July 2015 - Norwegian Sun to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska
Just got back from the cruise, and we really had a great time. Most of the ports we stopped at were all really fun, and the cruise schedule gave us plenty of time so we actually had time to explore each of the towns. One of my favorite days was when we spent a morning in Glacier Bay National Park, which was a great day with an on-board park ranger who was able to give us facts and information about each of the glaciers we passed.
The food was fairly good as well. The free restaurant options were fairly limited, as it was a smaller cruise ship, but the menu in them was rotated each day so I never got bored with the food. In addition, the buffet was almost always open, which offered a wide variety of mostly-passable food.
As far as the offered on-board activities, they were fairly extensive. If so desired, we could remain busy the entire day long from start to finish. The activities themselves weren’t always the best options and some of the staff leading the activities weren’t always great, but I appreciated that the options where there. The entertainment, however, was great and very fun every night. The staff onboard the ship were almost all friendly and helped to make the environment of the ship high-energy and fun. Richard, the cruise director, was especially energetic and always joyful.
All-in-all, I had a wonderful, relaxing, and fun vacation and I quite enjoyed my time on the Norwegian Sun.