Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: February 26, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Sun
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Review SummaryThe ship is 10 years old, and many people point out that it's aging - and somewhat dated. For me, I enjoyed every moment of this cruise. It was exactly what we needed, and the ship's staff MORE than made up for whatever "aging" the ship had. Personally, I didn't see it.
The stateroom was very nice, the ship overall was well maintained, clean and nice. The seas were rough for a lot of the time, and we definitely felt it more than we would have on a mega-ship like the Epic or Oasis - but we didn't have to deal with the many more people that those ships have.
Norwegian by far has the best staff, best service and best food of any of the cruise lines. There was never a moment when I needed something I didn't get - almost before I knew I needed it.
Our suite was never "not clean" and we never had to ask for anything in the stateroom.
Food and Dining
The ship's Cruise Director staff (Shona and Johnny "Cash") kept it going throughout the cruise. They are awesome!
Service and Staff
As with many non-smokers, I wish the casinos didn't allow smoking, but they do. And it's a bit unfortunate that you have to go through it to get to the shops and the Stardust lounge, but that's really my only complaint.
That said, every area of the ship was clean, the public areas are very well maintained, and the staff is incredible. The layout can be somewhat confusing getting to the main dining rooms (especially the forward dining room), but once you're used to it, there's no problem.
Stardust Lounge has many obstructed view seats due to columns, and it fills up about 1/2 hour before every show, so uf you want to have good seats, you need to get there early.
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: Not very crowded, gorgeous setting, hammocks and palm trees...
Pros: Service and food on board. St Maarten was amazing...
Cons: St. Thomas