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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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LongJohn64
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Embarkation was an absolute FIASCO! People were directed into the wrong lines to pay a fee for entry into Argentina. We were not told in advance that there would be a fee of $160/person on top of the fares and fees we had already paid! ... Read more
BirdStalker
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We departed from San Diego and hit two Mexican ports, Guatemala and Costa Rica before reaching Peru. It was Early November, hot and humid but since we are avid birdwatchers we managed to pull in a few lifebirds (birds we had never seen ... Read more
Newleno
Member Since 2011
1 review
130 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We took a re-positioning cruise from San Diego CA to Santiago (Valparaiso) Chili. We purchased a good deal for a balcony room. We visited ports in Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru and Chili. This was our first cruise (over 20) where ... Read more
OregonSolo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my 3rd NCL cruise and my least favorite ship. There were 5 in our group sharing the rear facing suite and the adjoining stateroom next door. This was an older, much smaller ship and the rooms are much smaller comparatively. The ... Read more
rosachou
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
1. To embark we had to wait in line for more than 2 hours even when we arrived at the pre-registered time. We had to wait from 1:30 pm to almost 4 pm to board the ship. 2. Again we had to wait for 1 hour at disembarkation. We were ... Read more

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travelerpair
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
156 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
The ship was clean and well maintained with nice public space. The pool was lively with food and choice of bars for sun lovers and foodies. The MDR was attractive and we enjoyed only 1 lunch there as we had the dinning package. The service ... Read more
twochins
Member Since 2007
1 review
35 forum posts
0 helpful votes
2nd cruise on Norwegian, previous one in 2012, found they had developed even more ways to take your $'s than before. If you'd succumbed to some of their newest $ grabs. Raffles, higher gratuities etc. you could easily go over your ... Read more
brer111
Member Since 2011
1 review
151 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We love NCL and enjoyed our cruise but I did notice some issues I normally do not see with NCL. I do not know if this is due to the change of the CEO and I know this ship will go to dry dock in the spring. I felt the service was off and ... Read more
robov
Member Since 2009
1 review
141 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our first time cruising with NCL having sailed only with Princess on prior cruises. We went with no expectations and tried "not" to compare the Sun to the three Princess ships we had sailed but did find ourselves ... Read more
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SartorialSaylor
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We knew, going in, that Norwegian’s FOOD was rated as sub par in the Cruise industry. However, we got to experience it first hand. Luke Warm Coffee & entrees & room temperature salads. How can ya mess up traditional ... Read more

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kathyrob
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Our main complaint was the food. The menu has been the same on the last three cruises except for the lack of lobster in the main dining rooms. We were on a specialty dining plan and only tried the lobster once and found it to be ... Read more
Jerry111
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just returned from another cruise to Mexico on the Norwegian Sun. Overall the experience was good considering we have been on this ship 3 times and to all the ports except Manzanillo. (We originally signed up for this cruise in part ... Read more
bnsjacobs
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
As a world traveler with over 30 cruises and almost 100 countries we consider this our very worst cruise and cruise line ever! The food in the buffet was absolutely inedible. The Seven Seas Dining was only slightly better with lunches at ... Read more
ano
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
292 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We just got back from our cruise on the Norwegian Sun to the 11-day Mexican Riviera and I wanted to write a review, not so much of every detail of this cruise, but more as a comparison on how this Norwegian cruise compares with similar ... Read more
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huggiebears
Member Since 2007
1 review
70 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
The food was not as good as it used to be. We went to an afternoon tea and it was self service and paper cups. A little tacky. They added a $7.95 charge for room service per time. The entertainment was weak. There was a comedian a ... Read more

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snbjacobs
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
NOTE: Our cruise was a 11 day Mexican Riviera Cruise, not the 28 day Mexican Riviera-South America as showen above (Oct. 24 to Nov. 4). This was our 36th cruise so we know whereof we speak of. The ship was quite lovely and was in good ... Read more
Kyle Henely
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
You get what you pay for. All they want to do is sell you crap. Everything is a la carte. A glass of wine is almost ten dollars unless you buy the drink package. The average age of people on board was almost 60. So if you're young and want ... Read more
ron122739
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
NEGATIVES (1) Embarkation: Almost a three hour wait in line with a 1000+ other passengers crammed tightly together waiting to register was the worst possible scenario for beginning a vacation. (2) Disembarkation: The only elevators ... Read more
nuts4cruzin
Member Since 2006
1 review
64 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Starting with the departure from San Diego, it was a two hour long wait in a hot line before we were checked in and started walking towards the ship. I found the ship to be old and unexciting. Our cabin was on deck ten we were awaken every ... Read more
Mike D.
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The NCL Sun is scheduled for a refurbishment in May 2016. Some parts are showing their heavy usage. The floor in the Sports Bar (a great place to bring the buffet food and eat in relative peace) is worn, scarred and haggard for example. ... Read more

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harborbb1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Review Norwegian Sun 11 day Mexico Cruise- Debarking San Diego, CA October 24, 2015 We have sailed on Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian, Holland America, Celebrity and Princess. This will be our fifth on Norwegian and 86th cruise ... Read more
Thedesertrat
Member Since 2012
1 review
179 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
The cruise on the NCL Sun was fantastic. The smaller ship allow more relaxation and the ability to enjoy all the ship has to offer. The food in the buffet and main dining room was excellent. We also enjoyed the Le Bistro so much we ... Read more
Frozen Alaskan
Member Since 2011
1 review
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
The not so good was the food. It was not bad but what you have at home is better. Not what we were expecting. There was plenty of food but a lot of it was very basic and the desserts was sub-par. The staff was great in all departments, ... Read more
krfsu93
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Lets start w San Diego port. Small but nice. Luggage drop off was easy. Quick checkin but Agent forgot to give up boarding number, was suppose to be first on, but was not. Ship food has not changed in 8 yrs. Same menu in main ... Read more
nealmatzkin
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ship is OK about 15 years old but holding up well. A lot of stress on hand sanitation which is good. Staff is very attentive unable to solve specific problems. My wife is on a low salt diet and there is really no one to help you. ... Read more

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