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Norwegian Sun Cruise Review by Red Cobra

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Norwegian Sun
Norwegian Sun
Member Name: Red Cobra
Cruise Date: August 2011
Embarkation: Copenhagen
Destination: Baltic & Northern Europe
Cabin Category: BD
Cabin Number: 9271
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 2.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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The NCL Sun is a great ship for this cruise. We've sailed NCL 5 times and have never been disappointed. One thing - when they refurbished, they didn't put in carpet with the little fish on it that indicated whether you were going forward or aft. I miss those and did get turned around a couple of times. Our only real complaint was having to tender in and then take a 1 hour bus ride to Stockholm, only to find other (larger) cruise ships berthed right downtown. Having to waste time travelling and pay for the bus ride in was totally unnecessary. NCL should change their itinerary to correct this.

We stayed at the Crowne Plaza in Copenhagen. As it turned out, this is the hotel used by NCL for passengers booking accommodation through NCL. It is brand new, very European, and quite comfortable. It is quite a ways out of the town but both the Metro and the train stop 100 metres or so from the back door, so that is not much of a problem. There is also a shopping complex next door (closed when we were there on a Sunday). The distance is only a factor when you are going to the ship. If you booked your accommodation through NCL, it is not a problem as a shuttle is included. For the rest of us, however, it was an expensive taxi ride. We found out after the fact that we could have taken the train to a stop within walking distance of the ship. That is what we used on our return to get to the airport.

We arrived a day early to see Copenhagen. What a pretty town. So many bicycles. Walking down the pedestrian mall (largest in the world) is worth the experience. We had dinner at a restaurant called "Det Lille Apothek" (The Little Chemist). Highly recommended. Make sure you wander down to Nyhavn and enjoy a brew, lunch, sandwich, glass of wine, whatever, outside soaking up the atmosphere.

The ports on the cruise were fabulous. So much to see and do. We were exhausted mentally and physically at times.

We used spB Tours for our shore excursions in Berlin, Tallinn, St Petersburg and Helsinki. Excellent guides in Berlin and Tallinn especially and very good guides in St Petersburg and Helsinki as well. We would not hesitate to recommend them (spB Tours) to anyone. Excellent value for money.


Publication Date: 09/09/11
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