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1936 Psgrs
Refurbished
3 yrs ago
Jan 2011

What people said about this ship:

"The food was good in the dining room but the buffet on deck 11 left something to be desired." in 37 reviews.
"We ate 3 nights at the specialty restaurants( out of a 7 night cruise)." in 6 reviews.
"The room stewards were very attentive and all the staff was extremely helpful and nice." in 9 reviews.

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disappointing

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sun | Sail Date: Mar 17, 2014


We have been on dozens of cruises, some of them were Norwegian.  This one was extremely disappointing.  The food was sub-par. We suspect because they wanted you to spend more money at one of their 14 restaurants.  I called this "the cruise for white trash".  The employees seemed to be very unhappy, as if they couldn't wait to get off the ship.  Very unfriendly. Appreciated the free style dining, but no one dressed up, too casual.

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wonderful experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sun | Sail Date: Mar 06, 2014


Outstading cruise itenerary. Great staff and crew. Greats ports-of-call and outstanding things to do on days at sea. Food and on-board evening entertainment rivaled much more expensive cruises.

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Southern Carib. cruise on NCL Sun

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sun | Sail Date: Mar 06, 2014


The 11 days went very quickly.  The weather was great!  We loved the smaller ship.  All crew were extremely friendly and helpful.  The service was excellant. The food was very good in the two main dining rooms. The Garden cafe was also very good.  I would rate this cruise 0n a scale of 1-10, ten being the best, a 10!  Our stateroom was much bigger than we expected and appointed very nicely, bright and cheery.  The porthole was huge!  Then entertainment was topnotch.  We even won at Bingo.  We have traveld on two other NCL ships which were much bigger but have decided that we prefer the SUN as opposed to the larger NCL ships.  We have cruised often in the Carribean so now we seldom get off the ship while it is in port.  We enjoy having the ship to ourselves while everyone else is touring.  Great time for us to catch up on our reading, sunning and lounging.  When you are retired as we are you need a break from your busy schedule to pamper yourselves.  They have a wonderful spa which we spent some time visiting.

 

 

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Southern cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sun | Sail Date: Feb 13, 2014


With the unique itinerary, this cruise was a winner. The southern islands, Aruba and Curacao were a treat not usually offered. The service onboard was fabulous. Lots of choices for dining. Every night there was exceptional entertainment, The days could be filled with a full dose of cruising games or just lying about the pool.The shopping hostesses were very knowledgeable and helpful.No complaints.

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Spike and Bulldogs Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sun | Sail Date: Feb 03, 2014


We had a good time.  The Norwegian Sun is smaller than I like, and too old.  There's nothing 'outstanding' on this ship.  The crew members were ALL very friendly, helpful and always trying to please-they were ALL great.  The food was good, nothing spectacular and the entertainment was nothing to write home about.  Spike and the Bulldogs' two performances poolside was the best entertainment on the ship.  Port of Call was nice.  All and all, we had a good time, just wouldn't go on a ship this small and old again.

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12 day Norwegian Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sun | Sail Date: Jan 22, 2014


We were very pleased with our Cruise. Our stateroom, the food, and crew were all exceptional. The Ship was very clean and the staff worked very hard to keep us healthy and safe. We had no complaints.  

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Not what we expected

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sun | Sail Date: Jan 22, 2014


This was our 14th cruise, but our first on NCL. Our last three cruises were on newer Celebrity ships, but, at the start, we tried to be objective about this cruise.  Parking in Miami was a nightmare, but that's a different review. 

Embarkation: Embarkation went smoothly.  I wear leg braces, and the terminal worker let me bypass the long line and go straight to a check-in person.  The gangway onto the ship was midship, but the actual entrance onto the ship was aft, so it was still a long walk to get inside the ship.  The atrium was nice but not awe-inspiring.  Upon entering the ship, we were told our staterooms would not be ready until 2 PM.   This was about 12:30 PM when we boarded.  They were serving lunch, so we just walked around the ship for awhile and finally settled in the sports bar to wait for our room.  We had to yell several times at the bartender to get a drink.  He actually ignored one customer, who left and went somewhere else.  Had something to eat and, by then, our room was ready. 

