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Transatlantic Norwegian Star Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Star
Transatlantic
Departure Port

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Excellent

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Very Good

18

Average

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Poor

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Terrible

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101 Transatlantic Norwegian Star Transatlantic Cruise Reviews


Northstar03 avatar

Northstar03

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Star is Fading

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We were planning on a trip to Barcelona for week and decided to try a transatlantic experience. Barcelona is great city and we had a great week. Having read previous reviews, we realized that the Star was an ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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cdills

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Hospitality Management Training is Lacking

Where was middle management? So many issues with poor service and no one handling basic issues. It seemed like there is a complete lack of basic hospitality-service training. Here are but a few things to mention: ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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CruiseGerry

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A great experience on the Star

My wife has taught Kindergarten for 39 years. She only had only item on her bucket -- to take repositioning cruise just to experience doing something that isn't in the high seasons: summer, Christmas, Easter. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Star Trek 1

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

A bargain repostioning cruise

The timeline fit well for us and the price was great. The food in the dining rooms was mostly tasty, but not always hot. The service seemed to be a bit better in the Aqua restaurant, and Aqua was less noisy. You ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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dfc922

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

First TransAtlantic Crossing

We just completed our first Transatlantic Crossing on the Norwegian Star. It was a fabulous trip...and even in November the weather was fantastic...in the hot tub every day. The Star is an older ship but a crew ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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CoachKarl

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

NCL Star - Likes and Dislikes

I like the organization of exterior public spaces. Most outward facing railing is composed of evenly spaced vertically oriented glass panels. Panels range in height from four to eight feet. All panels are about a ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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citygirl62

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fantastic TA cruise with chaotic disembarkation

I chose this cruise because my husband had never been on a cruise before. That may sound crazy but I knew if I'd picked a 7 day cruise to the Caribbean he would have thought it far too hectic and would have said ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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EvadKnat

1 Review Written

Great Staff, Good Food and Entertainment, Terrible Disembarkation

I sailed on NCL's April 27 repositioning cruise from Miami to Tarragona. Overall, I had a great time. The cabin, dining room, bar and entertainment staff were all great other than the customer service desk, ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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brianandlynn

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Star Shines and Fizzles

We chose this cruise because the itinerary was appealing and it had good value. We did not have time to explore Miami before we left, but we had been there before and found it to be a nice city if you can handle ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Zoe747

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent cruise except for nightmare Disembarkment

Our first transatlantic cruise! Originally scheduled to reach Barcelona but was diverted to Tarragona. Weather during the crossing was fabulous. Sunshine, warm temps and smooth seas. The Star was refurbished last ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Spindrift32

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful First-Time Experience

We chose this cruise because it was sailing across the Atlantic. Neither of us had ever partaken of a cruise before. It exceeded all our expectations. As first time cruisers we were completely at a loss what to ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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denreill

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Relaxing TA cruise on refurbished ship

My second TA cruise and my second time on the Star. Huge improvement in ship decor and design with new additions like Spice H2O and Bliss lounge, refurbished Garden Cafe. I had an inside cabin on Deck 9. The ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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johnorourke

1 Review Written

Still a very good staff aboard

Have always been a great believer and loyal fan of Norwegian but that is decreasing. First, I made reservations for four persons to go from Miami to Barcelona and that is what our first itinerary stated. At some ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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TEScruisecritc

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous first cruise!

Ambitious choice for first cruise did not disappoint. Tranquil seas and amazing weather allowed smooth trans-Atlantic motoring followed by a stellar line up of beautiful and historic ports. Excellent food, beverage ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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TRIPLE M

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship

i cruised on this ship november 2018 shortly after it came out of its dry dock from rome to miami, the ship had to change one of it's crankshafts for one of its engines, this worked out great since we had 2 1/2 days ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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dawnaddy

1 Review Written

Let down and lied to

This fall my husband and I traveled from Rome to Miami on a repositioning cruise on the Norwegian Star. We had traveled on the Star before and had not liked the layout of the ship because it lacked quiet bar areas ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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House_Atreides

2 Reviews Written

Somewhat Happy Somewhat Not....

Our friends who we cruise with every couple of years suggested this cruise and we loved the itinerary and wanted to try the Star. We did this cruise back to back with the Caribbean cruise after this one. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Pickipickipicki

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise was great - would do it again

Always wanted to do a transatlantic and sure glad I choice NCL Star - although we got off to a rocky start and missed the port of Madiera (weather related - I understand that other ships missed it also) NCL ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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SusanJohn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing ship

We chose this cruise to travel with friends, and specifically for the Funchal port which we ended up missing. This was probably not the cruise lines fault, but we could have made better use of our Barcelona time if ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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mark999a

1 Review Written

Never again on NCL

I wanted to try a transatlantic crossing, and this Rome to Miami cruise looked great. I had not cruised on NCL, but thought i'd give them a try. Earlier this year i did a 20 day cruise on Holland america and they ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Databum

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mold, Cold Food, Poor Service

No information provided by NCL on where to find the shuttle bus in Civitavecchia from the train. Aft facing Penthouse suite had serious mold issue at our arrival that was never resolved. We chose this room and ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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nurse2trav

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beware of cabin 8015, be cautious about cabin 5093

We just returned from a 14 day Transatlantic crossing on the Star. While we enjoyed the cruise mostly because of the wonderful fellow guests we met, I must warn you about cabin 8015. We had a mostly ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Queenie815

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The poorest ship that I have sailed on bar none

I chose it for it having Madeira scheduled as a stop. That stop was cancelled. I have been on many cruises on at least nine different lines and by far, this is the most disgusting ship that I have ever been on. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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ericschumacher

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Had a great time but there were some negatives compared to other cruises

This was our first transatlantic cruise and we had a fantastic time. We had a 2 week trip to Italy planned and decided it would be fun to sail home instead of fly. There were a lot of positives but there were some ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Red Cobra

5 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Loved Every Minute

This was our first Transatlantic. And it won't be our last. We chose this one specifically because we don't like the new "monster" ships. We are Platinum Latitudes members with a good deal of experience with NCL and ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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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