip, (15 of us 7 kids) we thought it would be nice to cruise. It was over President's week, and this seemed like it would work best. It turned into one of the worst vacations I have ever taken. Check for 15 ... Read more

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flspartanfan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I was worried after reading bad reviews but we had a fabulous time. Of course nothing is ever perfect. We did not have hot water in shower a couple times and our cabin steward disappeared one day and we had to get our own glasses and ... Read more
CoachDT
Member Since 2007
1 review
40 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The good: Loved the showers on the Norwegian. Actually big enough to shower in and not have slimy shower curtain all over you. This is one feature other ships should copy. The craps table crew at the casino was very friendly and ... Read more
garvey818
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We got a last-minute upgrade to a forward suite and noticed the rocking of the ship much more than on previous cruises, which were on other cruise lines and mostly in mid-ship suites and staterooms. Embarkation was also rocky, though in a ... Read more
nicole1978
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise w Norwegian in less than 9 month (Epic 4/2015 & Getaway 9/2015), and we were utterly disappointed. We opted for Norwegian after having such great times on the other 2 ships. We vacation roughly every 8 weeks and ... Read more
Cristina1968
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We cruised on norwegian in europe october 2015 and won a free trip playing bingo. the cruise was lovely, the food and service great. We decided on this particular itinerary since a few of the ports were new to both of us. the ... Read more

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bigdog48
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My wife & I are both retired and love to cruise. We have done 25 to 30 cruises. On Feb. 7 we took a 7 day cruise on the Norwegian Star. For our embarkation we were given the time of 10 to 10:30. We arrived at 10:15, received our key ... Read more
Shara
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Our first impression of the cabins were small. So small. Then there was the dirt factor. We had pills left on our floor from previous cruisers (we assumed). The sheets were dirty and worn. The couch in our room was supposed to be ... Read more
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jahura2
Member Since 2011
1 review
9 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Booked this cruise for my wife and myself as we are soon turning 60. Once some friends were made aware we had 3 other couples join us. Had UBP and a great time every day. The only negative was a cool overcast day in Roatan (as we are sun ... Read more
revboom
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
38 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This cruise was a chance to celebrate my wife's retirement. Part of what appealed to us wit this cruise was the chance to visit Mayan ruins.. we were also drawn by the cost of this particular cruise while still getting a balcony ... Read more
momofthreepa
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The cruise began with delays in boarding due to a norovirus being onboard for the previous cruise and the entire ship needed disinfecting. Weather was cold and windy which meant lots of rocking and rolling. We didn't see our cabin staff ... Read more

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