Stateroom: Another first for us was having an inside stateroom.  It was an accessible room, since I have trouble showering without my braces on.  The room can only be described as drab.  The carpeting looked old.  The one lounging chair looked old and dirty.  They had made the twin beds into a queen, but it was so close to the wall, we couldn't walk on that side of the bed.  Immediately called the room steward to have it moved.  Our steward didn't come, but an officer came and just pushed it farther from the wall.  There was one picture on the wall.  One plastic chair at the desk.  No stationary, no menu's on the specialty restaurants, no small drawer for papers and documents.  There were three drawers for clothes, one cabinet with three shelves (one for the safe), and the closet.  The closet was spacious, and we had enough room for all our clothes.  There were no latches on any of the doors, so when were at sea and the ship was rocking, if you didn't close the doors, they would bang against the walls and the desk.  The only other furniture were two small end tables by the bed.  Most disappointing was the bathroom.  There was only one small shelf below the mirror for our toiletries.  We had to keep most of them on the nightstands by the bed.  The bed and the pillows were okay. 

The Ship:  There isn't much I can say positive about the ship.  It was built in 2001 and refurbished in 2011.  From what I could see, I think most of the refurbishment went into the specialty restaurants.  The only venue in the bow of the ship was the observation lounge.  Our room was in the bow, so it was a lot of walking to get to the lounges, the buffets, and the specialty restaurants.  Also a long way back to the room if you forgot something.  The pools were salt water and not heated, which someone had posted that they were.  One item about the pools that I personally did not like.  There is a wide wooden bench that goes completely around  both pools and the hot tubs.  In order to use the hot tubs, I had to take off my braces and use a cane.  I had to sit on the bench and swing my legs over the bench in order to get to the hot tubs.  This may not sound difficult to some, but it was for me.   Throughout the ship, the bathrooms were, in some cases, extremely hard to find.  They seemed to be pushed into corners to make room for other venues.  The anytime dining may seem wonderful to some, but it was hard to keep track of which one's were open, how long they were open, where do I go if the one I wanted was closed.  There was one area I didn't see open the whole cruise.  You always had to have a copy of the daily paper with you.  Lastly, for a small ship, it seemed very difficult to find somewhere quiet.  It seemed like something was going on in all the venues all the time. 

Entertainment:  We only went to one theater show, which was okay.  Most of the lounge acts were typical cruise musicians.  There was one singer, who was outstanding.  He was from Brazil.  My wife bought his CD even though most of it was in Portuguese.

Cruise staff:  We didn't interact with the cruise staff very much.  As I previously stated, there seemed to be something going on all the time.  Sometimes there were 3 or 4 things at the same time, so it became difficut to decide which one you wanted to see.  It seemed like there was bingo three or four times per day.

Excursions:  We only took one excursion through the cruise line.  That was in Cartegana, Columbia.  It was a tour on a party bus.  I don't usually start drinking at 10 AM, but we had a lot of fun.  Toured the city, did some shopping, stopped to do some dancing, and, of course, drank rum and cokes, and beer the whole time. Quite entertaining.  As previously stated, this was our 14th cruise.  On those cruises, the itinerary was always based on island time.  For some unknown reason, Norwegian scheduled our stop in Aruba on ship's time rather than island time.  We docked at 1 PM ship's time but 2 PM island time.  We had scheduled a tour with a company not associated with the ship.  We didn't know anything about the time change until just before we debarked.  Needless to say, my wife and I were quiite upset, to say the least.   It worked out okay, since the company knew of the change and had made appropriate arrangements.  I was never given a reasonable answer to why the itinerary was ship time instead of island time. One thing I almost forgot.  When debarking the ship, the ramps were always at a very steep angle.  Again, wearing braces made this even more difficult.  Usually there were two ramps, one for exiting the ship and one for entering through security.  A couple of times I had to that ramp because it was longer and not a steep.   For a industry that should specialize in passenger safety, twice when I exited the ship, there wasn't a single staff person attending the ramps.  I couldn't believe it.  I can't remember get off a ship without someone there to assist you  if necessary. 

