Norwegian Star joined the Norwegian Cruise Line's fleet in 2001 (complete refurbishment in 2015). Freedom is very much the theme on board this ship, from the Freestyle Dining concept in the 15 restaurants, to the impressive variety of family entertainment. Choose a contemporary stateroom or enjoy the ultimate comfort of a butler and concierge service in the exclusive enclave of Garden Villas.
After breakfast, spend your day relaxing on the pool deck or unwind in the hot tub. Take a stroll around the jogging track on the top deck, head for a workout in the fitness centre or play volleyball on the sports court. Children can join exciting clubs and activities at T-Rex Kid's Centre, while teenagers can hang out at Teen Club.
Sail on Norwegian Star for an unforgettable cruise experience for all the family.
The Versailles and Aqua Dining Rooms are the main restaurants, each offering extensive menus, Chef's signature dishes, and a varied wine list. O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill boasts a wide choice of re-invented Irish pub food classics with an array of draft beers. Asian fusion cuisine, noodles, wok-fried dishes, and soups are served in the Ginza Asian Resturant, and the poolside Topsliders Bar & Grill offers burgers, pizzas and snacks.
A gourmet dining experience is available in the French-style Le Bistro restaurant. La Cucina offers authentic Italian cuisine and Moderno Churrascaria serves traditional Brazilian steaks. Teppanyaki provides an authentic Japanese dining experience and Sushi Bar offers made-to-order sushi and sashimi. Savour American-style meat dishes and at Cagney's Steakhouse and enjoy a sweet treat from Cafe at the Atrium throughout the day.
From your morning cappuccino to champagne and cocktails at night, the mix of bars and lounges on Norwegian Star offers something for everyone. Savour speciality coffees, teas, cookies, and pastries in Java Cafe, or sip cocktails in the sunshine at Atrium Cafe & Bar, 5 o'clock Somewhere Bar and Topsider Bar. If only champagne will do, the Gatsby's Champagne Bar is a sophisticated spot. Play pool, watch big-screen TV and sip real draft beer in O'Sheehan's. There's also Sugarcane Mojito Bat for traditional cocktails and Sake Bar to enjoy Japan's national drink. Enjoy refreshing cocktails and beer and in a Bavarian-style Bier Garden.
During days at sea, make the most of the ship's boutiques, swimming pool, hot tubs, spa, fitness centre, jogging track, and basketball and volleyball court. There are even clubs and a modern games arcade for kids and teenagers.
Evenings on Norwegian Star cater to your every mood and taste. Discover lively production shows on stage — including comedy, music, dancing, and magic shows — in the Stardust Theatre. Spinnaker Lounge offers a full bar service and a dance floor, while White Hot Party on the pool deck is an experience not to be missed! Feeling lucky? Then head to the slot machines and roulette tables in Star Club Casino.
Day 1: UK to Miami, Florida
Fly from the UK to Miami and be transferred to the port to board NCL Star for your fifteen-night cruise.
Day 4: Santa Maria, Columbia
Today you will drop the anchor on the stunning bays of Santa Marta, a busy port and gateway for trips into the Tayrona National Natural Park. Discover insightful walking trails and popular beaches. Uncover the ancient cultures of the Taironas who occupied the land thousands of years ago. Take a stroll to explore the Cathedral Basilica and marvel at its intricate architecture and fascinating history.
Day 5: Cartagena, Columbia
Disembark in Colombia's Cartagena. Featuring cobbled streets, pretty plazas, old churches, and 13km of stone colonial walls; Cartagena is possibly the Caribbean coast's most beautiful destination. While here, visit the famous Palace of the Inquisition — which is a grisly museum featuring former instruments of torture from colonial times! Next, see one of Spain's greatest fortresses, Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, which dominates the skyline and includes a network of tunnels that you can enter. Do some more sightseeing and enjoy beautiful buildings such as a convent founded in the 17th century and a stunning cathedral. Enjoy the palaces, mansions and monasteries of the old town district — sampling local snacks and drinks on the way — or take a tour of the nearby mangroves and see colourful, local wildlife.
Day 6: Transit Panama Canal
The Panama Canal bisects the country just to the west of Panama City and was opened in August 1914 with a third, wider lane of locks added in June 2016. This artificial 82km-long waterway in Panama connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. The banks of the canal are covered in rain forest and national parks. Central Panama stretches out from the canal across three provinces and into two oceans to comprise everything from the mountains of the Cordillera Central to the west, to the Caribbean coral reefs and colonial fortresses in the north, to the beaches of the Pearl Islands in the Bahía de Panamá (Bay of Panama) in the south. The coast on either side of the canal's Caribbean entrance offers the remains of colonial fortresses surrounded by jungle, half a dozen beaches, and mile upon mile of coral reef. The mountains to the east of the canal hold flora and fauna and indigenous Emberá villages.
Day 9: Salaverry (for Trujillo), Peru
The small town of Salaverry in Peru introduces you to culture of the local Moche and Chimi people. Head to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chan Chan, the biggest pre-Columbian city in the Americas and the largest mud city in the world. Salaverry is also the gateway to Trujillo, Peru's second-largest city. Trujillo has colonial charm; visit the baroque cathedral to admire its architectural beauty and also spend time at the iconic Plaza de Armas.
Day 10: Callao (for Lima), Peru
The capital of Peru lies on the country's Pacific coast. It’s a bustling metropolis and one of South America's largest cities. While visiting, explore ancient archaeological sites, or see the elegant cathedrals and palaces which date back to Spanish colonial times. Head to downtown Lima where you'll come across a busy beach and a range of dining options and shops. Experience the local culture by watching one of the live Folklore shows performed around the city.
Day 11: Pisco, Peru
Known for the grape brandy of the same name, Pisco is a city located on Peru's southern coast. Visit the nearby Paracas National Reserve and take a tour to view the rolling hills and wildlife. The town is popular for fishing and the reserve has an information centre, a small fishing village and some rather dramatic sea-shore cliffs. Take a boat trip to the Ballestas Islands to see the sea lions and hillside Candelabra; a huge etching of mysterious origins.
Day 13: Arica, Chile
Spend your day in Arica today, a port city in northern Chile, known as the “City of Eternal Spring”. Home to verdant valleys and sublime climes, Arica is a charming city settled in the Atacama Desert that has been inhabited for the past 10,000 years. Be sure to look out for Morro de Arica to appreciate sensational views and the spectacular history of the region.
Day 15: Coquimbo, Chile
Exploring Coquimbo is on the agenda for today. The quaint harbour town of Coquimbo was once the centre of Chile's thriving gold and copper industry. Still an important shipping port, it's also a fabulous access point if you wish to reach nearby popular beaches. During your exploration, make sure you sample the locally produced wine that's such a big part of the area's culture.
Day 16: San Antonio, Santiago to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.