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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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1,655 Norwegian Star Cruise Reviews

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ronfree70
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
First time with NCL. The room, (balcony) was much smaller than other ships we've been on. Nice shower, but lack of storage and counter/shelf space. The cabin steward must have been new, because we were always short of towels or washcloths. ... Read more
Minnesotamuffin
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I've only been on two cruises in my life, both with NCL. I was very excited for our cruise but I find that it's the ports that I like most. We loved our room steward, Emerson. He took good care of us and was very nice. However, we ... Read more
denverAMC
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My husband and I took the Norwegian Star for our honeymoon and had a blast! We felt so relaxed and loved everything about the cruise. We stayed in a balcony stateroom, which had a good amount of space for two people. The room was just ... Read more
Rishigudka
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
6 helpful votes
We flew from London to Tampa via British airways and stayed for 4 nights at hotel intercontinental Tampa which is close to airport and hotel offers free pick ups from airport. Hotel is opposite west shore shopping centre which has many ... Read more
mhindal@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my first cruise, so I do not have anything to compare it to, but we enjoyed this trip and I will do my best to review without having a comparison. We just traveled on the Norwegian Star, it left from Tampa and went ... Read more

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FireWeather
Member Since 2012
1 review
41 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our 16th cruise but our very first with NCL and we had heard good things. Most of our previous cruises were with Carnival and we had heard that NCL was a classier, more grown up cruise line. That combined with the drink package ... Read more
Fujjji13
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Short and sweet----DO NOT TRAVEL ON THIS SHIP!! -horrible services through the whole ship - not enough staff - overworked and crabby staff - lines for everything - not enough pools - up charge for good meals and drinks ... Read more
Christmastreesover
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
The weather was gorgeous! The ports were wonderful. I only wish that we were told that Costa Maya had a shallow pool within the court yard right at the port to cool off in. No one told me that we could take our swim suits and enjoy the ... Read more
locksofcurls
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
80 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was a highly anticipated cruise that was very disappointing. The ship was older and quite worn, the staff seemed stressed and tired and not all that friendly and the food was sub-par. Not to mention our uncomfortable beds. ... Read more
Magilla Gorilla
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
It was a good cruise. This was only my second cruise and first on NCL. The ship was clean and nice and most of the staff was very friendly and courteous. Cabin steward was A number one and the production shows were outstanding! Many many ... Read more

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judygolfing
Member Since 2004
1 review
169 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We returned on March 20, 2016 from the Star. The embarkation was fine, got to our room and typically the room steward is around to introduce himself. He was not there, in fact we never saw him the whole week on the cruise. Not even ... Read more
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
3 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
5 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

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col1619
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
bhumbert
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
10 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
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

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medman426
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
5 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
Silver Syd
Member Since 2008
1 review
92 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
110 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

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