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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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chicagotoots
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Average everything. Embarkation was slow due to a thorough cleaning of the ship after 2% of the prior passengers fell ill. The first day was slow with lines for everything...dinner, buffets were being served by crew and passengers not ... Read more
Luckyswife
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first time cruising with NCL. Sadly it was a cold day in Tampa when we were departing and due to the norovirus being found on the ship, we had to stand outside for 2.5 hours while they cleaned. We were so cold and hungry ... Read more
TheArch
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
31 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I was concerned about the cruise having read so many negative reviews but for me, everything (with one exception) was five star. Room: I had booked an owner suite with large balcony and about a week before sailing, I called and asked ... Read more
Kimmer46
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We recently sailed on Norwegian Star from Tampa, Florida to Roatan, Belize, Costa Maya and Cozumel. We have only every sailed on Royal Carribean Freedom and Oasis(x2). So this was our first midsize ship. So not only was it our first ... Read more
procruiser123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We've been on numerous cruises on numerous cruise lines and recently on The Norwegian Star. Overall very good. I can't get over people complaining about food on any cruise ship. Keep in mind, most people on this planet will never ... Read more

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Jimmy P
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First let me say, this was not our first cruise. My wife and I have been cruising since moving to Florida in 1982. We have sailed from Tampa, Miami, Port Canaveral, and West Palm Beach, but we prefer Tampa because the terminal is only a ... Read more
Mjsfinn
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We ( my sister and I) were on the Norwegian Star Jan 31 to Feb 7. The size of the ship was perfect. She is in beautiful shape. A little wear and tear but when I looked at her wall of plaques it made me smile and have a little more ... Read more
BillBoo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our third cruise with the first on Princess, second Carnival. After reading many negative reviews, we were a bit nervous on what to expect. We didn't experience any of the negative aspects of what had been posted. Embarkation and ... Read more
Redheadtraveler
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My daughter and I drove to Tampa from Wilmington, NC and the trip went very well. I booked a Cruise and Stay pkg at the Holiday Inn at West Shore. This package included room, parking for my vehicle and shuttle to and from the cruise ... Read more
Tandoorii
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
377 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
OK, everyone has a different experience on the same ship, I know that. My wife and I have been on over 40 cruises, many on NCL, but this one was a disappointment. I gave the food barely a letter grade of C (which means there were ... Read more

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Pat-paradise
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
So this was our 3rd cruise. The two other times we were on the Celebrity Summit, so this is the basis of my judgement. Having said that, we booked this last minute and didn't really do much research to know how they fared. We knew they ... Read more
getaway_goddess
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
15 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We are a mid-20s couple who love cruising! We booked the NCL Star cruise while on board the NCL Getaway in September 2015. We wanted to experience the difference between a mega ship and a smaller ship. We loved that the Start had been ... Read more
georgia traveling girl
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Just went on our very first cruise. I was so nervous after reading the reviews on this site but it was already booked so we had to go.........thank goodness! It was absolutely wonderful. I was blown away by how amazing this experience ... Read more
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

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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
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

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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
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

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