Recently refurbished as part of The Norwegian Edge programme, Norwegian Star blends the relaxed Freestyle Cruising concept with cruises to the The Caribbean, Europe, South America, Mexican Riviera, Panama Canal, and Transatlantic. Onboard, Norwegian Star features 15 delicious dining options, 10 bars and lounges, a sprawling spa, an always-exciting casino with VIP area, plus tonnes of fun for kids of every age. So whether you're exploring Europe sipping Piña Coladas in The Caribbean, or cruising across the Atlantic, this ship offers it all.
Guests who have mobility impairments should travel with someone who will take responsibility for any assistance needed during the cruise and in the event of an emergency. A number of staterooms per ship are wheelchair accessible with grab rails in the bathrooms, lower sinks and toilets, shower seats, raised beds, adjustable hanging rods in wardrobes, tilting mirrors and extra wide doors for easy access. If you do use a wheelchair, you must bring your own and it must be collapsible. All guests who require medical equipment to be brought on board must advise Norwegian Cruise Line before sailing. Failure to do so may result in equipment not being cleared before departure.
For hearing-impaired guests, some staterooms with vibrating alarm clocks and an indicating light system alerting guests to fire alarms. For the vision- impaired, a registered guide dogs are allowed on all Norwegian Cruise Line ships. Many Norwegian Cruise Line ships have Braille indicators and audio deck announcements in the lifts, as well as stateroom numbers in Braille and closed captioning TV.
Guests who need oxygen or require oxygen therapy are welcome on all Norwegian Cruise Line ships; however, you must supply your own oxygen.Any physical challenge or medical condition that requires special treatment or attention must be reported to Norwegian Cruise Line at the time of booking.
If you are on a low calorie diet, breakfast, lunch and dinner menus feature low calorie, haute cuisine dishes. Sugar-free and fat-free desserts are also available. Gluten-free, lactose-free, sodium-free, Kosher and dairy-free diets can also be catered for and must be requested at least two months before your cruise.
Guests must be 21 years of age or older to purchase or consume alcohol. Norwegian Cruise Line permits young adults between 18 and 20 years of age to purchase and personally consume wine and beer only while on board and with the consent of an accompanying parent. Guests must be 18 or over to gamble and claim any winnings.
Public areas throughout all ships are smoke-free. If you smoke cigarettes, you can do so on your balcony, in the casino or in the Cigar Bar (where available). If you prefer pipes or cigars, you can smoke in the Cigar Baror designated smoking lounge. Also,you can smoke cigarettes, pipes and cigars in outdoor public guest spaces and open decks where designated by the appropriate signage. Please be aware that electronic cigarettes cannot be used in public areas where there is a no smoking policy in force.
Whether your destination is warm and sunny or crisp and cool, packing layers will your best bet. Also think about the shore excursions you'll be taking and pack accordingly, including comfy walking shoes. For kids and adults it's good to pack a pair of closed toe shoes for active shore excursions and sports activities on board. And be sure to pack a sweater — the air conditioning can be chilly.
DRESS FOR THE EVENT-
The newest event, Norwegian's Night Out, is the perfect opportunity to get dressed up for an evening of cocktails, fine dining and great entertainment. You may also want to pack an all-white ensemble for the iconic White Hot Party.
Dress cruise casual anytime during the day, in the buffet and in most specialty restaurants. For women, it includes summer and casual dresses, skirts, regular or capri pants, shorts, jeans and tops. Khakis, jeans, shorts and casual shirts are fine for men.
Dress smart casual in the more formal dining room or in the more upscale specialty restaurants. For women, it includes slacks or jeans, dresses, skirts and tops. For men, it's jeans or slacks with a collared shirt and closed-toed shoes.
A FEW CONSIDERATIONS-
Kids 12 and under are welcome to wear nice shorts in all the restaurants. However, tank tops for men, flip flops, baseball caps, visors and jeans that are overly faded with holes or tears and worn below the hips are not permitted in main dining rooms or specialty restaurants.
For your convenience, they offer laundry and dry-cleaning services. Express, same-day service is also available. Just complete the order form in your stateroom and your stateroom steward will pick up your laundry and return it to you clean and folded.
