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Norwegian Sun Cruise Review by dforge715: NCL Sun (south bound voyage)


dforge715
1 Review
Member Since 2013
1 Post

Member Rating

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

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NCL Sun (south bound voyage)

Sail Date: May 2013
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Whittier

We booked the Denali Explorer (11 days). Got home last night 6/3/2013.

The front end land package was exhausting, we were up & running to the bus to hit the road every morning before 8 am. Bussed ANC to Talkeentna, train to Denali at the start-- couple of days there, then bussed to Whittier to the dock. Beautiful!

Denali Bluffs hotel sucked big time, rooms are tiny, dirty, food is repulsive. Premier Tours was mediocre at best. Cruise was fabulous, really great job by NCL. We booked a port balcony on return & view was spectacular.

Lessons learned: don't book land pkgs thru NCL, save a bunch & do it yourself. that's about 35-40% more plain & simple. You won't miss the ship if you book independently despite claims to the contrary.

Avoid shopping at stores on shore that are advertised by NCL, it's a series of kickbacks. Shop the locals who are independent of NCL.

Aside from the irregularities discussed, enjoyable once More we got on board, kudos to the crew, chefs, etc. Less

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Cabin review: Norwegian Sun Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony Pool Deck 10 deck

Great cabin, roomy, clean. Pillows hard sponge rubber

Port and Shore Excursions


Tribal Dance Show

(5)

Native story tellers & dancing made the show!


Mendenhall Glacier

Breathtaking view of glacier, nice walking opportunity, photo shots


Saxman Native Village

(5)

The Totem Village was intriguing, got to visit with native carvers, very interestin

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