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Australia & New Zealand Norwegian Star Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Star
Australia & New Zealand
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

5

Very Good

2

Average

2

Poor

2

Terrible

4

Cruise type

15 Australia & New Zealand Norwegian Star Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews


MangoJJ avatar

MangoJJ

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst Cruiseline EVER !!! Still chasing up the refund they owe me ! ! !

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First of all, the main reason for booking this cruise was because I was doing a Tour or New Zealand North Island which started and ended in Auckland. And since I live in Brisbane. Australia, this cruise was the ...
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Sail Date February 2017


bostonfred avatar

bostonfred

10 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Great cruise once we made it aboard

Everyone probably knows the azipod issues previously suffered by the Star. They did cause a lot of worry and stress leading up to the cruise. Fortunately, our cruise was problem free. Our major problem was a lack of ...
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Sail Date February 2017


lenny1945 avatar

lenny1945

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great cruise

This was a 19-day cruise and we loved it. The ship was clean and nicely decorated. The food was always hot and tasty. The servers were quick to serve us. The entertainment was wonderful; it was of a good variety ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Symbacatrina

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very lucky

I was not notified of final itinerary of cruise until night before sailing. One new port added and one removed from original cruise I purchased. Until that time 3 ports were to be left out. So very lucky. ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Furrphy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Average ship

Chosen for the itinerary. Evening activities pretty poor...thoroughly boring actually...I was on a 19 day cruise and would have liked to have gotten off a week earlier if it was possible to do so. Ship itself ...
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Sail Date February 2017


MellowMe avatar

MellowMe

2 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

FABULOUS NCL Star Experience

I chose the 2017 Auckland, NZ - Singapore 19-day cruise to check off several bucket list sites. It was EVERYTHNG I hoped it would be and more. NCL resolved all mechanical issues prior to my embarkation, nearly our ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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retiredhistorian

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Chaotic management ruined a holiday of a lifetime

Chose this cruise to return from a coach tour of New Zealand to go to Singapore where we would fly home to the UK so using it as a final opportunity to visit key places on the east coast of Australia as it is ...
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Sail Date February 2017


Debra Gabbey avatar

Debra Gabbey

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Norwegian Star Cruise

We joined this cruise in Auckland on 19th February. We had been reading all about the trouble with the ship on the previous leg of the journey and when we had left England a week before our sail date we had been ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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scootersdad

5 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Freestyle FLOATING----NEVER again !!!

Chose this 33 day cruise based upon the ports listed. Weeks before the cruise found out the ship had engine problem ( and had been having for a long period). Had misplaced belief that Norwegian would have the ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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bohica52

3 Reviews Written

Engine failure!

The propulsion system went out after we left Melbourne and were on our way to New Zealand. We were adrift in the winds for almost 24 hours before tug boats arrived to tow us back to Melbourne to have the problem ...
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Sail Date February 2017


jku2 avatar

jku2

8 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Adrift cruise in more than one way

We have been on many NCL cruises and when we saw this one that included Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand it really seemed perfect for us. I really wanted to see the wildlife of NZ. As most of you know this ...
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Sail Date February 2017


Stacy L avatar

Stacy L

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not as bad as everyone has been saying

As most have heard the Star had some technical issues on its voyage to Australia on Feb 6, 2017, its AZiPod system had a major failure and the ship was stranded at sea. Well I am here to tell you, that even though ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Tu4shore

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great crew, poorly maintained ship, 3-star company

The Star has a lot to like: the hotel staff including the cruise director, restaurant and passenger service are outstanding and the entertainment is excellent. Unfortunately, despite a great crew the ship and ...
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Sail Date February 2017


Pope Francis avatar

Pope Francis

5 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

A total lie by NCL

I went on this cruise to see Australia, New Zealand Itinerary with the Port stops. We saw nothing and did nothing. (Continue Below) NCL lied to us right up to leaving for the cruise that the one Azipod s would be ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Sydney17

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Waste of time

We chose the cruise because of the itenary 8 stops in 21 nights but we were disappointed that 2 stops had been cut before starting Ho Chi Min City and Bangkok so from 10 to 8. We stopped firstly at Na Trang by ...
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Sail Date February 2017


Norwegian Star Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining3.03.6
Entertainment4.03.8
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.7
Family4.03.6
Enrichment2.03.2
Service4.03.9
Value For Money4.03.6
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