Freestyle vs. traditional cruising

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Sun

7 Night Glacier Bay Southbound (Whittier To Vancouver)

Sail Date: September 02, 2013

Ship: Norwegian Sun

Cabin Type: Suite

Cabin Number: 8001

Traveled As: Large Group

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review Summary

This was our first free style cruise. We had been on 11 traditional and wanted to try it. Although it was freestyle at least Norwegian did have some dress rules regarding dining in one of the main dining rooms as well as all specialty restaurants. The boarding and embarking processes went off without a hitch. The shows on the Norwegian Sun were fair at best. Walked out on the magician (boring) Food was ok, but steak in the main dining room was not good. Had to complain to staff both times that we had steak. Had to send it back and get something different .Overall, we are still Princess people at heart.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Since we were in a suite, we were given first class treatment. Room Stewardess was excellent. Utilize the small dining area for morning buffet. Also utilize the main dining room for breakfast rather than buffet. Service was excellent

Ports Of Call

Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska

1 out of 5
Bad Weather

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

3 out of 5
not a lot to do. have been on better zip lines

Juneau, Alaska

3 out of 5
weather did not allow us to go up on tram

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
fog made the train trip less than a success

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
excellent and fun day. good weather

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5
captain did a great job

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
don't miss the suspension bridge
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