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Norwegian Star Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2464 reviews
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ALASKA - Great Ports - NCL STAR - Not Shining

Review for Norwegian Star to Alaska
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akta1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2011
Cabin: Mini-Suite with Balcony

I have done 5 other NCL cruises and 16 cruises in total. I would think twice again, before I go on an older ship. It made the difference from a good cruise v a great cruise. I went with one of my friends, this cruise is not geared to singles. It caters to an mature audience. I am over 50 but not quite at the retired stage. I enjoy more activity and nightlife. This ship does not really offer this. There were some younger folks but in general the vast majority were 70-80's. Go for the ports. The value of this ship is not very good as they charge a lot of money to sail and offer a tired ship, limited entertainment and fair quality food, the ship should be retired. IN GENERAL LIMITED QUALITY AND QUANTITY

EMBARKATION: I must say the people who work at the port of Seattle were rude and abrupt. It was the worst embarkation I have experienced. The time to board took about 45 minutes. Not good not bad. As I am a previous guest on NCL we are supposed to receive priority boarding. Based on the time we waited in line It made no difference being a prior guest v 1st time traveler. Lesson get in the shortest line!

LUGGAGE: we received our luggage in a reasonable and timely manner and I have no concerns or issues to report.

Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony

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Mini Suite- 11506, not worth the extra money, smallller than others I have stayed in (same category)Small Closet for a mini suiteBathroom Nice size had a bathtub with a separate water closetNice water pressure on the showerBalcony was a nice size. Great view TV was an older tube set with poor picture qualityNoise was minimalSteward knocked on room door if you slept to late (even with do not disturb sign up)OVERALL - Not worth the extra money get a Balcony Cabin

Port Reviews

Seattle

Would only go back to Seattle if I had to. Did not like the city- very dirty Lots of gangs hanging on corners.

Port staff was very rude. They barked orders at us like we were prisoners instead of customers. If you did not move fast enough they barked more. Not impressed with Seattle or their workers. Took longer than anticipated to get on ship. Good thing they did not have batons and handcuffs.

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