Norwegian Star Review

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Finally, NCL and I are going to the British Isles; 12 day cruise.

Review for the British Isles & Western Europe Cruise on Norwegian Star
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sjkRN2
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2015
Cabin: Family Oceanview Picture Window

We had wanted to do this trip for years and when we saw the trip we booked almost 12 months in advance as we were cruising in the Caribbean.

We started with a 5 day stay in Copenhagen at a beautiful small hotel. We met cruisers who had disembarked from the Baltic Cruise days earlier who keyed us in about the NCL Star. This ship is not a jumbo type, maybe 2000 passengers. We embarked at Copenhagen's newer Cruise ship port on the 24th of September. Next stop Rotterdam, Holland. This is the home of the Hague. We missed our chance to go to Delft on a tour and went instead to Gouda (pronounced how da), known for cheese. We loved the architecture of the old towns but were amazed by the architecture which is all post WW2 in Rotterdam.

Portland, England was great the guides always are interesting and joke about their "English". We toured to Stone Henge and to Salisbury Cathedral where I saw one of the original remaining copies of the Magna Carta.The seas were too rough to allow tendering into Falmouth and delayed an attempt of HM Royal Navy Rescue to remove a sick passenger and his family. Then on to Cork, Ireland and the fantastic Blarney Castle. The positioning required to "kiss the Blarney Stone" was on your back and suspended with assistance. That was more than I needed.The gift shop had great ice cream and scones tho.

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Family Oceanview Picture Window

Cabin O1

This cabin is orward and on the port side. Fairly close to one of the entrances to the Stardust Theater.

We have only twice used the 5th deck. This was because of the tendency of the North Sea and North Atlantic to be a bit rocky. The sea was but we were not. Looking at the "blood moon" from that window at 1:30am to 3:30 am was perfect, even with the fairly high waves.

Every Cabin we have been in, our cabins and Family cabins has 3 outlets dedicated to TV, hairdryer, and cube Refrig, There is also one in the bedroom at the desk or vanity which serves either a US style plug or Mid and Southern European 2 prong plug. This cabin had the ability to fit 3 beds but we were 2. The cabin is really designed for sleeping and changing/showering. Cabin clean, and close enough to the Theatre to worry us but blissfully quiet except for the noisy neighbors whooping it up in the hallway next to the room. They quickly acknowledged the very late hour and quieted. The cabin attendant was extremely helpful, suggesting things to do and areas to go to for views of the ports . Even as we arrived in the darkness he was spot on.

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Rotterdam

walking tour of the town with a guide after tour along the way. Shopping time before return.

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