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Norwegian Sun Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2077 reviews
53 Awards

OK But There Were Issues

Review for Norwegian Sun to the Panama Canal & Central America
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Gregwhiz
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2016
Cabin: Aft-Facing Balcony

This was our 1st cruise with NCL. I think we will likely be cruising with another line in the future. Before I go blasting away, I do want to say that for the most part, this is a nice ship with a great crew.

Before we even got on the ship, we had an issue with NCL. This was supposed to be a Mexican Riviera cruise but NCL changed the itinerary to a Panama Canal transit. We had done a Panama Canal transit less than a year ago but decided to stay with this new plan. In fairness, NCL did offer to refund our fare. Curiously, once we decided to stay with this new itinerary, NCL charged us and addition $450 or so in taxes. We did get a $25 credit per person but it all just left a bad taste. Lost a star here.

The lifeboat drill was a joke. It usually is but we did not even practice putting on the life vest. I also did not get the feeling that the crew took it very seriously either.

Cabin Review

Aft-Facing Balcony

Cabin B1

We had an aft facing balcony. The room was nice enough but needed updating. The couch showed a lot of wear and the mirror in the bathroom was losing its silvering. I also did not like that the TV was sitting on the desk and was very small. One other thing to note is that there was only 1 plug in the room and it was by the desk. There were no plugs next to the bed and indeed no nightstand by my side of the bed. If you have a breathing machine, getting power to it could be an issue. The rumor amongst the guests was that there was one medical evacuation that stemmed from this setup. Still, for our needs the cabin was fine but not great.

Our steward Tedi did a great job keeping things in order and helping out.

Port Reviews

San Diego

We came in the night before and stayed at Humphrey's. They have frequent concerts and a great lounge.

Cabo San Lucas

Ended up staying in port shopping. Next time we may try snorkeling.

Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)

We didn't stop in Antigua

Martinique

We didn't stop here.

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