Norwegian Star Cruise Reviews for Senior to Australia & New Zealand

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Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Norwegian Star

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Debra Gabbey
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We joined this cruise in Auckland on 19th February. We had been reading all about the trouble with the ship on the previous leg of the journey and when we had left England a week before our sail date we had been advised that 3 of the stops had been cancelled and we would be in Port at Auckland for an extra day, with an extra stop to Port Kembla after Sydney. Our travel agent failed to inform us ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window


Fantastic Ports

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TerryCoole
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because of the ports, 29 ports plus 3 repeat ports. One port was changed but another was substituted, the captain was very generous to all the passengers who boarded in Auckland, New Zealand. Because of the ship's previous problems and the one port change they gave us a 25% cruise credit and $500.00 cash onboard credit. We were luckly that in the 57 days on board we did not ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


FABULOUS NCL Star Experience

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MellowMe
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I chose the 2017 Auckland, NZ - Singapore 19-day cruise to check off several bucket list sites. It was EVERYTHNG I hoped it would be and more. NCL resolved all mechanical issues prior to my embarkation, nearly our entire original itinerary was re-established, and every day was wonderful. Embarkation problems in Auckland were disastrous - 2-2.5 hour wait to get onboard because so many passengers ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window


Chaotic management ruined a holiday of a lifetime

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retiredhistorian
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Chose this cruise to return from a coach tour of New Zealand to go to Singapore where we would fly home to the UK so using it as a final opportunity to visit key places on the east coast of Australia as it is unlikely (with increasing age) that we will ever revisit this part of the world again. Key places we wanted to see were : Sydney, to revisit places we saw on our last trip to Australia; ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony


Great cruise once we made it aboard

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bostonfred
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Everyone probably knows the azipod issues previously suffered by the Star. They did cause a lot of worry and stress leading up to the cruise. Fortunately, our cruise was problem free. Our major problem was a lack of Australian visa for embarkation in Auckland. We were not told by travel agent that it was required and ended up in a 4 hr line to get one online. What really made the problem stressful ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Great cruise

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lenny1945
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was a 19-day cruise and we loved it. The ship was clean and nicely decorated. The food was always hot and tasty. The servers were quick to serve us. The entertainment was wonderful; it was of a good variety and included guitarists, violinists, singers, magicians, contortionists, comedians, and dancers The on board activities' were fantastic; They were of a wide variety to interest ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony


Very lucky

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Symbacatrina
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

I was not notified of final itinerary of cruise until night before sailing. One new port added and one removed from original cruise I purchased. Until that time 3 ports were to be left out. So very lucky. Service was excellent, entertainment very good, particularly enjoyed OSheehan Pub. Embarkation complete disaster, as where tenders were needed. In general communications from NCL ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Inside


Worst Cruiseline EVER !!! Still chasing up the refund they owe me ! ! !

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MangoJJ
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

First of all, the main reason for booking this cruise was because I was doing a Tour or New Zealand North Island which started and ended in Auckland. And since I live in Brisbane. Australia, this cruise was the "perfect" way home, cruising from Auckland to Brisbane for 6 days, was meant to relax on my trip back to Brisbane before returning to work....and then it was an easy 20 mins drive from the ...
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Sail Date: February 2017


Average ship

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Norwegian Star

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Furrphy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Chosen for the itinerary. Evening activities pretty poor...thoroughly boring actually...I was on a 19 day cruise and would have liked to have gotten off a week earlier if it was possible to do so. Ship itself appears very tired as did a lot of the staff on board. Everything about this cruise - the food, the on board activities etc reminded me of being on Carnival...which was an experience I was ...
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Sail Date: February 2017


Engine failure!

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Norwegian Star

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bohica52
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The propulsion system went out after we left Melbourne and were on our way to New Zealand. We were adrift in the winds for almost 24 hours before tug boats arrived to tow us back to Melbourne to have the problem fixed. But you know,....even though we we lost the opportunity to visit the New Zealand ports that were on the itinerary - it just became more of a on board adventure! Norwegian staff ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony


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