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Norwegian Sun Cruise Review by SPFisnew2cruising: Rocky Seas, But Will Go With Round Two


SPFisnew2cruising
1 Review
Member Since 2012
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Member Rating

Cabin 4.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 4.0
Enrichment Activities Not Rated
Entertainment Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates 4.0
Service 4.0
Shore Excursions 3.0
Value for Money 4.0

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Rocky Seas, But Will Go With Round Two

Sail Date: March 2012
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Other

We were super excited for our first cruise as a family and we weren't too sure what to expect. Embarkation was a breeze. We had time to spare before we had access to our room, so we got aquainted with the ship and had some lunch.
Our room was a mini suite, which surprisingly enough we didn't feel cramped. There was a lot of storage for all of our luggage and to put our clothes away. The only one complaint for our room is that the bed (futon type thing) my children slept on was very hard. They put foam on it, but it's not enough.

Our first full day at Sea, the water got extremely rough and landed all of us on our back, or hugging the toilet bowl. Our excursions suffered a little from the weather, however we were thankful we booked with NCL because they offered us a refund, or credit to our account. Having booked privately, we would have been out of luck.

We didn't care for the buffet dining rooms. It was hard to find a seat and seemed a little crazy. We More opted for the dining room, which was always nice and we never had to wait for a seat. The service was exceptional and the food was very good.

Unfortunately we missed out on some of the shows, well most of them actually. We did however get to see the Talent Show put on by staff. My suggestion is to go see it. The show called "fountains" can't be missed.

The private island in Bahamas was a very nice way to end our vacation. It was beautiful, peaceful and a happy place to be. After being sea sick for most of the trip, we have decided we will do round two and we are already thinking about trying it again. Apparently it was a fluke and the weather is usually calm.

No problems at all with Norwegian Sun. Less


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Cabin review: Norwegian Sun 1014

I have heard that the higher you are, the more bumps you feel. I'm not sure if that is true, but being on deck 11, we felt everything. The room was clean, had a ton of storage space for luggage and clothes. A small fridge which is stocked with expensive things.. however we moved them aside and put our own water, in it. The Bathtub is very tall. Anyone who has arthritis, or poor range of motion, opt out of the tub!

Port and Shore Excursions


We were supposed to go to the Mayan Ruins, however water was very rough, so we cancelled. We ended up walking around in the shopping district right at the port. Be prepared! The shop owners are very pushy. Also, note prices. One thing might be cheaper two doors down!
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Dolphin Encounter

(4)
We were a little disappointed that our whole excursion didn't happen. We chose the dolphin encounter with the sting rays. Unfortunately due to being late, and the weather, the sting ray encounter was cancelled. NCL was very good about it and credited us back that portion of our prepaid excursion. The dolphins were very cute and we loved every minute of it.

Not much to do here but relax. They have a great lunch spread put on. Food, drink and lounge chairs await you!

Dunn's River Falls

(4)
Once in a life time kind of excursion for us. It was something we have never done and we all enjoyed it. Our Falls guide, Phillip was awesome. He made sure everyone was safe. However my complaint is that the little shacks that you have to walk through in order to get to the parking lot.. be prepared to spend money. NOTHING IS FREE, however they make it seem like they are being nice and offering you a gift. They are good scammers!

Island Tour

(2)
Unfortunately our site seeing tour didn't quite happen. There was a communication error somewhere along the line and all that happened was that we got to stay on their van as they transported people to their destinations. We did however get to see some houses, a school and the jungle. It was very enlightening, just disappointing

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