I am retired and enjoy cruising, golf and photography.
We took the NCL shuttle from the airport to the cruise terminal. Very nice to leave your luggage and not see it again until it arrives in your cabin. Embarkation was smooth.
We had a balcony cabin on deck 10 forward. Cabin was clean and in good shape. Plenty of storage.
The ship itself was overall in good shape with an attentive and friendly crew.
The food in the MDR overall was good, some days nothing sounded good to us. Buffet food overall was pretty good. Decent selection of different type of cuisines.
La Cucina was very good as was Moderno.
We enjoyed the entertainment.
We boarded the Sun in Seward, embarkation was easy. Just a note, this was our first cruise since NCL's water ban. They have placed containers at the entrance to discard all drinkable fluids as the put it. They checked everything and made folks discard water bottles with any water at all in it.
We had beautiful weather the entire trip. The ship is starting to show wear and tear, nothing drastic just needed repairs in the theater, some seats were at a downward angle very uncomfortable. Nothing dry dock won't fix.
Food: buffet, well buffet food nothing great nothing really terrible. The omelette guys in the morning did a great job.
Dining room, the food was pretty good service was ok.
La Cucina, food was good service was good but it is a specialty restaurant
Morderno, our favorite restaurant on board ship. Good food with great service, but it is a specialty restaurant.
overall it was a very enjoyable cruise, the staff were kind.
Embarkation in Vancouver was relatively organized. Just a word of caution if you sail out of Vancouver and there are two or more ships in port. Be patient and keep your party together. It is easy to get separated.
We we were blessed with great weather the entire trip.
The Sun was overall in pretty good shape. The staff were very competent and friendly.
The he buffet food was buffet food, decent selection.
the Main dining room was good food and good service.
We went to two specialty restaurants, La Cucina and Moderno. Both were very good and enjoyable. Service could be a little slow, but this is ok with me. I only mention this because if you have a 7:30 reservation you may not make a 9 o'clock show.
Alaska is a beautiful place, we had a great time.
We take an Alaska cruise almost every year, I never tire of the scenery.
We found the crew to be inviting and friendly. The ship was in good shape overall.
Moderno was our favorite restaurant. We found the food to be pretty good throughout the ship.
Debarkation in Seattle was smooth.
Embarkation was smooth in Los Angeles.
We we only dined in specialty restaurants this trip as we had the dining package.
Moderno was fantastic!
Cagneys steakhouse was ok, the steak was cooked perfectly. However, all the side dishes were extremely bland, service was ok.
La Cucina was very good and the service was good.
I found the ship to be in good shape. The reason for three stars on this trip was our cabin I will review it below.
Embarkation in Los Angeles was very smooth.
The four sea days over were relaxing and we did a little bit of rocking and rolling. The Ruby offered the standard stuff, trivia, games lie making. You could be as busy as you want. Because of the Hawaii cruise they offered ukelele lessons.
The main dining room food was good and the service was excellent. We went to the Crown Grill four times food excellent service fantastic. Word of advise if sailing on the Ruby seems everyone likes to eat early. Between 5:30 & 6:15 lines at anytime dining and buffet. Walk in at 6:45 or 7 walk right in.
The Ruby is in good shape. The new beds onboard I found to be extremely comfortable.
This was our first complete transit of the Panama Canal. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend it. Now on to the ship.
Embarkation in Los Angeles was confusing and completely disorganized. But we made it on board just fine.
We had an inside cabin on Deck 9, cabin 9619. The cabin was in good shape and in good working order. Our cabin attendant wasn't the fastest, but he was thorough and took good care of us. Deck 9 on this ship is a good location. Only three decks up to the gym and lido and two down to deck 7. We did not need to use the elevators the entire trip.
We found the food to be very good this trip. We ate in the Azure dining room. Food was good, service was top notch.
Morning were here spent in the Great outdoors. It was pretty decent buffet food. The buffet coffee was pretty good on this ship.
Le Bistro: The food was good, service was ok.
Cagneys Steakhouse: Food was fantastic, service was different. if you orders soup and a salad, they brought them at the same time. Then there was a long gap until you got your entree.
La Cucina: really good food and service.
Moderno Brazilian: This was our favorite. Excellent food and service was fantastic. My opinion is this is well worth the flat fee.
The ship was in very good shape over all and the staff were friendly and warm.
There was a nice variety of entertainment on board. The main theater had the regular magicians, jugglers and the like. The troop on board were very good. Oh what a night performed they were very good. There were some good and not so good acts in the lounges.
Debarkation in Miami was well organized and very easy.
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