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Norwegian Star Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2466 reviews
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Ship mechanically impaired when we departed Hong Kong

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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2017
Cabin: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window

We chose this cruise for the variety of ports. When we discovered in December that 2 ports had been discontinued due to propulsion system failure. We (2 couples) immediately requested a cancellation refund as we were concerned about cancellation of additional ports and safety if the ship should lose power. Despite 3 requests, we were denied and forced to sail. The December 10th cruise received a 100% refund and 50% future cruise credit. The 22nd sailing were offered a 100% refund, 50% future credit. January 5, a 20% refund.

We received a laughable $200. Cabin credit.

As feared, January 26th, we were advised 3 additional ports were cancelled. including Brisbane where we were to disembark. We were summarily given an additional $800. Per cabin. Through continued passenger pressure requesting a full refund, Norwegian Cruise Line Corporate Office made a final offer of 100% future cruise credit which we find unacceptable. Precedents were set on past cruises. The offer comes with extraordinary restrictive conditions. We simply want a refund of the amount paid for the cruise.

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Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window

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Port Reviews


With another 3 ports cancelled, NCL scheduled an onboard appearance by a NCL representative from Syndney on a port day. We attended to discover this person had little knowledge of our situation, less knowledge about the ongoing engine problems. He had no

power or authority to act. Simply a messenger. Rather than explore Darwin, we were forced to spend the remainder of the day in a mall making alternate arrangements.


We previously visited Singapore for a week.

Love the city, hop on hop off bus was informative. Enjoyed public

Transportation. 2 ports, Ho Chi Minh and Bangkog, were cancelled so NLC

could stay in Singapore an additional day (on our time and our dollar) to try to

fix the propulsion system.

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