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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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BostonGal35
Member Since 2012
9 reviews
72 forum posts
4 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
Crytostasis
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Prior to this cruise I had been on just one other, which I had enjoyed so I was looking forward to a 14 day back-to-back cruise and NCL did not disappoint. I'll start out by saying that I come from New Zealand and NCL markets cruising ... Read more
indyvic
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Beautiful scenery, dirty, filthy glass/plastic in public areas. Brought it to NCL Staff attention, never cleaned in TWO WEEKS. Just horrible. Only place I got good pictures from the ship was from my balcony. Food quality was spotty, ... Read more
clyde2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Went because it was the only ship that Norwegian had available for an extended land tour. The Norwegian Sun turned out to be a smaller ship than we previously sailed on (Norwegian Pearl). Very unstable! Really bad maintenance, very ... Read more
bworks1
Member Since 2008
1 review
9 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The Norwegian Sun northbound sailing from Vancouver to Seward followed the well-worn path to Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway, and thence to sea days in Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier. This was our fourth NCL cruise, and we occupied two ... Read more

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pnest
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We have always wanted to do an Alaska Cruise to see the amazing scenery---however--as we travel all night through the inland passage in British Columbia which we have been through before this was all missed and that was very disappointing. ... Read more
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praspn@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this as we needed a southbound alaska cruise and Sun had competitive price. Sun has been swapping the ports in this summer but noone communicated to us until the check-in. There also it was told as a non-issue. They never admitted ... Read more
TravelinNPlayin
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
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
92 forum posts
13 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
5 helpful votes
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

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GideonS
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
DA to AK
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
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
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
6 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

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57Kroozers
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
14 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
38 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
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
8 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
9 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

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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
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
7 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

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