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Norwegian Star Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Caribbean

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Star
Caribbean
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

45

Very Good

40

Average

24

Poor

17

Terrible

11

Cruise type

Family Cruises

140

Romantic Cruises

53

Senior Cruises

29

First-Time Cruisers

20

Spring Break Cruises

18

140 Norwegian Star Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Caribbean


Capt Maverick avatar

Capt Maverick

1 Review Written

Amazing surprise

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We choose this piticular cruise at the last minute due to our original cruise the Oasis of the Seas had got cancelled due to major damage. Thank God for Ashley Bennington @ ashley@jcotravel.com. She was able to ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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MKRcpp1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Anniversary Cruise (30 year)

We love the islands, weather and NCL. It was our 30th wedding anniversary and we have taken previous cruises on our 20th and 25th anniversary. We have never been disappointed. The on board staff are amazing people ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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SeaBP

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Confused Boarding and Bad Food

This cruise was a Thanksgiving outing with my wife, sister and brother-in-law. The itinerary was great, with ports of call at Aruba and Curacao, two of my favorite Caribbean islands. But the vacation was marred by ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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jimc_usa

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

The cruise was okay but the food was horrible.

It was a very inexpensive 11 day cruise. This was the worst food of all the NCL cruises we have been on. It seems leftovers were being predominantly used day after day. We travelled with a three year old and the ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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7cfam

1 Review Written

Was a mix of good and bad.

We had two separate rooms that were on opposite sides of the ship, but at least on the same floor. Alberto my cabin steward (8176) was amazing always smiled, made sure we had everything we needed. Dining was ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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MJH949

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise Was Suite

Have done over thirty cruises with Carnival, Holland, Princess, and Royal Caribbean, while this was the tenth cruise with Norwegian. We had the opportunity to book a suite for the first time which was a definite ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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archergal918

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Why are there so many haters??

I like to cruise with NCL. The NCL Star was recently refurbished and was a beautiful ship. The staff were great and very helpful, always ready to go the extra mile. There were some good shows onboard. Food in ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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iambibs

8 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Let's talk about the ship!

11 day over thanksgiving cruise with the whole family. We had 13 people on board the Star on several decks in balcony cabins. We were on deck 10 cabin 10610. Great location and close to everything. Let me start ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Dr Patwat

5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Trip on a Falling Star

Received a great deal for a two bedroom suite, third and fourth person free, specialty dining for all, adult beverage package, shore excursion credit. Suite came with a butler, who delivered canapés every ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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mrschris

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Most terrible vacatioin I have been on.

Since this was a family trip, (15 of us 7 kids) we thought it would be nice to cruise. It was over President's week, and this seemed like it would work best. It turned into one of the worst vacations I have ever ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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anthonyg1996

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Tampa Star Cruise

My family and my dads friends went on the ncl star on 4-10-16 it was awesome Embarking and disembarking were a breeze. Arrived at port at 10:30, checked in and sat in the port lounge and was called to go on at ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Nataliemyers

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Time!

The itinerary fit the dates We could travel. And, 2 of the ports were new to me. Honduras and Belize City. My girlfriend and I travel together often, but I don't get to go away with my kids as often as I ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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AVLTravelers

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Economical Trip and Very Relaxing

We booked this trip 3 days before sailing, need a quick break from work and electronics. Would highly recommend the "Parking Doctors" when leaving from Tampa, book on-line and you save some money, they drop off & ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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FraudBroad

8 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Once again the Star shines!

Our group of six (ages 77, 75, 50 x 2, 17 & 18) sailed the Star 3/27-4/3. Pre-cruise we stayed at the Fairfield Inn, Westshore. The free shuttle picked us up at the airport and also, later in the day, shuttled ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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wyattkmen

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Fun Family Week, Despite the Weather

My wife and I cruised with NCL for the first time this vacation, with 2 of our adult chidlren, 2 other adults, and 3 grandkids. We all felt like this was a half-step above Carnival in terms of food and ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Minnesotamuffin

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Nice but I expected more.

I've only been on two cruises in my life, both with NCL. I was very excited for our cruise but I find that it's the ports that I like most. We loved our room steward, Emerson. He took good care of us and was very ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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mhindal@yahoo.com

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good Deal

This was my first cruise, so I do not have anything to compare it to, but we enjoyed this trip and I will do my best to review without having a comparison. We just traveled on the Norwegian Star, it left ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Fujjji13

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Norwegian: stand in line for some horrible service!

Short and sweet----DO NOT TRAVEL ON THIS SHIP!! -horrible services through the whole ship - not enough staff - overworked and crabby staff - lines for everything - not enough pools - up charge for ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Christmastreesover

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Spring Break

The weather was gorgeous! The ports were wonderful. I only wish that we were told that Costa Maya had a shallow pool within the court yard right at the port to cool off in. No one told me that we could take our ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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judygolfing

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We returned on March 20, 2016 from the Star. The embarkation was fine, got to our room and typically the room steward is around to introduce himself. He was not there, in fact we never saw him the whole week ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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tomberly

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

What an amazing trip!

We flew to Tampa and stayed at the Tampa airport Mariott, the hotel is in the airport and it even has a nice outside pool. We took a priviate car through Blue One Transportation, very resonable for 4 people. They ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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wiindjammer

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Overall Just So So

We just got back today (Sunday March 20th 2016) The tendering (water taxi) system was a joke. We nearly missed our shore excursion because of Norwegians incompetence. Here's a tip... Don't ever book an excursion on ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Barnkitty

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Made a Switch and It Worked

On the advice of our travel agent, we broke a 15 year history of annual cruises on Carnival to Norwegian, and it was worth it! Yes, it was Spring Break, but the students on our ship were pleasant, well-behaved ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Silver Syd

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

FAMILY FUN

We decided to take our family on a "breaking-in cruise" and because we are Snow Birds and have a place in Zephyrhills, Tampa is close by and a very convenient Port to be sailing from. Our principal residence is in ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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prairies

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NCL Star March 6 2016 Sailing

We had wonderful cruise! A really great family vacation! I will preface this by saying, we do not expect everything to be perfect and we try to remain flexible, which was necessary for certain aspects of this ...
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Sail Date March 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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