<<1. Quality of Children program (age 8 and 7)?
2. Food >>
Great kids program and area. They will have a great time.
2.A The freebies, how do they compare with RCCL/Princess? (I don't like Carnival)
Freebies? The Star doesn't have too many freebies, but there is a lot of stuff to buy.
<<2.B Those ones with surcharge ....are they worth the additional charges?>>
I would only cruise on the Norwegian Star if I had the budget to dine in the alternative restaurants nightly. They are great. The main restaurants are ho hum in camparison.
<<3. Excursion ... any interesting ones for the family?>>
Check out www.PortReviews.com
for detailed information on shore excursions.
Have a great cruise.