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Old December 26th, 2007, 06:04 PM
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Default Last minute questions ... cruising Norwegian Star (1/3/2008)

Hello -

We will be leaving on a cruise on Norwegian Star on January 3rd, 2008. We have a few questions and we thought this message board would be the best way to get our questions anwered.

1. Are there any "self-service" laundry facilities on board the Norwegian Star?
2. What is the earliest time you can arrive to the port on the day you leave for the cruise (the ship leaves the port at 4pm)?
3. Out of the restaurants onboard that are included in the cruise price which ones would you recommend?
4. Are you allowed to bring beer onboard?

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Old December 27th, 2007, 08:34 AM
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The Star is the only NCL ship I have not been on but I can answer a couple of your questions:

No self serve laundries on the Star - They started with the next ship the Dawn.

You can get to the pier a dawn if you want. The fact is they will not start boarding until just about noon. I like to get there between 10:30 and 11. Board early and enjoy lunch in the main dining room.

I will pass on your restuarant question

Beer Sorry no can do. You can bring specail wines but will be charged a $15 corkage fee for every bottle that you carry onboard.

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I think Shoreguy pretty much answered your questions except for the dining.

There are 2 main dining rooms with no sur charges. Of course added to that is the buffet. Also the Italian restaurant which requires reservations but has no sur charge and Endless Summer which is referred to as Mexican but I would call it closer to Spanish. There is no charge, reservations a must and one that should be tried. It is probably at the top of my list as favorite ship dining, especially when the price is nada.... For snacks, give the Blue Lagoon a try. They have great burgers, buffalo wings and a few others that are favorites of many. It is more like a small diner.

Sur charge restaurants: Ginzas which the name pretty much indicates what it is. They have a sushi bar as well as other Asian foods. There is a charge and the restaurant gets mixed reviews.

CAgney's the steak house usually is close to the top for many, It is just that, a steak house, very good with prices ranging from $20 to $30 per person. The $30 is for a whole lobster, surf and turf or extra large cut of steak.

Le Bistro, which, i beleive was the very first sur charge restaurant offed by any cruise line is French and well worth trying. Prices range from standard fare with several entree obtions, $15 per person, the specialty items like Chateaubriand for two will run $25 per person.

I think the last one that comes to mind is Soho, which is a small, very nice eatery similar to CAgney's but more romantic, slightly more contempory and a little less expensive.

Hope this helps some, enjoy the Star, we sure did.

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