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Frozenshades
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Long story short, while I had fun on this cruise, the lack of enjoyable activities on the ship and constant presence of sales pitches makes me feel no desire to ever book with NCL again. Cabin: Nice. Small room, but organized well ... Read more
nw gardener
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
294 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My husband and I live in NW Washington and try to cruise to Alaska if we can swing it every summer, usually in early June. I booked this cruise on the Sun over 1.5 years out because we wanted to try an aft balcony, and I think we are now ... Read more
jimcoup
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Love Alaska cruising. Convenient departure from Vancouver. Bright clean ship (although some threadbare carpet) with friendly, happy staff. Food was as good as on any of the 20 ships be have sailed, but the entertainment was abysmal. No ... Read more
rayjitsu
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
7 helpful votes
We are one of those lucky one who have been cruising since 2003, 10+ more weeks visits of Alaskan ports, 5 weeks on Norwegian Sun. Now you know why we were not excited about this trip. Cruising is about having a good time meeting ... Read more
sbachleda
Member Since 2014
7 reviews
We chose this cruise because we have never been to Alaska and this cruise offered additional stops in British Columbia at Prince Ruprt and Nanaimo. There were 8 ports of call so we knew we would have the opportunity to see a lot. We ... Read more
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stpats52
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for the opportunity to see San Francisco and Vancouver with extra days of travel at both ends of an Alaskan cruise and were not disappointed. The Sun is a beautiful yet small ship with a great crew and staff. As ... Read more
Traveler7276
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Alaska was a lifelong dream. The ports were good; weather unpredictable (it was, after all, Alaska in May). Icy Strait Point was our favorite! Not touristy and saw dozens of whales. We loved Skagway and Sitka. Our ship was another ... Read more
pspindler
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
The NCL Sun is fighting the aging of the seas quite well. Public areas are kept up to high standards, though some might consider them dated. Cabins, quite the opposite. The dating shows, and only major remodeling will fix some of the ... Read more
blitzo
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Had been to Alaska before (Princess) and wanted to go again. Booked this cruise on Norwegian because it was longer then Princess and less expensive. Now I know why its less expensive, because you get less. It starts with boarding in San ... Read more
Cpt Skip01
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was a 14 day NCL cruise to Alaska. The Norwegian Sun is one of the smallest NCL ships and I really enjoyed not being so overwhelmed by crowds both on and off the ship. The Sun visited several ports I'd not visited on my two previous ... Read more
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jduncan23
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We joined the ship at San Francisco for the Alaska cruise and in spite of having an arrival at the pier time we had to queue for about forty five minutes outside the terminal. Being a hot day I was not too happy about this. Once inside the ... Read more
ricardobajon
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
The overall cruise can be regarded as average. Positive points : Entertainment : excellent shows, presentations and overall activities throughout the cruise Cabin service : the cabin steward kept very clean all the time. ... Read more
VinoRojaCruiser
Member Since 2012
1 review
10 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The crew is very professional and accommodating. A few of the ship's interior spaces have recently been updated but the overwhelming majority of restaurants and bars are very worn and are in much need of modernization. While much of ... Read more
Melanie Imagines
Member Since 2009
1 review
1,224 forum post
1 helpful vote
We thought the value was good for a 20 day cruise and haven't been to some of the ports in Chile, Peru, etc. The itinerary was great. Ending in San Francisco was a real treat for us to explore wine country. The balcony cabin was nice ... Read more
Hunt1530
Member Since 2012
9 reviews
3 helpful votes
This was our sixth cruise on NCL and by far the longest at 20 days travelling as it did all the way from the port of San Antonio, Chile to San Francisco, CA, a distance of over 6,000 nautical miles aboard the Norwegian Sun, one of their ... Read more
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gac1
Member Since 2010
1 review
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Interesting route up the west coast of South America,really enjoyed crossing the equator. Great ports to visit and arriving under the golden gate bridge is historic for me. Thecship was old but in great shape however the food was ... Read more
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Vioyager53
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Great Price for the Vaue !! Ideal Itinerary. Fantastic Weather. Terrific IStateroom location close to the Elevator. Small enough Ship to walk about and not feel crowded. Overall a Memorable trip. Excellent Room Steward. Seven Seas ... Read more
DarrellScott
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Chose the 3 back to back cruises that go from Rio to San Francisco. Beaches, penguins, Falkland Islands, Cape Horn, Chan Chan, and the list goes on. Best way to see these, and each was great. Would forgo the start in Rio, but definitely ... Read more
Gizmosmum
Member Since 2010
1 review
166 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We arrived at 1100am and dropped off our luggage, completed a health declaration form and then we had a brief wait to be called to join the queue to be checked in. My DH stated on the form he had cold symptoms so we were pulled from the ... Read more
Kuciaam
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
24 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First impressions - really liked the ship. It was not too big and impersonal. Public areas nice ambience. The cabin was nicely furnished and the bed was comfortable. Plenty of cupboard space. It was our second time on NCL and we were ... Read more
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wisconsin cruise lady
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we had a limited time period to travel and we wanted to see South America. We did not realize that in our early 50's, we would be some of the youngest people on the ship. This is not a bad thing but it ... Read more
goldeneyes
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The excursions were wonderful. The guides informative, friendly and entertaining. We learned so much about a part of the world that we knew so little about. We could not have asked to be treated more courteously by the ship's staff. They ... Read more
LongBallPaul
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
My wife and I travelled with a group of 62. We got to Buenos Aires a couple of days prior to boarding the Norwegian Sun, and I'm glad we did. It gave us a chance to explore the city and at least get a taste of it. Once we were on ... Read more
FL Cruising Family
Member Since 2010
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We had a great time on this cruise. We had never been to South America so we did the back to back from Buenos Aires to Rio so we went to each port twice. My favorite port was Buzios, Brazil, but all the ports were nice, especially the ... Read more
raspear
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
So this was a starter cruise for us in that region of S.A. Overall we enjoyed this cruise experience, once we got onboard. There were some ups and downs. The NCL arranged transportation from the Rio airport was disorganized. There were ... Read more
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