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paperclips
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
65 forum posts
4 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
9 reviews
89 forum posts
5 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
8 reviews
126 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
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
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punkincc
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
4,847 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
2 reviews
17 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
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
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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
sforwt
Member Since 2009
1 review
6 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
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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
tylerkirkkelly
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
This is a review of a cruise on NCL's Norwegian Sun, San Francisco to the Mexican Riviera and return to San Francisco, 12-23 October 2009. We booked the cheapest inside cabin, which cost slightly less then $750 per person, including port ... Read more
kevloe
Member Since 2008
1 review
71 forum posts
We were on the Oct. 1-12, sailing of the Sun. The trip was our first time with NCL. We've sailed with Princess and Carnival before. We sailed out of San Francisco, which is a 35-minute drive from our home. That part was wonderful. Plus, it ... Read more
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cruisdog
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
287 forum posts
Day One My DW and I live in San Francisco, so it was a breeze to get to the Norwegian Sun, docked at Pier 35. We left the house at 10:45 and were dropped off by 11:30, very heavy traffic on King Street because it was the final home game of ... Read more
Nancyquilts
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
6,636 forum posts
Perhaps in each review we should state our biases and backgrounds first. We are older, and have taken over 50 cruises, only one of which was on NCL. The cruise lines we use most are Princess, HAL, X, and RCCL. We preferred traditional ... Read more
Down-Unders
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
1,318 forum post
Sailed September 2009
We arrived in San Francisco and stayed one night at the Hyatt Regency, Embarcadero. Hotel is in a great location beside the ferry building,friendly staff and a great view of the bay bridge from our room. We arrived at the pier at 1PM, ... Read more
BMWE90
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
WHO WE ARE An interracial couple from San Francisco (yes, the actual City, not just Bay Area residents). 29 year old female, 42 year old male. GOOD SHOWS: Professional standards when it comes to the dance performances, the ... Read more
Cruise Raider
Member Since 2006
17 reviews
5,290 forum posts
Sailed September 2009
We are a couple in our late forties and mid fifties that enjoy cruising immensely. We usually pick itineraries not attractive to having lots of children on-board -- in other words, when school is in session and longer than a week. We ... Read more
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