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Alaska Norwegian Sun Alaska Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Sun
Alaska
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427 Alaska Norwegian Sun Alaska Cruise Reviews


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dockrocker

1 Review Written

A sentimental time on an old favorite

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We had the time of our lives going through the Panama Canal on the Sun in April 2004, so when NCL offered a great deal on a September 2009 repo from Vancouver to San Francisco via a quick turn in Alaska, we jumped ...
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Sail Date September 2010


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SuzanneMM

1 Review Written

Dream cruise ruined

This cruise was a dream cruise for me and my dear husband decided we should go at the last minute, well a few months out. We chose NCL because the itinerary was exactly what we wanted. The ship was built in 2011 ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Sadowski

1 Review Written

Alaska Repositioning Cruise

This was a bucket list item. Itinerary was amazing. Taking the repositioning cruise allowed for more time at ports and extra glaciers. Captain did “donuts” with the ship so no matter where you wer on the boat ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Pens fan

2 Reviews Written

We jumped ship from Disney to try the NCL Sun

After 5 Disney cruises, we opted to try the NCL Sun in Alaska as Disney didn't offer the itinerary we desired. We wanted a one way cruise from Vancouver to either Seward or Whittier and we wanted to see Glacier ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Paulonthesea

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not ultra-luxury but a good value.

Not the best cruise I've ever been on, but not bad either. Wanted to go to Alaska and found a pretty good deal from Vancouver ending in San Francisco. With 3 ships at the dock, embarcation was the usual cattle ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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TrishZ1950

6 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Amazing 10 Day Alaska Cruise

We love cruising Freestyle with NCL! First time on the Sun and though it is a smaller and older ship it was well maintained and very clean. Our Balcony Cabin was comfortable and perfectly located. This itinerary ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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petestrash

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Getting close to the glaciers was a highlight, the ship was ok.

I have mixed feeling about this cruise. This is my first Cruise with NCL. Apart from Astoria, most of the ports were interesting, and for this time of the year we were very lucky with the weather for all ports ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Chabina

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Worst customer service

We have taken several cruises from 1979 to now and have never been on a ship that was so disorganized and had so many issues. embarkation and disembarkation was chaotic. we had a customs check while on the cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Niagara Cruiser

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Freestyle free for all

Let’s begin the review with the fact that we are reasonably seasoned cruisers, having cruised Hawaii three times on two different cruise lines. Our 10 day Caribbean experience was on Norwegian Dawn. We did one ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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escapees

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Last Glacier Cruise of the Season

We had a fantastic time on this cruise. We were expecting rain the whole time, but were greatly surprised with rain only in Juneau. This is our 11 NCL cruise. We enjoyed the food in the main dining rooms. ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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hooked-on cruising

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

First time on an NCL ship

This cruise was selected because it was the best option for a Vancouver - Alaska return cruise. I have cruised well over a dozen times but this was my first time on an NCL ship. Normally we are welcomed by ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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traveller00

1 Review Written

Very enjoyable cruise - great food, music/entertainment, and very friendly staff

This was our second cruise on Norwegian which we thoroughly enjoyed (1st was Breakaway from NY to Bahamas). The food was great and we found all the staff were very welcoming and friendly (special mention to the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Mark Banner

1 Review Written

More than we ever imagined!

Just returned home from Alaska on Norwegian Sun, always wanted to visit Alaska and had reservations on cruising. Having travelled from Vancouver to Junneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, Victoria BC and Astoria ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Honeysnooks

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

My 50th State

Several years ago I cruised in the Baltic on the Sun and truly had a fabulous time. Since then have taken several more NCL cruises and was very excited to take this one. Embarkation and disbarkment were very ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Achseh

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Spectacular destination, less than spectacular cruise

Chose this cruise because it was Alaskan. First time cruising with Norwegian, having cruised in the past with Carnival. First the good - Was happy to find that fellow cruisers were less "selfish" having not ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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tkelle

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Continuous effort to sell us stuff

We had wished to enjoy Alaska and learn about the people and places. All we got was a boat ride and some food. Cruise offered no information about Alaska, made available only expensive commercial tours available ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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artkat

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Alaskan Cruise

From Vancouver, BC to Alaska. Excellent cruise. Very good food and drinks. Service was above average for the most part. Very willing to go that extra mile for you. Cabin cleaned twice a day. Well stocked, well ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Gidget at heart

1 Review Written

Great First Cruise

I am a young at heart senior and solo world traveller who loves new experiences! I have always wanted to go on an Alaskan cruise and the idea of a return trip from Van was perfect as I live there! It was on my ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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tlswift

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Okay Ship, but tired Old Gal

Our first cruise on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship. The Sun is the smallest cruise ship we have cruised on, so it was quite different than all others. That being said and "supposedly" being "updated" in 2016, the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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djawife

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not the old cruise

We cruised with NCL 30 years ago for our Honeymoon. We were now celebrating our 30th Anniversary. We wanted to relive our honeymoon. However Cruising has changed way too much. Ships are so large that the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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PMortley

1 Review Written

Disappointed

Cruising the Inside Passage has been a dream for decades, the itinerary suited us and what the ship seemed to offer looked good. Arrived in Anchorage the day before sailing after 30 hour+ travel time from ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Grazer5

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Watch out for the extra fees!

We wanted to go to Alaska to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Embarkation was fine and we enjoyed the Garden Cafe before sailing. Our cabin was nice, our first balcony! The layout of the ship was a little ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Blacker

1 Review Written

Norwegian Sun Alaska Sept 11-18 2017

We booked this cruise in Dec 2016 directly with NCL.com to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. What should have been an easy reservation turned out to be a nightmare dealing with the corporate office. We were ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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channeler

1 Review Written

14 days of exploration, enjoyment, and unbelievable views

I had done a 7 day cruise about 8 years ago and bemoaned not going into the interior of Alaska at the time, so I took this 14 day cruise/tour to see it all - and boy, did I ! The cruise was phenomenal with great ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Danjbarton

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Disappointing - Alaska Anchorage to Vancouver

I've cruised on NCL 3 other times, short 4 and 5 days trips out of Florida. Had all great experiences, so when planning a 7 day cruise in Alaska it was a no brainer to go with NCL since all my previous experiences ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Norwegian Sun Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.54
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment3.53.7
Public Rooms4.04
Fitness Recreation3.03.7
Family3.53.8
Enrichment3.03.3
Service3.54.1
Value For Money3.53.7
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