Launched in 2001 and refurbished in 2015, the 2,350-passenger Norwegian Star was specially designed for Freestyle Cruising.
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Launched in 2001 and refurbished in 2015, the 2,350-passenger Norwegian Star was specially designed for Freestyle Cruising - the highly successful concept that has turned traditional cruising on its head. This radical departure from the norm has non-regimented dining times, no formal dress codes, and a huge variety of restaurants. Passengers make dinner reservations at a time and table size of their choice. Table reservation status display screens, located close to each lift, keep passengers abreast of each restaurant’s availability without having to visit in person; they also show estimated waiting times when full.
There are two main dining rooms onboard Norwegian Star for traditional-style dining: Versailles has lots of gold and French Renaissance flourishes; or there’s the contemporary vibe of Aqua. Besides the main dining room, the bevy of alternative choices includes Cagney’s Steakhouse; Moderno Churrascaria; Le Bistro; Teppanyaki Grill as well as Sushi and Sake Bar.
The Stardust Theatre is designed in the style of a European opera house and is ideal for production shows such as ‘Band on the Run’, featuring the music of Donna Summer and Queen; the visual interpretation of Parisian culture in ‘Paradis’; and ‘What The World Needs Now’, showcasing the music of Burt Bacharach. There’s also plenty of places to socialise including: Gatsby’s Champagne Bar; Five O’clock Somewhere Bar; Sugarcane Mojito Bar; Bier Garten, and Spinnaker Lounge.
With TVs, mini-bars and well-designed bathrooms, the standard staterooms are comfortable and decorated in bright fabrics and wood panelling. A little less than half of the outside staterooms have smallish but acceptable private balconies. At the upper end, the ship offers 10 different categories of suites, from delightful mini-suites to the incredible Garden Villa — with its three separate bedrooms, living room, dining room, private garden with hot tub, outdoor dining area and terrace, plus the facilities of the Haven.
Juniors get a huge play area with a jungle gym as well as play and computer areas, while teens have a separate club. There’s a fantastic, space-themed kids’ pool area with a paddling pool, water slides, and a kid-size Jacuzzi.
We recommend opting for one of the money-saving packages to stretch your budget – especially if you like the idea of alternative dining choices and making friends with bartenders who in turn look after you.
Carousel Bar & Night Club
Food and Drink
24-hour Room Service
Bier Garten Grill
Cagney's Steak House
Ice Cream Bar
La Cucina Italian Restaurant
Le Bistro French Restaurant
Topsiders Bar & Grill
Versailles Dining Room
Shore Excursion Office
balconyWith room for up to three guests, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing aft-facing view.
insideThese Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for the whole family to cruise. With room for up to four, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests.
suiteThese Mini-Suites sleep up to four guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed as well as a sitting area, private balcony, luxury bathroom with shower and additional bedding to sleep two more guests. Because these are mid-ship Mini-Suites, you'll have easy access to everything fun and exciting on board.
outsidePerfect for the whole family, these staterooms can accommodate up to four guests. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests as well as a big picture window to admire the view.
Year Entered Service 01/12/2001
Total Passengers 2348
Total Crew 1083
Ship Width 105
Ship Depth 27
Total Decks 12
Total Lifts 12
Cruising Speed 22