14 Norwegian Sun Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to Cuba

We spent two nights in South Beach, Miami, before boarding the cruise. Really enjoyed unwinding and beach time. There were just 2 of us on this trip. Both over 45. The embarkation process was simple and easy, no delays. Our luggage ... Read More
We spent two nights in South Beach, Miami, before boarding the cruise. Really enjoyed unwinding and beach time. There were just 2 of us on this trip. Both over 45. The embarkation process was simple and easy, no delays. Our luggage was delivered to our stateroom well before dinner that evening. We were on the 10th deck, in a balcony room. The room was as expected, very nice, with plenty of room. Everything was clean and satisfactory. Our steward was superb and always there to answer questions for us. We did specialty dining for three nights. We loved the Italian and French restaurants, definitely would do them again. The Brazilian Steakhouse had a great salad bar but the rest of the meal was disappointing. We would skip it next time and opt for French or Italian. On future cruises we will opt for specialty dining as much as possible. the three nights we dined in the main dining room were blah, service was blah, food portions were skimpy, meat cuts were sub-prime. The house entertainment was not really that good, but the comedians were very good. The bands that performed were awesome. The piano man and the guitar guy that performed in the piano bar were excellent! The wait staff in our favorite bar (Windjammer) were absolutely amazing! We had to skip the Bahamas port due to weather. Communication on that could have been better. Our excursions in Havana, Cuba (Cigar Factory/Rum Factory-Exclusive); Harvest Caye, Belize (Great Barrier Reef Snorkel) and Costa Maya, Mexico (Dune Buggy Beach) were all amazing with wonderful hosts. We would do each one of these again. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
We sailed on this ship many years ago and just returned to it for a trip to Cuba! We very much enjoyed the renovations that were done this year to this ship. It's been updated in some very good ways. The food was excellent in the ... Read More
We sailed on this ship many years ago and just returned to it for a trip to Cuba! We very much enjoyed the renovations that were done this year to this ship. It's been updated in some very good ways. The food was excellent in the Seven Seas restaurant and the service impeccable. We found all the staff to be very nice and helpful. Getting on and off the ships at ports of call were done well. Loved taking this ship to Cuba. It's the right size, you don't want to hit that port in a massive ship, the less people the better. I highly recommend this ship. The food just seems to get better and better. I really enjoyed trying different things in the main restaurant. It's the ship that started our love of cruising and returning 7 years later for our 10th cruise didn't disappoint. The cruise director was absolutely hilarious. Saw him all the time and he kept the fun atmosphere going. This is a good ship. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Overall we enjoyed the cruise. Havana is wonderful and just wished we'd had more time there. That port made the whole cruise worth it. The first port, Great Stirrup Caye, is a waste of time in my view. Would rather have ... Read More
Overall we enjoyed the cruise. Havana is wonderful and just wished we'd had more time there. That port made the whole cruise worth it. The first port, Great Stirrup Caye, is a waste of time in my view. Would rather have another day in Havana. Nothing on Great Strirup Caye except the beach and a couple of bars. It's a cruise line owned island so they are just making money from anything you do there. Havana is wonderful and we are already planning a trip back that won't be on a cruise. You need several days there to really see the city. It was nice to be there until late in the evening but another day would have really been great. Harvest Caye in Belize is another cruise line port. However since the Belizian people run the port they do benefit from what you purchase at port. May not be important to others but I want to spend my money with the local people. Not with the cruise line. The excursion there took up the entire time in port. So we basically had no time to spend there shopping or looking around. Either the excursion needs to be shorter or the ship needs to stay in port longer. The whole excursion was rushed and we didn't get to enjoy time with the locals. The Mayan ruins there are interesting but minimal. If you want to see ruins take Mexico excursion to Choccoban. That is amazing. We did that excursion in Mexico and still had time to spend in port and even go into Mauhuahal for a little while. So you get to see the local area and some of the country while also seeing the ruins. So my recommendation is skip the ruins in Belize and just do the ruins in Mexico. In Belize go to the local town and wander around or to