Food:  For starters, we never used the dining room for breakfast or lunch.  The breakfast buffets were adequate, with nice rosette waffles as somewhat of a specialty.  For me personally, I like regular hash browns for breakfast.  Not to be found on this cruise.  We don't eat lunch too often, usually saving our appetites for dinner.  The few times we did eat lunch, it was mostly disappointing.  The hamburges and hot dogs were precooked and just setting under a heat lamp.  Dry and overdone.  The pizza was good, but not outstanding.  The last day of the cruise they roasted a pig, but they didn't let anybody know about it ahead of time.  You just had to be there.  I had joined a couple at the bar for a drink and they were the one's who told me about it.  Prior to the cruise, I had read several posts about how good the wings in the sports bar were.  We had them one time.  They were dry and looked like they had been setting around all day.  The next time we were in the sports bar, I told them explicitly that I want hot french fries.  They were delivered cold.  I have to add that every time we were in the sports bar, we had to go find someone to wait on us.  We ate in two specialty restaurants, Le Bistro and Il Adagio.  Both meals and service were very good.  For Il Adagio, you enter on deck 6, but the restaurant is on deck 5.  You have to go down a flight of stairs to get there.  For the handicapped in wheelchairs, you have to get there through the Seven Seas dining room.  Now to the dining rooms.  The worst I have ever had.  No imagination, no taste, no variety.   The only thing that changed on the dessert menu in  12 nights was the sherbet.  One night the chef special was "catfish".  I don't go on cruises to eat catfish.  The last night we ate in the buffet, and it was actually better than the dining rooms.  I realize that people go on cruises for many different reasons, but, for me, if you like to eat good food, try some other cruise line.

Crew:  The crew, for the most part, did a very good job.  As usual, the bartenders were especially attentive.  It did appear to me that there were times when the wait staff only wanted to do exactly what they were expected to do.  I say this because there were times when glasses weren't picked up, spilled food was left on the floor, paper and cups were blowing around by the pool and nobody would pick them up.  We were espcially disappointed in our room steward.  He was not friendly, took no interest at all in wanting to start a conversation, and never once asked if everything was okay in our stateroom.  There were towel animals on the bed each night, but I'm not sure he had anything to do with it.  In talking to other passengers, their stewards took a lot of pride in it and tried to make it very special.  Also, the custom form for debarkation was supoose to be in our daily paper, but we had to go down to guest services to get ours.  Again, we were told about this from other passengers.

Debarkation:  This starts with another example of this ship's lack of information.  They do not deliver your luggage tags to your stateroom for debarkation.  You have to go to the atrium and pick them up yourself.  Again, we were told about this from other passengers.  The actual debarkation actually went very smoothly.  On exiting the ship,  a terminal worker directed me to the elevator, so I could avoid standing in the long line and go directly to the luggage area.  With the help of a porter we were out of the terminal very quickly.  I have to say that the terminal staff did a wonderful job and made my experience as good as possible.

Finally, I met a lot of passengers who have cruised only on NCL, and some who have cruised almost exclusively on the Norwegian Sun, and they love it.  That is probably what makes cruising so special.  I can only add that for handicapped passengers, and passengers who really love good food, this is not the ship for you.   

 

 

 

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Nothing Special-Just a nice Cruise

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This was a nice cruise with good service, good food and great islands.  There was nothing exceptional but I didn't think it deserved some of the bad reviews I read.  The only complaint I had was with the art auction director Chris.  He was rude and insulting. I have purchased from Park West in the past but after my experience with Park West and Chris on this cruise I won't attend another art auction.  The art is nice to browse but the attitude is not what I would expect for someone wanting your business.  Overall the four of us had a nice time.  We had two rooms, one veranda and one window only.  They were big and comfortable even though a bit outdated. Yes, there were a lot of older folks but everyone was nice.  The teen club was amazing.  I guess that is the one exceptional piece of that cruise.

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1st Time Norwegian Cruisers

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sun | Sail Date: Jan 01, 2014


State rooms were very clean. Meals were good. Shows and entertaiment were great. All ship personal were friendly and helpful. Embarking and disembarking process was quick. 

