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Norwegian Star Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Review for the Western Mediterranean Cruise on Norwegian Star
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

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Sail Date: Apr 2023

The itinerary had port day each day visiting 7 different countries and 2 islands. A little overwhelming at first as I thought I would wear myself out. But surprisingly I never really got tired despite doing something everyday. I enjoyed most of the ports. Some were underwhelming. One port I would point out is that Venice was miserable. Local laws force the cruise ships to anchor at least 5 miles away from port. It takes an hour and a half to get there by tender. My shore excursion, which was Venetian glass making and Murano lace, ended up being mostly on a tender boat too. I hate to say it, but looking back, I would have skipped Venice entirely.

I purchase the premium wi-fi plan and it was worth the extra money. It worked perfectly except for when they were switching satellites. The only dinning I experienced was the buffet, which was good. They had a different theme every day for lunch and dinner. Breakfast was the same every day.

Overall, it was a good cruise, it was worth what I spent on it, and I would recommend it to others. I would not do this cruise again though mainly because 15 nights was a little too long for me personally. After about 10 days I was ready to be done. It was a good experience and I had a really good time.

Port Reviews


Barcelona is a beautiful city. My excursion ended up being kind of a dud, but there is a lot to see and do here.


I loved it here. It's very clean and upscale. Lots of beautiful views. Cannes itself didn't seem to offer much in the form of entertainment, however. There is a casino, if your into that.

Florence (Livorno)

I didn't tour Florence but I did go to Pissa. All I saw was Cathedral Square, which is amazing.


It's pretty for sure. But this is a place you go to for the night life, not a day trip on an ocean cruise.


It's pretty. The capitol, Ljubljana, is quant place with attractive architecture. There is a castle you can tour, which due to modernization, you really don't feel like you're in a castle.


This is where we disembarked. I didn't get to see much, but it does look appealing. I would come back to see more of it.


Casa de los Bates is very pretty. Almunecar was underwhelming. It's pretty to see, but there isn't anything there except a church.


This I really enjoyed. First stopped at a place where they make jewelry out of sea shells. Then we went to Pompeii. If you like history this is a must. Then we had lunch at a local restaurant. The pasta was really good. After lunch we went to a museum. I, like a lot of people, don't care for museums. This one is a whole different story. It's very fascinating. A lot of relics from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Statues, mosaics, paintings, and many things showing what life was like back then.


It's pretty and very clean. We went to the southern most point in Europe and past a neat looking fort along the way. For lunch we were served a whole chicken, which are tiny compared to American chickens.

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