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Star Legend Review

4.5 / 5.0
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121 reviews
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Wrong ship for Alaska and poor value for money

Review for Star Legend to Alaska
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Electra1
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2018
Cabin: Balcony Suite

Star Legend is not suited for Alaska but rather warmer climates. For example the only indoor bar area, the Compass Rose, was so cold at night that they were actually handing out blankets to try and keep passengers warm. Other ships we have been on have entertainment at night but all Star Legend had was a duo who sang and unbelievably on some nights were scheduled to perform on the open deck at 9.15pm in Alaska! I went up there one night at 9.30 pm and the whole area was empty and the 2 entertainers were sitting in the corner wrapped in blankets. It was quite obvious that Windstars focus was how to extract as much money as possible from the captive passengers onboard, the land excursions were very expensive being 50 to 100% more than what you could buy the same excursion direct from the operator onshore and everything onboard, excluding the food, cost money including the WiFi. On the positive side the layout of the cabins were very good but the showers were warm at best and the "balcony's" are only 1 foot wide ledges.

The crew being mainly Indonesian and Filipino were very good as they are on all cruise ships. The itinerary was too long and just focused on the excursions so that we ended up in tiny little towns like Wrangel which you could walk around in less than an hour but we were there for the entire day.

Cabin Review

Balcony Suite

Port Reviews

Ketchikan

Interesting town

Wrangell

Waste of time

Juneau

Very tourist focused with lots of jewelry stores with people out the front who accosted you as you passed

Sitka

Half a day would have been enough

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