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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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summergirlinWI
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
95 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This is only my 2nd cruise. But I felt this cruise was a good value for the money. The ship was smaller than my first but I found to be still a fun trip. The ports were great. The ship's entertainment was great. It was a nice routine ... Read more
MitchBNY
Member Since 2015
1 review
16 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
I have cruised before on another cruise lines smaller ships and was disappointed with the ship. With Norwegian I have sailed on the Breakaway and Getaway and loved them so I decide to try a smaller ship and take the western Caribbean trip ... Read more
cruisingallie
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
Our experience aboard the NCL Star was a great one...with only one exception. We found the ship layout to be wonderful and easy to get around. The restaurants were good with the Versailles being our favorite in terms of ambiance, service ... Read more
coldweather
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
59 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I am happy to report that the service was great and the food was good. I read reviews of the NCL Star from earlier in the fall and there seemed to be some issues with lines for drinks, etc. I can report there were no excessive lines to ... Read more
tampawalt
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
this is our fist time on a Norwegian ship and we liked the star. our pervious trip was on the carnival paradise out of the same port. The difference was night and day. The boarding process was seamless. the staff at the port were very ... Read more

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canalslb
Member Since 2012
1 review
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Background information : sadly our passports were lost on our way to the cruise ship. We were informed by NCL that we could not board without them. After searching frantically and after many desparate phone calls we called and canceled ... Read more
nisewond
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I almost did not book this cruise because of some of the very bad reviews on this site. This was my first NCL cruise. I have cruised Carnival and RC in the past. This cruise was one of my favorites. The only issue we had the entire ... Read more
mrbucky
Member Since 2001
1 review
199 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Embarkation: fast and easy. Sat on stairs for 30 minutes waiting for Versailles to open at noon. Nice lunch. Had evening meals most of time here. Aqua room quite noisy and staff not as attentive. Shows: fantastic. Professional. No crew or ... Read more
lbebert91
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I sailed on the Norwegian Star out of Tampa last week. We are 24 and 30 years old. We sailed with his parents and several friends of the family. This was our first cruise with Norwegian, having previously sailed with ... Read more
bkeisner2010
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My family has cruised NCL in the past 3 times, both with our teenage kids and my husband and I alone. This time we opted to go out of Tampa as we had never been. The cruise port was easily accessible, the check in was super quick and ... Read more

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Rachel454
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
When looking at cruises on NCL web site, it came with 4 free offers. When I called to book. whoop No. I booked 30 to 31 days prior to sailing. No free offers even if the web site said there was. Ok, not a deal breaker for me. My issues ... Read more
winterpeg0885
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We were travelling as a family of 15 people from Canada for a New Year's Eve cruise. There as a 6 year old and the rest were ranging in age from 17-86. We were three brothers with their children and grandparents. We all flew to Tampa a ... Read more
CL3700
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Say NO to going on the "NO"wegian Star. Eight of our family sailed for this New Years cruise and won't ever consider "NO"wegian Cruise Lines as an option. To begin with, our family members are frequent cruisers so we ... Read more
Bigdaddy5
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This is our 3rd cruise--2 with Norwegian and 1 with Carnival. We are a blended family of 7 and navigate School Holidays in order to find the perfect cruise fit. In early December we decided that since all of our kids would be together ... Read more
fille_canadienne
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
29 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Read the reviews before going on this cruise, so it was pretty much what I expected. Cabin (we were on the 5th deck) was okay, enough room for 2 people, comfortable bed but nothing fancy. Could use some updating - red carpet, blue doors ... Read more

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Mountinfun
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My family spent New Years on a beautiful ship with all the trappings---beautiful ship, bountiful food, entertainment galore, and activities non-stop. Our family suite was well appointed, spacious and tastefully decorated. It lacked nothing ... Read more
JBTZ
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First trip on NCL, and our family of 7 (teen to seniors) had a great time. Ship was clean, steward was excellent, drinks very good. I was afraid I had made a mistake booking this ship after seeing a number of poor reviews for Oct-Nov of ... Read more
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Loucat
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
2,522 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We sailed on NCL Star for the Christmas sailing 12/20-12/27, 2015 Embarkation This was not a good experience. We had an 11:30 AM arrival time. When we arrived at the port building for check in, there were lines with hundreds waiting. ... Read more
Vsocha
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
First, the NCL cruise and It was not an amazing experience!! I would not recommend the Norwegian Star!!! For our first cruise, I am totally disappointed with the lack of service, and the lack of Compassion in accommodating their guests!! ... Read more
dunn9360
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Just arrive back to Tampa today. My wife and I (early 50's) have traveled a lot over the years, we have cruised only 4 or 5 times. We live in the Tampa Bay area. We absolutely loved everything about this cruise. Great service, great ... Read more

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Dr Patwat
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
i was in my office the Saturday after my husband's funeral because I didn't want to be at home. I opened an email from one of the big travel sites, with a great deal. A 2 bedroom suite for seven days, including 2 adult beverage packages, ... Read more
David L White Jr
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
7th cruise. 4th with Norwegian. Pros: Food was the BEST ever! Itinerary was amazing! Staff was the best ever! Loved the captain. Most personable we've ever had Cons: Nightly entertainment was bad. Honestly, it was ... Read more
nexttimeclub
Member Since 2014
1 review
78 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My priorities: Thank you all ship crew. The engineers "screwsmen" for the mechanical challanged "Star" (propulsion) being repaired for my trip. This enabled the ship to reach all port on schedule for the week. ... Read more
CruiserTom1963
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are heavy Ceaser's Entertainment users, so 5 of us cruised for free (2 rooms). We gave cruised Norwegian many times, most recently back-to-back cruises out of Venice. The only downside to that cruise set was the food quality. We went ... Read more
ChristineIsOnVacation
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I recently returned from the December 13th, 2015 Norwegian Star leaving from Tampa. We chose this cruise because of the destinations, we love to snorkel and go to the Mayan Ruins. Last year we were on the Norwegian ... Read more

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