Norwegian Sun Overview

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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Norwegian Sun Ship Stats

  • Price:
  • Size: M
  • Total Passengers: 1,936
  • Total Crew: 916
  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.11
  • Refurbished: Jan 2011
  • Number of Decks: 9
  • Total Cabins: 968
  • Cabin Categories: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 78,309
  • Length: 848
  • Beam: 108

Norwegian Sun Cabins

968 cabins and 34 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
(101 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 169 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $130 per night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
(106 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 153 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $161 per night
Balcony Balcony
(149 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 221 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $218 per night
Suite Cabin Suite
(15 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 492 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $303 per night

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Norwegian Sun Dining

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Teppanyaki Teppanyaki
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Moderno Churrascaria Moderno Churrascaria
(3 Reviews)
Topsiders Bar and Grill Topsiders Bar and Grill
(6 Reviews)
Four Seasons Dining Room Four Seasons Dining Room
(8 Reviews)

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Norwegian Sun Onboard Activities

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Dazzles Nightclub Dazzles Nightclub
(1 Review)
Champs Bar Champs Bar
(1 Review)
Great Outdoors Cafe Great Outdoors Cafe
(5 Reviews)

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1528 Norwegian Sun Reviews

Oh Ship, It's a Girl's Trip! by myers10

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We had a great cruise. 3 day options are always wonderful for a short getaway. This time it was with my best friends.

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Relaxing cruise by wheretonext66

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Great cruise. Plan to do it again in the very near future.

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A fantastic cruise experience by dguleria

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A dream first time cruise experience and staff gives their level best to make you feel special.

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447 Norwegian Sun Tips

May 27, 2014

If you like sushi or Japanese dishes try the dinning room on deck 12. Good price and good food. Be sure and visit deck 13 just once to get a wonderful view from the top, top deck.

Sep 07, 2014

Popcorn in the Sports Bar, Las Ramblas in Deck 12, hidden gem - tapas bar. Take the train from the airport - quick, convenient and cheaper than shuttles or taxis.

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!

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