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Norwegian Star Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Was pleasantly surprised, erasing the disappointment.

Norwegian Star Cruise Review by CapitalElle

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2017
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

Despite a rocky start with the changed itinerary, this turned out to be one of my favorite cruises. The ship was a very comfortable size, and some of the newer bars and restaurants made it more fun than other NCL ships I've been on. (Five o'clock somewhere and the mojito bar in particular)

Food was typical for NCL, not outstanding but tasty and safe.

We missed out on Thailand, but the added port in Vietnam helped make the cruise more interesting. The offered excursions were mixed. As a whole, the tour guides were friendly and spoke good English. We had a couple hiccups. The street food one in Saigon let us look at street food, we just didn't get to try any.

The crew was friendly and helped turn the initial disappointment to a great time. The shows weren't the best, but still really entertaining. There was a violinist who played every night that was by far the most talented performer I have encountered on a cruise ship before.

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Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MX 11675

Wonderful sized cabin. Plenty of room for a ship, was worth the upgrade over a regular balcony.

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City Tour

Saigon was interesting, tons of scooters everywhere. Hawkers at each stop that followed us around. Highlight was the lawu

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We got to look at and smell the food, just not taste it.

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