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Baltic Sea Norwegian Star Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Star
Baltic Sea
Departure Port

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Excellent

81

Very Good

67

Average

41

Poor

15

Terrible

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Cruise type

221 Baltic Sea Norwegian Star Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews


ducklingc avatar

ducklingc

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Terrible - treated with absolute disdain

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We chose this cruise as we had been on the same cruise and ship a couple of years ago, and having had our first child, and first grandson for both sets of grandparents, we wanted to celebrate by doing a family ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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elisha.gavish

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing at the Least

The itinerary was promissing, the price was not too overwhelming... I thought we will get an very good cruise. We were dissapointed from most of what we got. We could not log-in to our account for the cruise ...
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Sail Date August 2016


MBMR avatar

MBMR

1 Review Written

Baltic Sea Cruise with Norwegian Star

Interested in visiting the Baltic ,this was our first cruise we wished to visit countries that we had not visited before. The cruise visits 6 countries The cruise was expensive possibly because we booked late. ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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dougvirago

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

DON'T GO - Save your money

Cruise was taken on the recommendation of the travel agent. He said it wasn't in Fred Olsen or P&O class - at least he got that one right. It was terrible!! We arrived at Copenhagen and had to wait more than 2 ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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eastsideclay01

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Star... A pathetic excuse for a modern-day cruise-liner... Disgusting!

We chose this particular cruise for the port cities that would be visited. Upon entering the ship I noticed a heavy smell of mildew. As we got deeper into the ship and closer to our cabin, it was very clear to see ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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coolbluesky

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NCL Star

My 1st ride on NCL Star. If you like Entertainment and activities, it's for you. But daily service charge of $13.50 is not cheap. Food not that good. Not much sea food. Staffs are not that friendly. No buses to ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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CHANSA02

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

INEFFECTUAL RESPONSE TO SHIP BREAKDOWN

I wanted to go to St. Petersburg without the hustle of getting a visa so I decided to take a cruise. We got a cabin with a window and it was fine. We had a fine dining package which was average. The buffet was ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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rda4ch229

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome Vacation on an Awesome Boat with an Awesome Crew!

This cruise was magical. Awesome locations! Awesome boat! Awesome food! Awesome Staff! Embarkation was a problem. The boat was late, and although there is little Norwegian could do, the port staff could ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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hubber

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruising in the Baltic

We had cabin 5070 which is just below Gatsbys Bar. It is a very noisy cabin and you should try not to get it. Please ask what is above and below your cabin. All Ocean View cabins are very nice but with the noise we ...
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Sail Date July 2016


Canucks008 avatar

Canucks008

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Poor Customer Service

Over the past 12 months, this was our third cruise with NCL. Although the itinerary and destinations were great, the service onboard was terrible. At the end of our journey, the ship experienced "technical ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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czarina_yap13

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

My Dream Come True Baltic Cruise

Being someone who believes in the Law of Attraction and the Bible verse Mark 11:24, I took this opportunity to not only go on a cruise with the Norwegian Star, I came on board as a crew member. It has always been on ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Oboedot

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Good cruise, but NCL now offers less and only wants more of your money

Review of Norwegian Star cruise September 2016 We just returned from a 23 day cruise on the Norwegian Star, travelling east from Copenhagen to St Petersburg and back and west to Iceland and back. The ports of ...
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Sail Date September 2016


Big Timber avatar

Big Timber

1 Review Written

Life in the Garden Villa

Originally chose this cruise when it was listed as being a transatlantic from Copenhagen to Tampa. When NCL cancelled that itinerary we decided to go with the new one when NCL agreed to honor our original booking. ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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smtx

1 Review Written

An ambitious cruise

We stayed in an aft Balcony of the ship - a great spot. The Star made a good impression, but not the excellent impression as I have had on other cruise ships. The ship's excursions are pricey. Thank goodness, ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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sierra28546

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary

We chose this cruise based on the itinerary and it definitely did not disappoint! As for the ship, hands down one of the greatest crews we have encountered. From our always smiling room steward all the way to ...
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Sail Date September 2016


aussie 14 avatar

aussie 14

7 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise

We embarked in Copenhagen with no trouble at all everything went smoothly, the staff were friendly and helpful, the ship was lovely and clean but a bit of updating is needed here and there. The Aqua Restaurant ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Brogneaux

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great back-to-back cruise

Wonderful trip with great experiences. The Star is not a "new" ship but a very comfortable ship. Good size. Great Captain. He was very knowledgeable and shared much information on a daily basis as well as a ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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taxhelpmi

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Good experience, but make your own arrangements in St. Petersburg.

This was our first cruise. We wanted to visit this part of the world and decided to do it for our anniversary. We had a picture window ocean view cabin on the 5th deck, forward. Sea was very calm thru-out our ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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leon7mar

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Baltic Capitals Cruise

We chose this cruise for the destinations, particularly St. Petersburg which didn't disappoint. We had 2 days there and did the 2 day deluxe tour with SPB tours and the evening tour which was really good, despite ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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twinbrooks

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruised the Baltic Capitals on the Norwegian Star

The ship looks tired. It needs a redo. The Garden Cafe looks like a factory cafeteria - no decor whatsoever. The crew is wonderful - every one of them a friendly face, eager to help, from the wait staff in the ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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CVL

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Baltic

This was a nine night Baltic Capitals cruise ex Copenhagen and calling at Warnemunde, Tallin, St Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm - really lovely itinerary. We had very good weather pretty much the whole trip so ...
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Sail Date September 2016


MiMi1947 avatar

MiMi1947

1 Review Written

A Wonderful 50th anniversary cruise

Having wanted to see the art of St. Petersburg for years, I jumped at the chance when this cruise went on sale. This was an early 50th anniversary cruise, and it was great. The weather was unusually warm, sunny, ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Royal City Cruiser

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Enjoy the fabulous ports!! (Be patient with an aging ship.)

LOVED this Baltic voyage. This was my 27th cruise. My husband's 8th. We were just thrilled to leave our busy world and be pampered: We don't have to cook, clean, shop or do laundry. And we get to see some ...
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Sail Date September 2016


ljross141 avatar

ljross141

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

NCL charges for extras and handicap room noisy

NCL is now into making you pay for everything. They nickel and dime you to death. The right hand side of the regular restaurant menu has prices on it if you want to order things like lobster. No more free lobster ...
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Sail Date September 2016


Garrison Guy avatar

Garrison Guy

1 Review Written

34 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise; Worst on Ship Management; Worse Customer Service

I would avoid sailing on the NCL Star. The hotel director is terrible. He is rude to passengers and crew in public areas. The food was poor...uncooked eggs, buffet food was always cold and often there were no sugar ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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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