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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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1,314 Norwegian Sun Cruise Reviews

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c130king
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our third cruise on NCL and our seventh overall. We are both early 50's. I think this was our best cruise ever. Everything was really nice. Flew in to Vancouver the morning of the cruise and had an NCL bus transfer to the ... Read more
Happy_2_B
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our first cruise. We chose NCL because of the freestyle option. Our lifestyle is very relaxed- we don't like to dress up for anything- we don't like assigned seats- and we could care less about sitting at the Captain's table. We ... Read more
gypsy78
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We were given a "free" cruise and had always wanted to see Alaska. The cabin was very nice. The steward was barely adequate. The ship was comfortable with lots of options for things to do and see. The shows we saw were ... Read more
Airace72
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed June 2016
The date we could travel led us to schedule a trip that the NCL Sun was the cruise ship involved. I read reviews before we traveled, some were good and some not. The less than pleasing reviews mentioned a smell of sewage sometimes. ... Read more
Roger_le_Frog
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our second cruise to Alaska, this time from North to south with a visit to Denali National park before. Check in at Anchorage airport train station was fast and uneventful. Cabin (BX) was as expected, not cramped, good view ... Read more

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kimannt18
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I was traveling with a friend, we did a 5 day land tour prior to our cruise. We had the cruise line book our air, which the initial flight we had (6:30 a.m. departure - Delta) got cancelled and we were never notified. They arbitrarily ... Read more
pat_108@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I have traveled extensively, but this was my FIRST CRUISE. Norwegian Sun EXCEEDED my low expectations. Overall, our experience was a very good one. We could have complained that our luggage arrived at the room separately, the AC didn't ... Read more
carolina29212
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Choose Norwegian Sun due to low pricing for Alaska cruise...you get what you pay for! The entire ship smelled like sewage for the entire cruise which distracted from our vacation for sure! Variety shows/comedians were entertaining ... Read more
balaczar
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We booked the 12 day Denali Rail explorer. The cruise part of our trip was great. We picked up the ship in Vancouver and disembarked in Seward Alaska. The ship was small but offered up everything you would need. Nightly entertainment was ... Read more
nittany04
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My wife and I are both senior citizens although both are active for our age. This was my first cruise and my wife's second. Throughout the cruise to Alaska, every employee on the ship proved to be friendly and helpful. The young man who ... Read more

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bjalan68@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We chose Norweigan as we had been assured it was the best one to cruise the inside passage to Alaska. This was our first with them but our 5th cruise. The ship itself was clean & average. Our cabin was fine but a couple of minor ... Read more
LynneA
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Being our first ocean cruise we didn't know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised. Airports could learn a thing or two about embarkation/disembarkation as they were extremely quick and efficient in their process. We were on ... Read more
Marc paul
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Over all this was on excellent cruise. The only reason why I am rating the cruise as 3 stars is due to the over maintenance of the ship. Being that it is an older ship (built in 2002) and has gone though renovation some years back, this ... Read more
tngonecruisin
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We just returned from an Inside Passage cruise on the Sun. Of course the ports and scenery were the highlights of this trip. However the cruising aspect was good too. We had 3 adults staying in a mini-suite. The bed and especially the ... Read more
sarmay
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We just returned from a 7-day cruise through the inner passage of Alaska (round trip from Vancouver) on the Norwegian Sun, and we had a lovely time. We shared a family interior cabin on the 9th floor with me, my husband, my 11-year-old ... Read more

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lobolady
Member Since 2008
1 review
104 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
We chose this cruise date because of other obligations and the ports. Embarkation was a breeze. Vancouver gets my vote for best cruise port. We were through in 5 minutes. Debarking was equally smooth with plenty of cabs. We didn't ... Read more
benedicta
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
My 1st experience cruise with NCL to Alaska from Vancouver 7 days with my family in May 2016. I guess its gonna be the first and the last. CHECK IN: It was extremely crowded and a little bit messy and the lady who served us is very ... Read more
CRBrock
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
I have just returned from a 7 night Alaska Inside Passage cruise (May 16 – May 23, 2016) on the Norwegian Sun. Alaska is so incredibly beautiful and awesome that you must see it to fully grasp the majesty of it. However, if ... Read more
rbazor
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I loved the service aboard the Sun, as always the Filipino staff was amazing. The entertainment was good and the staff in the Splash Academy was wonderful to my two girls. I really enjoyed the quality of the food as I have on all NCL ... Read more
Lane vacation
Member Since 2016
1 review
35 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
This was an amazing cruise, the places were fantastic the scenery was the best I have seen .....the places they went to ... Juneau , Ketchikan, skagway and the glaciers were fantastic and being able to lie in bed and watch the mountains ... Read more

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paperclips
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
58 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Embarkation My timing was perfect to miss most of the crowd getting on the ship. I was on the ship my noon in time for lunch. Somehow I missed the porters so I took my own suitcase on. Had to drag it around with me as our rooms ... Read more
mistertoaster
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
87 forum posts
4 helpful votes
A brief background on this cruise is in order before commencing the review. The NCL Sun was originally scheduled for a two week drydock in San Francisco. For reasons known only to NCL, that drydock was shortened to one week. This led to ... Read more
susiesailedaway
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Travel for relaxation was the main reason for this particular cruise. MISSON ACCOMPLISHED! The ship is smallish and very easy to navigate. We had a balcony room on the 10 deck which was perfect. Large enough for 2 people to easily ... Read more
2nd half traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Last month The Amazing Ms D. and I took a three week cruise on the Norwegian Sun from Valparaíso Chile to San Francisco. While we have taken several cruise this was by far the longest cruise we have ever taken. There were many good ... Read more
dreamlife
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Santiago (Valparaiso) to San Francisco on the NCL Sun We chose this cruise because it left and arrived at 2 cities of which we are very fond. We had planned a day flight north over the Andes but it was the wrong time of the year, dry ... Read more

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