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66 Norwegian San Francisco Cruise Reviews
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sbachleda
Member Since 2014
7 reviews
We chose this cruise because we have never been to Alaska and this cruise offered additional stops in British Columbia at Prince Ruprt and Nanaimo. There were 8 ports of call so we knew we would have the opportunity to see a lot. We ... Read more
stpats52
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for the opportunity to see San Francisco and Vancouver with extra days of travel at both ends of an Alaskan cruise and were not disappointed. The Sun is a beautiful yet small ship with a great crew and staff. As ... Read more
Traveler7276
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Alaska was a lifelong dream. The ports were good; weather unpredictable (it was, after all, Alaska in May). Icy Strait Point was our favorite! Not touristy and saw dozens of whales. We loved Skagway and Sitka. Our ship was another ... Read more
pspindler
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
The NCL Sun is fighting the aging of the seas quite well. Public areas are kept up to high standards, though some might consider them dated. Cabins, quite the opposite. The dating shows, and only major remodeling will fix some of the ... Read more
blitzo
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Had been to Alaska before (Princess) and wanted to go again. Booked this cruise on Norwegian because it was longer then Princess and less expensive. Now I know why its less expensive, because you get less. It starts with boarding in San ... Read more
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Cpt Skip01
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was a 14 day NCL cruise to Alaska. The Norwegian Sun is one of the smallest NCL ships and I really enjoyed not being so overwhelmed by crowds both on and off the ship. The Sun visited several ports I'd not visited on my two previous ... Read more
jduncan23
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We joined the ship at San Francisco for the Alaska cruise and in spite of having an arrival at the pier time we had to queue for about forty five minutes outside the terminal. Being a hot day I was not too happy about this. Once inside the ... Read more
paperclips
Member Since 2008
9 reviews
68 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Embarkation My timing was perfect to miss most of the crowd getting on the ship. I was on the ship my noon in time for lunch. Somehow I missed the porters so I took my own suitcase on. Had to drag it around with me as our rooms ... Read more
mistertoaster
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
102 forum posts
6 helpful votes
A brief background on this cruise is in order before commencing the review. The NCL Sun was originally scheduled for a two week drydock in San Francisco. For reasons known only to NCL, that drydock was shortened to one week. This led to ... Read more
morrisretired
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
157 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Flew to San Francisco 2 days before our scheduled cruise departure, to see the sights around the area. Wanted to be there because too many things can go wrong flying in the same day as the cruise. This way we are rested rested and ready ... Read more
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Berlin72
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We had two balcony cabins for the PoA cruise in March 2016 to bring her from dry dock in San Francisco back to Honolulu for her usual year-round island hopping. Departure was delayed by one day as the bad weather in SFO impacted some of ... Read more
Sabrena619
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We took the cruise out of San Francisco where the ship had been in dry dock for 5 weeks. We expected everything to be refreshed and new. Unfortunately, the dry dock repairs were not completed. This created a one-day delay in the sail ... Read more
punkincc
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
5,271 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our second time on the POA as Hawaii is a favorite destination for us. It offers the best itinerary and is the most relaxing way to see all the islands, offering overnights in Maui and Kauai, two ports on Hawaii, and an hours ... Read more
hangten10
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
19 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Have taken this cruise 3 times now. Usually from HNL to HNL. Last time from San Francisco as POA was in dry dock for refurbishment. Gave us 5 sea days which I badly needed. (4 with a small delay because rain hampered NCL from finishing ... Read more
lgsyst
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2015
Overall this was a great cruise. This was our second cruise on the Pearl and our 8th cruise with NCL. The itinerary was great with the canal being the highlight and Columbia being a close second. All the crew were outstanding. The ... Read more
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annelies_bates
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We have cruised Norwegian Sun, Pearl and Getaway. On the Pearl, we started our cruise in Vancouver. Embarking went very quickly and efficiently. The Pearl was a great ship with friendly, helpful people. The food was tasty and hot. ... Read more
dmhbadger
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2015
This was our first cruise on NCL and we were totally delighted. The cabin steward spoke with us by name from our first meeting, always smiling & happy, our room was kept discreetly tidy, and the towel animals were always fun to see ... Read more
Gristank
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
This was our 4th cruise with NCL. We boarded in Vancouver and spent a wonderful 21 days with the Pearl and her staff. The ship was clean. The public areas were well tended and the public bathrooms were always clean and in good working ... Read more
cruiselovincouple
Member Since 2007
1 review
462 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2011
Day 1 (Embarkation) Well, we took a chance for the first time in 5 cruises and decided to fly into San Francisco on the same day as embarkation due to financial constraints and DH's inflexible job. We've never done it before and despite ... Read more
sailor925
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
2 forum posts
Norwegian Sun Repositioning Cruise November, 2009 November 1 & 2, 2009 We stayed at the Radisson at Fisherman's Wharf. Small rooms but clean and strategically placed near the Wharf and only ½ mile from Pier 35 where the ... Read more
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sforwt
Member Since 2009
1 review
8 forum posts
We chose this cruise since it departed from San Francisco and would save us airfare to Los Angeles or San Diego. We arrived at Pier 35 and found the embarkation process to be quick and efficient. After boarding the ship we waited in ... Read more
arubacassie
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
242 forum posts
Sailed October 2009
Just got back from the Sun on Mexican Rivera cruise for 11 days. We usually get a suite when cruising. This was our 8 th. cruise with NCL. Butler was Roel and Concierge was Karin. Both were excellent! Though we only used Karin for booking ... Read more
cameronparkcruiser
Member Since 2009
1 review
Sailed October 2009
My wife and I have only been on one other cruise, and that was with Royal Caribbean and that was also to Mexico. After reading many negative reviews on the Sun, I can only guess that most of those negatives are from nit-pickers. Not to say ... Read more
SanFrancisotraveler
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
Norwegian Sun cruise 12-23 Oct 2009 Mexico Riviera round trip from San Francisco. Mini-Suite Class AE Cabin 1213 11th Deck Background We travel a lot but this is only our 3rd cruise. The others cruises were the Queen Elizabeth 2 ... Read more
GogoSF
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
30 forum posts
This was only our second cruise, the first was about 8 years ago on the Celebrity Horizon, a much older ship (so old that it didn't have balconies)! That cruise was a 7-night Western Caribbean with family, and although we had a great time ... Read more
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