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Norwegian Star
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2,468 Norwegian Star Cruise Reviews


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George and Marina

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Star, Suite 12012, The Deep Freeze

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We took a South America cruise on the Norwegian Star, February 15-29, 2020, from Santiago Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Although our suite was very nice, we found the first night of our cruise the heating ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Rude1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

This was a nice itinerary for bottom of South America.

We saw this trip and figured it would round out what we wanted to see in South American. There was some concern as the messages on CC said there was a possible problem with the ship's engines on the previous voyage ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Freyward_Cruiser

1 Review Written

Bucket List Panama Canal Cruise

We picked this cruise because of the timing, the price and the destination. It was exactly what we wanted! My aunt turned 60 and I turned 30 while on this cruise. It was such a fun way to celebrate! We had never ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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wvacations

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

NCL Cost Cutting At All Time High

Our last NCL cruise has shown how they are cutting so much that there is just not much value left in cruising with NCL. The beverage package that most all passengers get for "Free" is not worth the price, we had ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Greyhorse

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not to my expectation

I chose this Latin American cruise because I had a very memorable experience with Gate1 Discovery guided tour last year and I wanted to re-trace my path with my wife from Buenos Aires to Strait of Magellan in Chile, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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The Cruise Curmudgeon

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

The Cruise Curmudgeon Goes to South America

South America on the Norwegian Star This trip was pretty fantastic! The smaller, older Norwegian ships are far preferable to the gigantic, crowded mega-ships, in my opinion! This is what we liked about our ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Annedee

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Was excited for my first trip to South America and loved the itinerary! Visited some very remote areas and saw beautiful scenery. Especially loved the Glaciers, the penguins and the sea lions. Unfortunately, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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CarolatSea

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Exceeded expectations

Seeing Patagonia has been on my bucket llst for a while, and we had high expectations for this trip. We booked a year in advance, planned a week in Santiago before the cruise and a week after in Buenos Aires. In a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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rakaraka

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

14-Day South America From San Antonio (Eastbound)

14-Day South America From San Antonio (Eastbound): Flight from Miami to Santiago, Chile: At airline check-in, we were surprised with a $90 a bag fee and $54 seat fee. We used Norwegian to book our flights and there ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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wildrover59

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

South America 4 January 2020 Cruise

We picked the NCL Star as my wife and I have sailed on 4 other NCL ships with good experiences. The main reason for sailing was the excellent itinerary. We generally found the Star to be poorly laid out with ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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seaduction

6 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

14 days of S America in January

We had a very good time and our ship had no engine or delay problems . The seas were very calm on our sailing & when we rounded Cape Horn it was like a lake with good visibility. The Captain said that is unusual ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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encruiserpr

7 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

First NCL Cruise, Highly Impressed!

Norwegian Star Review. We have cruised with Princess, RC, Carnival, and Celebrity. This was our first cruise with NCL. We were very impressed with this cruise line. This cruise was from Dec 21, 2019 in San ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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newmexikids

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Inconsistent

Pros: Itinerary (prior to the changes) Best haircut on a ship Decent food Excellent special bar activities (Martini Tasting, Margarita Tasting, Black Glass Wine Tasting) Good cabin stewardess ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Kisosaki

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

One Thing After Another

Seems like Embarkation was our initial warning. We literally stood in line for registration in the Miami Cruise Terminal for over 2 hours. The lack of concern for the passengers became the theme of our cruise. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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SantaFeSkier

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sad buffet

-Confusing ship with not all elevators to all decks. -Salad area of buffet limited selection. -Changed ports a few weeks prior to departure but not all guests notified. -Entertainment and music were ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Psomohano

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

ITINERARY: We chose the tour because of the route: Chile to Argentina through the Chilean Fjords, glaciers, Cape Horn, the Argentinian Patagonia, etc. The cost is quite high and we also decided to get a balcony ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Medusa_lives

4 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Sailing to the end of the world

This is my 2nd NCL cruise and I would say they did a good job generally but I might have had a better experience with a smaller ship on maybe an Oceania ship. NCL gets you there and sells you the excursions - at ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Hilarion

8 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

A+ ship, service & entertainment; C- embarkation, dining, activities, ports

Embarkation in Miami NCL must FIX THIS. It is not wise to begin a cruise with chaos, inefficiency and overcrowding. NCL has the opportunity to create a positive first impression ONCE; and on this cruise, it ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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lollygag

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mediterranean cruise

This cruise for our time line for our group and went to ports we wanted to see. Or at least it was supposed to. A week before we flew to Venice we got notified that there were “technical issues“ with the ship ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Northstar03

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Star is Fading

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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MIT72

10 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

The ship was nice, but the shore excursion process was painful

We chose this cruise because we wanted to go through the Panama Canal and had been to most of the Mexican ports that would be covered by a cruise starting or ending in California. We were particularly interested in ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Lake Powell Guy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

15 day Panama Canal Cruise

The Panama canal has been a bucket list trip for me for years and this one was priced right so I took it. Overall I had a great time. Going through the Panama canal was very well done with Panamanian official on ...
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Sail Date December 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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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


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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