Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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3 out of 5

North to Alaska

Sail Date: May 13, 2006

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Suite

Like most Large cruise ships this is not really any different, though it is very clean and they are constantly wanting you to sanitize your hands to the point of annoyance. The Buffet is like most with mediocre food packed with morbidly obese folks who act like this could be their last meal.If you do not like to eat like a pig, drink frightfully over priced drinks($7+ each), gamble, buy tacky over priced hotel art or listen to the worst lounge lizard acts. Then this is not the place for you. On the up side the Staff is great and the sit down resturants, regular and extra priced are Wonderful -serving normal sized portions thought I am sure you could ask for many extra portions if you so desired. The scerny is Fantastic and that is why you are there, the ship really is just a form of transportation.

Pros: Scenery

Cons: Food

They did have some mildly entertaining shows. The singer in the disco was not very good and should have been replaced.
Ship Quality
The Ship was set up in a similar manor as most large cruise ships.
Food and Dining
The Bistro was amazing and worth every extra penny spent. The East meets west Steak House was good but the steaks were not as tender or flavorful as they should have been for the price. The italian resturant was also amazing. the seven seas and the other free sit down resturant have a good slection each night.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had a penthouse in the front and it was marvelous. The view was outstanding and there was plenty of space to stretch out. It came with free snacks and fruit delivered each afternoon.
Also Flowers and 2 bottles of champaign on the day of departure. It sounds snoty but we booked well in advance and chose the cheapest sailing date, it ended up not being that much more than a regular balcony room. Our bed was quite saggy and I spoke with our concierge and we had a brand new mattress by the 2nd night now that is service.
Service and Staff
All the staff was very nice and very helpful
Juneau, Alaska
We took the 4 glacier dogsled tour and it is amazing the scenery is like being in a imax movie. The dog sleding is fun but the helocopter ride should not be missed.
Ketchikan, Alaska
This town we did on our own hiring a taxi to drive us to the totem pole park and to see eagles. It was Fun and cheaper than a tour thru the ship. It is a easy walking town and Creek Street is fun, if you like chinese food there is a good inexspensive resturant at the start to Creek Street. Dolly's house if a fun tour to take and lasts about half an hour. I hear the Lumber Jack show was a bit hooky
Don't Miss: opal shop on creek Street amazing to look at
Skagway, Alaska
Skagway is a town you can see on your own in about 1 hour of walking slow. There is a nice but steep hike right out of town you can do on your own to a lake. We did it in about 1.15 hours and I stop alot. We also did the heli-snowshoe-train tour it was a blast the guides are full of history and information, Cory is fantastic. The usual tour is Heli-Hike-train but there was too much snow left to just hike .
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Not much to this town we went whale watching and found a mother and baby but alas they did not serface much, the boat ride was fun and the whales,exciting.

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