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Norwegian Sun Cruise Review by cosalamx

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Norwegian Sun
Norwegian Sun
Member Name: cosalamx
Cruise Date: December 2008
Embarkation: Buenos Aires
Destination: South America & Antarctica
Cabin Category: B2
Cabin Number: 9258
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 1.0
Service 2.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 4.0
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A disappointing experience
The problems started with embarkation and almost three hours of standing in line in a very warm building. There were only five check-in positions for about 1,000 cabins. Any competent person could have quickly calculated that it would take too long to process the passengers and would have at least arranged for chairs and a number system, as well as provide cool drinks.

The buffet was a complete zoo for the entire cruise. There were insufficient tables and chairs inside and it was too cool to eat outside for most of the days on the cruise. There were no trays in the buffet, so it was necessary to make a separate trip to get a cup of coffee or juice, and, if you left the table, someone else would sit there. Cards on the table to indicate "occupied" would have been helpful.

The service in the dining rooms was mediocre. It often took over 20 minutes to get a pot of tea after dinner.

The hours of the dining rooms could have been extended to accommodate the need for more inside dining space.

The first day of tenders, we waited over an hour to get on a tender to leave the ship. It was as if we were being punished for not booking an NCL shore excursion. The tender service seemed to improve after that day, or perhaps it was only because we lined up for tender tickets 30 minutes before they started handing them out.

The specialty restaurants were overpriced for the food and service provided.

Generally, there was no feeling of being pampered, and there seemed to be no attempts made to solve problems.


Publication Date: 12/28/08
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