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Norwegian Star Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the USA
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NCL STAR REPO - THE BIG APPLE TO BIG EASY - OCTOBER 21-NOV 4
"We are a retired couple from Canada, and this is our 25th cruise, having cruised with NCL about 12 times. This was an absolutely amazing fall vacation. We were initially a bit concerned about travelling in October..."Read More
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NCL STAR REPO - THE BIG APPLE TO BIG EASY - OCTOBER 21-NOV 4

Review for Norwegian Star to U.S.A.

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Northbay

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We are a retired couple from Canada, and this is our 25th cruise, having cruised with NCL about 12 times. This was an absolutely amazing fall vacation. We were initially a bit concerned about travelling in October in the Caribbean, and were very fortunate not to have encountered Hurricane Sandy as we were ahead of her when she hit New York. Great warm weather on this cruise, with only rain on ...
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Sail Date: October 2012

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Family Suite

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Repositioning the Star

Review for Norwegian Star to U.S.A.

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msydpdx

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This is our 18th cruise with NCL in 4 years and we are at the Platinum level. We recently moved to Florida, so Tampa was the perfect port to leave from. The drive is only 3 hours from our home and it was nice to not fly to a port. On our way we stopped in Sarasota for lunch at Greco Cafe (1592 Main St.) and it was like eating in Santorini! We stayed at the Hyatt Regency (downtown) which is just a ...
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Sail Date: April 2012

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony


2011 Pacific Coastal on NCL Norwegian Star

Review for Norwegian Star to U.S.A.

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PDXTraveler

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This is my first review... so pardon me if I get too wordy. My wife & I flew from Portland into Vancouver International Airport on the day the cruise was departing; our flight on Air Canada Jazz was on-time and we cleared customs & immigration in a breeze. (Note: we tried booking train on Amtrak but it was already booked for the day prior to the cruise 6-weeks prior to departure.) as we left ...
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Sail Date: September 2011

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Oceanview Porthole Window

20 Helpful Votes


NCL Star Pacific Coastal September 2011

Review for Norwegian Star to U.S.A.

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kjquilts

10+ Cruises

Age 2020s

We live in Oregon and really need more cruises departing from the west coast. Flew to Vancouver BC via Horizon - Portland to Seattle, then Seattle to Vancouver day of cruise. Very cramped aircraft but it got us there safely. Hung out at the airport then caught limo to the Ballantyne pier. We were among the first to arrive at Ballantyne so fact that there was no separate suite line ...
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Sail Date: September 2011

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Family Suite


Norwegian - Nothing special:(

Review for Norwegian Star to U.S.A.

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AuntDolly

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

I have cruised on Carnival, Dolphin (went out of business in early 1990s), Celebrity, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean ... Royal Caribbean is SOOOO much better than any of the others. I was not thrilled with my first Norwegian cruise (Norwegian Sun to Mexican Riviera, 2006) and was not any happier on this cruise. Never again for Norwegian. With that said, here are the details of our cruise ...
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Sail Date: August 2011

Departure Port: Boston

Cabin Type: Inside

16 Helpful Votes


First time on NCL

Review for Norwegian Star to U.S.A.

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neolithik

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

We were a little cautious about NCL after reading some reviews. It turned out to be pretty much what we had read about. The beds were bad. The mattresses were worn out. Our Stewards did manage to swap mattresses with the overhead bunks and those mattresses were less worn. The stewards were very good. The food was very salty to our tastes, especially the hot soups and sauces. We tried to ...
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Sail Date: October 2010

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Pacific Coastal Repositioning

Review for Norwegian Star to U.S.A.

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rideev

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Pre-cruise.. Flew to Seattle and spent 3 nights in Seattle. Great town great time, but this is a cruise review. Used SeaTac car service to get to hotel downtown. Cost was about $40 + tip. This was real late at night and we have found the car services to be about the same cost as a cab, but much nicer, cleaner, and we feel safer. Doesn't mean we are any safer, but we feel it so who cares. Did ...
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Sail Date: October 2010

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

22 Helpful Votes


Free Style on the Star: Strengths and Weaknesses

Review for Norwegian Star to U.S.A.

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grammy sue

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

My husband and I cruised on the Star from October 2nd-October 8th; a repositioning cruise starting in Vancouver and ending in Los Angeles. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and because of the price. Norwegian markets their "Free Style" concept, but on this ship that translated to waiting in lines and poor service. In all fairness, the food and the service was very good at breakfast ...
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Sail Date: October 2010

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


NCL Star Pacific Coastal Review Sailing 2 October 2010

Review for Norwegian Star to U.S.A.

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piperut

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Norwegian Star Sailing Date 2 October 2010 Itinerary: Pacific Coastal Number in party 6 (one from Seattle, and 5 from the Salt Lake City, Utah area) On 28 September 2010 five of us flew from Salt Lake to Portland, Oregon and board Amtrak Cascades to Seattle. We transferred to the Empire Builder and left the train in Edmonds, Washington. The scenery along the railroad is really wonderful, some of ...
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Sail Date: September 2010

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window


The STAR of the STAR

Review for Norwegian Star to U.S.A.

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CaptainDMW

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

My wife and I took the Star's repo (Vancouver to LA) that left Sept 20th. Given it was only a six day cruise, I'm not comfortable attempting a thorough review as one occurrence - good or bad - can get blown way out of proportion. However, I will provide some observations which I hope are helpful. Embarkation - we boarded from Ballantyne Place in Vancouver - several miles away from the normal ...
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Sail Date: September 2009

Departure Port: Brisbane

7 Helpful Votes


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