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Norwegian Star Review

4.0 / 5.0
2,571 reviews

Scotland and Norway cruise

Review for the Arctic Cruise on Norwegian Star
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

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Sail Date: May 2023
Cabin: Inside

I liked the ports of call.

Edinburgh,Orkney,Shetland then onto Norway finishing in the arctic circle.

I booked this cruise while on the Norwegian Dawn on a previous cruise. It was a good price taking into account the 200 pounds cash back for booking with the Nextcruise deck.

Cabin Review


I had an inside cabin on deck 5 underneath the aqua restaurant and above the ships laundry. It was pretty quiet. I could hear the laundry sheet folding machine running in the daytime.

Port Reviews


A lovely art nouveau style old town and a hill viewpoint which was worth thr climb. But there is also a tourist train that goes up there too. So much to do I need to visit again.

Edinburgh (South Queensferry)

So much to see. Let down by the fact that there isnt a cruise terminal near the city. NCL tendered in from the river estuary. Some other lines use Rosyth which is a long train or bus trip into the city.


Such a friendly place. A fascinatingly island.

Lerwick (Shetland Islands)

We were lucky that it was a perfect summers day. Very unusual for Shetland which is normally rainy and windy. This was a tender port. The ship was too big for the harbour.


There was a lovely 4 hr cruise up the fjord to Olden. I enjoyed the town and also took a glacier excursion.


Another port with so much to see I need to visit again. Good weather. I particularly liked the open air museum.


A lovely city inside the arctic circle. I took the cable car ride and some lovely walks. Very scenic.


They charged from the shuttle bus from the ship to the town centre. It was a 40 minute walk otherwise. I would rate higher if it had been a free bus. Not a huge amount to do in this port. It was bitterly cold which didnt help.


A beautiful town in the Lofoten islands. I did a lot of walking and took many photos. There were plenty of excursions on offer too.

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