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Norwegian Sun is one of two Sun-class ships with Norwegian Cruise Line, and entered service in 2001. The mid-sized vessel holds 1,936 guests and sails to Alaska, the Caribbean, South America, and the Mexican Riviera. On the Sun’s longer itineraries, you’ll find more couples and families with grown kids or adult groups on most sailings. However, the ship will add new Cuban itineraries in 2018, shorter 4-night voyages that may be perfect for adventurous cruisers looking to experience a culture that has not been easy for Americans to access.

Kids and adults alike will find fun amenities on the ship, like the Splashes kids pool, theater productions, the spa, and video arcade. Since it is a mid-sized vessel, it’s comfortable for both those who are used to smaller ships, and those who love the space a larger ship usually offers. Guests will enjoy comedians that tickle their funny bone, variety shows by the Norwegian Show Band, and World Beat, a collection of percussion songs and dances from around the globe. Adults will appreciate Rock You Tonight with songs from Queen, Journey, and The Who, as well as What The World Needs Now; a musical celebration of Burt Bacharach. There are plenty of activities aboard Norwegian Sun; Kids can make friends in the youth clubs onboard (which are divided into several spaces by age), and guests of all ages can test their video gaming skills at the arcade, and their real-life gaming skills at the volleyball and basketball courts and golf driving net. Other offerings include onboard comedians, the percussion around the world show, and outdoor swimming pools.

For dinner, indulge in the complimentary tapas bar, the Great Outdoors Cafe, and Sports Bar offering up burgers, fish and chips, and other casual fare. If you want to splurge, there are also specialty venues to choose from like Cagney’s Steakhouse, Italian restaurant La Cucina, French eatery Le Bistro, and the Japanese hibachi restaurant Teppanyaki. For a steakhouse experience that’s not the American norm, try Moderno Churrascaria, a Brazilian steakhouse serving up skewers of slow-roasted meats. When you’re craving something sweet, the Atrium Cafe is a perfect destination offering cupcakes, French macaroons, and chocolate pralines.

Cruisers have a number of balcony and oceanview cabins to choose from with different configurations, suitable for couples to groups of five. At the most cost-effective price point, there are four types of interior cabins, ranging from 145 to 191 square feet and accommodating two to five guests. If you need more room or want to splurge, Norwegian Sun offers three types of suites, all of which have balconies, bathtubs, and accommodate four people, ranging from 443 to 828 square feet. There are also three types of mini-suites which have balconies and accommodate four people as well, ranging from 322 to 387 square feet.

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Sails from:

Port Canaveral, Florida , Miami, Florida , Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cruises to:

Cuba , Caribbean - Bahamas , Cuba , Caribbean - Bahamas , South America

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4.5 out of 5

great cruise by binetteespinel

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overall very nice cruse , im not a fan of cruses however very nice cruise

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4.6 out of 5

A Great Way To Visit Havana by bskramer48

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If you like cruising, are interested in Cuba, or just like visiting new and interesting places, then schedule a Cuba bound cruise on this ship. Both Key West and Havana were exceptional ports of call. My daughter and I were curious about Havana and found that it exceeded our expectations. The mix of history, culture, and friendliness of the Cuban people captured our hearts. Using the NCL Sun as our home base made Cuba easily accessible, comfortable, and affordable. The Norwegian Sun turned out to be a fine ship. It was older, smaller, and did not have all the novelties of the new larger cruise ships, but it did have everything we needed to have a great experience and a relaxing vacation. This was a really enjoyable experience. To set the background for my review, I want to note that this was my 6th cruise on Norwegian, and my 17th cruise overall. I have a good deal of experience cruising with multiple cruise lines and different sized ships. I have read a fair number of negative reviews about this ship so I was somewhat apprehensive about booking this cruise. It was a great experience for my daughter and I from start to finish. I have no reservations about recommending this ship to anyone. Just keep in mind that American tourists are permitted to visit Havana to experience its culture, history, and people. The fun-in-the sun experience of the cruise is reserved for the ship and Key West. My review is extensive to help provide other potential cruisers with some useful information that I wished I had found in this review section.

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Poor Review by Minuz

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Very poor . Will ruin you plans. Book to ships directly. No to and Travel World Holdings. Watch your credit cards because they will charge and charge and charge! Very incompetent travel agents, poor website. Norwegian cruise is good but because I booked thru the rate is of course low because cruise.com is a rip off!

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Poor by vita5555

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Food was lacking. Ncl and travel agent attitude was very disappointing

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Not the best. by janrussell221

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I won't be doing Bahamas again. The rest of the Carribean is much better. The food and service is lacking. They don't give that extra something and you feel like it's all a commercial and pressure to buy buy buy. Norwegian was a disappointment. I was expecting so much better and was really looking forward to cruising with them.

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CruisingDelight
Aug 14, 2015

Moderno was a cool restaurant to visit, unique way of serving or offering "all the menu" as they would bring pieces to your table and you could say yes or decline the meat etc. I've never done that anywhere before, and thought it was a nice way of sampling all the things on the menu!

SEA
Apr 26, 2015

Read the reviews and pay attention to what they say especially on cruise critic and research the cruise line you are going to go on and before booking it read the current reviews

kdean49
Jan 28, 2015

We had our breakfast each morning in the restaurant on the bar side. It was much quieter and so much more pleasant and always seats were available. It was like a hidden gem!

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