We understand that protecting our environment and our oceans is not only vital to our industry but also to our planet. Our Safety, Security, Health and Environmental Protection policy establishes our commitment to conduct our operations safely, securely and with sensitivity to the environment around us. Preserving our oceans and protecting our environment is one of our core company values that we strive to meet through our daily goals:
Across our fleet, we have implemented many of the most innovative environmental policies and technologies in the cruise industry. As such, we meet or exceed all international, national, state and local port regulations, including those set by MARPOL, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We are also accredited to the international ISO 14001 standard for Environmental Management Systems. This achievement recognises that we utilise a core set of standards for an effective environmental management system that reduces our environmental impact and increases our operating efficiency.
Onboard our vessels, water is primarily used by our guests and crew in their staterooms for showers, bathtubs and sinks but is also used for galleys, laundry, pools, whirlpools, spas and cleaning public spaces. We have focused our efforts on increasing water production on board with sophisticated plants that use seawater as the source, which reduces the need for the bunkering of fresh water. This is particularly important in countries where fresh water is limited and best reserved for local communities.
Wastewater Treatment Systems
To treat wastewater onboard, all Norwegian Cruise Line's ships are equipped with Advanced Wastewater Purification systems (AWPs). Wastewater is run through these systems and treated prior to discharge, resulting in effluent that meets or exceeds international regulations and many municipal wastewater facility standards. Our newest ships are equipped with the leading AWP technology that meets the stringent Baltic Standards. Every ship's wastewater is tested quarterly by a third-party, and our environmental officers also conduct weekly water quality tests to ensure we continue to meet all standards.
Wastewater collected in machinery and engine spaces is known as bilge water. Collected bilge water is held in storage tanks and can only be discharged after meeting international, national and company regulations. To ensure compliance, all ships are equipped with an automatic stopping device and an oil content metre, which work to confirm the ship's compliance. This equipment will analyze and record the oil content of the bilge. If the bilge water does not meet these requirements, discharging is automatically stopped and the bilge water is recirculated until these standards are met. The remaining bilge water that cannot be discharged is collected and landed ashore to an approved vendor.
To operate safely and comfortably, ships perform an operation known as ballasting, which helps to ensure trim, stability and structural integrity. Filling ballast tanks with ocean water helps stabilise ships, providing comfort to guests and crew. As water is discharged or as fuel is consumed, ships take on seawater to assist with stabilisation. During this operation, some species are able to "hitch a ride" on ships and transfer to many areas of the world, including areas where they are non-native or invasive. Treating ballast water before release removes tiny organisms that may have been picked up in transit in order to safeguard local ecosystems.
Our ships call on sensitive areas of the world, and we strive to lead by example as we strive to continue to be effective stewards. Norwegian enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any items thrown overboard. If an environmental incident is observed, guests, crew and shoreside employees are encouraged to use our environmental hotline.
Proper implementation of a progressive waste management programme lessens the environmental impact of our operations, reduces pollution, promotes diversion of material from landfills, conserves natural resources, saves energy and lowers ship fuel use. Waste is reduced through reusing and recycling, with clear benchmarks serving as our measurement for waste minimisation.
We have pioneered recycling of used oil and it is often offloaded for use at shoreside installations as bio-fuel, with our vessels recycling over 95% of the cooking oil that is landed ashore.
Over the past decade, as the availability of recycling programmes and options has increased, we have taken advantage of these programmes wherever possible. One example is when Norwegian partnered with Waste Management in 2010 to develop an industry-first Live Load offload operation. This partnership reduces offload time of waste, truck on-site time, port congestion, transportation costs and the use of pier-side containers. Our ships that used the Live Load model in 2017 were able to conserve the following:
Norwegian Employees Working To Mitigate Waste
Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. How governments, organisations and individuals choose to respond to it will have lasting effects for not only our lifetime, but future generations. Knowing this, we believe it is our obligation as leaders in the cruise industry to do our part and help mitigate actions that may influence changes to our climate on a large scale. We are always focused on continuous improvement and are ready to explore new opportunities as our fleet grows.
