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Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
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Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Sun

7 Night Alaska & Sawyer Glacier (Vancouver Roundtrip)

Sail Date: June 29, 2008

Ship: Norwegian Sun

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Review Summary

The ship is in good shape. I like deck six, the walking/running track deck. Good for early morning and late evenings runs or for walking. Also good to see wildlife from this deck.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was good in the sit down restaurants such as Four Seasons and Seven Seas. We didn't go to any surcharge restaurants. The restaurants close too early. Las Ramblas which is a bar/tapas even stop serving food at 10:00pm although it stayed open for drinking.


5 out of 5
The shows were good and varied. However some of the Jean Ann Ryan shows were not appropriate for young children. We had a comedian, singers.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
The teen program was very good. Lots of different activities.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The waiting staff were excellent very friendly as were the stateroom staff. Our only two negatives were with the liquor store gentlemen, and the lady selling the photographs. Not friendly.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
We thought that the layout was good. Sometimes the elevators would be backed up so we took the stairs a lot. It was good exercise for us. But for people with mobility issues, sometimes you have to wait for the elevators.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We had the largest inside stateroom available. The washroom was small. The couch which was the double bed for the 3rd and 4th patron in the stateroom was very uncomfortable. I think NCL should take all the couches out and just put in double beds.

Ports Of Call

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Juneau, is the state capitol, so is in much better shape than Ketchikan. We went on the tourist walk again, the map provided by the tourist bureau. If you want to see the Glacier there are tours operators in the city that will take you there for $20.00 or so. Don't go through NCL for this.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
All the buildings are in pretty good shape, the city is very flat easy to move around. The national parks office, located at 2nd & Broadway, offer free 45 minutes tours, get tickets at the office. Good bathrooms and water fountain.

Ketchikan, Alaska

3 out of 5
We went on the walking tour with the map provided by the visitors bureau. Approx. a 2 1/2 hour walk. Covered Creek Streek, walking up to the Cove Lodge, Totem Park, with lots of interesting points of interest in between, and then back down to the ships. Ketchikan is not well kept up, outside of Creek Street which is really a "tourist" area, it is kinda dumpy and dirty. The homes are in tough shape. Outside of fishing, tourism would be the main economy.

Pros: The scenery and the wildlife

Cons: The High Prices of Excursions and the price of the photos they try to sell you.

Recommends Norwegian Sun? Yes!

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