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Norwegian Star News

Norwegian Star Shines with New Dining, Entertainment Venues as Ship Readies for Europe Season

Posted Mar 24, 2015   --- 

The Norwegian Star re-enters service with new 5 o'Clock Somewhere Bar, additional complimentary dining venue O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill and now complimentary Ginza Asian restaurant

Norwegian Cruise Line welcomed Norwegian Star back into service on March 17, 2015, following a two-week dry dock where the ship received numerous enhancements and new dining and entertainment venues as she readies for her busy summer season sailing the Baltic Capitals and Norwegian fjords from Copenhagen.

A number of additional guest area enhancements included: updates to the Casino and Photo Gallery, new carpets and flooring throughout guest areas, window replacements, upgrades in galley areas and updates to the pool deck. Norwegian's innovative digital signage, first introduced on Norwegian Breakaway, has also been added to the ship. The interactive touch screen signs allow guests to order specialty items, get directions and reserve dining and shore excursions simply with a scan of their stateroom key, providing even more freedom and flexibility for guests to create their ideal vacation experience.

Technical modernizations also took place during the dry dock. The ship received an Azipod hydrodynamic upgrade and state-of-the-art silicone paint on the hull, in order to further improve fuel efficiency. Additional significant technical and safety updates include: lifeboat and tender boat release systems upgrade; thrusters and stabilizer maintenance; and ballast and bilge piping replacement.

CDC Ratings

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2009 Rating 98 (Feb)
2009 Rating 99 (Sep)
2011 Rating 94 (Feb)
2011 Rating 99 (Aug)
2012 Rating 98 (Jan)
2012 Rating 97 (Jul)
2012 Rating 99 (Oct)
2013 Rating 89 (May)
2013 Rating 94 (Oct)
2014 Rating 82 (Feb)
2014 Rating 95 (Apr)
2014 Rating 91 (Oct)

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Deck Plan

Deck 14

Garden Villas, Sports Court, Bier Garten

Deck 13

Cagney's Steakhouse, Moderno Churrascaria, Sugar Cane Mojiyo Bar, Jogging track, Golf Driving Net, Planet Kids

Deck 12

Passenger staterooms, Fitness center, Market Café/Kid's Café, Barong Juice Bar, Hot tubs, Juice bar, Kid's Pool, Oasis Pool, Topsiders Bar, The Library, Teen Club, Video Zone

Deck 11

Passenger staterooms, Indoor Lap pool and Jacuzzi, Mandara Spa, Spa Thermal Suites

Deck 10

Passenger staterooms

Deck 9

Passenger staterooms, Internet Café

Deck 8

Passenger staterooms, O'Sheehan's

Deck 7

Ginza Asian Restaurant, Sushi and Sake Bar, Teppanyaki Room, 5 O'clock Somewhere Bar, Atrium Cafe and Bar, Spinnaker Lounge, Port o'Call, Galleria Shops

Deck 6

Passenger staterooms, Aqua and Versailles main dining rooms, Casino and Bar, La Cucina, Le Bistro, Wine Cellar

Deck 5

Passenger staterooms

Deck 4

Passenger staterooms, medical center

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Outdoor Features

Oasis Pool and Bar

The Oasis Pool is flanked by Topsiders Poolside Bar, Sprinkles Ice Cream Bar, plenty of deck space, hot tubs, and more.

Splashdown Kid's Pool

The Splash Down Kid's Pool is just right for pint-size splashing, playing and paddling with space age rocket slides, a paddling pool and a hot tub.

Basketball & Volleyball

Shoot hoops, join a pick up game or play beach volleyball without the beach at the net enclosed, outdoor Basketball/Volleyball Court.

Kids Only Areas

Planet Kids

There's arts and crafts at Doodles, movies to watch at Flicks, computers and games to play at Clicks and Snoozes, an indoor mini jungle gym and a quiet place for toddlers.

Teen Club and Disco

Features a video wall, jukebox, football table, and air hockey. By night the teen center turns into a teen disco.

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Norwegian Star

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Norwegian Star was the first of two Libra class vessels constructed at Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany; the second is Norwegian Dawn.

The Norwegian Star entered service at the end of 2001. She was originally intended to operate with Star Cruises under the name SuperStar Libra, but six months before delivery it was decided that the ship would be assigned to Star Cruises' subsidiary, Norwegian Cruise Line.

The vessel was christened at the Port of Miami in a dual ceremony with another new NCL vessel, constructed at Germany's Lloyd Werft shipyard, the Norwegian Sun.

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Specifications

Ship Class: Dawn

Launched: 2001

Refurbished: 2010 and 2015

GRT: 92,000

Speed: 23 Knots

Passengers: 2,348

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Itinerary

The Norwegian Star sails to the Western Caribbean from Tampa during the winter season and sails various itineraries during the spring, summer and fall sailing seasons, including: Europe, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, and Trans-Atlantic cruises.

Norwegian Star will spend her summer season sailing from Copenhagen with a number of seven to 14-day itineraries through the Baltic Capitals and Norwegian fjords. Norwegian Star's nine-day sailing through the Baltic Capitals will feature culture-rich exotic ports of call including Berlin, Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; and Stockholm, Sweden.

In the fall of 2016, Norwegian Cruise Line will cruise to the Far East for the first time since fall/winter 2001-2002, with the recently renovated Norwegian Star sailing to the region for several unique itineraries that also feature first-ever visits to The Gulf and India. Norwegian Star will continue to spend her summer 2016 months cruising the Baltic Capitals from Copenhagen, Denmark. After her journey through the Western Mediterranean, Norwegian Star will depart on October 31, 2016 from Istanbul on the brand's first voyage to the Gulf region through the Suez Canal for a 20-day Eastern Mediterranean and The Gulf itinerary with stops in Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey; Rhodes, Greece; overnight in Haifa, Israel; Port Said, Sharm El Sheikh and Safaga, Egypt; Aqaba, Jordan; Salalah and Muscat, Oman; and an overnight in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Updated January 2015

 

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Accommodations

Families of all sizes can choose from a large number of staterooms (including suites and mini-suites) that can interconnect to create multiple bedroom configurations, with a separate bathroom and shower.

