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Cruising the Norwegian Star to Alaska

What is freestyle cruising and what was the Norwegian Star like?

We arrived at the pier in Seattle around 1:30pm and by 2:30 we had checked our bags, registered and received our key cards, been through security, boarded the ship and were checking out our stateroom, all to say that the embarkation process ran very smoothly with no hitches.

The ship is beautiful, fully equipped with all the bells and whistles; spa, fitness center, movie theater, casino, teen club, kids club, 2 water slides in the outdoor pools as well as an indoor lap pool in the spa area.

The freestyle kicks in here since it’s mostly about eating when you want and where you want rather then having set times and dining rooms. So to give you lots of options, there was pan-Asian, Sushi, French, Italian, Tex-Mex and a Steak-house open for dinners as well as the pool bar and grill, the international buffet and the 2 large dining rooms that were open for all 3 meals per day.

We had our pick of lounges with different entertainment singers or groups as well as the evening entertainment. And then of course there are the Newlywed games, Karaoke, shopping seminars, Bingo and just generally things to see and do onboard.

Our cruise stopped in Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway before heading south with a quick stop in Prince Rupert before we we’re home in Seattle. I loved Alaska’s beauty and serenity. Ketchikan is was a fun stop, we spent the morning at Totem Pole State Park and the Eagle Preserve and the afternoon was for shopping and I’m sure we spent enough to feed someone for the winter! In Juneau we saw the Mendenhall Glacier and did a whale watching boat tour where we saw a lot of whales as well as sea lions and seals. In Skagway we shopping in the morning but spent the afternoon on the Yukon-White Pass railway, again beautiful scenery and interesting history.

All in all we had a great time on the Norwegian Star, an Alaskan cruise is a good way to get a glimpse of our last frontier state… Alaska. If you’d like to know more about my cruise e-mail me or give me a ring at 800-321-7907.



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