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Barcelona Norwegian Star Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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Falkland Island at the cove
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A bargain repostioning cruise
"The evening entertainment was good with a good variety including comedian, magician, contortionist, gymnast, acrobatics, Adele impersonator, violinist, the Norwegian star orchestra, singers, and dancers.The photographers were very good at their work...."Read More
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Hospitality Management Training is Lacking

Review for Norwegian Star to Transatlantic

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cdills
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Where was middle management? So many issues with poor service and no one handling basic issues. It seemed like there is a complete lack of basic hospitality-service training. Here are but a few things to mention: -honey packets so sticky in Garden Cafe each day, you have to wash your hands after handling. I told a woman in uniform...yet same sticky situation every day after -salt grinders ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Disappointing

Review for Norwegian Star to Transatlantic

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GMan1989
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Chose this cruise to cross the Atlantic. Cabin was nice. Service was somewhat lacking. Food on the buffet was on par with other cruise lines, but dining room food was very poor. No steak and lobster, not even once. No dress up night or even a Captains dinner. I would compare the cruise to traveling in coach on a discount airline. Not one of the crew ever called us by our name. Entertainment for ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Great time

Review for Norwegian Star to Transatlantic

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dennis10000
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Cruised on the Norwegian Star several years ago and really enjoyed the experience on a mid size ship. The cruise itself was pure pleasure with wonderful food and service and great entertainment. The staff did everything in their power to insure that their guests had a great time. The entertainment package provided was first rate and especially enjoyed the big band musical presentations. Since ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Family Oceanview Picture Window


NCL Star - Likes and Dislikes

Review for Norwegian Star to Transatlantic

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CoachKarl
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I like the organization of exterior public spaces. Most outward facing railing is composed of evenly spaced vertically oriented glass panels. Panels range in height from four to eight feet. All panels are about a foot wide and every gap between those panes is about 3 inches. It serves perfectly it’s intended perfectly in three ways. First, you can see everything. They may get a bit obscured ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window


Star is Fading

Review for Norwegian Star to Transatlantic

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Northstar03
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We were planning on a trip to Barcelona for week and decided to try a transatlantic experience. Barcelona is great city and we had a great week. Having read previous reviews, we realized that the Star was an older ship that had a refurbishment, so we knew it wouldn't be perfect. All in all, it's not one of the best, but it is pretty good ship. We had a mini suite which had a couple of nice ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


A bargain repostioning cruise

Review for Norwegian Star to Transatlantic

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Star Trek 1
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

The timeline fit well for us and the price was great. The food in the dining rooms was mostly tasty, but not always hot. The service seemed to be a bit better in the Aqua restaurant, and Aqua was less noisy. You did not need to make reservations, but you could if you wanted to. We did not try any a la carte restaurants, and we heard mixed reviews from those that did. We were treated to dinner ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Family Inside


First TransAtlantic Crossing

Review for Norwegian Star to Transatlantic

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dfc922
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We just completed our first Transatlantic Crossing on the Norwegian Star. It was a fabulous trip...and even in November the weather was fantastic...in the hot tub every day. The Star is an older ship but a crew was wonderful. The best port call was Madeira....Due to a storm, we missed the port call at the Azores but they more than made up for it with a final day port call at their private ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


NCL is horrible in so many ways

Review for Norwegian Star to Transatlantic

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gwinn54
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I chose the cruise for the low price. and I also did the follow-on cruise from Miami to Chile. As I've come to expect, more of the ship was given over to "pay extra" venues. And the food continues to go downhill. In four weeks there was never prime rib. Of course no lobster, but even shrimp and crab were very scarce. They are cutting corners wherever possible. But the main issue is them ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Porthole Window


A great experience on the Star

Review for Norwegian Star to Transatlantic

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CruiseGerry
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

My wife has taught Kindergarten for 39 years. She only had only item on her bucket -- to take repositioning cruise just to experience doing something that isn't in the high seasons: summer, Christmas, Easter. Norwegian was the obvious choice -- it puts more effort into adding some interesting ports of call at one end of a transatlantic crossing, and the price was the most competitive. ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window


Dream Mediterranean Cruise

Review for Norwegian Star to Mediterranean

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Heatherrugg
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. This was my first and last time on NCL! We are seasoned cruisers and never had issues on previous trips. Trip was fantastic based on the the ports of call, excursions we took and friends we made on the ship. Ship however, after coming out of dry dock we had high expectations that the ship would be in top notch condition. That shortly proved to be wrong. ...
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Sail Date: May 2018


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