Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review by mick3187

Home > Reviews > Member Reviews > Norwegian Sun Cruise Review by mick3187
Norwegian Sun
Norwegian Sun
Member Name: mick3187
Cruise Date: August 2013
Embarkation: Vancouver
Destination: Alaska
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number:
Booking Method:
See More About: Norwegian Sun Cruise Reviews | Alaska Cruise Reviews | NCL Cruise Deals
Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms Not Rated
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 3.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates Not Rated
Write a cruise review!

Show the Lowest Price
Departure Month
Please select at least one vendor.
Avoya Travel
American Discount Cruises
Direct Line Cruises
Sponsored Links:

red arrow

Ship Facts: Norwegian Sun Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Norwegian Sun Deck Plans
Better than expected

OK - we had never been on a cruise and we weren't too sure that cruising suited us. but we wanted to see the Inside Passage.

We chose the Norwegian Sun because the dates suited and because we were attracted to a casual cruise. We weren't interested in dressing up and we weren't interested in fixed meals (potentially trapped with people we really didn't want to spend dinners with). So, I suspect we weren't the average customer?

Anyway, our balcony room was great. A good space, comfortable bed and settee and good facvilities. The balcony chairs aren't great, but they suffice.

The casual approach suited us. Food for breakfast and lunch is fine. The large outdoor space aft is great for casual lunches. WE tried both the large dining rooms and the specialty restaurants. For a few dollars, the specialty restaurants give a better ambiance and service and some interesting meals.

The ship never felt "full" (though it was). You could typically get seats in bars and always in specialty restaurants (except the small Teppanyaki). We checked some of the entertainment, which seemed quite good to us, though we didn't feel that we had to attend every night (the shows are very popular). Staff are friendly and very helpful.

The star is the scenery. The captain did a fantastic job getting us close to towering glaciers and drifting through narrow passages, as orcas lazily cruised below us.

We thought the cruise delivered on its promise and was good value.

Publication Date: 10/05/13
More Norwegian Sun Cruise Reviews

Read the previous Norwegian Sun review Read the next Norwegian Sun review

Like This Review?

Register for a Meet & Mingle!
More Alaska Cruise Reviews
Cruise Critic's Norwegian Sun Review
NCL Cruise Deals
NCL Message Board
Write a cruise review!
About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.