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firegal2539
Member Since 2013
10 reviews
1,051 forum post
3 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
661 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
4 helpful votes
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
79 forum posts
5 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
4 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
10,851 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
10 reviews
239 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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Crytostasis
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
9 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
10 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
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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Sfcpvc61
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
Ship: excellent condition, not too big, not too small. Cabin: Balcony suite very clean and in great condition. Dining: Very good food in all of the restaurants. The Premium restos came with extra great table service and the food ... Read more
praspn@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
7 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
14 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
6 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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