Norwegian Star ship facts:
Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line
Inaugural Cruise Year: 2001
Maximum Passengers: 2,240
Ports of Call: Kralendijk, Bonaire, Alicante, Spain, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Acapulco, Mexico, Nassau, Bahamas, Cozumel, Mexico, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Oranjestad, Aruba, Barcelona, Spain, George Town, Grand Cayman, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Cadiz, Spain, Cartagena, Columbia, Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, Lisbon, Portugal, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Corinto, Nicaragua, Willemstad, Curacao, Los Angeles, California (US), Malaga, Spain, Ponta Delgada, Portugal, Panama Canal, Panama, Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, and Puntarenas, Costa Rica
About the Norwegian Star
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Star operates on several different itineraries throughout the year, including Alaska, the Caribbean and a few coast-to-coast trips via the Panama Canal. The ships spends part of the year in Miami.
A 2015 refurbishment to Norwegian Star provided a ship-wide refresh, including carpets and upholstery, plus the addition of several new additions to the ship’s restaurants and lounges.
Norwegian Star has many specialty restaurants to choose from, including Cagney’s Steakhouse, a sushi and sake bar, Japanese Hibachi restaurant, La Cucina (Italian fare), Le Bistro (French cuisine), and the Moderno Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse.
The main dining rooms, “Aqua” and “Versailles”, specialize in “healthy, lighter” fare and fancy multi-course meals, respectively. The “Market Cafe” is an indoor buffet with a separate Kid’s Cafe dining area designed for younger passengers.
Onboard bars and lounges include the 5 o’clock Somewhere Bar and outdoor Bier Garten.
Norwegian Star makes a real effort at “kid friendliness” with the Splash Down Kid’s Pool, Splash Academy activities, teen club, and Video Zone arcade.
Watery fun for everyone can be found at the Oasis Pool and a big indoor lap pool. (Topsider’s Bar & Grill is part of the Oasis pool complex.) Spa treatments and general fitness equipment can be had in the Spa and Fitness Center.
The 1,037-seat Stardust Theater looks a lot like an old Euro-style opera house, but offers Broadway and Vegas style shows. Adults are invited to take a chance (or a few chances) in the Star Club Casino.
Norwegian Star Cruises from Miami:
11 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Aboard the Norwegian Star
Ports of Call: Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Oranjestad, Aruba, Philipsburg, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Willemstad, Curacao
Sailing Months: Nov 2018
11 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from Miami Aboard the Norwegian Star
Ports of Call: Kralendijk, Bonaire, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Oranjestad, Aruba, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Willemstad, Curacao
Sailing Months: Nov 2017
14 Night Pacific Coastal Cruise Aboard the Norwegian Star – Miami to Los Angeles
Ports of Call: Acapulco, Mexico, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Cartagena, Columbia, Corinto, Nicaragua, Los Angeles, California (US), Panama Canal, Panama, Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, and Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Sailing Months: Dec 2017, Jan 2018, Feb 2018, Nov 2018, Jan 2019, and Feb 2019
14 Night Transatlantic Cruise Aboard the Norwegian Star – Miami to Barcelona
Ports of Call: Alicante, Spain, Barcelona, Spain, Cadiz, Spain, Lisbon, Portugal, Malaga, Spain, and Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Sailing Months: April 2018
7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise to Virgin Islands and Bahamas Aboard the Norwegian Star
Ports of Call: Nassau, Bahamas, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Sailing Months: April 2019
7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise to Bahamas, Jamaica, Cayman Island, and Mexico
Ports of Call: Cozumel, Mexico, George Town, Grand Cayman, Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Sailing Months: April 2019