Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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2 out of 5

Never Again!

Sail Date: December 03, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

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.

Ship Quality
It's a small ship... so less walking, elevators not crowded...but less to do.
Food and Dining
See my comments above re the cover charge to dine at specialty restaurants.
Cabin / Stateroom
Nice stateroom, steward was wonderful, clean, lots of storage.
Service and Staff
Nice staff, helpful, friendly.
Average... not that great...
Children's Programs
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!
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
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.
Cozumel, Mexico
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!
Belize City, Belize
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.
Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala
If you have young kids go to the beach resort excursion... NICE, Clean and fun.

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