the beach close by. Overall I can't complain about the food on the ship. There were some buffet items that weren't good at all, but if you look around and try things you can find something you like. The two main dining rooms are excellent. Service was attentive and the food was very good. We ate there four times and enjoyed it everytime. We did eat at Maderno on our last night. It was excellent and well worth the $59 it cost both of us for the meal. If you love steak, lamb, chicken and pork all rotisserie grilled, give it a try. We didn't go to any entertainment. Nothing looked interesting to us. Or any of the shows for that matter. However we did spend time in a few of the bars like Havana Club and Bliss Lounge. We also went to the karaoke bar one night just to listen. We really like Havana Club and the entertainment there. Only went to the pool twice. One night in one of the hottubs and the next day hanging out by the pool. The area seems small for the size of the ship and it's hard to get a chair if you're not out there early. But we enjoyed our time sitting by the pool and especially the hottub the night before. Made some Puerto RIcan friends we are keeping in touch with which was nice. Everyone on the ship was friendly and outgoing. The staff were excellent and I can't compliment them enough. Our steward seemed like maybe he was new and seemed uncomfortable around us. He was nice and attended as asked but we often had to seek him out. He didn't check on the rooms as I would expect. Disembarkation is Belize was a disaster. No organization in the port. Needs to be some training done with the staff in the port. Mexico was much, much better. And Havana went fine. My wife and I are still contemplating whether we'd do another cruise. Overall we enjoyed it as I've said. But there were many aspects we didn't like. Perhaps cruises attract a certain type of individual. My wife and I never think of ourselves as tourist yet on this trip we fully felt like tourist on all the excursions and really throughout the trip. That's what has bothered me the most. Do we need to be driving buses through impoverished areas just to see them? There's a bit of exploitation in poverty tourism which is part of what this is. So we'll have to think about it more before deciding for sure. Not being self righteous. I loved Havana and everything about it. But there are moral questions that need to be processed. For sure if we go again we won't take the planned excursions. At every port there are taxi's and other forms of transportation if you want to do it on your own which is appealing to us and what we would do in the future. We want to immersed in the culture. We felt that in Havana but no where else. You're too far removed and in a tourist bubble with the planned excursions. I know some people enjoy and appreciate this. We loved what we saw but would rather do it on a more subtle level. The ship is very nice, food is good, service was very good, and amenities are sufficient. It was worth the price and we don't regret the trip. Just a learning experience for us on how to cruise going forward if we do it again. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
My husband and I had a wonderful vacation on the Sun. Our big adventure was going to Havana! We booked an I Love Cuba Photo Tour from the US & it was excellent! I felt like a VIP having our own professional Photographer & tour ... Read More
My husband and I had a wonderful vacation on the Sun. Our big adventure was going to Havana! We booked an I Love Cuba Photo Tour from the US & it was excellent! I felt like a VIP having our own professional Photographer & tour guide (who spoke perfect English - his degree was in English) & we had a 1956 beautiful hardtop (A/C) Dodge for most of the time & then ended our tour in a 1956 Mercury convertible for an hour. Loved the city and the people. We enjoyed the beach on their private island, Great Stirrup Caye; really loved the nice beach on Harvest Caye (and there are plenty of palm trees & umbrellas!); and the shopping was fun in Costa Maya. We got off the ship at every port and only had to tender to get to Great Stirrup Caye....all others had docks. We loved our balcony (room 0211 on Deck 10) & our stewardess was great. The cabin was near elevators & stairs, so you could zip all over the ship easily. We were satisfied with the food. We ate all evening meals in either the Seven Seas or Four Seasons (the two free main dining rooms.) Some nights the food exceeded our expectations, and some nights it paled. The service in these rooms varied GREATLY. Some nights we got a great waiter, but other nights we felt totally forgotten. We did not eat in the specialty dining rooms (fee charged.) We LOVED breakfast every day in the Garden Cafe - I made friends with Presley (Omelet station) and had my heart's desire every morning. We ate in the air conditioned part & then took coffee out on the outdoor aft deck. The burgers and such in the outdoor cafe (aft) were very good & we were always happy with the food. I miss the days of complimentary room service & serve yourself soft-serve ice cream cones (now you have to request them only during meal times....you do not serve yourself.) Not really any food available (free) late at night. Entertainment by production staff was great (shows), the comedian was ok. We did not do bingo or napkin folding, so can't comment on those activities. The ship was well staffed, not crowded, very clean, newly remodeled, and everyone was very friendly. I personally like smaller ships with less bells and whistles. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
