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Norwegian Sun Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Hazardous materials and chemicals cruise

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review by dannijj

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2018
  • Destination: the Panama Canal & Central America
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

We choose this cruise as the ship was supposed to have been refurbished in 2016 and we thought it would be like a new ship. After we boarded we found a letter from Norwegian Cruise Line that there were going to be a few inhancements being done during our cruise. Unfortunately that was a huge understatement as they were doing major construction with hazardous materials and chemicals that made many of us ill. We would never have put ourselves at this kind of health risk. The construction should have been preformed at dry dock where the chemicals and materials could be controlled. There was no regard to the health risks for passengers or crew members.

The food was average and there seemed to be many waiters that were in training and not getting our orders correct. The service was very slow. There was a real language barrier that caused many of the service errors.

The sports bar served very greasy food. I put 2 paper napkins under the fish I was served and it saturated both of them.

We had a drink package and had many comments about how much we ordered. Pretty rude of the bar servers.

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