Norwegian Sun Cruise Review by Donoilman
- Sail Date: May 2019
- Destination: Bahamas
The ship is mid size and limited in some ways but makes good use of the space she has. The pool deck area is crowded, but always loungers on second deck available. The restaurants and bars are well staffed and crew are very efficient in their duties. I found the bartenders very accommodating for an open bar ship. We dined in the main dining room for dinner and found choices we liked. The desserts still need attention.....not very good. We were able to get french press coffee delivered to the room in the morning before breakfast and there is a Starbucks in the Atrium.
We stayed in a suite on the eight deck forward. The room was very nicely appointed, very comfortable bed. The Bathroom was oversized with a very large whirlpool tub. The balcony, which we used, was large with two loungers and two chairs. The suites come with a private dining venue for breakfast and lunch. Our Concierge, Gian, was very helpful as was our Butler.
I can not say enough about the casino staff....so much fun. Yes, we did contribute but this is considered entertainment for us and not an opportunity! The casino manager, Quasi Mc Lean was again over the top in personality and his management skills. I have never seen another casino manager so focused on attention to detail. Anna, the casino host, is very special person. We know Anna from her time on the Escape. She is just a lovely, warm, kindhearted person. The pit staff was very attentive. Star, a pit supervisor, was very personable and fun. The whole staff in the casino were fun to be around and understood how to treat people that were either winning or losing. This comes from the top....Quasi.
Now the not so good. We were looking forward to Great Stirrup Cay from the day we booked. Booking a suite with all the construction being done, we were hoping for a great beach day. Well, after two years of work, the Lagoon area is not opened.....I heard the lagoon doesn't work and they are considering building a pool in this area. Yet, you look right next door to Coco Cay....they dock their ship, no tendering....largest water slide on the planet.....colorful....you could almost hear the fun their guest were having. Norwegian you dropped the ball.... I was told by pre cruise concierge that if I got locked out of a villa, I could book a massage on the Island and have use of the private area....Sorry, Policy change along with itinerary change. Our Plan was changed, again like last year after final payment. Due to change we had two ships at Great Stirrup Cay and none on the original day....nice work.
Over all we had a good cruise....it served our purpose. The crew aboard this ship made the itinerary worth the travel from the Northeast.
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