This was a last minute cruise, also my first cruise so I didn’t know what to expect. Getting on/off the ship was a breeze. Fast service throughout the ship. The drinks were generous and the food was very satisfying. We’re low carb and ... Read More
This was a last minute cruise, also my first cruise so I didn’t know what to expect. Getting on/off the ship was a breeze. Fast service throughout the ship. The drinks were generous and the food was very satisfying. We’re low carb and there was lots to choose from. Our room was porthole/midship. Very smooth. Could hardly tell we were moving. Fairly good shopping board too. Will definitely return. Key West was a nice stop. We went to the Hemingway House and Sloppy Joe’s. Fun afternoon, for sure. Again, easy and fast off/on the ship. Not a lot of down time waiting in lines. Be sure to go to the front of the ship for amazing sunset views. Cuba was phenomenal! Classic cars everywhere you look. Beautiful country. Beautiful people. Mojitos are to die for. The locals are very friendly and accommodating. It is also safe to simply stroll down the street. Can’t wait to return! Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Choose mainly for its destinations and length of time. Pleasantly surprised with everything food, drink, getting on and off processes. Staff were lovely friendly and helpful at all times. Would recommend this cruise. Clean and well ... Read More
Choose mainly for its destinations and length of time. Pleasantly surprised with everything food, drink, getting on and off processes. Staff were lovely friendly and helpful at all times. Would recommend this cruise. Clean and well maintained thoroughly. Restaurants were good never overcrowded food good ( could be warmer on occasion but that’s a personal prtefence. Entrainment Good excellent dancers and singers comedian not my cup of tea. Getting on and off board was was easy and efficient, liked option to take our own bags off at the end of cruise. Key West was good we did not take any of the NCL trips ether in Key West or Cuba ( personally I find cruise company shore trips a rip off) we took the Conch train in Key West and the hop on hop off bus in Havana. We saw and heard everything we needed to do and enjoyed our independence doing it. Overall a good trip would recommend. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
We planned this cruise for about a year and was so excited to see Cuba before it became "Americanized." This particular cruise was the only one that fell within our timeline for our group. The embarkment and disembarkment at ... Read More
We planned this cruise for about a year and was so excited to see Cuba before it became "Americanized." This particular cruise was the only one that fell within our timeline for our group. The embarkment and disembarkment at Port Canaveral were fantastic. When we walked onto the ship, there was no one to greet us or direct us. We simply wondered the ship - checking it out. We joined the cruise director who was giving a tour of the ship. Our luggage arrived timely. Our room was small but clean. Good thing it had been cleaned before we arrived because our steward did not touch it again. The towels were left laying on the floor for days, and we eventually ran out. The food was left in our room. No tidying up at night time and no towel animals. The food on the ship was less than satisfactory. The few restaurants included in the reservation had only a few choices. It was the same food each day. The wait staff was so rude. They would literally take the plate out from us while eating. They cleaned our tables while we were still eating. The other restaurants on board were pricey. Alcohol was complimentary and a wide variety was available. The ship's customer service center lacks professionalism. They act like they are bothered if they have to answer a question. The bars and entertainment were good. The casino was just ok. The cruise director and staff were fun. Shows were professional. Entertainment was offered nightly, except for the overnight in Cuba. Half of the crew was given leave to go enjoy Cuba. That is great for them, but a lot of the ship was closed and service was slow because few staff members were left on board. Speaking of Cuba - don't go! It is just filthy. Bathroom facilities are non-existant. The "restaurants" are so dirty that we didn't eat or drink while ashore. We had to take our own toilet paper and drinking water from the ship. Make sure you attend the seminar on what to do and not to do while in Cuba. The locals were not friendly. There was no place to shop. It is stiffling hot and there is no breeze. The stinch from sewage in the streets is nasty. Some areas are great, but other areas are not. The women and children were begging for money and some were charging $5 to take pictures of them. We went on the cigar, rum and art excursion. It was interesting. We bought cigars, rum and coffee while on the tour because of price and quality. Our souvenirs were purchased from the ship giftshop because there was nothing to buy downtown. If you do decide to go, hold tightly onto your valuables while out and about in Cuba. