1 Norwegian Sun Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to Pacific Coastal

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
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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