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Norwegian Sun Review

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GREAT Panama Canal Cruise from San Francisco on the Norwegian Sun

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

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Sail Date: Oct 2017
Cabin: Oceanview Picture Window
Oceanview 7013
Oceanview 7013 ~ note that is has a small sofa! (bed)
Oceanview 7013
Oceanview 7013
Oceanview 7013
Oceanview 7013
Oceanview 7013
Oceanview 7013
Oceanview 7013
Oceanview 7013
Oceanview 7013 ~ note small sofa! We LOVED having this!
Restaurant where we had lunch when we called in Huatulco
FRESH CAUGHT grilled fish and squid in its ink (pulpo en su tinta)
Norwegian Sun at Port of Huatulco from the beach bar
Inlet at the Port of Huatulco ~ adjacent to the ship
Ship and pool at Puerto Chiapas
Panama Canal locks. We were side by side with a Holland America ship
Lake Gatun Locks ~ Panama Canal
Sailing into Cartagena Colombia
Historic quarter buildings in Cartagena
Historic quarter buildings in Cartagena
Jeffrey (in black) and Jerry working at the Champagne Bar. BEST BAR STAFF E
Jeffrey and Jerry.

We chose this cruise because we wanted to do a full transit of the Panama Canal. It left from San Francisco and sailed out under the Golden Gate Bridge, which was wonderful. We also enjoy "Fleet Week" activities by the Blue Angel Navy team while waiting to sail!

We had been on a previous cruise on Norwegian Sun and liked the intimacy of this smaller ship.

We decided to book and Oceanview Stateroom for the first time and were delighted with it!

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Oceanview Picture Window

Cabin OC

Cabin 7013 was the PERFECT cabin for my husband and me. Located mid-ship, just up a small ramp from the Atrium and Champagne Bar, with our favorite bartenders EVER, Jeffrey and Jerry! It was close to stairs and elevators, as well, which made getting around the ship a breeze.

It has sufficient space for 2 adults to be comfortable. One BIG perk in this category on the Sun is that we had a little sofa (bed) to sit on! MUCH nicer than a hard backed chair. There was quite a bit of storage space. The bathroom, although small, was OK for even my 6'3" BIG husband. We liked the cabin so much, we are currently booked in 7012 for an upcoming cruise!

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