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
We specifically choose this cruise so we could visit Cuba. In addition we had never been on Norwegian and wanted to experience “free style cruising “. We enjoyed the ability to dine whenever we choose to. Also having unlimited adult ... Read More
We specifically choose this cruise so we could visit Cuba. In addition we had never been on Norwegian and wanted to experience “free style cruising “. We enjoyed the ability to dine whenever we choose to. Also having unlimited adult beverages was a plus. We were allowed to board as early as 11 am. This gave us time to explore and get to know the ship prior to the cruise. Once we embarked, we enjoyed several different longes and cocktails. The service throughout the cruise was excellent especially in the main dining rooms. We liked the idea of having specialty restaurants to choose from but unfortunately we were not impressed with either the food or the service. The original itinerary indicated that we would arrive in Key West at 0330 but didn’t arrive until 1530. Giving us less than 4 hours to explore the city. Our next stop was Cuba. We arrived early and had the opportunity to explore a bit of Havana prior to our excursion. This gave us a good feel for the city. The last full day at sea was a nice way to round out the cruise. We choose to carry our own luggage off the cruise. This was very efficient and from the time we left our cabin until we were checking in for the bus ride to the airport was about a 30 minute process. Waiting for the bus to fill was the longest wait we had the entire trip. Next time we will choose an Uber or cab for transport to the airport. Overall a great cruise. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Opportunity to celebrate a milestone birthday with my wife! We cruised to a memorable, exotic and a historical place Cuba! However along the way we stop in Key West Florida and my wife had a great time shopping at International Diamond ... Read More
Opportunity to celebrate a milestone birthday with my wife! We cruised to a memorable, exotic and a historical place Cuba! However along the way we stop in Key West Florida and my wife had a great time shopping at International Diamond Store - ouch! Although, Joshua the shopping cruise director offered a discount it wasn’t enough! So the NCL should stop taking people to the IDS or get us a deeper discount (smile). The Cuba shore excursion to Tropicalna was nice, but NCL really does have to improve this particular excursion because it’s pretty expensive. Overall the 4 day cruise was excellent! The food.ans beverages were great and so was our weather for this time of year. Our cabin steward did a great job of keeping our cabin clean and he was a very friendly young man. I easily recommend this cruise for couples or families and we will be cruising with NCL in the near future! Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
We were celebrating our anniversary and we had always wanted to go to Cuba. A cruise seemed to be the easiest way to go. We are both very experienced travelers and we admit to high expectations. We had lowered our expectations for this ... Read More
We were celebrating our anniversary and we had always wanted to go to Cuba. A cruise seemed to be the easiest way to go. We are both very experienced travelers and we admit to high expectations. We had lowered our expectations for this relatively cheap (or so we thought) option. Realize that the cruise ship business model is to tease you in the ship with a ridiculously low fare then sell you up for everything on board, excursions, call brands alcohol, spa, casino, wifi, automatic tips, coffee, water, soft drinks, on and on and on Unlimited alcohol!? so why did they send an email within my account to sell me the alcohol package? Do people actually pay for the alcohol package without realizing it's included? The online check in... Does nothing to reduce your wait at the Port. Absolutely nothing. Watch out for unscrupulous con artists in the spa and other pseudo retail places on board. They automatically add gratuity into massages. My wife was told that the gratuity on the receipt was a tax and that she would have to give more for the tip. This was an outright lie. I went up later and confronted the manager who credited the tip but offered nothing else for this clear scam. Misleading info on excursions to Cuba. NCL makes it sound like it you don't buy the excursions from them you will risk not certifying as a people to people activity. This is not true. You can do your own excursions at a fraction of the NCL rate. I could go on and on. Buyer beware and good luck. NCL are professional con artists in the order of a spirit air or all the other bait and switch business scams that seem rampant in the used car, insurance and now the cruise industry. