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Norwegian Star Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Western Caribbean

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Star
Western Caribbean
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

40

Very Good

37

Average

17

Poor

15

Terrible

11

Cruise type

Family Cruises

123

Romantic Cruises

34

Senior Cruises

18

First-Time Cruisers

17

Spring Break Cruises

16

123 Norwegian Star Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Western 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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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


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mbarrett

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Lack of Service Across the Board

This was our first cruise on Norwegian. We have sailed twice on Royal Caribbean, once on Carnival, and once on Holland. We wanted a quick, inexpensive winter getaway. Unfortunately, we got more of the inexpensive ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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DFall24

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise!!!!!

The longest wait came getting on the ship, after that wait times minimal. We had an oceanview cabin on mid deck 8. Great location to be. We ate at Cagneys twice and LaCucina once, food and service fantastic! We saw ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Kimmer46

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Family of 5 Review of Norwegian Star

We recently sailed on Norwegian Star from Tampa, Florida to Roatan, Belize, Costa Maya and Cozumel. We have only every sailed on Royal Carribean Freedom and Oasis(x2). So this was our first midsize ship. So not ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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procruiser123

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Stop Complaining

We've been on numerous cruises on numerous cruise lines and recently on The Norwegian Star. Overall very good. I can't get over people complaining about food on any cruise ship. Keep in mind, most people on ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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georgia traveling girl

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Awesome

Just went on our very first cruise. I was so nervous after reading the reviews on this site but it was already booked so we had to go.........thank goodness! It was absolutely wonderful. I was blown away by how ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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BillBoo

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Realistic Expectations

This was our third cruise with the first on Princess, second Carnival. After reading many negative reviews, we were a bit nervous on what to expect. We didn't experience any of the negative aspects of what had been ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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nw gardener

7 Reviews Written

74 Helpful Votes

Great Family Cruise

First of all, our group consisted of myself, 2 co-workers 40's and 50's] in a family suite, my 87 yr old dad in an inside, and my 2 brothers and girlfriends [50's]in 2 balconies across from my dad. We flew into ...
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Sail Date February 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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