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Norwegian Sun Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Wonderful Family Trip

Review for Norwegian Sun to Alaska
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cohensk
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Aug 2014
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Traveled with children

This was our first cruise and all of us were pleasantly surprised. we opted to upgrade to 'ultimate dining' which, in our opinion, was a no brainer and essential in making our cruise experience. we ate at all of the specialty restaruants and avoided crowds.

we have 2 active boys and opted for actvie excursions; several of which we booked on our own. we don't love being in a group, but it was very easy to book things on our own. you could even just get off the boat and coordinate additional experiences/excursions at the vistor booths set up right as you disembark. we coordinated last minute float plane rides, rented a car in skagway and drove up to see the suspension bridge, etc. additinoally - we took a taxi to some of the sites so we could move at our own pace.

the teen program was great in that my 14 year old could participate, or not, at his own discretion. He didn't need to be signed in/out. My 11 year old was not happy with the tween program. he had to commit to 2 hours befoer he could leave on his own and when i dropped him off initially, the kids were settling in to watch a very juvenile cartoon. he wanted no part of that and wouldnt stay. kids are not able to engage with their sibliings out of their own age grouping which made it tough for our kids who were in different age ranges. my tween opted out of it all.

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Great family experience. Terrific way to see alaska.

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