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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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1,258 Norwegian Sun Cruise Reviews

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clarka
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
135 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had been on 2 previous cruises with Celebrity & loved the gourmet food but hated the entertainment & onboard activities. Celebrity had no availability on our dates so we thought we'd try NCL. Embarkation in B.A. & ... Read more
herdingdogmom
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
1,421 forum post
6 helpful votes
We booked this cruise as soon as it became available and received many good tips on CC about which direction (Westbound) and side of the ship (Starboard) were optimal. We were in a Mini suite on deck 11 and were kind of concerned about ... Read more
Mary Seas
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
36 forum posts
4 helpful votes
After many years of HAL and Celebrity, we chose this Buenos Aires to Valparaiso NCL cruise as it had a special Easter Island post cruise. NCL 19 day package on the NCL SUN . The SUN does a 14 day cycle between Buenos Aires and ... Read more
pkyi
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Itinerary: This cruise was a South America cruise which embarked in Valparaiso Chile and terminated in Buenos Aires Argentina. The ship went along the west coast of south america (Punta Monte, Puerto Chacabuco, and Punta Arenas), through ... Read more
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peterredei
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We received good service on an old ship that needs refurbishing. There are visible signs of ageing, some rust, dirty carpets, old and simple furniture. This ship lacks the elegance I saw on other cruises. The room service was ... Read more

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rwcorne
Member Since 2012
1 review
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Good: The Sun's layout - we never felt cramped The Itinerary - Falklands and Ushuaia were our highlights Fast Embarkation for late arrival (4:00pm) and easy disembarkation 7-Seas Main Dining - The setting and ... Read more
Wendy Henri
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We arranged for a one night pre-stay, with transfer to the ship, at the Santiago Sheraton. They upgraded us to the Cristobal, so we had a posh room with bath robes. From our elite breakfast room, we had our first view of the Andes ... Read more
chaywest
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
41 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Embarkation wasn't the quickest, but OK. Cabin was very clean and had plenty of storage, didn't like the shower curtain it had a habit of sticking to you. Had a balcony cabin and the chairs were not comfortable to sit for any length ... Read more
gluten_free
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Our family loves to travel, but recently several members were diagnosed with Celiac Disease. We quickly discovered that eating out, let alone vacationing internationally, posed what seemed to be an insurmountable problem. After a great ... Read more
MelanieW
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Being excited about my first cruise, I don't know if the embarkment process was short/average/long. Didn't seem long to me. I was one of those people who thought 'I can't be cooped up with that many people', especially for 14 days. But ... Read more

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Jackie1620
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The cruise ship staff and the cruise ship line were completely out of touch with the passengers wanted and expected. It strarted from the monent with got on board. Our previous cruises we have made a point of leaving gratuities the ... Read more
erin1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Food was great with tons of variety. We got tired of going to the 'trough' after a few days so went to the two different sit down complimentary restaurants so that provided a much needed break. Never had any issues with the quality and ... Read more
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Vic McCown
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Having been on many cruises, this was the worst. The ship was in bad condition from one end to the other. Being a latitudes member, one of the so called perks is bed turn down and a chocolate. The ship ran out of chocolates on the ... Read more
jmmabq
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our cruise to South America on the Norwegian Sun. We took the relocation cruise from San Diego around the tip of South America to Buenos Aires. The relocation was wonderful - crossing the equator and visiting Peru. This ... Read more
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

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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
travelerpair
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
156 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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

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twochins
Member Since 2007
1 review
37 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
1 helpful vote
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
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

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