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Norwegian Sun
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102 Southern Caribbean Norwegian Sun Southern Caribbean Cruise Reviews


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eltigre

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Our 10 Day South Caribbean Cruise

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I always start out thinking the review won't be too long...Then I get going & ...fond memories. Saturday morning we (my hubby & I) flew from Vancouver BC to Chicago with a 5 hour layover. Well actually it was ...
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Sail Date November 2012


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DCNative

5 Reviews Written

This is THE Norwegian Training Ship

Norwegian should be up front with its passengers that the Sun is their training ship and the cruise fare should reflect the reduction in quality of service. If you have been on any cruise line before, you are ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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oshunreef

11 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Suntastic Cruise!!

My DH and I arrived in Miami the night before our cruise. We stayed at the Holiday Inn on Biscayne Blvd. It was very convenient to go across the street and had many choices for dining. We arrived the next morning at ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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cablack

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

NCL Sun Cruise Review - Sail Date Nov 2013

This was our second cruise on the NCL line, our first cruise was on the NCL Star last Christmas (New Orleans). We have to admit that we came away from our second NCL cruise on the Sun with a much better experience ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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1beachbum1

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Southern Caribbean cruise

We chose this cruise for itinerary, price and having been on the Sun twice before. Hotel director Brian Walters is the best at sea, running a great crew. Very friendly crew though out ship. Food in he specialty ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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patmama

14 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Warm weather cruise

First, we flew to Fort Lauderdale on the day of the cruise. SAS transportation picked us up promptly and had us in Miami in plenty of time. Price was $15.00 pp. I highly recommend this company for transportation ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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wally437

8 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Bad food and bad smells

CRUISE CRITIC FOR NORWEGIAN SUN April 5-12 Departed and Returned to Tampa. Visited Roatan, Belize City, Costa Maya, and Cozumel. Total of 7 nights on board. This was our first cruise on Norwegian, but far from ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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ncsucruizer

1 Review Written

Very Disappointing Experience, please read before booking

I rarely write reviews but felt the need to after our recent cruise. This was my 9th cruise and second with NCL and in terms of the total cruise experience, easily the worst. It is funny because the embarkation ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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bpolsky

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

NCL Sun 11-2-14 sail from Tampa

My partner and I sailed on the NCL Sun on 11-2-14 out of Tampa for a 6 day Southern Caribbean cruise. Embarkation at Tampa: The cruise terminal was not set up, we arrived at 10:A.M or so and when they did set up, ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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B717200AGENT

11 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Second voyage on NCL's M/S Sun was again fantastic.

This was my second voyage on The Sun. (I am currently at the GOLD level on NCL and will be Platinum after my next cruise soon on The Pearl) (I have already booked too a third trip on the Sun in February departing ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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ALMAEVA

1 Review Written

Long days

first time with NCL, (only Holland to compare it to), and found the destination of the southern caribbean quite intriguing. The ship was fine, the crew was fine, the food ok, specialty restaurants really good, ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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mafiest

1 Review Written

We had a wonderful time

First I would like to thank our cruise consultant at NCL, she was awesome and made our booking a great experience thanks Bonnie, our phone conversation where such a learning experience and she was always there to ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Muktuk13

6 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Sun Caribbean Cruise

This was my fifth cruise and my husband's second. We have previously sailed Carnival and Princess. We flew from Seattle to Miami, spent a night and boarded the Sun on the following day. The embarkation was quick, ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Jaxom2009

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not as good as we remembered

A little background to explain the title. Our first ever cruise was to Alaska in 2007 on this ship, and we loved it enough that cruising has become the way we vacation whenever we can. This was our 8th cruise and ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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bettyy2k

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

One of the best!

I don't usually write a review but this one was exceptional. Great ports and beautiful weather only made it better. We have been on 25+ cruises (9 with NCL) and have always said NCL has the best entertainment. ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Tamking

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best vacation

The Norwegian Sun was a fantastic ship. The entertainment by joe Hollywood and Michael Redden was really great fun. The chef dinner is something not to miss. It's a 9 course dinner paired with wines. The whole meal ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Sunset Chaser

1 Review Written

Overall: Enjoyable & Relaxing, but not perfect.

I'll begin with Embarkation. We arrived at about 1:00pm, and although it was not a bad experience, all things were not equal. The first-time cruisers and repeat cruisers were divided into two separate lines, which ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Kayeleroy

2 Reviews Written

Minor disappointments; great cruise

This was my third time on this itinerary so I am pretty well versed on this subject. However having said that I will try to be objective. First of all is getting on the ship. Boarding is a simple process, you go ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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AKR2011

3 Reviews Written

A lot like Cheers...Everybody knows your name.

My husband and I just took our third cruise with NCL, and this was the best one yet. We simply cannot wait to do another, hopefully back on The Sun. many passengers are repeat guests, and I now understand why. Here ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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cj'sdad

1 Review Written

Fun on the Sun - 10 Day Southern Caribbean Adventure

This is the second time we have sailed on the Norwegian Sun. Our first sailing on the Sun was in late November, 2013 on the 11 day itinerary. At one time it was the largest ship in the NCL fleet, and it pioneered ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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SamuraiCruiser

16 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Fourth time on the Sun

This was my 116th lifetime cruise, 16th on NCL, 4th voyage on the Sun. Platinum NCL repeater status. Drove Orlando to Miami morning of cruise. Parked offsite for 7.99 per day ( free shuttle) (as opposed to $20 per ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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joiedevivre

12 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

southern island cruise

Embarkation since we were last. Be wary of Miami traffic. Room for three adequate. Be aware third person sleeps ot op of a cushioned couch- Food good especially in dining rooms. Upstairs buffet in the evenings was ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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cruiselovinfam

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

No rating

WASHY WASHY

First off, this was our first cruise on NCL (been on Carnival, Holland America, MSC, Celebrity, Princess) . EMBARKATION: We arrived at the port at around 2:30 p.m. There was absolutely NO line and we got on the ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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Matching

1 Review Written

Best so far of 45 Cruises....

If you haven't gone on the Norweigian Sun ... GO NOW. There is a Cruise Director and a team of staff that make THIS SHIP ! They really enjoy their jobs. They respect each other and the passengers. They learn who ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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jennyprovo

5 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Sun is a great ship

I will start by saying we had a wonderful cruise. This was our first cruise over 7 days and I can say I love the longer cruise. Embarkation Since we were at the port early (we were there by 10AM), there was no ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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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