Great experience on Norwegian Star: Norwegian Star Cruise Review by Smathtravel

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Great experience on Norwegian Star

Sail Date: June 2013
Destination: Baltic Sea
Embarkation: Copenhagen
We started our cruise at the Copenhagen Crown Plaza booked through the cruise line and thought it was definitely worth the cost. Clean rooms, excellent breakfast and right next to public transit. We found our way from the airport easily( we stayed two nights) and the transit to the boat was organized and relaxed.

Once on the boat, we were impressed right away at the attention we received. We were in our room within 30 minutes of arriving at the port! The great experience continued throughout the cruise. The second day at sea, the cruise critic get - together included food and drink as well as Yannis making a point to listen to any concerns we had...which he continued to follow up during the cruise. What a great touch. He even sent a welcoming gift to our room after the meeting. All of the issues others have mentioned like waiting for dining and slow debarkation in St Petersburg existed, but we felt the crew did everything they could to help the situation. Free "bubbly " More drinks were given at Versailles for having to wait...and suggestions of restaurants that had shorter waits.

We thought the experience on this ship was so excellent we booked the same ship next year, just doing the Fjords instead of the Baltic.

As for side trips, we had two amazing days with Ana from a TJ travel in St Petersburg and a wonderful tour of Berlin from Jeremy Minsberg. kayaking in Helsinki was also fun...all can be found on the internet . Less

Published 08/12/13
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The two of us stayed in a family suite (12006). Great room, very spacious, great room butler and steward. Highly recommend.

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Port and Shore Excursions

City Tour

Jeremy arranged a private driver to pick the 5 of us at the pier. We met Jeremy in Berlin and he gave us a 7 hour tour which was wonderful! The trip from the pier toBerlin only took less than 2 1/2 hours!

Kayak Tour

Small family owned company that bend over backwards to keep the kayak tour in line with your abilities. Lunch with them on an island, then they took us back to the boat. Very fun!

Private Tour

Excellent tour company and can't say enough about our guide Ana....A+. We booked a private tour for the 5 of us and included everything we wanted to see. TJ Tours.

Just a short walk into town and followed Rick Steve's tour around town.

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