Norwegian Sun - September 30, 2019

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  • 14nascarfan
    14nascarfan September 28, 2019 8:02 pm
    On 9/17/2019 at 8:42 PM, lkjacobs said:

    Just booked this cruise; couldn't resist the deal. I'm also booked on the 7-day trip starting on October 5, so it's a back-to-back for a total of 12 days.

     

    A couple of notes for people who haven't sailed for a while:

     

    - The Port Canaveral terminal can be a mess at check-in; it's badly run (not NCL's doing). Hope for the best, but plan for a totally uncoordinated funneling of lots of people onto one escalator. Yes, that escalator is outdoors, so hope it's not raining.

    - Disembarkation also is traditionally challenging, but should be streamlined a lot by the new facial recognition system for customs and immigration. If you don't know what that is, wait till the last day and you'll be impressed. You look at an iPad for a couple seconds and then it clears you to go straight through the terminal - no passport check or agent to see.

    - Before boarding, be sure to load the new Cruise Norwegian app (it's free) from the app store for your device(s). It's sometimes hard to get the downloads onboard. If you don't know how to get it configured, go to the Internet Cafe on the ship for help; I just may see you there, since I often volunteer to help the first couple of days.

     

    I sail with NCL a lot, and have been on the Sun multiple times. If you have a question about NCL or the ship, post it and I may be able to provide some guidance. Since I commute, I cannot help with local accommodations - sorry.

     

    As far as ports are concerned, Key West should be no problem. There's courtesy transportation to the center of town where just about everything is located. Nassau is open for business; I was there last week and didn't see any storm damage. Great Stirrup Cay (GSC to the insiders) is a tender port, so it's hit-or-miss whether we stop there depending on the waves and other weather conditions. The ship will take no chance that passengers will be stranded there if there's a forecast for trouble in the afternoon.

     

    Looks like we won't have anywhere near enough interest to set up a CC Meet & Greet, as I'm only the fourth person to follow this thread. That's too bad, but not unusual for short cruises.

     

    On 9/19/2019 at 1:09 PM, lkjacobs said:

    I believe you’ll find a party of some kind just about every night: white-hot party, glow party, etc. Check the Freestyle Daily left on your bed each evening for information on the next day’s events. 

    we are also booked for this cruise..can't wait...also from PSL

  • 14nascarfan
    14nascarfan September 28, 2019 7:59 pm
    On 3/21/2019 at 4:33 PM, smileyjannie said:

    I didn't find a roll call.   Anyone else sailing at this time?

    Hubby and I are sailing

  • lkjacobs
    lkjacobs September 25, 2019 6:38 pm
    On 9/23/2019 at 3:41 PM, lovebears said:

    Is there a kids club area on the Sun for a 7 & 11 year old?  I realize this is a smaller ship, and possibly not an option on this ship.  Thanks!

    The deck plans show a Splash Academy Youth Club all the way forward on Deck 7. I believe that all NCL ships have youth staffs that operate within the Cruise Director's department. Not for your younger ones, but there's also an Entourage Club for teens right next door.

     

    Those of us who would rather not deal with little ones would urge you and all others bringing kids aboard to take full advantage of these services.

  • lovebears
    lovebears September 23, 2019 7:41 pm

    Is there a kids club area on the Sun for a 7 & 11 year old?  I realize this is a smaller ship, and possibly not an option on this ship.  Thanks!

  • lkjacobs
    lkjacobs September 19, 2019 5:09 pm
    2 hours ago, papadon2000 said:

    Good morning, cruisers! I, too have just booked and, after almost a year without shipdeck or sand beneath my feet, I. Am. Ready.
    Had a BLAST  on my last cruise at the Neon Party. That was a seven day- is it also a thing on the 5-days? If so, I gotta get stocked up...
    Can't get here soon enough!!

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    I believe you’ll find a party of some kind just about every night: white-hot party, glow party, etc. Check the Freestyle Daily left on your bed each evening for information on the next day’s events. 

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