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Strap in folks, this is going to be a long one but well worth your time if you're considering this cruise (or any cruise really). First, something you should know about me - I am the most optimistic person you will ever meet. My ... Read More
Strap in folks, this is going to be a long one but well worth your time if you're considering this cruise (or any cruise really). First, something you should know about me - I am the most optimistic person you will ever meet. My wife says I wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed every single day, no matter what. I can see the good in any situation whatsoever. However, by the end of my cruise experience, I was waxing poetic about the bowels of the hell that was this ship - so please keep that in mind. Also, for the record, this was my first cruise. My wife and I typically take 2-3 vacations a year (usually an all-inclusive in the Caribbean and another trip in another foreign country). Let's start with embarkation day. You arrive at the lackluster cruise port terminal (which is essentially a less glorified and less amenity-filled version of an airport) and promptly proceed to wait in line. Pay attention, because that will be a running theme throughout this trip. When you "check-in" online before you arrive, you select an arrival time. This time is a complete farce. You can show up whenever really because no one is checking anything with respect to your check in time. Waited in line about 30 - 45 minutes and finally were able to enter the ship. (Pro tip: Only bring carry-on luggage, especially if you plan on arriving late or leaving early on disembarkation day. If you leave your luggage with them at check-in, you don't get it until ~8 pm that night. Also, if you need to have them offload your luggage you need to leave it outside your room the night before you disembark and they pick it up). We arrived promptly for our 12:30 pm check in and get to our room by about 1:30 pm. My wife was tired and wanted to nap for a bit and I wanted to explore the ship. However, once you get on the ship, your room isn't ready AND not every part of the ship is open yet. They usher you into one of a few different large areas to "hang out" or, you can do like we and EVERYONE else did and head to the buffet to eat. (Pro tip: DO NOT go to the buffet at this time, it will be like wading through the worst sea of humanity you could possibly imagine for less than mediocre food.) After eating we finally had access to our room around 2 pm. Great, now vacation can begin... or so I thought. You are immediately bombarded with announcements that you MUST ATTEND the safety demonstration at 3 pm. My wife was trying to nap for a bit but this incessant noise from the tv and the loudspeakers made that nearly impossible. We arrive promptly at 3 pm to find huddled masses and even more massive confusion across the deck. You are assigned to a lettered station based on your room assignment and have to check in with some person in a magic vest that checks your name off a list and then get shoved into a huddled crowd. Now this is all outside in Florida in the summer time. It was crazy hot and humid with little to no air circulation whatsoever. They keep telling the group to move back and form tighter as more people show up! It is the epitome of cattle car-ing people. In fact, a woman (maybe late 40's/early 50's) ends up passing out from heat exhaustion and the (I kid you not) chef of the Italian restaurant who moonlights as an EMT (or has some sort of medical training) was brought out to assist her. Overall the safety demonstration is like 15 minutes long and utterly pointless. This whole process was extremely inefficient and utterly pointless. I find it hard to believe in 2018 that we can't figure out a better and more practical solution. Next, let's get to the real meat and potatoes of the cruise - the food. Going into the cruise, all I ever heard anyone ever talk about was the food was on their cruise. I'm not sure what cruise they were on but I felt completely bamboozled after my first complete day on the boat. The best thing I can say about the food is that it wasn't rotten and I didn't witness anything that would lead me to believe there were any food safety concerns. HOWEVER, there is a wide berth between that very, very low bar and the delicious food that I envisioned. The food was barely edible and overall lacked any flavor whatsoever. I