CYBER MONDAY DEALS! Get discounts on top-rated cruises.
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Deals
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • News
  • Cruise Tips

Norwegian Star Review

My First Cruise And My Last Cruise

Review for the Arctic Cruise on Norwegian Star
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

Rating by category

Value for Money
Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

Additional details

Sail Date: Aug 2023
Cabin: Inside

I chose this cruise due to the itinerary, including Greenland, The Lofoten Islands of Norway, and The Shetlands. Before the cruise even began, Greenland and the Lofoten ports were dropped with no explanation, and the Shetland stop was canceled after we had literally arrived. There were supposed to be no sea days, but we ended up spending 20% of the cruise on sea days. Absolutely nothing to do on the ship. I have never been so bored in my life. Food was atrocious-sausage and hamburgers raw in the middle, boiled eggs with scorch marks, nowhere to get a snack after 10 at night. We arrived at a specialty restaurant with reservations, only to be told we were not in the system. We had to prove we had a reservation to be able to dine. Nowhere to sit inside except the bars or a few window seats. No deck chairs were around the ship the entire cruise. Those last few days anchored in the fjords with temps in the high 60s would have been perfect to sit outside and enjoy the view! Our room was never cleaned well, and we did not even have an extra TP roll and had to call guest services at night after discovering this. The beds were as hard as a brick, and we struggled to sleep. Three hours in line to get off the ship at the first (dock) stop, and the first tender port was chaos, taking 2 hours for our number to be called. If this is supposed to be a relaxing vacation, cruising is not for me!

Cabin Review


4 Helpful Votes
previous reviewnext review

Find a Norwegian Star Cruise

Any Month
About UsCruise DestinationsFirst Time CruisersFind A Cruise

International Sites

© 1995—2023, The Independent Traveler, Inc.

  • Privacy and Cookies Statement

  • Terms of Use

  • Site Map