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gas swanny
Member Since 2013
1 review
28 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
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 ship had Azipod ... Read more
bnb1975
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
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 offered a good mix ... Read more
Gnomekiller
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
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 to Azipod problems on ... Read more
scotthardie9
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
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 issues over a week prior. Too ... Read more
winty
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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 to. However, we decided ... Read more
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Matriarch Travelor
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
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 Cruise line and was told ... Read more
stevechinfs
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was my second cruise with Norwegian. We went to the cruise terminal in Singapore around 2 PM and had to wait in line for 3.5 hours before we could check in. It was chaos and the people that were doing the boarding were not really ... Read more
socwat
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I'm struck by how many things cruisecritic reviewers find to complain about, not just on cruises in general but in particular, on the Norwegian Star's new itinerary from Dubai to Singapore and on to Hong Kong. My wife and I signed up for ... Read more
Nellycat
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Okay - here goes. I never actually review cruises on this site. I usually use it for planning group excursions and meeting other critics etc. But, this cruise was so terrible, I felt I had to review it. Let me set the scene by telling ... Read more
crazykiwi
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
35 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We picked this repositioning cruise because of the fantastic itinerary...Dubai to Singapore, via India & yes, it was great! Not so good was our mini suite, painstakingly chosen to try & avoid the noise from Deck 12 above. Sadly, ... Read more
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mystic1963
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the destinations, particularly India, as my husband had refused to go there, I was desperate to visit, so this was a good compromise, The Star is an older ship, with some of the advantages of it being smaller, ... Read more
craftygran
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
115 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My hubby & I sailed aboard the Norwegian Star from Dubai with my mother in November. This was our 3rd cruise with the Star and we love her older decor and layout: wide decks that allow resting or walking and there is a jogging track on ... Read more
operatics
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Returned last week from 21 day cruise on Norwegian Star, Dubai to Singapore. Attracted by an interesting itinerary sailing from Dubai, UAE/Oman, down the west cost of India, Sri Lanka, Phuket, Malaysia, to Singapore. Our inside midship ... Read more
coppertree77
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Just got back from 21 day cruise on Norwegian Star Dubai to Singapore. Here are my thoughts and observations. 1. Great itinerary from Dubai, UAE/Oman, down the west cost of India, Sri Lanka. Malaysia, Phuket to Singapore 2. Smoking ... Read more
davidandjie
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
The Star is a beautiful ship, and the price could not be beaten. We booked a guaranteed-rate oceanview cabin, which meant that Norwegian picked the room. Previous experience suggested that, for my wife and me, a balcony was not useful ... Read more
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HerbMac
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
56 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Our outside cabin was great - spacious, heaps of storage space, excellent bathroom with non-stick shower screen and screened toilet. Buffet offered great choices but the decor needs updating. Some dishes were very salty. The pub restaurant ... Read more
Mary Anne R
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We have never taken a Norwegian cruise before and we will never take one again. We have cruised with Princess and Royal Caribbean. We were shocked by the constant nickel and diming on this cruise. So many things were an extra cost, ... Read more
SeeLDee
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
These comments are provided from the perspective of a mid-60’s retired couple who have ocean cruised on 10 previous occasions mainly on Princess and Celebrity. The primary objective was to sail through the Suez Channel and have ... Read more
stevemusser
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
To hit the positives, this was an awesome itinerary. Rome to Dubai with hassle free stops in Middle Eastern countries that would be very difficult to reach any other way. So I would give them 5 stars for itinerary and transportation. ... Read more
m&pops
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The itinerary was truly spectacular. A "bucket list" for us and our traveling companions. For us, every port from Cyprus to Dubai was a new adventure, and even several ports in Italy and Greece offered new experiences. [The ... Read more
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lastresort
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Itinerary Rome-Naples-Messina-Katakolon-Athens-Limassol-Haifa-Aqaba-Safaga-Salalah-Muscat-Dubai 30October 2016 Norwegian Star. CHECKIN at Civitavecchia and bag delivery score a 10 for ease, promptness and friendliness. There is no ... Read more
Powerprincess
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
150 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this itinerary as we were looking for one that offered my father ports to which he hadn't traveled. Beginning in Rome, and visiting Naples, Messina, Olympia, Athens, Limassol, (not really) Cairo, Haifa, Aqaba, Safaga, Salalah, ... Read more
trev961
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
We got a great deal on the cruise and stayed in a mini suite, which was a good size with a huge bed and even had a bath in the bathroom. Plenty of wardrobe space which was a bonus. The ship was refurbished in 2015 and you can really see ... Read more
Yarelix1978
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Price was our decision maker at that time I guess any cruise for Your first one was great So we where so please w the staff and service that we book the next one while being on board So glad We add this kind of traveling to our life book ... Read more
Vegans rule
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We started our cruise in Barcelona (check in was smooth, pleasant and very friendly, 25 minutes). I had a Moscow mule in hand within 40 minutes of arriving. It lashed the rain which put a dampener on our first day followed by a thunder and ... Read more
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