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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

121

Very Good

101

Average

56

Poor

48

Terrible

32

Cruise type

48 Norwegian Star Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Western Caribbean


Another Adventure! avatar

Another Adventure!

1 Review Written

What a disappointment!

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This is our fourth cruise. It is the first time with Norwegian. Given this experience we would not chose to cruise with Norwegian again. Pros: Ticket fare was very reasonable. Port of Tampa easy to board ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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locksofcurls

4 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

This star has fallen.

This was a highly anticipated cruise that was very disappointing. The ship was older and quite worn, the staff seemed stressed and tired and not all that friendly and the food was sub-par. Not to mention 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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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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Sea Dawg

12 Reviews Written

221 Helpful Votes

The "NO" in Norwegian

Norwegian Star Tampa Round Trip 7 night West Caribbean Cruise February 28 - March 6, 2016 Itinerary: Tampa-Roatan-Belize-Costa Maya-Cozumel-Tampa Drove to Tampa - Terminal Parking $15 per day so ...
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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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CoachDT

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

First and Last Norwegian Cruise

The good: Loved the showers on the Norwegian. Actually big enough to shower in and not have slimy shower curtain all over you. This is one feature other ships should copy. The craps table crew at the casino ...
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Sail Date February 2016


bigdog48 avatar

bigdog48

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Don't order room service.

My wife & I are both retired and love to cruise. We have done 25 to 30 cruises. On Feb. 7 we took a 7 day cruise on the Norwegian Star. For our embarkation we were given the time of 10 to 10:30. We arrived at ...
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Sail Date February 2016


Jimmy P avatar

Jimmy P

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

In terms of service, the worst cruise we have ever been on

First let me say, this was not our first cruise. My wife and I have been cruising since moving to Florida in 1982. We have sailed from Tampa, Miami, Port Canaveral, and West Palm Beach, but we prefer Tampa because ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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momofthreepa

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Rough Sailing

The cruise began with delays in boarding due to a norovirus being onboard for the previous cruise and the entire ship needed disinfecting. Weather was cold and windy which meant lots of rocking and rolling. We ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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GEORGIA-LARRY

7 Reviews Written

Poor Service and Mediocre Food, but Excellent Entertainment

We've been on 22 cruises and this was the most disappointing. There was an outbreak of norovirus on the previous week and so we had a 1.5 hour delay getting on while they sanitized the ship. They also implemented ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Ashton01

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Don't do it!

We have been on numerous cruises before from small ships to large ships. This was by far the worse!!!! We have a hard time thinking of a category that we could give a passing grade. Let's start with the food. ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Karla Powell

1 Review Written

Worse than Carnival, and that says a lot!

We have cruised on Princess, Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Clipper ships and now Norwegian. We always considered Carnival the lowest of them all until we sailed Norwegian. From our room steward to the wait staff it ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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CL3700

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

"NO"Wegian Cruise Line

Say NO to going on the "NO"wegian Star. Eight of our family sailed for this New Years cruise and won't ever consider "NO"wegian Cruise Lines as an option. To begin with, our family members are frequent cruisers so ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Recneps

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disenchanted long time NCL fan

My wife and I have taken 30 cruises in 7 years. 25 on NCL. This was our first time on the Star, and will be the last on this ship.We are not snobs, nor wealthy expecting extravagant meals or entertainment so our ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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CruiserTom1963

1 Review Written

Worst Norwegian Experience Yet

We are heavy Ceaser's Entertainment users, so 5 of us cruised for free (2 rooms). We gave cruised Norwegian many times, most recently back-to-back cruises out of Venice. The only downside to that cruise set was the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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blacknight60

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Norwegian has lost another one

We took this same cruise in early March on the NCL Sun. It was a fantastic time. We couldn't wait to do it again. After this time, we can wait. It was a bad experience on many levels. The onboard entertainment was ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Jomaker1962

1 Review Written

Took 5-night cruise instead of a 7-night that we paid for.

We took the cruise the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I've been on around 10 cruises, so this wasn't my first one. I'm 52, Husband is 62. First of all, I recommend using UBER to get to the port. The trip from ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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geneva67

1 Review Written

Very Disappointed with NCL

Six of us booked the cruise just after Thanksgiving. We all were in balconies and we enjoyed them . The room steward was excellent. First of we had a delay due to repairs and did not even leave Tampa until ...
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Sail Date November 2015


jamer avatar

jamer

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

No Thanks or Giving

First time NCL cruiser and last. Was handed letter at embarkation, departure delayed until10pm to complete maintenance work. We decided to purchase the Therma Suite Cruise Pass. This was to be an R&R cruise. Two ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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TiggerTodd

1 Review Written

Great Food, Great Fun, Horrible Service

This cruise was over the Thanksgiving holiday and left out of Tampa. The friend that I was cruising with had his family on board as well, but in a seperate cabin and deck. Since my friend was paying for his ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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jstonik

1 Review Written

Disappointed

The ship was so noisy at night even with sleeping pills and ear plugs we couldn't sleep. We complained and were told no other rooms were available. The noise subsided some on day 3 but then vibrations of the room ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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kldock67

1 Review Written

Poor 1st Cruise

We were excited about our first cruise and I had read great things about NCL and the Star being out of drydock just a few months prior. The embarkation in Tampa was long and slow, even though we arrived at our ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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wolfek

1 Review Written

Last Sail with Norwegian

This was our 4th and final cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line. To begin, we had completed our pre-boarding on line and instructed to check in between 10:30 and 11:00. When we arrived, there were still hundreds of ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Balcony lover 13

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Poor customer service

The positives were my balcony stateroom, cabin steward and speciality dining rooms. The food in main dining room was good but very slow service. Wine came after meal was finished, coffee after desert done. Espresso ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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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