One innovative technology our ships use to decrease exhaust emissions is the Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS). This technology reduces the amount of sulfur oxide and particulate matter emitted from the ship by cleaning, or scrubbing, the emissions before being released from the stack. Ships equipped with this technology are able to reduce SOx emissions by up to 99 percent. As of April 2019, the following ships have been equipped with this technology: Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Sun and Pride of America
Whilst in port, our cruise ships continue to generate their own power, providing heat, air conditioning, lighting and hot water for guests and crew, similar to a hotel.
A small number of ports around the world have installed infrastructure for cruise ships to connect to the onshore electrical power grid to supply much of the power needed when the ship is docked. This is known as Cold-Ironing, which can reduce emissions from a ship whilst docked. Out of the 450-plus ports we visit, less than 1% are equipped with this technology. As of April 2019, Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Star are equipped with cold-ironing capabilities.
Data is collected from all our ships to track the largest energy consumers on board and to assist in establishing Key Performance Indicators to identify where energy efficiency improvements can be made. Our goal is to focus on the large energy consumers and explore solutions to optimise operations and lower consumption.
During Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Star's 2018 refurbishments the lighting instruments in all onboard guest entertainment areas were upgraded to more energy-efficient LEDs. This change resulted in a lower heat output, lower power usage and a longer bulb life.
One of the most successful programmes implemented on our ships is Wasted Heat Recovery (WHR). This process works by recovering heat from the engines and transferring it to freshwater piping, which allows us to utilise a free source of energy for improving water production and saving fuel.
These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for a family to cruise. With room for up to four guests, there are two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more. And of course, room service and many other amenities.
These Inside Staterooms are on lower decks and are mid-ship accommodations. They provide easy access to everything onboard, and room for up to four guests. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more.
These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. There's room for up to four guests and they include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and of course, you'll have room service and many other amenities.
Up to four guests can comfortably fit in these staterooms, making them perfect for families. Guests can enjoy an amazing view from the big picture window. Two lower beds convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more. Of course, there's also room service and many other amenities.
These Oceanview Staterooms have enough room for up to four guests. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two additional guests. Guests will also have an amazing view to enjoy from the big picture window, along with room service and many more amenities.
With room for up to four guests, these Oceanview Staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests, as well as a picture window with a great view. These are mid-ship staterooms, which means they are right near everything onboard.
Up to four guests can stay in these Oceanview Staterooms. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more, as well as a porthole to enjoy the view. These staterooms are mid-ship accommodations, which means they provide easy access to everything onboard.
Up to four guests can stay in these Oceanview Staterooms. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more, as well as a porthole to enjoy the view.
These Oceanview Staterooms sleep up to four guests and have either a picture window or porthole, with an obstructed view. Two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more.
With 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.
These connecting staterooms are perfect for families that want to bring the kids along. They sleep up to three guests and include a sitting area, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Not to mention the floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony for the whole family to enjoy
These mid-ship staterooms can accommodate up to three guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a convertible sofa to sleep one more. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. Because these are mid-ship staterooms, they provide easy access to everything onboard.
With 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 view.
With room for up to four guests, guests will love these Mini-Suites. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed as well as a sitting area, luxury bathroom with shower, additional bedding to sleep two additional guests and a private balcony with a great view. Because it's a mid-ship suite, they provide easy access to everything onboard.
Up to four guests can stay in these Mini-Suites that come with a sitting area, luxury bathroom with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to sleep two additional guests. Not to mention guests will have a private balcony to enjoy the incredible view.
These Villas can accommodate up to seven guests. With three bedrooms, each with a king- or queen-size bed and luxury bath and shower, there's plenty of space to revel in. Also includes a living room, dining room as well as a private garden with hot tub, outdoor dining area and terrace to enjoy the beautiful view from. Includes butler and concierge service.
The Deluxe Owner’s Suite sleeps up to six guests and offers a world of comfort with a living room, dining room, bedroom with king-size bed and some offer a separate children’s bedroom. Guests will have an unforgettable experience in this suite with a convertible sofa, luxury bathroom with whirlpool tub and a wall of windows to enjoy the great view. Butler and concierge service available.
The Owner's Suites with Double Balconies are great for up to four guests. They include a living room, dining room and separate bedroom with king-size bed. Along with a mini-bar, luxury bathroom with whirlpool tub and an amazing double balcony. Includes butler and concierge service.
