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Norwegian Star Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2471 reviews
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Some poor port choices

Review for Norwegian Star to Asia
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Travelforfunalways
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2017
Cabin: Deluxe Owner's Suite

We choose this cruise with Norwegian because we had wanted for some time to see Thailand , India and Dubai.

5 of the days we had arranged private tours for just the 4 of us ( 2 adult couples)and we are glad we did. Other excursions we did trough Norwegian. Phuket in Thailand, it was fine the first part , but then they took the whole bus a 40 minute ride out of the way to some jewelry store.

No one was pleased. We would have rather been taken back and had some free time to roam in Phuket. What a waste of time. 2 Oman stops that were forgettable as was the stop in Fujairah , UAE.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Owner's Suite

Cabin SA

Ponaramic views from 2 rooms. Unfortunately curtains can't be moved much , so much of the view is impeded. Large king size bed.

Nice Bvlgari soap products, free bottled water , Moët champagne and 3 liquor bottles of choice comes with this particular suite.

Port Reviews

Singapore

Hop on hop off bus.

Phuket

Booked through Norwegian. Bus left an hour late. Dancer show was very nice , but the unneeded drive to a jewelry store was awful. Took 40 mins to get there and then 30 to get back to ship. Not counting the time they left us to wander through un over priced jewelry store. By the time we were dropped, there was no time to see the town.

Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)

Great shopping in China town

Kochi (Cochin)

Private driver and tiour guide took us to multiple different sites

Mumbai (Bombay)

Private vehicle and guide took us to Taj Mahal, Ghandi museum and multiple other sites.

Muscat

Rained all day. No fault of cruise line.

Abu Dhabi

Easy to get in and off at important sites. Beware of big lines at mosque, you may need to wait for second bus

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