Norwegian sun review ... All ...
A 13 day cruise was long but we packed plenty of clothes, no problem there. Went with the all you can drink alcohol package and would to that again, so much easier. The cruise director, jaimy, is weak ... Read More
Norwegian sun review ... All ...
A 13 day cruise was long but we packed plenty of clothes, no problem there. Went with the all you can drink alcohol package and would to that again, so much easier. The cruise director, jaimy, is weak with very little communication skills, as is her assistant. Saw them around the ship but they offered very little.
*entertainment was limited to only a few talented people and one steel band that was really good. Alyssa harris is awesome, the best aboard the ship. This gal really rocks it. The bliss (main lounge) is in the wrong part of this ship. One must go through here to get to the other ends, or go to the floor below or above. Variety of entertainment here, but not night club style. The comedy/ juggling shows that took place in the main theater were really good and funny.
*bars: the champagne bar was our main area where we gathered with the other couple we traveled with. The tall bartender makes the best drinks than anywhere else on the ship. The girl, may, waits on you at the champagne bar is awesome.
*casino: the main problem we had aboard ship was the smell of cigarette smoke creeping in on you everywhere on ship. The casino is in the center with large areas of access and no doors. Smoke seems to wonder around, even in the corridors where the rooms are. The sun is not a large ship, and they should have doors on the casino to accommodate those of us who do not smoke.
*speciality dining: they have a good number of specialty dining restaurants aboard. We went to le bristo (french) twice, it's that good. Everything there is superb compared to the others. Great service and delicious with every dish. Murray, the head guy, is the best. He straightened out the confusion on our billing when the dining desk messed it up. Tappanyaki (japanese steak/ prepared at your table) was a lot of fun and really good food, but was really noisy. La cucina (italian) should read a book on what an italian restaurant should serve, and how to prepare italian food. Cagney steakhouse served a very tough bison steak to me, were told about it and they never offered to replace it. Top customer service would of replaced it immediately instead of saying, sorry. Five people were informed and when the billing was corrected, murray (of le bristo) corrected it, a few days later. Le bistro rocks with service, deliciousness and customer satisfaction.
*dining room: the dining rooms food is pretty good overall, and love the desserts. The service lacks in a number of spots. Sometimes you get large portions and other times it so tiny you think you're actually in a $150.00 a plate restaurant with more fanciness around a spot of food.
*ships buffet: lots of choices here that you can choose from. It's your fault if you can't find anything good to eat. They always have an abundance of food displayed for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Staff that clears the tables are always around.
*staff: the staff, everywhere, are awesome. They know how to do their job and assist you any way they can. Guest services, excursions, or just help in general ... These people rock.
*messaging: we paid $9.95 for this and it hardly worked.
*250 minutes of internet free: norwegians carrier is not good at all. We could not get this to work on our phones and the internet guy tried and tried. Only time it worked was when you're on their computer where the internet guy was. They have a serious server provider problem.
*docking ports: norwegian sun docked at some of the crummiest ports you could imagine. The only one that was decent was in aruba. All the others were shipping container docks, construction areas, and just plane filth.
++cuba: the old colonial/havana excursion (3 1/2hrs) this was very interesting and we had a lot of fun. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had interesting things to say about everything, everywhere we went. It's a walking tour, but ended with a short bus ride that was very interesting.
++honduras: semi-sub & village (3 1/2hrs) very informative and you are really below water looking out at the beauty of the sea. Our guide on the bus was chatting constantly about what we were seeing and the semi-sub was awesome. We also had time to take a tour of a chocolate factory and it was really cool.
++costa rica: rainforest/canal cruise (4hrs) very interesting. The time just flew by. Lots of fun, enjoyable and informative ... And deliciousness provided when it was over.
++panama: the shaping of panama excursion (5 1/2hrs) when we dropped anchor in gatun lake, went ashore and met up with our tour guide. The tour was to be 5 1/2 hrs long, but it took 7 hrs. We traveled by a bus/van with 14 of us aboard, along with the driver, tour guide and an excursion employee from the ship, all of us heading toward panama city. This was a very long drive, about 1 hr & 20 min, at least. It started to rain very hard and you could not see that well where you were going, and the driver was speeding ... With us without seat belts. The tour guide did an excellent job describing what we were seeing, etc... But as i said, we were speeding along and it's hard to take pictures of importance when your traveling at 60 mph. Oh well. Lunch was not listed, but the tour guide provided sub way sandwiches, power bar of sort and something else (forgot). Seems that norwegian forgot to list the lunch provided in the wright up. Anyway, it was good to have some food. This excursion should not be listed on norwegian from gatun lake ...it's waaaay toooooo far. If they would of docked in panama city, then have this tour ... The guide is very knowledgeable about panama and panama city, etc, it was informative.
***getting onto and off the ship was easy everywhere we went, from the first day all the way to the last day. Norwegian knows their stuff.
We had fun on our little 13 day cruise and ate some pretty darn good food and enjoyed the all you can drink package. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable trip with smoooooooth sailing every day. Read Less