AWESOMELY SURPRISED!!!: Norwegian Sun Cruise Review by Maryrickp

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Sail Date: December 2012
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami
I work for a private school and my husband owns his own business (which is very slow around the holidays) so the dates of this cruise (leaving the day after Christmas and returning the day before we had to be back to school) were ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!! Plus......11 days to the Southern Caribbean at a reasonable price - PERFECT!

This was our 23rd cruise and 1st on NCL so we really didn't know what to expect!! I had done some research and knowing that it was an older/smaller ship I was a little nervous, especially after spoiling our 2 girls with numerous cruises, (this was our 14 year old's 13th cruise and our 10 year old's 11th cruise!) many being very LARGE/NEWER ships!

Boy were we pleasantly surprised!! The ship was a perfect size, large enough to have EVERYTHING, yet small enough to know your way around in a few days! Both of our girls made great friends and enjoyed every minute of the 11 days! The ports were great (went on excursions 3 out of the 5 ports). The More shows were all in all THE BEST of our 23 cruises! Terrance B (the hypnotist) was our favorite!! The food was EXCELLENT (my husband gained 20 lbs in 11 days!! Me.......NO COMMENT!!) Our rooms (we had adjoining rooms) were perfect - having been on so many cruises, we always get the cheapest oceanview room(s) that they have - they were just right!! Near the elevator, stairs, one floor up to the dining room (about a 2 minute walk).

The service was GREAT all the way around!! Loved the freestyle dining!! Never had to "dress up!" which is what we like on vacation! Very clean "WASHY WASHY HAPPY HAPPY" - that's what they said while spraying hand sanitizer on you when you entered the Garden Cafe (buffet)! The WHITE HOT PARTY was awesome too!! So much fun!!!

Had a GREAT time - would recommend this cruise to anyone! Already booked the Epic for same time next year!! CAN'T WAIT!! Less

Published 01/25/13

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Great day - snorkeling, buffet, open bar, banana boat - FUN!

City Tour

Very fun way to explore the city! We took our 2 girls (14 & 10) and they loved every minute of it!! Lots of laughs and made lots of friends!

Got off the ship and hit the first bar that had wi-fi to contact home! Walked around - not really too much to do but a beautiful island. Lots of fireworks going off being NEW YEAR'S EVE!
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Been to St. Thomas numerous times before - the weather was not so good that day so we actually sat in a bar with wi-fi and drank the afternoon away!
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