searched high and low for any semblance of a dish that I would desire to eat again and I came up empty repeatedly. This was a "Freestyle Cruise" whereby you didn't need to make reservations anywhere and you can eat wherever/whenever but that doesn't mean much when the food isn't worth eating in the first place. I could go on for days about how bad the food was but there's A LOT more to get to. For the record, we only ate at the restaurants and buffets included in our package and did not eat at any of the specialty restaurants on board but from speaking to fellow cruisers, it did not seem that we missed much. There were a bunch of specialty restaurants on board but each and every one of them was an upcharge... which brings me to the biggest gripe with the cruise overall... Do you remember the episode of the cartoon Rocko's Modern Life where they go on a trip and see a billboard for a ski resort that looks amazing? The sign says "everything only $5*". Yes, that asterisk was important because, much like myself, after paying $5 to enter the ski resort, Rocko finds out that every single thing in the resort costs $5. Everywhere they turn, there is a constant $5 charge that ends up adding up to a huge sum by the end. THAT is the best to describe this cruise. Now this cruise is sold as an "all inclusive" and "freestyle" cruise where your package includes all the food, drinks, and everything else you can possibly want... with a HUGE freakin' asterisk. Everywhere you turned on the damn boat there was someone trying to sell you something or, even when you asked for something that was included in your package, someone was trying to sell you something else "for a small fee" that would be charged to your room. You want coffee that doesn't taste like they scraped it out of the Captain's porcelain throne this morning? $3. You want a wine that is actually drinkable? $5. You want to use the mobile app to allow you to message your friends for "free" throughout the cruise? $9 (back to WiFi and internet later in the review...). Water. Clean, drinkable water is the essence of life and NCL knows this. As a result, you cannot get a bottle of water anywhere on the ship without paying for it. Sure, they will give you as many cups of filtered water as you want but anything with a cap? $4. Also, from before you even get to the cruise port throughout the entire trip, they are constantly selling their "water packages", which consists of 6 bottles of water for $18! I can only imagine the amount of marriages that ended over ridiculous amount of charges racked up by an unsuspecting spouse over the course of a trip. Yes, you can charge your gambling credits to the room as well. Also, EVERYTHING you charge to the room has a 20% surcharge (example, my wife wanted one $5 glass of wine.... total charge $6). They also seek to penalize you at any moment. Did you lose your pool towel? $25. Do you need medical attention (yes, my wife wanted to see the doctor due to a mild allergic reaction)? $150 JUST TO BE SEEN BY A DOCTOR WHO IS A PART TIME CHEF. Whatever school that man went to was truly a heck of a bargain to come out as both a chef and a doctor. Internet is the biggest scam of all on this ship. They have different packages for WiFi but essentially it's either per minute (at the low-low rate of 99 cents/min.) or $120 for unlimited internet for 5 days. This ship has 11 levels roughly and it only worked reliably on the top 2 decks. For reference, we were on the 9th deck and it was spotty at best. Finally, there is the iConcierge app, which they don't tell you about whatsoever and we only learned about it from our rental car shuttle driver. This app is a piece of garbage and didn't work for 4 of the 5 days on the cruise. Purportedly you were supposed to be able to message your cruisemates "for free" - yea, right. $10. There is an "internet cafe" on board as well but it is NOT free and subject to the same rates as the WiFi. The shore excursions were good and definitely the highlight of the trip. However, for Key West, you arrive at roughly 1 pm and have to be back to the boat by 7 pm. Yes, it is a small island but that's barely enough time to do anything. Our group was pretty ambitious so we ate lunch (Conch Republic was delicious), headed to the beach for a dip, and then walked around town. We felt pretty rushed and didn't get a chance to experience any of the nightlife there. Oh well, onto Havana. Cuba was interesting to say the least. We did a 3 hour tour of the sights of Havana, which did a pretty good job of explaining the area and it's rich history. However, the tour guide really seemed to be reading directly from a script most of the time. (Pro tip: anytime they tell you to look in one direction, look the exact opposite direction and you will see something they definitely DON'T want you to see). It was really great to see an experience but is still not really tourist friendly yet. Give it time and it will soon be like every other island. We ate at two paladars, which were, by far, the best meals