This was what we thought would be a once in a lifetime trip. We chose the NCL Sun for its smaller passenger capacity. The ship was in great condition, clean, state rooms were quite adequate. Frankly, I was expecting a smaller room, so pleasantly surprised with the accommodation. Staff in general was good at acknowledging the travellers in passing.
The food was very good throughout the ship. The service at the espresso cafe was slow, serving one person at a time and then often forgetting what order people arrived in to be served.
We participated in a few of the entertainment shows and variety shows. We were dissappointed with the overall entertainment, felt that it was lacking in what the demographic was looking for. The comedian Russ Rievas and the jugglers were great. The music at the pool was club style with no variety and with a demographic of 80 percent of the ship being 50 and older, the music was not appropriate. I think that a DJ with a better understanding of reading a crowd would have been a better fit. There was a 50s 60s Trivia event in the Observation lounge that a lot of people participated in, however, after the trivia, I would have thought that music would continue to be played for the enjoyment of the passengers, however, there was silence in the room and people left. The same would be said of the other activities, I think that theme music nights with only music played for the passengers to sit and enjoy or dance without participation in a goofy contest may have been better served...My opinion. Some contests were fun, like the Not so Newlywed Game, but for the most part, I was not tolerant of participating in a contests and was looking for more listening enjoyment.
The cabin itself surpassed my expectations, however the bed was a bit on the hard side and the pillows could have been a bit more plush, they were flattened out. Our cabin Stuart was great, providing us with daily entertainment with towel critters daily. We saw him every day and he asked if there was anything that we needed every time we saw him.
On ship exploration of the glacier