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Mark Hafner

Age: 44

Occupation:Police Chief

Number of Cruises: 9

Cruise Line: Norwegian

Ship: Norwegian Star

Sailing Date: June 25th, 2006

Itinerary: Alaska

Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Star Cruise Review

Mark Hafner

This was my 9th cruise and one of the best. The NCL Star is a great ship. We had a balcony room on the 9th floor. We left the port of Seattle right on time. The embarkation went well and we were on this ship within 40 minutes. The crew and staff were very friendly. The lunch buffet around the pool and in the Market restaurant was one of the best I have had on cruises.

The room was very clean and quite large for a cruise ship. Freestyle dining is the best. So many choices and you can eat at anytime. The longest wait we had in the main dining room was 15 minutes. Food was good. The only complaint I have is that they now charge to use the steam rooms, saunas, and indoor pool. $15.00 per day or $60.00 per week. This is the first time I have ever been asked to pay for these amenities on a ship. The exercise room was free and it was very good.

The ports were excellent. The shore excursions were somewhat expensive and we did book some of them at the dock to save some extra money. For instance the Glacier and City tour in Juneau was $49.00 on the ship. We booked the same trip for $22.00 at the dock. When you get to Ketchican get off the ship right away. We made the mistake of taking our time and when we got off the ship at 9:00am it was too late to book excursions as the ship leaves at noon. All we did was shop.

Alaska is a great destination and the NCL Star is a great choice.

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