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We chose the Norwegian Sun with the encouragement of a friend who wanted to see Havana. The four of us had a good cruise on this recently refurbished ship. The public areas were updated with cheerful colors and yet remained comfortable and welcoming. The cabins were clean and comfortable, and the cabin stewards were very attentive and efficient. We had one inside cabin and one balcony room. The inside was comfortable and definitely designed for only 2 guests. The shower and water pressure were great even if the bathroom felt small. Decent cabinet/closet space and even had a small refrigerator. The balcony cabin was wonderful - on the front of the ship, overlooking the bow. Plenty of room and great cabinet/closet space. Designed with a connecting door for the suite next door, I think the standard furnishings were a bit upgraded to match the suite. The food was good. There was always something I liked on the menu. Service in the dining room was professional and efficient. We ate most of our meals in the dining room mostly because we like the service. It's a vacation - why not have someone wait on you? And having basic drinks, beer and wine included in the cabin price was wonderful. I doubt we drank more than usual but it was nice to have no bar bill at the end of the cruise! Only one stop - Havana, Cuba. We had almost 22 hours there, more than enough time for a single stop. The city shows some growth areas, lots of construction, and many areas looking hard pressed for development. The people were friendly, mostly, and not as pushy as some Caribbean ports. Knowing Spanish though would have made getting around easier. While some people speak English, many have only minimal phrase knowledge and getting directions or asking for help was not always easy. This was out first experience with NCL and good enough to add NCL to future cruise options.

A Delightful Short Voyage

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review by Daytona_MAc

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2019
  • Destination: Cuba
We chose the Norwegian Sun with the encouragement of a friend who wanted to see Havana. The four of us had a good cruise on this recently refurbished ship. The public areas were updated with cheerful colors and yet remained comfortable and welcoming.

The cabins were clean and comfortable, and the cabin stewards were very attentive and efficient. We had one inside cabin and one balcony room. The inside was comfortable and definitely designed for only 2 guests. The shower and water pressure were great even if the bathroom felt small. Decent cabinet/closet space and even had a small refrigerator. The balcony cabin was wonderful - on the front of the ship, overlooking the bow. Plenty of room and great cabinet/closet space. Designed with a connecting door for the suite next door, I think the standard furnishings were a bit upgraded to match the suite.

The food was good. There was always something I liked on the menu. Service in the dining room was professional and efficient. We ate most of our meals in the dining room mostly because we like the service. It's a vacation - why not have someone wait on you? And having basic drinks, beer and wine included in the cabin price was wonderful. I doubt we drank more than usual but it was nice to have no bar bill at the end of the cruise!

Only one stop - Havana, Cuba. We had almost 22 hours there, more than enough time for a single stop. The city shows some growth areas, lots of construction, and many areas looking hard pressed for development. The people were friendly, mostly, and not as pushy as some Caribbean ports. Knowing Spanish though would have made getting around easier. While some people speak English, many have only minimal phrase knowledge and getting directions or asking for help was not always easy.

This was out first experience with NCL and good enough to add NCL to future cruise options.
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