Couples may unwind in the luxurious Romance Suite with floor-to-ceiling doors that open to a private balcony, bedroom with queen-sized bed, and full bath with tub and shower.

Every bed, in every stateroom, on every ship has upgraded linens, pillows, mattresses and memory foam mattress toppers. NCL offers Improved room service menu with more options. 

All cabins are furnished with cherry wood finishing, television, refrigerator, safe, duvet, bath with shower and hair dryer.

Two 4,390 square foot Garden Villas - Three separate bedrooms, private garden with hot tub, and access to a private courtyard with pool.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 142-276 Sq. ft.
Outside 159-195 Sq. ft.
Balcony 203-302 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Mini-Suite 283-301 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 365-1440 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Garden Villa 5850 Sq. ft. w/veranda

Interior

Staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. Access to room service is included.

Ocean View

Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. Rooms are equipped with a picture window or a porthole. Some may have an obstructed ocean view.

Balcony

These staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Includes a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view. A connecting stateroom is able to fit larger families.

Mini-suite

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 bath with shower and additional bedding to sleep two additional guests.

Suite

All suites and penthouses include a luxury bath with shower, a balcony, butler and concierge service. Family suites sleep up to six guests with a queen-size bed that converts to two lower beds, a sofa bed and additional bedding to sleep two more. There is a living and dining area. Penthouse suites sleep up to 3-4 guests with a separate bedroom, living, and dining area. In addition to standard suite amenities, the owner’s suite has double balconies, mini-bar, whirlpool tub, and king-size bed. The three-bedroom Garden Villa fits seven guests with three bedrooms, luxury bath and shower private garden with hot tub, and outdoor dining area and terrace.

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Dining Venues

$= Specialty restaurant. Surcharge applies.

Aqua and Versailles Restaurant

Main dining rooms located on Deck 6.

Market Café

Family-friendly menu of omelets, pasta, soups, salads and ethnic specialties. There's also a special kid-sized section.

O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

A 24-hour  complimentary restaurant that serves up local traditional pub fare in a friendly neighborhood-pub setting. Located on deck 8.

Ginza Asian Restaurant

Full complimentary menu includes delicious dishes from a dedicated Noodle Bar such as traditional Chinese noodles, wok-fried specialties, and dim sum favorites, Ginza Asian Restaurant features exciting new à la carte offerings such as Japanese Hot Rock Ishiyaki for a nominal fee and a sushi menu developed by expert Sushi Chef Yuki Ieto. The new mouth-watering sushi and sashimi pieces such as the Sashimi Hamachi Poblano, Ten Shades of Grey Roll and more will be served at the restaurant's sushi bar or guests can also choose from four specialty rolls directly from a moving sushi belt, a first for the cruise industry.

24/7 Pizzeria

Pizza Delivery Service 24 hours a day. Delivered directly to your table, your stateroom, or your favorite bar or lounge. Just ask your server or call room service to place your order.

Cagney's Steakhouse ($)

Select from choice cuts of Black Angus perfectly prepared like traditional T-bone or tender Prime Rib. Or, order our made-from-scratch jumbo crab cakes and a side of truffle fries. $30.00 per adult, $15 per child. Located on Deck 13.

Moderno Churrascaria ($)

Start with an impressive salad bar of imported cheeses, olives, cured meats, ceviche and specialty salads. Be sure to save room for the delicious skewers of slow-roasted meats including beef, pork, lamb and chicken – all carved tableside by our Pasadores. $20 for adults, $10 for children.

Le Bistro Restaurant ($)

Serving modern French gourmet fare surrounded by the art of Monet and Renoir . $20.00 per adult guest, $10 for children. Located on Deck 6.

La Cucina Restaurant ($)

Enjoy pasta with a choice of seven savory sauces in a casual atmosphere. There are also crispy fresh salads, pizza, authentic Italian desserts, a fine wine list and espresso drinks to top off the meal. $15 for adults, $7.5 for children.

Teppanyaki ($)

Sit around a lively shared table as a skillful chef slices, chops and grills steak, seafood and chicken on a large steel grill right before your eyes. $25 for adults, $12.50 for children

Ultimate Dining Package ($)

On three to six day voyages, guests can dine anywhere throughout their cruise at a set price of $59 per person; for seven-day voyages, the package is $119 per person; $149 per person on eight to 10 day cruises; $199 per person for cruises of 10 to 15 days; $259 per person during cruises of 16 days to 25 days; $299 per person during cruises of 26 days to 35 days and $349 per person during cruises of 36 days to 45 days.

Room Service

Room Service is available 24-hours a day (There will be a delivery charge from Midnight - 5 am).

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Notable Rooms

Five o'Clock Somewhere Bar

The newest watering hole serves up signature margaritas and "boat drinks" such as the "Who's to Blame® Margarita," ice cold LandShark Lagers and more, coupled with nightly live musical performances.

Spinnaker Lounge

Spinnaker Lounge offers great daytime views and dancing at night.

Gatsby's

There are moments when only champagne will do. Head to Gatsby's Champagne Bar for an extensive selection of bubbly, decorated in classic art deco motif.

Barong

Juice bar offering an array of healthy treats.

Bier Garten

Beer garden and cocktails on the terrace with german-style bratwurst.

Star Club Casino

Slots, cards, roulette and more. Located in Deck 6 forward.

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