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Norwegian Star Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to Asia from Hong Kong

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Star
Asia
Hong Kong

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Excellent

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Very Good

4

Average

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Poor

4

Terrible

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Family Cruises

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Gay & Lesbian Cruises

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Romantic Cruises

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Cruises for the Disabled

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21 Norwegian Star Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to Asia from Hong Kong


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dinc

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

NCL sails a broken ship until it finally died

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We planned this cruise for over a year. We saved so we could afford it and enjoy seeing the Far East side of the World and we booked back to back cruises to continue on the ship for the Australia/New Zealand ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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ernie4142

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Slow boat to nowhere

Have cruised NCL several times before with few problems. Wanted to see Australia and New Zealand. The ship lost one of its two engines in early December. NCL never informed us of this. I found out from on line ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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bamaguy

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Slow Boat From China - NCL Star - HK to Sydney - 1/16/17

We chose this cruise for the new and exciting ports of call on the original itinerary. However, in Dec 2016, the NCL Star had one engine problem forcing them to drop Ho Chi Min City and Bangkok from the itinerary. ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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TheBri

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Ship mechanically impaired when we departed Hong Kong

We chose this cruise for the variety of ports. When we discovered in December that 2 ports had been discontinued due to propulsion system failure. We (2 couples) immediately requested a cancellation refund as we ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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psekand

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Robbing you of your dreams!

We had planned on a large family reunion and had focused our search in the south-east Asia region. Living in Canada, none of us had ever travelled to this part of the world due to the very lengthy flight to get ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Pompey John

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Golden Anniversary Cruise

We joined the ship in Hong Kong having selected this cruise as a special holiday to celebrate our golden wedding anniversary. We had already been advised that two ports of call were cancelled because of an Azipod ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Akire2017

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Worse holiday ever: nothing but upsets, many changes itinerary, smoke anywhere!!

This was the worst cruise ever-saved up my leave to take this break-Hong Kong to Singapore (22 Dec16-6Jan17)-itinerary changed several times 1st informed morning of cruise but already in Hong Kong-only 2 ports ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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tinselgirl

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not what we planned but a great holiday

We joined the ship in Hong Kong for a 21 night cruise. The itinerary was NOT what we had hoped for due to the azipod problems which was very disappointing. I am basing this review on the ship itself as that was ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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buffyofva

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Dreams Ruined by NCL Star

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and Australia were areas we were very interested in seeing. NCL had problems early December but would not cancel cruises in order to fix ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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teamflames

25 Reviews Written

167 Helpful Votes

Fun onboard not fun off it

After several cruises on Celebrity we decided to try NCL for my wifes birthday. We had just sailed a very similar itinerary on X Millenium for Xmas and NYE. Our concerns started several weeks before the cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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beryldennis46

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Changed Itinerary but Still Wonderful

This was our first experience of what we consider to be a long cruise. We booked because of the intended itinerary which was supposed to be Hong Kong, Tiwain, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Singapore. However ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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phi

10 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Not that ultimate

The Norwegian Star cruise from Hong Kong to Singapore 22th of December suffered from itinerary changes because of a broken Azipod. The communication from NCL was totally insufficient when it was already known from ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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ad144

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Hong Kong to Singapore 12/22/16 - Thanks for making the compromised cruise nice.

Went on a land tour of China before embarking on the cruise from Hong Kong and found out about the propulsion problem while in China. Upset at first but decided to make the best of it. Yes some ports had to be ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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gas swanny

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

As Good As You Make It

We chose this cruise because of the great ports it was to visit. There was to be 4 ports we had not been to and this was a winner for us. So excited NCL coming to Australia on a more regular basis.Unfortunately the ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Golden Bear73

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Reduced Asian Itinerary

This was the third cruise we have taken aboard the Norwegian Star. We like its relatively smaller size compared to newer ships. Engine problems that occurred during the cruise prior to ours forced the cancellation ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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bnb1975

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Unhappy with NCL.

We are currently living in Asia and wanted to "sample" the travel options available and this cruise was the perfect solution. Our family loves cruising, there's something for everyone. This particular cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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GoldCoastGal

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruise in general

We picked the cruise on the Norwegian Star from Hong Kong to Singapore on the 22nd December because it included both Christmas and New Year. We arrived in Hong Kong a few days prior to this and then a day before ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Gnomekiller

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Star Singapore to Hong Kong December 22, 2016

We chose this cruise as it went to some interesting places which we would not otherwise have traveled to such as Taiwan and Cambodia and also because my husband had been to Vietnam but I had not. Unfortunately due ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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scotthardie9

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Badly handled itinerary changes

First time cruiser so did not know what to expect. Arrived in Hong Kong to Commence Holiday on the 19th was informed of major itinerary changes due to propulsion problems on the 21st even though NCL knew of ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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winty

9 Reviews Written

86 Helpful Votes

Very Good Despite Itinerary Changes

First time wth NCL, but done many cruises before. Not a good start with the azipod issue and went from 7 ports to only 3. Extremely disappointing especially as we did not go to the ports we all really wanted to go ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Matriarch Travelor

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Don't Sail on Norwegian

The Norwegian Star had propulsion problems. According to Cruise Critic reviews, this happened in October also, but I don't know. When I read about the problems on Wednesday, December 14, I called Norwegian ...
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Sail Date December 2016


Norwegian Star Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining3.03.6
Entertainment4.03.8
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.7
Family4.03.6
Enrichment2.03.2
Service4.03.9
Value For Money4.03.6
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