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Norwegian Sun Cruise Review by rhonda819: Just Back-NCL Sun Feb 2013


rhonda819
2 Reviews
Member Since 2012
10 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 4.0
Service 5.5
Shore Excursions 5.0
Value for Money 5.0

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Just Back-NCL Sun Feb 2013

Sail Date: February 2013
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami

Spent night at Sheraton Miami Airport, hotel was just ok, $200.check other hotels. We got to cruise port & on the ship very quickly. Got to our balcony stateroom, #8065. Waited about 1 hr for luggage. Room was 221+/- sq ft and as on all ships bathroom small. Plenty of room for storage and clothes. Suitcases fit under the bed. Our room stewardess, Sharon,was very nice and quick to make up our room day & night. Tipped her everyday $3.00. She made towel animals every night.

We ate at dining rooms, buffet, food was good, and LeBistro (twice), Brazillian Grill, Teppanyaki. All worth the up-charges.

We enjoyed the pool deck,outdoor cooking, and entertainment. Saw the comedy show, hypnotist, both were good.

1st port: Cartagena, Colombia. We chose the Chiva Party Bus & had a blast.

2nd Aruba: De Palm Island Snorkel, which was the best snorkling, food good, property nice. Kids were all at the water slides. Loved the banaboat ride (free), except the Capt More of the boat broke by $750.00 glasses, so get someone to hold yours for you.

3rd Curacao: Took the discover curacao excursion: First stop was full of history, and unfortunately vendors trying to sell you junk from China, very annoying, but just say NO, Hato Caves were interesting, but very steep stairs to climb, and hot in the caves.

4th port was St. Maarten: got off early & did some shopping then took the Afternoon Beach Bash DON'T TAKE this excursion. It was wall to wall beach lounge chairs 6 rows deep to the water. Waves to big to swim, & you had to walk a ways to the "reserved chairs" and "free" watered down rum punch. Snack bar there for $60.00, 1 burger-fries, 2 chicken wraps & fries, no drinks. Way to expensive.

5th St Thomas: Took the St John Champagne Catamaran Sail & Snorkel: Sail Boat ride was wonderful, snorkeling just OK. Staff was very friendly. All in all had a great time! Looking forward to 2014 Panama Canal cruise with NCL. Less


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Cabin review: Norwegian Sun 8065

Got to our balcony stateroom, #8065. Waited about 1 hr for luggage. Room was 221+/- sq ft and as on all ships bathroom small but adaquate. Plenty of room for storage and clothes. Suitcases fit under the bed. We were close to elevators which was great. Our room stewardess, Sharon,very nice and quick to make up our room day & night. Tipped her everyday $3.00. She made us towel animals every night. Loved our room.

Port and Shore Excursions


Beach Break

(5)
DePalm Island was very nice. Great snorkling, drinks were good, as well as the food. The banana boat ride was a blast. Great time.

City Tour

(5.5)
Took the Chiva Party bus, had a blast.

Distillery Tour

(5)
The Curacao Museum was very interesting.

Museum

(5)
Took the discover curacao excursion: First stop was full of history, and unfortunately vendors trying to sell you junk from China, very annoying, but just say NO, Hato Caves were interesting, but very steep stairs to climb, and hot in the caves. It was all in all a good tour. I would recommend.

Got off the ship early & did some shopping then took the Afternoon Beach Bash DON'T TAKE this excursion. It was wall to wall beach lounge chairs 6 rows deep to the water. Waves to big to swim, & you had to walk a ways to the "reserved chairs" and "free" watered down rum punch. Snack bar: for $60.00, 1 burger-fries, 2 chicken wraps & fries, no drinks. Way to expensive. Not a good time for us. Felt like herded cattle.

Catamaran Tour

(5)
Took the St John Champagne Catamaran Sail & Snorkel: Sail Boat ride was wonderful, snorkeling was great. Staff was very friendly. Plenty of drinks on the ride back, with cheese and crackets and fruit. Wonderful time.

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