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Norwegian Star Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2471 reviews
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Middle East

Review for Norwegian Star to Europe
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debiitsme
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2016
Cabin: Mini-Suite with Balcony

The ports were wonderful and the people in the countries were all very friendly. No fear in any city. the ship did its best to avoid germs, but people avoided the hand washing stations, and many were sick on the ship. The ships doctor advised Airborne and charged a woman $460 for the 2 trips she made to see him.

The food was poor everywhere, and if you wanted a better meal, it was extra $ along with an 18% tip. Not sure why if you pay $29.95 extra for lobster, it gets a tip on top of that.

No washer/driers on board, but they do offer laundry specials frequently.

Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony

clean, plenty of room, bath tub

Port Reviews

Rome (Civitavecchia)

boarding only

Naples

I took the city sightseeing (hop on/hop off ) bus and was very disappointed. They had a shuttle to the historic district with 3 stops, but did not tell me if I got off, I could not get back on and had to walk back to the ship

Taormina (Messina)

took the hop on/ hop off, but it never stopped anywhere except the astronomical clock which was fun to watch at noon.

Katakolon (Olympia)

I took a local bus service located outside the port and it was great

Athens (Piraeus)

Took a local company bus tour. 25 euro

Limassol

wandered around town

Haifa (Tel Aviv)

Booked through Isreal Escorted tours

Cairo (Port Said)

booked through Rames tours, bus was dirty. Guide was very knowledgeable

Aqaba (Petra)

stayed on ship

Safaga

stayed on ship

Salalah

stayed on ship

Muscat

it was a Friday, so the Mosque was closed, took private tour, not worth the money, the ship tour was cheaper

Dubai

Took Bigbus hop on hop off, incredible employees,great locations, and a 7 day pass was $89. citysightseeing was $180 for a 72 hour pass also took to Abu Dhabi with a free shuttle. Abu Dhabi was a different billing, $42

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