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Mexican Riviera Norwegian Sun Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Sun
Mexican Riviera
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64 Mexican Riviera Norwegian Sun Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews


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malteaser

2 Reviews Written

Norwegian Sun - Great Crew, So-So Food

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We decided to take a cruise to the Mexican Rivera on the Norwegian Sun when they offered a sale in Mid-Sept. We purchased our inside cabin for $499 per person plus tax/fees...a great deal for 11 nights. We also ...
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Sail Date October 2010


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Godello

1 Review Written

Pretty good, but....

What follows is a review of the Norwegian Sun on its Oct. 24-Nov.4th voyage from San Francisco to the Mexican Riviera. I must admit that after I read the reviews on this site dated Oct. 8th that I had some ...
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Sail Date October 2010


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CruisinMaterial

34 Reviews Written

112 Helpful Votes

Groove Cruise Cabo Review

I’m a 34 year old male who traveled solo on the Norwegian Sun for the full-ship charter called the Groove Cruise. The charter was from October 28 to November 2, 2016. This was my 36th cruise and 23rd time with ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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swamie07

1 Review Written

Disembarkation Terrible

Best Cruise of 10 we have taken, until time to disembark. Then total disorganization Like they have never done it before. Kept telling non English speaking passenger to report somewhere so that ship could be ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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ezcome_ezgo

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

NCL not recommended.

NCL, compared to the other major cruise lines in Canada and US, is only a budget carrier. Be careful. Here are some things you have to be aware of if you must go with NCL : -never prepaid any of your on-board ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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travelerpair

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Good and The Bad

The ship was clean and well maintained with nice public space. The pool was lively with food and choice of bars for sun lovers and foodies. The MDR was attractive and we enjoyed only 1 lunch there as we had the ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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twochins

1 Review Written

Another Destination Off the Bucket List

2nd cruise on Norwegian, previous one in 2012, found they had developed even more ways to take your $'s than before. If you'd succumbed to some of their newest $ grabs. Raffles, higher gratuities etc. you could ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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seventhst1

1 Review Written

NCL Has Now Joined the Mc Cruise Catagory of Companies

I'm sorry to inform you the consumer of another company that has signed up for the Carnival MC Cruise way of doing business. We started our journey with the Pearl over night from Seattle to Vancouver then changing ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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harborbb1

1 Review Written

Never Again on Norwegian

Review Norwegian Sun 11 day Mexico Cruise- Debarking San Diego, CA October 24, 2015 We have sailed on Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian, Holland America, Celebrity and Princess. This will be our fifth on ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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brer111

1 Review Written

Mexican Riviera

We love NCL and enjoyed our cruise but I did notice some issues I normally do not see with NCL. I do not know if this is due to the change of the CEO and I know this ship will go to dry dock in the spring. I felt ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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robov

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Quite Enjoyed

This was our first time cruising with NCL having sailed only with Princess on prior cruises. We went with no expectations and tried "not" to compare the Sun to the three Princess ships we had sailed but did find ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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SartorialSaylor

1 Review Written

"Steerage" Quality Food makes the SUN the Ship for U!

We knew, going in, that Norwegian’s FOOD was rated as sub par in the Cruise industry. However, we got to experience it first hand. Luke Warm Coffee & entrees & room temperature salads. How can ya mess up ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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kathyrob

1 Review Written

Not a Happy Camper!

Our main complaint was the food. The menu has been the same on the last three cruises except for the lack of lobster in the main dining rooms. We were on a specialty dining plan and only tried the lobster once ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Jerry111

1 Review Written

Another Good Cruise on the Sun

We just returned from another cruise to Mexico on the Norwegian Sun. Overall the experience was good considering we have been on this ship 3 times and to all the ports except Manzanillo. (We originally signed up ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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bnsjacobs

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Never again!

As a world traveler with over 30 cruises and almost 100 countries we consider this our very worst cruise and cruise line ever! The food in the buffet was absolutely inedible. The Seven Seas Dining was only ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Thedesertrat

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Sail Away to Relax

The cruise on the NCL Sun was fantastic. The smaller ship allow more relaxation and the ability to enjoy all the ship has to offer. The food in the buffet and main dining room was excellent. We also enjoyed the ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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ano

5 Reviews Written

54 Helpful Votes

NCL Sun vs. Royal and Carnival

We just got back from our cruise on the Norwegian Sun to the 11-day Mexican Riviera and I wanted to write a review, not so much of every detail of this cruise, but more as a comparison on how this Norwegian cruise ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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huggiebears

1 Review Written

NCL Sun

The food was not as good as it used to be. We went to an afternoon tea and it was self service and paper cups. A little tacky. They added a $7.95 charge for room service per time. The entertainment was weak. ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Frozen Alaskan

1 Review Written

Laid Back Cruise Line

The not so good was the food. It was not bad but what you have at home is better. Not what we were expecting. There was plenty of food but a lot of it was very basic and the desserts was sub-par. The staff was ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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snbjacobs

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Our Very Last NCL Cruise

NOTE: Our cruise was a 11 day Mexican Riviera Cruise, not the 28 day Mexican Riviera-South America as showen above (Oct. 24 to Nov. 4). This was our 36th cruise so we know whereof we speak of. The ship was quite ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Kyle Henely

1 Review Written

Con Artists

You get what you pay for. All they want to do is sell you crap. Everything is a la carte. A glass of wine is almost ten dollars unless you buy the drink package. The average age of people on board was almost 60. So ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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ron122739

1 Review Written

Embarkation and Disembarkation Delays Extraordinaire

NEGATIVES (1) Embarkation: Almost a three hour wait in line with a 1000+ other passengers crammed tightly together waiting to register was the worst possible scenario for beginning a vacation. (2) ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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nuts4cruzin

1 Review Written

Worst Ever

Starting with the departure from San Diego, it was a two hour long wait in a hot line before we were checked in and started walking towards the ship. I found the ship to be old and unexciting. Our cabin was on deck ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Mike D.

14 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise with a glitch or two

The NCL Sun is scheduled for a refurbishment in May 2016. Some parts are showing their heavy usage. The floor in the Sports Bar (a great place to bring the buffet food and eat in relative peace) is worn, scarred ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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krfsu93

1 Review Written

Time for Changes; 6 Time Cruising with Norwegian

Lets start w San Diego port. Small but nice. Luggage drop off was easy. Quick checkin but Agent forgot to give up boarding number, was suppose to be first on, but was not. Ship food has not changed in 8 yrs. ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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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