Norwegian Sun - Western Caribbean: Norwegian Sun Cruise Review by Crash
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Norwegian Sun - Western Caribbean
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: New Orleans
After another great night sleep we had a quick breakfast to ensure a quick departure into Santo Tomas. The port looked very uninviting but we went on the horseback adventure at amatique bay. Let me say what a beautiful gem of a place, very nice people and the pool was to die for. They really made the best out a small port. After a great relaxing day we went back to the ship and watched the locals come out and give a royal sendoff. Dinner that evening was provided again by the dining room, refer to my previous statement in regards to quality and selections. The next day started with another quick breakfast and then to a catamaran that took us snorkeling...what a site. Belize snorkeling was unbelievable to say the least. After snorkeling we were transported back to a private island that was heaven I only wish we had longer than an hour to enjoy. Back on the ship we ate dinner at Teppanyaki and it was by far the best meal (taste and atmosphere) we had on a ship ever. Our final day at port was at cozumel and we choose the Offroad jeep and snorkel. BEWARE you are not allowed to go offroad any longer so all this tour included was a horrible snorkel and a lot of pavement driving. My suggestion is rent a jeep and hit all the beaches and dive bars along the way for a great day of seeing the island. Dinner that night was provided by the steakhouse and it was well worth it. No complaints here my lamb was great and the crab cakes were superb.
Our final day at sea was a day that included much sunbathing and some arguing with NCL for a refund for a mislabeled tour. We did get half of the tour refunded but it took some hassling on our part. We were however told that the website is not updated for shore excursions and everyone should be checked when you board the ship. That evening we joined another couple at the pacific heights for dinner (non-pay but reservations required). The dinner was great it was home cooking that we were craving. Overall NCL redeemed themselves from our last horrible trip on the pride of aloha but you are now being forced to eat at the special dining rooms to get a great meal. For having to spend the extra money for something that should be included will turn some people off but it is nice somenights to only eat with a few other people and have some quiet time. I only have one more thing to say about NCL...No I don't want a drink from the bar quit asking me every 2 minutes.
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