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sun and fun on the high seas

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sun | Sail Date: Jan 01, 2014


i Had a great time weather was great boat took the right way so not to have to many waves food was good staff were help ful and nice. Didnt take any excursions went to the beach st tomas walked instead of taking ferri wasnt worth the expesence was just as fast to walk . Entertaniment was ok also was just so dam cold in the theater at night that some nights i couldnt stay.Room was neat and clean every day . Was very relaxing had a good time would do it all over again . Thanks Norwegin

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About Norwegian Sun

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Oceanview Cabins
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Balcony Cabins
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Suite Cabins
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Restaurants
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Pools

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Destinations & Excursions: 71%
Ship Staff Quality: 70%
Stateroom Quality: 53%

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Cabins of Norwegian Sun

Inside Stateroom on Norwegian Sun Size:
Appoximately 145-172 sq. ft.
Approximately 145-172 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed some staterooms feature a pull down bed and a convertible sofa bed a television refrigerator and bathroom with shower.
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed some stateroom feature a pull down bed and a convertible sleeper sofa a television refrigerator and bathroom with shower.
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed a television refrigerator and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.
Please Note: There is no elevator access for staterooms on the Oslo Deck.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
8110, and, 8112.

Available On Decks:
International, Norway, Fjord, Viking, Oslo, Atlantic, Biscayne

Oceanview Picture Window Stateroom on Norwegian Sun Size:
Approximately 145-170 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- A spacious sitting area with a large picture window two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed a convertible sofa in some staterooms to accommodate one more a refrigerator television and bathroom with shower.
- A spacious sitting area with a large picture window two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed a convertible sofa in some staterooms to accommodate one or two more a refrigerator television and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
5012, 5013, 5212, and, 5213.

Available On Decks:
International, Fjord, Viking, Atlantic, Oslo

Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom on Norwegian Sun Size:
Approximately 172-191 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed some staterooms feature a pull down bed and a convertible sofa bed to accommodate one two or three more guests a sitting area a television refrigerator and bathroom with shower.
- Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed some staterooms feature a pull down bed and a convertible sofa bed to accommodate one or two more guests a sitting area a television refrigerator and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
0105, 0112, 0304, 0311, 9108, 9121, 9125, 9311, 9314, and, 9318.

Available On Decks:
Viking, Biscayne, Norway, Fjord

Penthouse with Balcony on Norwegian Sun Size:
Approximately 443-504 sq ft. including balcony

Amenities:
- A sitting area with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private aft-facing balcony two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed refrigerator television and luxury bathroom with whirlpool bath and shower. Guests also have access to butler and concierge services.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Norway, Fjord, Viking

Balcony Stateroom on Norwegian Sun Size:
Approximately 221-235 sq ft. including balcony

Amenities:
- A large sitting area with floor-to-ceiling doors that open to a private balcony two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed some staterooms have a pull out sofa to accommodate one or two more guests a refrigerator television and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
8018, 8019, 8218, and, 8219.

Available On Decks:
Fjord, Viking, Pool, Norway

Obstructed Oceanview Porthole Window Stateroom on Norwegian Sun Size:
Approximately 145 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- A spacious sitting area with a porthole window with an obstructed view two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed a convertible sofa to accommodate one more a refrigerator television and bathroom with shower.
- A spacious sitting area with a porthole window with obstructed view two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed a convertible sofa to accommodate one or two more a refrigerator television and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Promenade

Mini-Suite with Blacony on Norwegian Sun Size:
Approximately 332-387 sq ft. including balcony

Amenities:
- A large sitting area with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate two additional guests a closet refrigerator television and private luxury bathroom with shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Pool

Family Balcony Stateroom on Norwegian Sun Size:
Approximately 221 sq ft. including balcony

Amenities:
- A large sitting area with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed a pull out sofa to accommodate two more refrigerator television and private luxury bathroom with shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Norway, Fjord, Viking

Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom on Norwegian Sun Size:
Approximately 221 sq ft. including balcony

Amenities:
- A large sitting area with floor-to-ceiling doors that open to a private balcony two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate one to three additional guests a refrigerator television and bathroom with shower.
- A large sitting area with floor-to-ceiling doors that open to a private balcony two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate one or two additional guests a refrigerator television and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Viking, Norway, Fjord

