Never Again!

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 03, 2006
Ship: Norwegian Sun
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 10 years ago
Drink, excursion, and dining prices are high. They charge a cover charge for their specialty dining rooms ($15-$25 pp) and if you don't do that, it's the garden room buffet or pizza/burgers with one dining room exception. Automatic service charge on drinks AND an additional gratuity service charge for you serving (drink/meal staff).

The ship is clean, the staff nice, friendly..service good. The problems have nothing to do with the staff, everything to do with NCL's policies.

I've cruised four times now and will NEVER go back on NCL.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
See my comments above re the cover charge to dine at specialty restaurants.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Average... not that great...

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
ABSOLUTELY the BEST! Land or Sea.... This program had my son asking when he could go, and asking to stay longer. This is second to none!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Nice staff, helpful, friendly.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
It's a small ship... so less walking, elevators not crowded...but less to do.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice stateroom, steward was wonderful, clean, lots of storage.
3 out of 5
The town is pretty much a don't go there place...but the water activities are great and the DIVING is fantastic. If you are going to dive, be prepared for a 45 minute boat ride each way.
3 out of 5
If you have young kids go to the beach resort excursion... NICE, Clean and fun.
5 out of 5
They tell you not to go outside the tourist trap area around pier (nothing to see/do they say). NONESENSE. Grab a taxi for $5 and go to the beach with beer for a buck and nice people and some vendors... OH and bring your snorkel, you can walk to the fish just off the edge of the beach. Spend your day there, don't waste it in the market unless you want to shop for all the duty free jewelry and trinkets.
5 out of 5
You can't miss here.... either go to Chankannab, or take the road through the middle of the island to a nice little cantina on the other side, or of course DIVE!

Pros: KIDS CAMP IS THE BEST! --- My son LOVED it as did the other kids.

Cons: They absolutely GOUGE you at every turn.. high prices for drinks, activities, unbelievable.

Recommends Norwegian Sun? No.

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