With enough room for up to five people, these Penthouses are perfect for those that want to bring the whole family along. Includes a living area, dining area, separate bedroom with queen-size bed as well as a separate children's bedroom and a large private balcony so guests can all enjoy the amazing view. Includes butler and concierge service.
Bring the whole gang because this suite sleeps up to six guests. It features a balcony, queen-size bed that converts to two lower beds, a sofa bed and additional bedding to sleep two more. Everyone can hang out in the living and dining area and there is a luxury bathroom with shower. Butler and concierge service available
These incredible Penthouses sleep up to four, with a bedroom with queen-size bed and luxury bath and shower. Also includes a living area, dining area and large private balcony that offers an amazing view. Includes butler and concierge service.
Perfect for a romantic getaway, passengers will fall head over heels for these fabulous Penthouses. Sleeps up to four, a bedroom with queen-size bed and luxury bath and shower, in addition to the living area, dining area and large private balcony. Includes butler and concierge service.
Perfect for the whole family, these Penthouses sleep up to four guests and feature a queen-size bed the converts to two lower beds and a sofa bed. Guests can take advantage of a living area and dining area, private balcony to take in the views and a luxury bath with shower. Butler and concierge included.
You won’t believe your eyes or even your ears. Norgwegian Cruise Lines have brought Broadway to sea with blockbuster shows, music, dancing, cabaret, comedy and more. You can party all night, grab some great casino action and find your favourites among up to 22 bars and lounges, from electrifying nightspots to cosmopolitan bars and easy-going pubs. Every night is a night on the town.
Welcome to Norwegian Cruise Line's Casinos at Sea, where novices and veterans alike will enjoy Roulette, Blackjack, Craps, Let It Ride® and Caribbean Stud Poker™. Let the good times roll.
It's show time! And there is always a really big show for you at the Stardust Theatre. This stunning two-storey main show lounge headlines the best entertainment at sea. The Stardust can also be used for large-group meetings by day.
Stop by the video arcade and capture a few aliens, win a car race, play pinball and fly a jet fighter. Anything is possible at Video Zone.
There are moments when only champagne will do. Head to Gatsby's Champagne Bar for a big choice of bubbly served in classic Art Deco-inspired surroundings.
If you are a people watcher then this is the place to be, whether you want a frothy cappuccino or a vanilla latte.
The electrifying aura of this hip, high-energy ultra lounge literally surrounds you. High-voltage tunes make everyone want to get their groove on and custom loungers are the perfect spot to cap off the evening with a cocktail.
Enjoy the sounds of the tropics while sipping on a signature margarita. Make some new friends and keep the good times rolling on and on.
Topsiders, located poolside at the Oasis Pool, is a full bar in close proximity to ample sunning area, hot tubs and Sprinkles Ice Cream Bar. It's all part of Freestyle Cruising's total resort experience.
Freshly muddled just the way you like, enjoy a refreshing mojito with friends - day or night.
You'll find a well-stocked selection of things to read with all the elegant surroundings a good library deserves.
No matter how far you are from home, having access to the internet is always nearby at the Internet Café.
Join us tonight as The Norwegian Production Cast and Show Orchestra transport you to one of the hottest clubs of the 70's. Club BOTR! This club caters to the elite and your name is at the top of the guest list. So come on in and enjoy the soaring melodies of Styx, the disco sounds of Donna Summer and the driving rock beat of Queen. At Club BOTR, you can be whoever you want to be!
Experience this mysterious, urban, chic yet bohemian show that was inspired by the Parisian culture. A glimpse into an unknown club in Paris, where the up and coming mix with the rich and elite. A visual feast that will delight and entice all of your senses.
The Norwegian Production Cast recreates the greatest moments in Vegas' history. It's the story of the most influential and exciting entertainers who made Vegas, well, Vegas! From vintage Sin City icons like The Rat Pack and Elvis to Tina Turner and Sonny and Cher. Come celebrate Vegas style. And remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!
What The World Needs Now - The Music of Burt Bacharach celebrates the song-writing legend, Burt Bacharach. In the 1960's, he turned popular music on its head with his unique style. He broke musical boundaries as he composed some of the most recognizable melodies ever created. The Production Cast and Show Band Orchestra takes you on an elegant musical journey with vibrant dance numbers and beautiful heart felt songs about love and loss.