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Another one bites the dust?
"Alas, two days before arriving in Lisbon the ship ran out of Rose wine other than undrinkable ‘Zinfandel’ as Norwegian had clearly under ordered when they stocked up when previously visiting Lisbon (seemingly their main embarkation port) and there were no quality wine replacements even on the FAS Plus package.In the evenings as part of our Suite/free at Sea Plus package we ate in Cagney’s (twice) and the food was generally very good, The Bistro (once) where the food was dire and where I was presented with the most dried out Dover sole I have ever seen and my wife couldn’t cut her duck...."Read More
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Another one bites the dust?

Review for Norwegian Sun to Europe - British Isles & Western

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bobfrom jersey
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We booked this cruise to the Canaries/Spain/Gibraltar and Madeira relatively last minute and paid the extra to get a Penthouse Suite at the front of the ship which came with additional perks. Upgrading was the best decision we made and I also paid extra for the Free at Sea Plus package.The ship appeared to be about 75% full so rarely felt overcrowded and you could quite easily get a seat in the ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


Not up to NCL standard, Xmas Canary Islands cruise

Review for Norwegian Sun to Canary Islands

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dukedog10uk
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was our 1st Christmas, New Year cruise away and certainly picked the wrong ship. In need of refurbishment in public areas which were often cramped. The buffet restaurant was far to small, could never find a table to sit especially at breakfast, strangest buffet set up with several congestion points. The Four Seasons waiter restaurant was ok with good service, the quality of the food was poor ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Let down by Norwegian guest services

Review for Norwegian Sun to Europe - British Isles & Western

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barney46
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Though our flight was on time, Norwegian's schedule got us to the Sun after check in had closed and not long before sailing. We were taken to guest services to sign medical forms and be given room cards, then left: no advice on finding our cabin, where there might still be food served, or anything else. The harassed young guest services lady moved on to the next arrival. We noticed then that there ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


NCL Penny Pinching

Review for Norwegian Sun to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Keith S
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

First, the positives: Norwegian Sun is a pleasant enough ship with mainly, very nice, helpful crew. We had been on two previous cruises with NCL so we thought we knew what to expect, although we were not aware that the ship had been repaired a few months earlier, having hit an iceberg in Alaska. Now, the negatives: NCL seem to have a new policy of penny-pinching. Terrible coffee and very ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window


Floating Nursing Home

Review for Norwegian Sun to Europe - British Isles & Western

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gah26pt2
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Between the two of us, my husband and I have been on 8 cruises, with various lines (Carnival, MSC, Norwegian, Princess and Royal Caribbean), so we generally know what to expect on a cruise. What we didn't anticipate when we booked an early December (2022) ten day Cruise on NCL from Lisbon Portugal to the Canary Islands, Gibraltar, Spain and back to Lisbon was to be on a floating nursing home. The ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


Canary Islands in November

Review for Norwegian Sun to Canary Islands

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Sussex Duo
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The Norwegian Sun is a lovely fairly small ship with a maximum capacity of 1,936 passengers but it seemed really spacious as it was just 80% full. It was built in 2001 but refitted in 2018, so looked like new (after a 2 year pause for COVID). Embarkation in Lisbon was very easy and the 8 day cruise finished at Málaga having visited Madeira and various Canary Islands. In November 2022, ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Inside


Excellence in staff, food, talent, ports! Update this ship!

Review for Norwegian Sun to Transatlantic

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Judegirl
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this transatlantic because of the itinerary and our experience with NCL! Overall a great choice! Great value! It had it all! Staff, as always, was the best going! Warm, friendly, professional and efficient! Could not have been better! Hats off to Jane, Leo, Bruno, Miguel, Jose, Marvin, Michelle, Marissa and so many more! Talent was so good! Food exceptional! Our ports and ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Inside


Dismal experience!

Review for Norwegian Sun to Alaska

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Sjharvey
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Travel with Alan had a killer deal on a 21 day Panama trip. Ok, where to start: Soaked cabin floor, had to move. Likely black mold! They tried to fix it by blowing hot air around the cabin! Moved to worse cabin location at the very aft of the ship. Heavy rocking and vibrations. Forced to move during Panama lock run Missed two hours of Panama Canal Screaming balcony door all night Rattling ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Cruise from Hell

Review for Norwegian Sun to Alaska

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Jeff Kirby
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We wife and I booked this cruise as a getaway! We live in South Florida and flew to Seattle for the 20 day cruise back to Miami. We upgraded to a balcony suite. Bigger room and balcony, but all the suites on the 11th floor are the noisiest on the whole ship! Your underneath the Spinnaker Lounge which goes on until 11PM and the maintainable work goes in until 12.30 AM, but that’s not the ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite


Alaska inner passage

Review for Norwegian Sun to Alaska

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Dms01
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Got lucky with great weather aside from rough seas the first couple of days. Glacier bay was amazing as was Mendenhall. The NCL Excursions were hit and miss with our favorites being the hikes in tongass firest and mendenhall. Icy point straight tram ride was not worth it. Oyster farm in ketchican was good, but didn't see any sealife (which as highlighted in tour description). Food was as ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


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