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Norwegian San Francisco Cruise Reviews

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71 Norwegian San Francisco Cruise Reviews


KathnBri avatar

KathnBri

1 Review Written

Disappointed

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The Panama Canal transit was something I rely wanted to do and as a bonus this cruise sailed from San Francisco. We booked with a 2 night stay there before we sailed and that was well worth it. Embarkation was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


BerkshireBob avatar

BerkshireBob

2 Reviews Written

Second time is not a charm

We had done the Panama Canal cruise a couple of years ago from New Orleans to Seattle, this time we opted for San Francisco to New York. The canal itself is still fascinating, but most of the other ports leave much ...
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Sail Date January 2020


theoz avatar

theoz

7 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal 21 day cruise

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the fact that it left San Francisco and ended in New York. Being from the East Coast, we only had to fly one way. This cruise had 13 port stops which was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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BWCW3885

1 Review Written

Good Time - but not a luxury cruise

My husband and I chose this cruise because of the itinerary. Although we have cruised about 20 times (about 6 with NCL - we are latitudes silver because two of our cruises were from the 80's before they had a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


wobbiegongs avatar

wobbiegongs

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Super Dooper Money Grab

I wanted to travel through the Panama Canal on my birthday as I had done the Suez Canal with Celebrity Cruises the year before. I now call Norwegian Cruises - NO Norwegian cruises because anything you ask the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


dhult15 avatar

dhult15

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise Director staff difficult to understand

Luz and Joey, both from Philippines, were a joke. The morning tv show was them acting like small children. Couldn’t understand them. Since Luz was on the mic so often and then every night after the shows, most ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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beachcomberbill

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Just so-so

PART I : PORTS OF CALL We wanted to leave the cold northeast for the month. This itinerary seemed to fit the bill. We’re Platinum level members. This was our eighth cruise with NCL. We chose to fly from NYC ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Tailwind1 avatar

Tailwind1

26 Reviews Written

107 Helpful Votes

Good cruise, but NCL has lost their way

This is my 26th review for Cruise Critic. Unlike some reviewers that join this group just to complain about a bad experience, I have, for the past 10+ years felt obliged to write about my cruise experiences. I am a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


JoanieBlon avatar

JoanieBlon

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

GREAT Panama Canal Cruise from San Francisco on the Norwegian Sun

We chose this cruise because we wanted to do a full transit of the Panama Canal. It left from San Francisco and sailed out under the Golden Gate Bridge, which was wonderful. We also enjoy "Fleet Week" activities by ...
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Sail Date October 2017


malteaser avatar

malteaser

2 Reviews Written

Norwegian Sun - Great Crew, So-So Food

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


Godello avatar

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


Sadowski avatar

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


herdingdogmom avatar

herdingdogmom

6 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Sailing under the Golden Gate and through the Panama Canal were the highlights

We chose this cruise because it left from our home port and did a full transit of the Panama Canal. Both were highlights of the cruise and fantastic. We loved taking a taxi to the port and fortunately had been ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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patnroses

1 Review Written

Fun in the Sun

I chose this cruise for the trip through the Canal plus having the experience of several ports that I was interested in seeing in Mexico, Costa Rica and Columbia. It was action packed with many activities onboard. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


BumKnee avatar

BumKnee

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal cruise

We selected an aft facing cabin for our Panama Canal transit, boarding in SFO. A great treat for us was to watch the Navy Blue Angles practice over the bay just before we left. That alone was worth the trip. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Roadtrekkers avatar

Roadtrekkers

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Panama Canal cruise

Always wanted to do a panama canal cruise. We were not disappointed. It was hot and humid, so that limited our excursions. They couldn't guarantee an air conditioned bus, so didn't go on any tours, just went out ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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sbachleda

7 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Great 14-DAY ULTIMATE ALASKA Cruise

We chose this cruise because we have never been to Alaska and this cruise offered additional stops in British Columbia at Prince Ruprt and Nanaimo. There were 8 ports of call so we knew we would have the ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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stpats52

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

San Francisco to Alaska was great!

We chose this cruise for the opportunity to see San Francisco and Vancouver with extra days of travel at both ends of an Alaskan cruise and were not disappointed. The Sun is a beautiful yet small ship with a ...
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Sail Date May 2017


Traveler7276 avatar

Traveler7276

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lifelong dream vacation negatively impacted by poor food and cruise schedule.

Alaska was a lifelong dream. The ports were good; weather unpredictable (it was, after all, Alaska in May). Icy Strait Point was our favorite! Not touristy and saw dozens of whales. We loved Skagway and Sitka. ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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pspindler

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An Itinerary to Remember

The NCL Sun is fighting the aging of the seas quite well. Public areas are kept up to high standards, though some might consider them dated. Cabins, quite the opposite. The dating shows, and only major remodeling ...
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Sail Date May 2017


blitzo avatar

blitzo

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Totaly average cruise nothing to get excided about

Had been to Alaska before (Princess) and wanted to go again. Booked this cruise on Norwegian because it was longer then Princess and less expensive. Now I know why its less expensive, because you get less. It starts ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Cpt Skip01

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

An Early Spring Cruise to Some Lesser Visited Alaskan Ports

This was a 14 day NCL cruise to Alaska. The Norwegian Sun is one of the smallest NCL ships and I really enjoyed not being so overwhelmed by crowds both on and off the ship. The Sun visited several ports I'd not ...
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Sail Date May 2017


jduncan23 avatar

jduncan23

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never a Dull Moment

We joined the ship at San Francisco for the Alaska cruise and in spite of having an arrival at the pier time we had to queue for about forty five minutes outside the terminal. Being a hot day I was not too happy ...
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Sail Date May 2017


paperclips avatar

paperclips

11 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Awesome Cruise

Embarkation My timing was perfect to miss most of the crowd getting on the ship. I was on the ship my noon in time for lunch. Somehow I missed the porters so I took my own suitcase on. Had to drag it ...
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Sail Date May 2016


mistertoaster avatar

mistertoaster

15 Reviews Written

61 Helpful Votes

Short Drydock Yields a Great Cruise

A brief background on this cruise is in order before commencing the review. The NCL Sun was originally scheduled for a two week drydock in San Francisco. For reasons known only to NCL, that drydock was shortened to ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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