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Norwegian Star
Europe
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139 Europe Norwegian Star Europe Cruise Reviews


lollygag avatar

lollygag

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mediterranean cruise

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This cruise for our time line for our group and went to ports we wanted to see. Or at least it was supposed to. A week before we flew to Venice we got notified that there were “technical issues“ with the ship ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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jmrivera

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice Employees, Good Food, Disappointing Itinerary Changes

I chose to schedule this—my first—cruise trip, to spend some time with good friends and visit places I've never seen. I was especially interested in visiting Santorini, Greece and Montenegro. Nevertheless, I was ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Weezergirl

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

CUTBACKS ON PORTS, CUTBACKS ON TIME THERE, a $100 on-ship compensation?

This is a review about Norwegian, not the Star especially. Because of mechanical issues, it was said, a Nov. 10-22 cruise from Venice to Barcelona, had too many changes. We started with ONE at-sea day and ended up ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Julslovestotravel

1 Review Written

You get what you pay for!

This was our first cruise with NCL. I am a travel agent and my family has previously cruised several times with Disney and with Royal Caribbean. We know cruising Disney spoils you but we went with NCL for this ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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zeketobrock

1 Review Written

"Mediocre" Sums It Up

The itinerary on this cruise was exactly what we were looking for. We stayed in Venice for two nights prior to the cruise and one night after. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Venice. Embarkation was not bad ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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elphin

8 Reviews Written

Washy, washy

Clearly there was a health problem with the Ship as staff were disinfecting/washing continuously. No condiments on tables, no self service at the buffet and getting a hot drink was a terrible ordeal. I did not ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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flowerchildpeace

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Itinerary changes and some NCL personnel spoiled the trip

We selected this cruise for the ports and ended up missing Montenegro and Argostoli. Montenegro was missed due to changes by the Port Authority in Venice. Venice now staggers the coming and going of all cruise ship. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Suzieradford

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good cruise but itinerary changed

We chose this cruise because we wanted to visit Venice (2 night stay prior to the cruise) and also visit the Greek isles and Dubrovnik. Prior to the cruise the stop at Kotor (Montenegro) was changed to Bar and this ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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RIMCO

1 Review Written

Bad itinerary, mis-information, incorrect charges made

Chosen based on itinerary, but far too much tendering and arriving last in ports visited by multiple cruise liners, meant very little time in ports, especially when ship choose to use third party tenders. Queing for ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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samjess

1 Review Written

Disappointed again...

This is the second time we've sailed with Norwegian and it will be the last. Twice now they have cancelled a port without having any kind of alternate plan in place. The first time was the Baltic Sea cruise where ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Dsteenblock

1 Review Written

Some good, some bad.

First the good: Comfortable cabin, decent excursions, buffet was ok (except deserts), decent service, decent wi-fi. Now the bad: 1. They cancelled the stop at Kotor. Huge disappointment. I realize that ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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RAPIDTOOLS

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mediocre Mediterranean cruise

Chose NCL Star because it started in Venice which is a city I have wanted to visit and sailed to a number of Greek islands I also wanted to see. It was 7 days which was just the right amount of time to be on a ship ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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oceanjake

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Deluxe Owners Suite 12002, Greek Isles Cruise, and NCL in general.

My wife and I chose this cruise to celebrate our 10th anniversary. It was our 10th cruise in as many years, always in a top suite on the ship. 8 of the cruises were on Carnival. This was our 2nd on NCL. On ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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CruiseAndSchmooze

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent Ship but with Very Poor Communications from Corporate

Chose this cruise based primarily on the Itinerary and a very reasonable fare. Our experiences with the cruise were very good but based on how Norwegian corporate treats it’s staff and guests I will likely not be ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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tamjam06

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mixed experience...

We were really excited to take this trip and were partially disappointed with our overall experience. The service by the staff was exceptional. We did opt for one of the Penthouse suites and were treated very well. ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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chipmaster

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great ports, great service, very average food/entertainment

Grade for cruise "C" would only pick NCL if Princess/RCCL/Disney didn't have similar line up, passable but bottom of the pack. Picked the Star for the port lineup; 6 ports in 7 days, can't beat that ( Kotor, ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Jacksjdm

1 Review Written

Challenging 12 Night Med Cruise

My husband and I chose this cruise for our 25th wedding anniversary and birthday celebration. It would give us a "taste" of Spain beginning in Barcelona, Cannes France, Florence, Naples, Santorini, Athens, Mykonos, ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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kellyjam

1 Review Written

Staff were excellent

Food was pretty bad, Exception was the Brazilian restaurant which was excellent. Was in a suite and had the beverage package but was forced to buy bottled water. NCL charges 3x more for the water than Carnival does. ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Szarekjohn

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nightmarish Beginning but fun despite it all

My wife and I wanted to join my niece and her husband in getting a taste of Europe and experiencing some places we never been to before. Having been on many NCL cruises before and having booked the Butler/Concierge ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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gandolfcruiser

3 Reviews Written

Restaurant Servers Need Training/Internet Needs Upgrade

Just back from the repositioning of Star from Miami to Terragonna and stayed for Terragonna to Venice. (Actually April 27 - May 24) The restaurant servers seriously needed training. I am now 4 days short of ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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cruisernje

1 Review Written

Service isn't consistent throughout the ship.

This is the cruise my husband picked to celebrate his 50th birthday. We had been to the majority of the places before but he wanted to see them again. The ship was great. The stadium seating at the pool was an added ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Wanderlist

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Weird itinerary, disappointment with state room, really great staff

We chose this cruise because we were determined to have an Adriatic itinerary and were limited to this particular week. As such, Norwegian was the only cruise that fit the bill. The ship was nice and the central ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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crabpot

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Food and Service are definitely declining

We have sailed with NCL and other cruise lines and we felt that on this cruise the service and the quality of the food was definitely declining. The food in the Garden Cafe was not well displayed and the way the ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Mame90

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Mixed Bag

We selected this cruise for a number of reasons: the size of the ship (not too huge), the ports of call, the amenities and shipboard options and the cabins. Overall, the experience was positive but it all ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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icruiseeurope

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Customer Service Lacking

This cruise was chosen at the last minute and the Itinerary was good. We flew into Venice day of embarkation and was allowed onto the ship and our stateroom was ready so we napped. We had a balcony room which was ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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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