Family Oceanview Picture Window Stateroom on Norwegian Sun Size:
Approximately 170 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A spacious sitting area with a large picture window two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed a convertible sofa and two pull down beds a refrigerator television and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Viking

Oceanview Porthole Window Stateroom on Norwegian Sun Size:
Approximately 145 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- These staterooms feature a spacious sitting area and large porthole two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed some staterooms have a convertible sofa to sleep one more a refrigerator television and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Biscayne

Owner's Suite with Large Balcony on Norwegian Sun Size:
Approximately 828 sq ft. including balcony

Amenities:
- A living room with dining table private balcony with hot tub separate bedroom with king-size bed a walk-in closet television and private luxury bathroom with tub and separate shower. Guests also have access to butler and concierge services.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Pool

Aft-Facing Mini-Suite with Balcony on Norwegian Sun Size:
Approximately 332 sq ft. including balcony

Amenities:
- A large sitting area with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private aft-facing balcony two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate two more guests a closet refrigerator television and private luxury bathroom and shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Norway, Fjord, Viking

Family Inside Stateroom on Norwegian Sun Size:
Approximately 172 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- A sitting area and two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed some staterooms have pull down beds to accommodate two more a sitting area television refrigerator and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
0105, 0112, 0304, 0311, 9108, 9121, 9125, 9311, 9314, and, 9318.

Available On Decks:
Fjord, Viking

Aft-Facing Balcony Stateroom on Norwegian Sun Size:
Approximately 198 sq. ft. including balcony

Amenities:
- A large sitting area with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private aft-facing balcony two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed a pull out sofa to accommodate one more refrigerator television and private luxury bathroom with shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Norway, Fjord, Viking

Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window Stateroom on Norwegian Sun Size:
Approximately 145 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- These mid-ship staterooms feature a spacious sitting area and large porthole two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed a convertible sofa to sleep one more a refrigerator television and bathroom with shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Biscayne

Deck Plans for Norwegian Sun

Norwegian Sun

 

Sports

The Sports Deck features a golf driving net, shuffleboard court, basketball court, a children's play area and pool, observation lounge, as well as Ginza, East Meets West, Sushi Bar & Restaurant, Teppanyaki, Champs Bar, Las Ramblas Bar and Restaurant, and Le Bistro.

Sports
Handicapped-Accessible Facilities
Handicapped-Accessible Facilities
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
3rd Person Occupancy Available
3rd Person Occupancy Available
3rd and/or 4th Person Occupancy Available
3rd and/or 4th Person Occupancy Available
3rd, 4th, and/or 5th Person Occupancy Available
3rd, 4th, and/or 5th Person Occupancy Available
Up to 6th Person Occupancy Available
Up to 6th Person Occupancy Available
Elevator
Elevator
Restroom
Restroom
Equipped for Hearing-Impaired
Equipped for Hearing-Impaired
Queen Bed
Queen Bed
Convertible Sofa Bed
Convertible Sofa Bed
2 Non-Convertible Lower Beds
2 Non-Convertible Lower Beds
Double Bed
Double Bed
King Bed
King Bed

Dining

There's no better way to sum up Freestyle Dining: Eat whatever you want, whenever you want, with whomever you want. No dinner bells. No dress code. And no sitting with strangers - unless you want to. With at least 16 restaurants and dining options on every ship, Norwegian has the perfect menu and location for whatever mood you're in.

Seating Times: Check onboard for times.
Dress: Resort Casual.
Costs: No cost when dining in the main dining room. Specialty restaurants range $15 - $30 per person. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations are required for the specialty restaurants, but not required for the main dining room.

Seven Seas Main Restaurant on Norwegian Sun This grand dining room offers impressive views and superb cuisine prepared by award-winning master chefs and members in good standing of Chaine des Rotisseurs gourmet society.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7 - 9 AM, Lunch: Noon - 2:30 PM, Dinner: 5:30 PM - Midnight.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: No cost. Specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Four Seasons Main Restaurant on Norwegian Sun Enjoy an endless panoramic view of the sky and sea in this main dining room featuring five-course meals, daily chef's specials, and even a selection of healthy, light choices.

