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When it debuted in late 2001, Norwegian Sun was considered Norwegian Cruise Line's first real innovator. It was the first cruise ship the line built expressly for the "Freestyle Dining" concept, and raised ...
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1,316 Norwegian Sun Cruise Reviews

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TravelinNPlayin
Member Since 2016
1 review
We had read quite a few 'not so great' reviews PRIOR to taking our cruise...but had already purchased our tickets. So we decided to just go, and have fun. And that is exactly what we did. The free-style dining was very nice. The ... Read more
lisabdh1
Member Since 2016
1 review
91 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because I have always wanted to see Alaska, and we were visiting family in Canada prior to this cruise, so it worked out well destination wise. We had a great cruise. The ship was lovely, we had a mid ship balcony ... Read more
mikestiff2@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We saw sea otters, whales, sea lions, whales, dolphins, and a shooting star in addition to the Hubbard glacier up close and personal...calving and booming from the ship, not from a shore excursion! What a show! The food and the staff were ... Read more
GideonS
Member Since 2016
1 review
The food and service aboard ship were excellent! The beverage package really should include various special coffees, however, rather than just alcoholic drinks. We would have liked to have made more of the port-to-port runs during daylight ... Read more
ALdreamer
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
It was a fully Diamond points funded cruise to a destination we wanted to see. Alaska is an outstanding destination. The excursions were excellent. On board we were treated like royalty and had lovely, comfortable, clean accommodations. ... Read more

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DA to AK
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
5 Star rating, with the understanding that the ship and itinerary were as we expected in terms of amenities and things to see in Alaska... but, the service of the crew far exceeded anything expected! The dining on the Sun is excellent, ... Read more
rockcreekfarms
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have never been on a cruise before so needless to say, we were very excited with high expectations. Needless to say, I was very disappointed in Norwegian. We started our tour on land in Fairbanks. We started our land tour with several ... Read more
jazmom14
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Having sailed on Norwegian Cruise before didn't think twice about booking the Alaskan 12 land/cruise with Norwegian. However, experience on this cruise very disappointing compared to our first experience. We booked the l2 day land and ... Read more
57Kroozers
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
13 helpful votes
We did Alaska on NCL Star in 2011, but it was in May which was a little too cold. Wanted to do Alaska again but on a one-way from the North to South. NCL Sun - August 1 from Seward to Vancouver with stops in Icy Strait Point, Juneau, ... Read more
ledaebel
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
34 forum posts
Our family group included 3 adults, 2 teens and 3 generations. We started a day early in Anchorage and took the Denali 11 day express. The Lakefront Hotel was lovely and helpful. Prices, of course for meals and such, were high but we ... Read more

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wildcatwmn
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
56 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise. The sun is an older, smaller ship, but by nature of that, there were far less passengers, even at capacity and you never felt that it was crowded. In general it does not have a big "wow" factor ... Read more
Belle Lake
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was a 50 year wedding anniversary trip. The room was quiet, and the service was excellent. The food in the formal dining room was superb, and the buffet in the café was good with many choices for breakfast. All of the crew ... Read more
MrHaney
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
8 helpful votes
A travel agent selected Norwegian Sun for a northbound group Alaskan cruise and land tour due to pricing. Knowing nothing is perfect, we were satisfied overall with both the cruise and the land tour. Ship: Although the ship is older, ... Read more
FRIEK005
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was our first time sailing on Norwegian. We have previously sailed on Celebrity and Royal Caribbean. There are several reasons why we wouldn't sail on Norwegian again. The buffet (both at breakfast and lunch) was nothing short of a ... Read more
misshousam
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose Norwegian because of the limited choices of ships going our direction in our time limit in Alaska, offer of premium food/drink package, and opportunity for excursions. However, we will NEVER RECOMMEND THEM AS A VACATION CRUISE ... Read more

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fwright4450
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Full disclosure: this was my first cruise since a high school booze cruise to the Bahamas (30 years ago). This was a long-planned cruise with my wife, 12 year old daughter, and two other families (a total of 6 adults and 6 children under ... Read more
CraftySabine
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This is my second, and most likely last NCL cruise. The first was the Pride of America in Hawaii. It was fantastic. I can't say enough good stuff about it. This Alaska cruise, completely opposite. I have been on 4 Caribbean cruises with ... Read more
jrecksiek
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
There were 9 people in my traveling party. We chose Norwegian because they offered a decent price for the cruise that we were interested in taking. We also liked the idea of not having a formal night as we knew that we were already going ... Read more
cparr
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Not sure why I chose Norwegian. I had only sailed on Carnival and really wanted to try another one. The views from our cabin AFT 9278 were spectacular. Whales, iceburgs, otters, eagles. You could not ask for better. BUT - the food ... Read more
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Furfoot
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
We were originally supposed to take a two week Mediterranean cruise on NCL, but with recent events, we decided to change it to a land tour/cruise in Alaska. We had been to Alaska a number of years ago, but wanted to go back. First ... Read more

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shirley2008
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
To sum it up, this cruise was truly overrated. My family has been on cruises with this company three times, and this Alaskan cruise was definitely the worst. The ship kept breaking down, and we would be stuck in on the boat in one location ... Read more
eajusa
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I chose this cruise to see the beauty of Alaska and a lot of wildlife. I saw some of each. but two glitches made this a bad first cruise. 1) At the last minute our itinerary was changed. As a result, I missed Skagway and my excursion ... Read more
Airace72
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
The time we could travel corresponded to this Alaska trip, thus we were booked on the Sun. After we were booked I read several reviews some of which were favorable and some less so. Some mentioned a smell of sewage. I must report that ... Read more
Chris.quixed
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 helpful votes
We were amazed at the size of the inner stateroom we had. On the 9th deck, it had a king sized bed, a full sized sofa (that could be converted to a double bed), 2 closets, 2 sets of drawers. So much room we even had a place to put our ... Read more
dottietom
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose a Norwegian cruise because friends had many enjoyable experiences aboard this gorgeous Norwegian Sun. Our cruise presented such amazing views 24 hours a day.....snow-covered mountains, waterfalls, glaciers, whales, bald ... Read more

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