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Norwegian Star Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Mediterranean

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Star
Mediterranean
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

30

Very Good

40

Average

21

Poor

18

Terrible

11

Cruise type

Family Cruises

120

Romantic Cruises

65

Entertainment Cruises

40

Senior Cruises

29

Singles Cruises

9

120 Norwegian Star Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Mediterranean


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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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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Rosaral575

1 Review Written

Excellent cruise

I chose this cruise because my family and some friends were going on a reunion. The cruise was simply amazing. The staff was friendly and professional and they always followed up with our requests. Our stateroom ...
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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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yhave1ne

1 Review Written

First Cruise Ever and What an Excellent Time We Had!

I had never been on a cruise and I wanted to get that experience under my belt. When my daughter took a first cruise to the Mediterranean with friends, I decided I would book a cruise. Visiting Venice had also ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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nickhalp

1 Review Written

Great fun holiday, some bits exceptional, some bits good, some bits average

This was our first family cruise with the two kids and didn't really know what to expect. If you want formality, sophistication, all the modern facilities and total luxury then this isn't for you. Luckily we wanted ...
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Sail Date October 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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Ceedub Swansea

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not a big enough tent for this circus

We chose the cruise as we had cruised on the Star before in Asia, which was fab but also the destinations looked great with Greece, Croatia and Montenegro. This was our first Med cruise however we have been on ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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lynnp61

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Complete Disappointment!!

We are Platinum members on NCL and have cruised on many of their ships. The Star is by far the worst ship I have ever been on. We normally sail in the Haven but this ship does not have a Haven so we booked an Owners ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Nicola Jones

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

A fabulous family adventure...

First time traveling on NCL we've done a few RC and last year a Costa. Always wanted to try NCL and this was the most brilliant itinerary. Ship was lovely and clean. We had an interior ocean view cabin ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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puppypundit

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Accessible Family Suite was perfect for our large group!

My youngest niece said "Daddy, can we go to Venice?" and that started a domino effect of trip planning so that by the time we booked, there were a total of 15 people travelling, two extended families including three ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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cpileggi

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NCL doesn’t disappoint!

The NCL experience is why we keep coming back. The Greek Isles Cruise out of Venice did not disappoint. Although we had to skip the Montenegro port (due to the changes in Venice port), the remainder of the ports ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Pipvid

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Greek Isles Cruise

We selected this cruise based on itinerary and no at sea days and were not disappointed. Our experience may differ from others as we stayed in a Suite and had the luxury of priority embarking and disembarking at ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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msonntag77

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing Journey Through The Adriatic and Ionian Seas

This was our first time on Norwegian and we had an excellent time overall. The Star is a midsized ship that was refurbished and overall it was good. It lacks many of the features of the larger and newer ships that ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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jenbufl

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary but short port times.

We have done the majority of our cruising on DCL but as our boys aged we decided to try other cruise lines. We cruised the Med last summer with RC and we wanted to experience sailing the Adriatic and I especially ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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OswegoMary

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Dream come true trip....Venice and Greek Isles

I chose this trip because of the ports and the timing worked with my grown children's and grandchild"s schedules. We had adjoining balcony rooms on deck 10 (starboard) and my son had a balcony on 9( port) so a ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Puzzy

1 Review Written

Congratulations NCL

10 of us, family and friends, went on this cruise, to celebrate my husband's and my Ruby wedding anniversary.We boarded very quickly in Venice which was particularly helpful as we had a sleeping child in her pram. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Infowoman

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

A Star in the Adriatic

We chose this cruise because of its itinerary. We looked forward to seeing three ports we wanted to revisit and two we’d never seen. Sadly, the weather kept us from seeing one of the two we’d never been to. We ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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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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Laurie E

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great cruise despite missing a port

We chose this cruise because the itinerary gave us opportunity to see both Venice & Rome along with Adriatic stops (Dubrovnik & Kotor), Greece (Athens & Santorini) & Naples so we could see the Amalfi Coast. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Lixin

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Experience on Norwegian star

I chose Norwegian star for its itinerary: Venice, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Athens, Santorini, Naples, Rome. I was my first time visiting these ports except Rome, loved all the ports we visited ! Comparing to 2 previous ...
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Sail Date October 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


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loulou0911

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very good experience; did not want to leave

Overall we had a great experience aboard the star. The embarkation & disembarkation was excellent. The rooms were better than I thought they would be we had a stateroom with balcony.The service from the staff ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Funtel

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

First time family cruising and loved it!

A Little Bit About Us First This is my first ever cruise review as it was my first time cruising. I am a young widow with 2 children aged 9 & 8 who works hard balancing both a demanding job and family life. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Baldur T. Light

1 Review Written

Croatia, Montenegro, Greece

We chose this cruise because we were interested in visiting Croatia and Montenegro. We had been in Greece before but getting a day in Athens was still nice. Ship: The Star is one of the oldest ships of the NCL ...
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Sail Date August 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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