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Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Star
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217

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139

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85

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85 Europe Norwegian Star Europe Cruise Reviews


onthecusp avatar

onthecusp

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Poor management, unorganized, mediocre food - my only negative cruise review!

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I have done over 41 cruises on various lines. I choose a cruise for the itinerary & price. I also did the 14 night trans Atlantic after the 12 night Greek island cruise. This is my first cruise review and only ...
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Sail Date November 2019


Flygeek avatar

Flygeek

1 Review Written

Norwegian to Guests: "You will be taking this cruise despite broken down ship"

We went into this cruise with high expectations. We are Norwegian Platinum members and are no strangers to cruising, having also cruised on Princess, MSC, and Royal Caribbean. Norwegian has been, to now, our go-to ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Jenniedale

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Broken engine and missed stops

I chose this cruise because I was excited that we would be at port most days and I really wanted to visit Santorini, Greece. Unfortunately, we were notified the day before we set sail that the itinerary had been ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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kbear100

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Oh my...

Cons Significant itinerary change was the largest issue and made 2 days prior, 2 At Sea days were added for a total of 3 days. Santorini and Kotor were cancelled due to ships mechanical issues (they told us they ...
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Sail Date November 2019


TLJean avatar

TLJean

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Oh dear, not your best work Norweigan...

This was to be partners wonderful 70th birthday cruise culminating in Santorini, sadly, not to be. :/ Despite some pre-cruise issues, our taxi delivered us to Venice Cruise terminal without incident. We got in ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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kirsten1526

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Overall Disappointing, with some Excellent areas

We arrived at the day of embarkation to find that the itinerary had changed. Apparently, this had been known at least a day before. We were to miss 3 (Kotor, Santorini, and Mykonos) of our 6 ports and they added ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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HotelBoat

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise Ship Ok, Food Good, Staff great - Itinerary change poor communication

To start off with I want to clarify the rating of 2. It is not a reflection on the staff (except maybe the Captain), the food or the general boat, though there are some small gripes about that. We, and a lot of ...
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Sail Date November 2019


ge99 avatar

ge99

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Too many bad things we didnt find on other cruise lines

We are new-ish to cruising but this was our 3rd. We have done 1 P&O and 1 Royal Caribbean. We intend trying 5 cruise lines and then decide on who we want to sail with. MSC and Princess will be next. We currently ...
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Sail Date October 2019


philly135 avatar

philly135

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Poor planning, not islands to sail to

My new husband and I chose this cruise because we wanted to spend our honeymoon in Greece and thought a cruise would allow us to see more islands then traveling directly to the island. We were very wrong. The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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KruzinK19

1 Review Written

First time trying NCL a bit disappointed!

Cruised many times on RC and NCL has away to go to compare! First time on NCL! First day my friend/roommate was hurt due to hole in ships floor! Spent time in infirmary! No one on the ship did anything to try to ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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GlobeTrotter1965

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Greek Island Cruise

We choose this cruise due to its itinerary. There was a limited choice for 7 day Greek island cruises. So we choose the Star as it was recently refreshed. However you can see and feel the age of the boat. The ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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GranD22

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Party ship with poor food

I have cruised several times with NCL and in the past have thoroughly enjoyed. However I thought that the garden dining was dire. They had speciality dining themes most days days. Personally I found that quite ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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absbarrett

1 Review Written

Broken air-con, broken toilets. Bad guest service.

Our air-con was broken in our room and it took them two days to fix it after strong insistence on our part. We ended up sharing other rooms of our party as the room was too cold to sleep in. Even once repaired, it ...
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Sail Date October 2018


ccann avatar

ccann

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Food terrible, shore excursion nice, first cabin awful!!!

The food was VERY bad. SALTY! I heard people complaining every night about the bad food. Three tries to get a med. rare steak and it never happened. Lines for the all three eating areas were 45 minutes every ...
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Sail Date August 2018


AlaneC avatar

AlaneC

1 Review Written

Customer service last priority

We choose this cruise to visit the ports. Embarkation on Aug. 19 was the worst travel experience we have ever had. Arrived at nine thirty AM and stood in line all day. The ship was very delayed due to a jumper the ...
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Sail Date August 2018


lzgreen avatar

lzgreen

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

NCL needs improvement

Chose this cruise for an extended family vacation- 12 of us in total. Tough to find a date and itinerary that worked for everyone. This one fit the bill- in theory. On paper the itinerary sounds great- Kotor, Corfu, ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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isaacmeirn

1 Review Written

Embarkation and disembarkation are terrible

The ship itself could use some freshening, but the major problems were with getting on and getting off the ship. The embarkation process in Venice was terrible. The terminal was over a mile from the luggage ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Aquanique

1 Review Written

Horrible guest relations in crisis situation.

I picked this cruise because of the itinerary. Embarkation took forever. The ports were great stops. Did mostly our own excursions. The one bought through the ship was very expensive and out tour guide never went ...
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Sail Date August 2018


NannyNan avatar

NannyNan

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Overpriced, understaffed and thoroughly disappointing

Chose this cruise from Venice because of the ports of call. The tendor system is a joke. Queued up twice for tendor tickets, only to be so far down the line had to waste two and a half hours to get off the ship at ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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jog and me

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Boat in Need of TLC and Cleaning

OMG lets start with the dirty cabin on arrival to the boat following the mile long trek with 50 pounds of baggage and no porter assistance. All I wanted to do was take my shoes off and lay down. What I found was ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Phop120995Wd

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Poor tender ticket distribution

We choose Norwegian and this route because of previous positive experiences. Unfortunately this time it was NOT the same. I will break down my cruise experience into the PROS and CONS: PROS * We started out ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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fletch3742

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Too many people, overcrowded, understaffed

Chose due to the destinations but will never cruise on Norwegian again. 2nd time and equates to the 2 worst cruises we've been on. There's just too many people for the ships facilities. Everyone reserves their pool ...
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Sail Date July 2018


Wireagle avatar

Wireagle

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Sadly a very poor cruise

I’m writing this to pre-warn any passengers in the immediate future who may get cabins 10618 through 10612. We have suffered a week of badly interrupted sleep due to some short of night time mechanical failure ...
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Sail Date June 2018


otaylor avatar

otaylor

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Bad Food, Service, and Entertainment

I would not recommend sailing on the Norwegian Star. The food, service, and entertainment on the ship was very poor. I had heard great things about cruise ship dining and I was very disappointed. The menus were ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Heatherrugg

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Dream Mediterranean Cruise

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. This was my first and last time on NCL! We are seasoned cruisers and never had issues on previous trips. Trip was fantastic based on the the ports of call, excursions we took ...
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Sail Date May 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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