Seating Times: Dinner: 5:30 PM - Midnight.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: No cost. Specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
No reservations required

Garden Café on Norwegian Sun Made-to-order action stations, always-changing menu options, a fresh salad bar and a dessert bar make this way more than a traditional buffet.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: No cost. Specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Children 3 years and younger always eat free. In specialty restaurants, children ages 4-12 can choose to eat from the Kid's Menu which is always free or they can choose to eat from that specialty restaurant's Specialty Kid's Menu at a discounted fare.

East Meets West Steakhouse on Norwegian Sun Treat yourself to the finest cuts of meat, including delicious steaks, chops and seafood, served with traditional side dishes, at this classic American Steakhouse.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $30 charge per person. Specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations are required.

Moderno Churrrascaria on Norwegian Sun This Brazilian-style steakhouse features a variety of grilled and slow-roasted meats carved tableside. Moderno Green and Red Place Cards control the carving - green side up and the professional “Passadores” continue to stop at your table with succulent skewers of meats, red side up and they'll stop. Moderno Signature Salad display is a traditional part of any churrascaria, and you’ll find a mouthwatering, bountiful selection of freshly prepared salads, along with artisan cheeses and more.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $20 per person, specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks are offered at current menu pricing.
Reservations required.

Le Bistro French Restaurant on Norwegian Sun Featuring modern classical and contemporary gourmet French fare served amidst the art of Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse and Renoir, Le Bistro is truly a feast for the senses.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $20 charge per person. Specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations required.

Il Adagio Restaurant on Norwegian Sun Enjoy pasta, salads, desserts and espresso at this casual dining spot with floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular view.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $15 charge per person. Specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations are required.

Teppanyaki on Norwegian Sun The sizzles and surprises never cease at this authentic Japanese Hibachi restaurant. Sit around a lively shared table as a skillful chef slices, chops and grills steak, seafood and chicken on a large steel grill right before your eyes and enjoy a chilled, sake-infused Wasabi Cocktail if you dare.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $25 charge per person. Specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks are at current menu prices.
Reservations required.

Ginza Sushi on Norwegian Sun Elegant restaurant with authentic Asian ambiance features a sushi and sashimi bar, a teppanyaki room and a sushi/sashimi sit-down section.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: This restaurant features an a la carte menu (an additional cost per item). Specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations required.

Las Ramblas Tapas Bar & Restaurant on Norwegian Sun Modern tapas bar featuring flavors from around the world in a constantly changing assortment of hot and cold Tapas, set against a backdrop of huge, bold relief murals.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: No cost. Specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Spacious outdoor buffet featuring a tempting variety of choices, along with a great view and plenty of fresh ocean air.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: No cost, but specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

The ocean's very first Pizza Delivery Service is offered 24 hours a day onboard. Our Pizza Team is happy to deliver a piping hot, homemade pie with your favorite toppings directly to your table, your stateroom, or your favorite bar or lounge. Just ask your server or call room service to place your order. "Fresh and Freestyle, that's Pizza 24/7."

Seating Times: 24 hours a day.
Dress: Casual.
Cost: $5 Delivery Charge.

Choose from a wide variety of specialty coffees, teas, pastries and cookies at this intimate coffee bar.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: A la carte pricing; specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Choose from a number of delicious items from the room service menu that will be prepared and brought straight to your stateroom door.

Seating Times: 24 hours a day.
Dress: Always Casual.
Costs: No charge for orders delivered between 5AM and 11:59PM. There is a $3.95 per room service charge for orders delivered between midnight and 5AM. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

Entertainment

Conference Center on Norwegian Sun Deck: Viking
Type: Other
Description: The meeting room area offers all the amenities of a world-class boardroom including a stunning view in a professional setting.

Dazzles Nightclub on Norwegian Sun Deck: Viking
Type: Bar
Description: After enjoying the beautiful sunset and your dinner has settled, it's time to dance until the wee hours at Dazzles Nightclub, a fully equipped disco and bar.