of the trip. I'm going to purposefully leave out their names because I don't want them ruined. Do a little bit a research and I assure you that it will be worth your time. Disembarking was fine, nothing spectacular to it and it was somewhat faster than getting on board. I could go on for a while about all the little annoyances and ridiculous things that happened but I think I made my point clear. Overall, I don't think I would do a cruise again, with this cruise line or any cruise line really. The whole thing was so lackluster and felt like a huge money suck. When I go on vacation, I don't want to have to follow a bunch of dumb rules and tried to be upsold everywhere I turn. I want to relax and do things on my time. I searched high and low on the ship and there was no quiet place I could just lay out and relax (except for my room). Every area with lounge chairs (mostly by the pool) had music blasting or live entertainment all damn day. I definitely didn't return relaxed or rested and already need a vacation from this last alleged "vacation". Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
This was our Honeymoon so we decided to make the trip easy by taking a cruise. Cuba was our destination of choice, so this cruise was perfect! This was the first cruise for both of us on Norwegian and definitely not our last! ... Read More
This was our Honeymoon so we decided to make the trip easy by taking a cruise. Cuba was our destination of choice, so this cruise was perfect! This was the first cruise for both of us on Norwegian and definitely not our last! Norwegian took care of our visa's for us, which made the entry into Cuba easy! We loved the ship because it was easy to move around and not too big. Excellent signage to get us from one place to another. The cabin was great for us. Everything we needed was there and it was always clean and everything was functional. The dining was phenomenal, food, service, and drinks! We really were pleased with the gym since we both like to work out. It had all the equipment that we both like to use. There were so many activities on the cruise we couldn't decide which one to do sometimes. I had been on another cruise line before and I will never go back! I would recommend Norwegian Cruise Line to EVERYONE! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We just returned from the Havana cruise on Norwegian Sun. We loved this cruise. The ship is small...only 1900 passengers. We never had to wait in line for anything. The ship offered free alcoholic drinks and we didn't have to ever ... Read More
We just returned from the Havana cruise on Norwegian Sun. We loved this cruise. The ship is small...only 1900 passengers. We never had to wait in line for anything. The ship offered free alcoholic drinks and we didn't have to ever wait for a drink! You could get as many drinks a day as you want and you never have to show your card. The first port is Key West but only from 3:00-8:30... The next day is cruising and you get into Havana at 6:00 am. We chose to book our excursions through the ship. The morning tour was a bus tour through Old Havana....excellent. They drop you off right by th ship in Old Havana so we walked around...shopped a bit. We were able to buy our rum and cigars using American money. You can purchase them in the cruise terminal using US dollars for the exact same prices as the shops....very cheap. A bottle of Havana Club rum is $8 and Chiba cigars were $8-10 a piece. Our next tour was an $8:00 pm tour to the Tropicana...show actually starts at 10pm and over at midnight. This was awesome! The gave everyone a cigar and a bottle of rum per couple...or table of 4. The show was fantastic..our most favorite show ever! All in all I loved this cruise and we have been on many cruises through the years...I highly recommend! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Chose this cruise because of the Cuba 24 hour in port stay. Bonus was a stop in Key West. This ship is beautiful, clean & roomy. (If I had to complain about anything it would be that all the public area windows are dirty. ... Read More
Chose this cruise because of the Cuba 24 hour in port stay. Bonus was a stop in Key West. This ship is beautiful, clean & roomy. (If I had to complain about anything it would be that all the public area windows are dirty. However, this is often the case on any cruise ship I've been on. Obviously, the weather on the seas causes it to build up quickly but it ruins what could be a pretty view when they aren't cleaned more often when back in port.) We were able to sail with the open bar & now we can't imagine cruising without it. So nice to easily grab a drink & not deal with credit cards or room cards. We had heard such negative things about the refurbishment the month prior, but it appears to be completed...at least as far as we could tell. It all looks wonderful! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
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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