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CruisinMaterial
Member Since 2005
26 reviews
10,810 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I’m a 34 year old male who sailed solo on the Norwegian Sun from San Diego, CA, USA to Valpraiso, Chile from November 2, 2016 to November 19, 2016. I’ve sailed with many different cruise lines but have found NCL to meet most of ... Read more
SookeBC
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Being in close quarters with your spouse for 17 days, not to mention hundreds of other passengers and crew, sounds like a good way to get cranky and swear off cruising for life. On the contrary, we found ourselves savoring the voyage, ... Read more
Bunson Bill
Member Since 2014
1 review
208 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After being on the Epic in February I swore that I would never go onto another Norwegian Cruise again. However friends told me that they had experienced great cruises with Norwegian. When I discovered this cruise in early October with its ... Read more
CruisinMaterial
Member Since 2005
26 reviews
10,810 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
I’m a 34 year old male who traveled solo on the Norwegian Sun for the full-ship charter called the Groove Cruise. The charter was from October 28 to November 2, 2016. This was my 36th cruise and 23rd time with Norwegian. I had been ... Read more
mjfun78
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose Norwegian Sun ship because of the itinerary. NCL is our cruise choice. We left out of Miami. We like to visit Miami. We went to South Beach for the day. We got a inside cabin in the 8th floor, aft. We arrived at the dock at 10:00 ... Read more
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Stonymtncruiser
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
113 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our second time thru the canal and the second time on this ship. We choose this cruise because of the itinerary as it had three ports we had not being to before. As Latitude members we were able to get on board rather quickly ... Read more
Donkeylady
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This is the first cruise with this company. The food on the boat was exceptional and the staff were lovely,nothing was too much trouble and any request were dealt with quickly and efficiently. The boat however was tired and our cabin which ... Read more
Gregwhiz
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our 1st cruise with NCL. I think we will likely be cruising with another line in the future. Before I go blasting away, I do want to say that for the most part, this is a nice ship with a great crew. Before we even got on the ... Read more
rolsen222
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
I was traveling with my 81 year old mom who has limited mobility. We wanted a cruise with interesting ports we haven't seen before. We both enjoyed the cruise immensely. It was a great blend of interesting places and relaxing sea days. ... Read more
Lady Longhorn
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
57 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I went to San Diego on Thursday, one day before departure. Wyndham San Diego Bayside provided a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel, which is directly across the street from the departure port. The hotel was very nice, the area ... Read more
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firegal2539
Member Since 2013
10 reviews
899 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Norwegian Sun Cruise 9/30 to 10/14/16 Panama Canal Easiest transfer from San Diego airport to cruise port. My flight arrived on time, I had purchased transfers through NCL. Retrieved luggage and immediately an NCL representative ... Read more
BitznDar
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
We are retirees- cruising the Panama Canal was a 'Bucket List' adventure for us and we weren't disappointed. This was just our 2nd cruise...first time we had a balcony cabin which we enjoyed but we booked this Panama Cruise only a month ... Read more
wayneswhls63
Member Since 2013
1 review
47 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was my 12th cruise with NCL and I have 2 more planned, I will let each person make your own opinion, In my opinion NCL is changing they way in charging cruisers for things, Extra money for dinners, Extra money for drinks, $100 a day ... Read more
Stockjock
Member Since 2003
8 reviews
651 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was my 2nd sailing on the NCL Sun. The last was 8 years ago in balcony 9235 and this time just a few doors down in 9244. Surprisingly, the ship is still in pretty good shape. While it does show some age here and there, it's well ... Read more
beckanddav
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We loved everything about the cruise. The staff were so friendly and happy. They did a terrific job. The food delicious and lots of variety to choose from (we ate every meal at the buffet at our 11 year old's request and were never ... Read more
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MrsTocko
Member Since 2016
1 review
71 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We have been back from our cruise just over a month. We spent 11 days (9/19-9/30) on the Norwegian Sun, sailing Alaska and then Pacific Coastal. I have been thinking about what and how I want to tell you about our experience, I am going ... Read more
enjoysummers
Member Since 2015
1 review
24 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Apart from my poor cabin choice, we really enjoyed our first NCL cruise to Alaska. We enjoyed the MDR, Le Bistro, Cagney's and La Cucina. I wouldn't have been disappointed if I only had to eat in the MDR, though the menu was a bit ... Read more
Sarah6246
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose the NCL Sun as we've done many NCL cruises in the past and like the Freestyle options, especially since it was just two of us on this cruise. We did Alaska because we've never been there and it was Zika free. The Boat: I ... Read more
john and Wendy Crane
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
we booked this cruise in 2015, and looked forward to it for an entire year...we were not disappointed...it was our first time on this cruise line... the ship was very much up to our expectations, and the crew and staff always ... Read more
iamqueenbecca@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We flew to Anchorage and took a bus ($45, not with NCL) to Seward. We got directions to a park a took a walk in Anchorage before getting on the bus, very friendly people. Embarkation in Seward went quickly, but it was raining and the ... Read more
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h20Sprite
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Alaska is the star of any cruise, no matter what happens, and we loved our time on (and off) the Norwegian Sun. WE REALLY LIKED: ROOM: Spacious and clean, with a large balcony. The bed was very comfortable and our room steward ... Read more
htwalker@msn.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our 1st cruise and I celebrated my 70th BD the day we embarked. First let me say that the experience exceeded our expectations. We chose NCL for several reasons ; price, schedule, reputation and the Free Style dining. We found ... Read more
4774Papa
Member Since 2010
17 reviews
10,607 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was for a SEVEN day cruise Alaska, Vancouver and Canadian Rockies We planned our trip around a seven day cruise on the Norwegian Sun from 5-12 September 2016. We left home on 24 August and arrived home on 16 September. The ... Read more
BostonGal35
Member Since 2012
9 reviews
108 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed on the Norwegian Sun to Alaska from September 5th thru 12th. Sailing was one way, Vancouver to Seward. This was our first time on the Sun, our 9th NCL cruise overall (past cruises, all reviewed here on CC, include Star (2x), ... Read more
tillerg
Member Since 2016
1 review
My wife and I just completed a 15-year "bucket list" trip to Alaska. We flew into Fairbanks and planned our own 5-day adventure to Denali (stayed in Healy). Then drove to Anchorage and rode the train to Seward (NCL excursion) ... Read more
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