Galleria Shops on Norwegian Sun Deck: Fjord
Type: Shop
Description: Need a new bathing suit? How about a surprise gift for your sweetheart? The Galleria Shops is a department store that offers a wide selection of brand name and specialty goodies.

Internet Cafe on Norwegian Sun Deck: Viking
Type: Other
Description: No matter how far you are from home, having access to the Internet is always nearby at the Internet Caf. The Caf can also be used as a computer lecture and training center.

Kid's Korner on Norwegian Sun Deck: Fjord
Type: Kids Zone
Description: Totally zoned for kids, there are places to do arts and crafts, watch movies and play on the computer. There are even quiet corners for the younger crowd to sleep and rest, too.

Lifestyles Room on Norwegian Sun Deck: Viking
Type: Other
Description: Looking for a quiet place to write postcards, play cards or read a book? Drop by the Lifestyles Room.

Sun Club Casino on Norwegian Sun Deck: Fjord
Type: Gaming
Description: Welcome! Try your hand at Roulette, Blackjack, Craps, Caribbean Stud Poker and Let It Ride.

Teen Club on Norwegian Sun Deck: Fjord
Type: Kids Zone
Description: A hip place for teens to hang out, complete with dance floor, bar, video, jukebox, table football and air hockey.

The Collection Art Gallery on Norwegian Sun Deck: Fjord
Type: Shop
Description: Browsers, buyers and bidders are all equally welcome at the on-board art gallery, where works of well-known and emerging artists are on display, and on sale in the lively art auctions.

Windjammer Bar on Norwegian Sun Deck: Viking
Type: Bar
Description: This quiet little piano bar is known for its martinis and first-class entertainment nightly.

Tips for Norwegian Sun

dont take the ferri in st martain to the beach just as fast to walk

Have at least one meal a day in the complimentary dinning room.

Only Pepsi served, bring cokes if not into Pepsi, smoking allowed in casino which smelled like smoke. Sports bar hidden secret & spa ran daily specials so no need to book early to get special pricing.

In the rear of the ship on the Lido deck they had a nice daily lunch buffet, and most of the time it was not crowded, and shaded by large type umbrellas.

The Lido deck was jammed with people getting lunch and it seemed like the buffet was one long line but it wasn't there were different segments offering different types of food but you did not know where on type started and another ended. There was a sense of butting in line even though you were not

All the way back on deck 11 was the best place for breakfast. The restaurant to the right of the pool was great for lunch if you like pasta or pizza. A nice surprise.

Don't go near the children's pool. We were on one of the islands, no one was around. Another woman and myself were sitting by the children's pool. We were told, not asked, that we were not allowed near that pool. No one was around, it was hot. We were treated very rudely.

The Seven Seas restaurant for lunch is a great way to enjoy your days at sea---request a window table :)

There were never any lines for anything except being first in line for the 7:30 show so that we could get our same seats in the 2nd row every night.

Try for northern excursion to see more wild life.

You better get up early if you want a chair by the pool.

If you are handicapped, you want a room in the midship or aft part of the boat. Also, the ramps are very steep for a handicapped person.

There were hidden specialty buffets in the back with a really nice outdoor eating/reading area. The piano bar at the front of the ship was very nice but not always open. I went there to the cocktail party to meet the crew. A very nice early evening event.

Order breakfast from the menu not the buffett.

We found the food to be excellent at all of the eating places we dined. Although we did not dine at the specialty restaurants, many guest with whom we spoke raved about the food and service at those restaurants. We on the other hand preferred a more casual dining experience.

NEVER LEAVE AN NCL SHIP WITHOUT AN INVOICE IN YOUR HAND MARKED FINAL!

Change the menu at dinner more often. People get tired of almost the same thing every night.

NCL has "Freestyle Cruising," which I really do not care for. It's nearly impossible to get to know any other passengers. Recommend that you always ask to dine with others and if you find a couple you like, agree to meet again for other meals.

same food, no sea food, ship was very cold, crew was great! clean ship!

Since we were in a suite, we were given first class treatment. Room Stewardess was excellent. Utilize the small dining area for morning buffet. Also utilize the main dining room for breakfast rather than buffet. Service was excellent

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