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Norwegian Cruise Line

Information about Norwegian Star
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The Norwegian Star started sailing in 2001. Former names: none. The Norwegian Star is registered in Nassau, Bahamas. The Norwegian Star has 1172 cabins.

You can expect between 2344 to 2813 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Norwegian Star has a space ratio of 32.6. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 39.1.

The Norwegian Star has 1084 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are no self serve laundromats on this cruise ship.

Sister Ships

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
2001- Norwegian Star
2002- Norwegian Dawn


There are 24 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

14 Decks

There are 14 on this ship. The highest deck number is 14. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 9.

44% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

NORWEGIAN STAR was intended for service with Star Cruises but following the acquisition of NCL and a review of tonnage deployment it was decided that the ship and her sister would be deployed with NCL.

Built in 2001, it is the first in the Dawn-class, with sister ship Norwegian Dawn. There are 1174 staterooms on board with the largest being the 2-bedroom Garden Villa.

During a major dry dock in 2010 new Family Suites and Interior cabins were added to deck 12. Moderno, OSheehans and LaCucina were added. Spinnaker lounge was relocated to the aft of deck 7.

During March 2015 drydock the bar on deck 7 was changed to Five Oclock Somewhere Bar. OSheehans Pub was added to deck 8. Sugarcane Mojito Bar was added to deck 13.

During May 2018 drydock Bier Garten bar on deck 14 was renamed Sky High Bar; The Kid splash area on aft of deck 12 was removed and transformed into a adult only area called Spice H2O - However this Spice H2O is a scaled down version of the same venue found on larger ships; Planet Kids on deck 13 was renamed to Splash Academy; The waterslides on the pool deck were removed.

Dining options on board include:

Versailles Restaurant-502-seat aft Dining Room; complimentary; Freestyle dining
Aqua Restaurant-322-seat forward Dining Room, complimentary
Le Bistro-82-seat French dinner-only specialty restaurant; reservations-only; US$20 cover charge
La Cucina-112-seat Italian specialty restaurant; reservations-only, US$15 cover charge; with outdoor
seating waterfront area
Ginza-98-seat Asian restaurant; complimentary
Sushi Bar-17-seat Ginza restaurant
Sake Bar-8-seat, inside Ginza
Teppanyaki-12-seat Japanese Hibachi specialty, reservations-only restaurant; US$25; open for Lunch
and Dinner; features live cooking demonstrations
Blue Lagoon-66-seat 24-hour fast food restaurant, complimentary
Moderno Churrascaria-62-seat Brazilian steakhouse; reservations-only; US$20 per person cover charge;
with outdoor seating waterfront area
O’Sheehan’s Neighbourhood Bar & Grill-24-hour English pub/sports bar; complimentary
Market Cafe & Kid’s Cafe-475-seat indoor buffet restaurant, complimentary; with a special kids
dedicated area
Topsiders Bar & Grill
Cagney’s Steakhouse-143-seat specialty Dinner restaurant for prime steaks and gourmet seafood;
reservations-only, US$30 cover charge per person and free Kids Menu
The Sky High Bar-outdoor bar & lounge with seating for nearly 120 people.

Nightly entertainment can be found at many venues including the Stardust Theater, which has 2 shows nightly. There is also a champagne bar, casino, Bliss Ultra lounge, and a few other various bars and lounges.

Kids can enjoy the kids club and wet and wild water park, and teens have their own Teen Club & Disco, as well as a video games arcade. Adults can enjoy the Spa & Fitness Center which offers steam room, sauna, pool, 5 whirlpools, and gym with aerobics studio. There is also a private area called Spice H20 which has a private pool, full bar, and hot tubs. Other activities include a sports court, golf-driving net, table tennis, and jogging track.

Norwegian Star Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 2001
Years Old 22
Tons 91,740
Speed 25.0 knots
Length 971 feet
Beam 105 feet
Total Cabins 1,172
Crew 1,084
Expected Passengers 2,294 to 2,813
Expected Space Ratio 33
Total decks 14
Decks with cabins 9

Norwegian Star Features


  • 1 Indoor Pools
  • 1 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 8 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • No Rock Climbing Wall
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • No Waterslide
  • No Water Park
  • No Ropes Course
  • No Mini Golf
  • Sports Court
  • Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • No Cigar Lounge
  • Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • No Bridge Viewing Area
  • No Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • No Upper Deck Sea Viewing Lounge
  • No Adult Only Outside Lounge Area

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Smoking Policy

  • Smoking cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, and pipes is strictly prohibited in all staterooms and on balconies, in or near venues serving food, the jogging track, outdoor sporting venues, The Haven outdoor areas, and children's pool areas
  • Smoking cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, and pipes is permitted only in designated indoor and outdoor public spaces to include designated smoking lounges and cigar bars, and in the casino for players only.
  • On ships with "The Waterfront", smoking is permitted on the starboard side excluding any food service areas.

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