4 Norwegian Sun Pacific Coastal Cruise Reviews

This was my 12th cruise with NCL and I have 2 more planned, I will let each person make your own opinion, In my opinion NCL is changing they way in charging cruisers for things, Extra money for dinners, Extra money for drinks, $100 a day ... Read More
This was my 12th cruise with NCL and I have 2 more planned, I will let each person make your own opinion, In my opinion NCL is changing they way in charging cruisers for things, Extra money for dinners, Extra money for drinks, $100 a day per person for the UDP ultimate drink package and if you have 3 in a cabin and everybody is over 21 you'll have to pony up for 3 drink packages, Unless you have a letter from a doctor saying you can't drink alcohol. The current CEO makes $6,000 per ship per day, I think all the extra charges is so he can be paid. You can no longer bring water on the ship, Now you can get charged $4 for a bottle of water. I will cruise with NCL and other cruise lines, I just think that the price hikes will one day drive people away from cruising, The ship was clean, the food was good, and overall a nice cruise. We have fun no matter where we go. No latitudes party was on this cruise, I hope they don't end that program. Vancouver has the most horrible Embarkation process in all of our cruising, Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
This was my 2nd sailing on the NCL Sun. The last was 8 years ago in balcony 9235 and this time just a few doors down in 9244. Surprisingly, the ship is still in pretty good shape. While it does show some age here and there, it's ... Read More
This was my 2nd sailing on the NCL Sun. The last was 8 years ago in balcony 9235 and this time just a few doors down in 9244. Surprisingly, the ship is still in pretty good shape. While it does show some age here and there, it's well maintained and would seem to have further years of life if they continue to maintain it well. This was a 4 day repositioning cruise from Vancouver, so we hung out there for a couple of days and then returned to our hometown of San Diego. The price was quite reasonable and included an unlimited beverage package (UBP) and 3 nights in the specialty restaurants. In terms of the specialty restaurants, Cagney's was pretty unimpressive. It looks nothing like a steakhouse and most of the food was so-so. I will say that the filet mignon was nice and perfectly cooked. Le Bistro's food was excellent and the service and decor is very nice. Il Adagio is now La Cucina. In short, it was better than Cagney's but inferior to Le Bistro. Would I recommend spending the extra money to visit these restaurants? No, not on this ship, but if you get it included as a throw-in, they're worth checking out. In terms of the main dining rooms, Seven Seas and Four Seasons are similar, but I prefer the decor and location (more windows) of Seven Seas. Food is pretty good, but not awe inspiring. I'd classify it as "above average". NCL also threw in an unlimited beverage package. This was very nice and probably saved us hundreds of dollars. Any drink under $15 is free and there are plenty of good options at or under that price. If more expensive, just pay the overage. If you can get an NCL cruise with a "free" drink package, and you are a drinker, do it. Wine selections by the glass were also pretty good. Entertainment was limited. They had a somewhat funny comedienne, a hypnotist, and some musical dance numbers. Entertainment was average at best. This was a short cruise and so this time our experience was limited. But I did have a nice time and it's good to know that they are continuing to keep the Sun in good shape relative to its 2001 age. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
This was my 2nd cruise with NCL. First time beeing on the Epic. I was really impressed with the overall condition of the ship! After reading some reviews, knowing that this ship is one of the oldest in the fleet...The Sun was very clean, ... Read More
This was my 2nd cruise with NCL. First time beeing on the Epic. I was really impressed with the overall condition of the ship! After reading some reviews, knowing that this ship is one of the oldest in the fleet...The Sun was very clean, spotless and my oceanview stateroom was spacious enought. I was on deck 6A and if you are looking for a quiet aerea, this is it ! I really enjoyed beeing on that deck, since a few more steps up and I was already on deck 7. The 2 main dinning rooms were great, altought I had a preference for their Seven Seas dinning room. It is really nice, especially the entrance Hall! At both dinning rooms, food was pretty good. The only place I was dissapointed with food choices or quality was at the Garden Cafe...Compared with the Garden Cafe on the Epic, the one on the Sun was very limited... I also really enjoyed that the Sports Bar served food until very late at night! I also enjoyed a lot their Entertainment team ! Shows onboard were really good ! The Dancers as well as Tim Kamenski did a wonderful job ! Not to mention everybody else on board ! Also, since I was travelling just by myself, I really enjoyed the FOD meetings! Thanks to Jo Jo's and NCL for offering this on their ships ! Only dissapoitment was disembarkation...It took almost 2 hours to disembark ! We were lining up for really long...I Was able to got off the ship arounf 10 am... Also, I must admit that I had to call a few times their Customer Service Line for an issue with my booking 2 weeks before sailing...and I was really disappointed with the way they try to solved that issue...Finally, once on board, I found out that they had given me an extra onboard credit to compensate...So, nice touch...! Overall, I give a 9 out of 10 to the Sun ! Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Our first cruise from Vancouver to San Diego overall was very enjoyable. However, we boarded the ship two hours later than expected due to a malfunction of their computer system for check-in while at the terminal. What a nightmare! There ... Read More
Our first cruise from Vancouver to San Diego overall was very enjoyable. However, we boarded the ship two hours later than expected due to a malfunction of their computer system for check-in while at the terminal. What a nightmare! There had to be 4,000 people being manually processed for two cruise ships. Due to a late board we missed the "mustering" session for safety and received a letter that night stating it was mandatory and we must attend the next morning. We were there for the class at 10 am along with 30 other people as requested but the crew was a no show. This caused us to miss our only opportunity to explore a port in Victoria BC Canada. We watched the safety presentation on TV but weren't happy that not once but twice we weren't given the instructions in person. Glad we didn't buy the drink option. Our friends did and found there was no consistency in the quality of mixed drinks....a little watered down. Other than that, entertainment and main dining room food and service were great. The Café buffet for breakfast and lunch not so great. However we would sail Norwegian again. Kudos to the wait staff and ship's director for making our trip relaxing and enjoyable. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Norwegian Sun Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.5 4.2
Dining 4.0 3.7
Entertainment 3.5 3.7
Public Rooms 4.0 4.0
Fitness Recreation 3.0 3.8
Family 3.5 3.8
Shore Excursion 3.5 3.7
Enrichment 3.0 3.3
Service 3.5 4.1
Value For Money 3.5 3.8
Rates 4.0 4.1

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