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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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1,324 Norwegian Sun Cruise Reviews

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benedicta
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 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
21 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
36 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
paperclips
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
61 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

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mistertoaster
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
88 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
10 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
5 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
Rickpt
Member Since 2014
1 review
31 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
NCL food was good, rarely great. I am a bit of a health nut, and I always found enough healthy, tasty food. Bar service great. Classical & piano music excellent (Amber Strings & Gregg ). The crew was nice, helpful, & friendly. ... Read more

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Molly2010
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
11 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary( the Western side of South America). The itinerary was great and generally the ports did not dissappoint Us at all. Our stateroom( midship with a veranda) was also very nice, decent size ... Read more
paulabr
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
297 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We liked the ports and also we sailed into San Francisco. It was close to home and didn't have to fly but only one way. We flew into Santiago the day Of the cruise, didn't have to one of a wait to board. Never will we do this again, ... Read more
Sonora5
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
546 forum posts
18 helpful votes
We sailed from Valparaiso Chile to San Francisco on the NCL Sun. Longest cruise so far for us at 20 days. We flew into Santiago a day early, and enjoyed an escooter tour and a fabulous dinner at Borago (one of the World's top 50 ... Read more
EdBear
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We had done the BA to Valparaiso run a few years ago and wanted to finish this off. We and 12 other couples/friends joined the ship, and everyone had a great time with a couple of exceptions. Given a trip of this length, there are ... Read more
Aturnee
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
100 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This cruise was booked two years ago and it exceeded my expectations. I had not sailed on the Sun since 2006 and was glad to find she had aged better than I. I do not need water slides and planks over the sea...the Sun's pool deck is ... Read more

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kamaoleman
Member Since 2007
1 review
3 forum posts
13 helpful votes
As Platinum members we are suppose to receive benefits that are posted to the web site. When I spoke to Juan in Latitudes he was rude, unreasonable and wanted to argue with me. The issue revolves around the wine and strawberries for ... Read more
marybor
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
200 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I had never been to South America and the whole programme excited me, so away I went. I flew via Germany from Ireland and landed in Buenos Aires in the morning. A car was waiting for me and took me to my hotel for the night. Due to it ... Read more
keep on truckin
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We chose this repositioning cruise because it disembarked in San Francisco which is close to home; we were a day late arriving in Buenos Aires because of a weather delay in Atlanta which caused us to miss our flight; so our site seeing in ... Read more
LadyDragon
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
40th birthday mega-trip. I have been lucky enough to live on 4 continents and travel everywhere I originally wanted to see. So in considering my 40th birthday, I wanted a new destination - South America... and a new experience - a proper ... Read more
casofilia
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2,281 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Background information. We like longer cruises, especially repositioning ones as you get to see so many different ports. Also it means that the demography of the cruisers is to our liking. We are both retired and determined to make the ... Read more

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LadyDi13
Member Since 2015
1 review
30 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise as there was no single supplement for solo travellers, if the 34-day cruise was book as a 14-day cruise and a 20-day cruise, and the itinerary was very interesting. I booked directly with an NCL agent. As soon as ... Read more
texascruisers1
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Cruise Critique The Norwegian Sun is old and needs a complete gut job, not just a new carpet and nine days in dry dock. The sofa bed in the stateroom is hard as a park bench and needs replacing. All mattresses need replacing and so ... Read more
calm12
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
I was originally booked to go all the way to San Francisco (34 days) on this cruise, but I got off in Los Angeles. Four men from New Orleans who had worked on the ship's life boats and tenders for three weeks helped me off the ship. Then a ... Read more
garytansley
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
37 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We had a fantastic time on our 32 night cruise from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles (sadly we had to get off 2 days early). Yes, there were a few problems, but overall we had a good time. I sometimes find that reading reviews on here can be ... Read more
duderest
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 helpful votes
OK. i chose this cruise because I am single and I got the same room with no single supplement for 34 days straight. Also because I had decided to visit South America for the first time. I enjoyed exploring Buenos Aires for 4 days before ... Read more

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