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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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1,246 Norwegian Sun Cruise Reviews

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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
216 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
1 review
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
0 helpful votes
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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edmac
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Enjoyed the cruise & the staff were just great--food was good not as great as expected, dining rooms were much better than the Buffet--food was hot & service was wonderful. As a first time cruise I found the time on board a little ... Read more
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Sandal23
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Had a wonderful time on our first ever Cruise to Alaska! I traveled with my elderly Mother and everyone was so helpful and attentive, embarking onto the ship was a breeze as my Mom used a walker and we were wisked through the long line ... Read more
gailbryan88@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our first time on a cruise of any kind and it was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. We did a 5 week holiday around Canada and decided to book the cruise to Alaska too. To get on board there were queues getting to the ... Read more
floss
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
163 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We are 60 and 58 and coming from the Caribbean we did had some concern for the weather .Overall this was a very good trip. Getting on board was a fairly quick without much delay. We had an ocean view room on the 6th floor , a little ... Read more
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MikefromTotowa
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I (59 & 61 yrs. old) have sailed on many NCL ships. The Breakaway, Getaway, Star, Jade, Dawn; to name a few. The crew of the SUN was excellent, from the room steward; (Raul); to the Cruise Director (Paul). We had no problem ... Read more

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Bobbie723
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I really enjoyed this vacation. I felt the service on board was excellent. The ship while smaller than others was actually just the right size. Finding places was easier, crew member called you by your first name. The ... Read more
lisaled60
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Overall it was a great trip. Boarding was a pain - took a few hours but after that getting on and off was a breeze. Staff throughout were amazing! Loved the daily newsletter. It was full of info and a great resource. We had an inside room ... Read more
Frankie J
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Firstly, may I say that my wife and I really enjoyed our recent cruise on this vessel as the entertainment was excellent, the range of activities first class and the cabins were clean and comfortable. Also, the range and quality of the ... Read more
darstamp@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Had a wonderful cruise to Alaska on the Norwegian Sun. Two days of rain, the rest sunshine and blue skies all the way. The highlight was our trip to Glacier Bay. Everyone should go. The Sun is a lovely ship, just the right size, not too ... Read more
First NCL Cruise
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Norwegian Cruise Lines know how to treat their guests! The rooms are very well laid out, making excellent use of the little space available on ships. The bed was two single beds pushed together, which left a canyon between us, but they ... Read more

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