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NOTE: Our cruise was a 11 day Mexican Riviera Cruise, not the 28 day Mexican Riviera-South America as showen above (Oct. 24 to Nov. 4). This was our 36th cruise so we know whereof we speak of. The ship was quite lovely and was in good shape for a 15 year old vessel. However, that was all that we can say positively about NCl and this cruise. The staff was friendly but many of them were deficient in English and seemed to be quite untrained...ask 3 crew members the same questioin and received 3 different answers. We were given the Ultimate Dining Package for the entire cruise (11 Days) so never ate in either of the 2 main dining rooms for dinner. Breakfast in the Seven Seas was spotty at best but lunch there was much better. The real food disaster was the buffet no matter if it was breakfast or lunch...almost every item looked pretty good but was uneatable. The Specialty options were better but not what one would expect for $20 to $30 per person. Le Bisto (French) was the best, La Cucina (Italian) was not as good and had a very limited menu and Cagney's (Steak) was quite poor as the steak was not quality...we cancelled the 2nd booking there. Service in both Bistro and Cucina was very good. Dancing venues were very limited and the music at them was quite undanceable. Where the music was very good there was no dance floor. Returning from being ashore being quite hot there were no cold towels available until 2:00pm but we came back at 1:00! NCL does not provide passangers away from home with a morning newpaper (usually a version of the NY Times) so we felt totally isolated from news that we want. No CNN on the TV but they did proviude MSNBC and Fox News but who wants all that political junk when on vacation.

Our Very Last NCL Cruise

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review by snbjacobs

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2015
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Family Inside
NOTE: Our cruise was a 11 day Mexican Riviera Cruise, not the 28 day Mexican Riviera-South America as showen above (Oct. 24 to Nov. 4).

This was our 36th cruise so we know whereof we speak of. The ship was quite lovely and was in good shape for a 15 year old vessel. However, that was all that we can say positively about NCl and this cruise. The staff was friendly but many of them were deficient in English and seemed to be quite untrained...ask 3 crew members the same questioin and received 3 different answers. We were given the Ultimate Dining Package for the entire cruise (11 Days) so never ate in either of the 2 main dining rooms for dinner. Breakfast in the Seven Seas was spotty at best but lunch there was much better. The real food disaster was the buffet no matter if it was breakfast or lunch...almost every item looked pretty good but was uneatable. The Specialty options were better but not what one would expect for $20 to $30 per person. Le Bisto (French) was the best, La Cucina (Italian) was not as good and had a very limited menu and Cagney's (Steak) was quite poor as the steak was not quality...we cancelled the 2nd booking there. Service in both Bistro and Cucina was very good.

Dancing venues were very limited and the music at them was quite undanceable. Where the music was very good there was no dance floor. Returning from being ashore being quite hot there were no cold towels available until 2:00pm but we came back at 1:00! NCL does not provide passangers away from home with a morning newpaper (usually a version of the NY Times) so we felt totally isolated from news that we want. No CNN on the TV but they did proviude MSNBC and Fox News but who wants all that political junk when on vacation.
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Family Inside
Cabin I1 0105
Very large handicapped cabine with 249 sq. ft. Was advertised for 5 occupants but the closet was too small for even our clothes (and we were 2). Our cabain steward, Jennifer, was excellent but she is getting married and this was her last contract.
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