This is one of the smaller Norwegian ships but we preferred it. It had a spacious pool deck and plenty of room for sunbeds, it didn't feel cramped like other ships. We had alot of sea days and it was never a problem trying to walk around finding sunbeds like other ships. This is probably due to the fact that half the ship don't sit in the sun due to the age range of the type of pax that books a Panama Canal cruise! We liked that.
We had a family inside room on Deck 9. It was the biggest inside cabin we have ever had. It was rectangular in shape. Bernard the cabin attendant was very accommodating, friendly and efficient.
Restaurants were as good as usual. The Garden Cafe buffet was very small but there was an outside bit at the rear too with seats but it was very busy at Breakfast time.
The entertainment was very good. Nightly shows.
As you've read this was the last cruise before entering dry dock. Whilst it was annoying we never got told until we were on board it did not spoil our enjoyment of the cruise. NCL must have know that on this type of cruise very few of the pax sunbathe so they closed different parts of the upper pool deck to get the floor done. On any other cruise it would have been a problem getting a sunbed with one side closed but surprisingly it wasn't. We actually got used to different parts being closed. There was the odd day when stuff was flying around in the wind and dust settling but it didn't spoil our enjoyment of the cruise.
The Sports bar didn't open until 17:30 which was a shame as this is usually 24 hours and the complimentary Ramblas restaurant was closed as this is turning into something else.
Some great ports of call. We did this cruise for the itinerary. It is always better to do this from Miami to the West Coast as you gain an hour 3 times during the cruise where as if you go back the other way you lose an hour 3 times.
It would be nice to get back on the Sun to see what improvements have been made.