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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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ano
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
303 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
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

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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
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

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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
Golfnpar
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Our room was wonderful, suite 9202 right under the bridge, so we had a great view. Our butler (Dominic) was fantastic bringing us coffee and hot water every morning promptly at 7am. Couldn't use the coffee maker in our suite because it ... Read more
Ann3335
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our second cruise. Our first was to Alaska on the Pearl. The Pearl seemed to be a little more lively; with more poolside entertainment. The nightly entertainment in the Stardust theater was great. Many people commented on how good ... Read more
Keenan70
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I had been planning this trip for months and after such a positive experience on the Pride of America we could wait to be on another Norwegian cruise. The ship is very old and small. We couldn't get over how small the ... Read more

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mwcsocal
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
135 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our first trip on NCL in fifteen years, the first time being on the old S.S. Norway in 2000. We selected this trip last minute out of San Diego, our hometown, and initially had a family balcony stateroom but upgraded to a full ... Read more
rlt1
Member Since 2010
1 review
219 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I am an elite member on another cruise line and I expected (even though I was told not to by my travel agent) to get the same type of service, dining experience, and ship cleanliness as what I'm use to. I'm sorry to say NCL lacked in all ... Read more
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VEGASGAL
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Lets start with embarkation in San Diego not the most fun, lines that zigzagged thru the whole terminal but check in quick after getting to the desk. The good the cabin size was good and the location was perfect for us. Clean cabin our ... Read more
OTR Thomas
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
I have taken 11 cruises total and NCL SUN was the absolute worst ship I have ever been on. I had a Suite #8077 that was not much bigger than a balcony state room. It was the noisiest most vibrating room from the engines that I have ever ... Read more
danieli1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Pamela (head of housekeeping) was on it! She had our beds separated , a broken door to the mini-bar fixed immediately. One time the toilet didn't flush - panic!, but she had that fixed within 1/2 hr. too. Otherwise the entertainment was ... Read more

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Rainbow Cowboy
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Where do I start: Champagne served to my room no Glasses Cake served to room no plates three people in the room towels robes drinking glasses for two asked room steward for above noted items and was told that was room services ... Read more
ezcome_ezgo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
NCL, compared to the other major cruise lines in Canada and US, is only a budget carrier. Be careful. Here are some things you have to be aware of if you must go with NCL : -never prepaid any of your on-board charges, you are likely to ... Read more
seventhst1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I'm sorry to inform you the consumer of another company that has signed up for the Carnival MC Cruise way of doing business. We started our journey with the Pearl over night from Seattle to Vancouver then changing to the Sun for the ... Read more
skyrail
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was my 2nd cruise with NCL. First time beeing on the Epic. I was really impressed with the overall condition of the ship! After reading some reviews, knowing that this ship is one of the oldest in the fleet...The Sun was very clean, ... Read more
pegbough
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Our first cruise from Vancouver to San Diego overall was very enjoyable. However, we boarded the ship two hours later than expected due to a malfunction of their computer system for check-in while at the terminal. What a nightmare! There ... Read more

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