Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Second Mate

Experience
7+ cruises

Reviews
3

Helpful Votes
15

4 out of 5

s america bound

Sail Date: November 20, 2013

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Our second Norwegian(1st was 10 day Baltic several years ago). Have 16 cruises under our belts.  This was 11 days out of Miami to Cartegna Colombia, 5 sea days and 5 ports.  3 Dutch ports which are always very clean + St Thomas.  Ship was full but never seamed crowded possibly due to the way things are chopped up.  It is not easy to get to different parts of ship as they do not flow into each other but after a few days it became natural.  Only pool deck was crowded on sea days but not overly crowded.  Entertainment was average for cruise ship of this size but we are really not into shipboard shows.  El Goucho was the best-a little showman/entertainer & comedian.  Ship had 2 lounge/piano players, ship orchestra, steel drum trio(which were very good and played everything), duo which played mostly lounge type and a Ukranian band which was the dance band.  Ship did lack a place to dance other than the observation lounge which played 8:30 tol 11:30 each night.  Always had 3-4 venues going even during the two nightly shows which I liked since we usually skip the shows.

Food was very good in main dining and excellant in specialty steak restaurant although did miss lack of shrimp in main dining room and found desserts lacking,  Coke was not available only Pepsi. Sports bar served food all night for late snackers(5:30 pm to 5:30 am).  Never had to wait for any meal & few times we used buffet it was very quick with good quality but not a large selection.

Service throughout the ship was excellant.

 

Overall, we would recommend this ship & itenirary.

Ship Quality
not crowded venues, though some areas worn
Food and Dining
always fast seating, no wait any venue
Cabin / Stateroom
staterm attended well & clean
Service and Staff
very attentive
Entertainment
had many type venues going
Children's Programs did not use
Onboard Activities
average
Destinations and Excursions Cartegna dirty, Dutch islands clean as always

Tip

Only Pepsi served, bring cokes if not into Pepsi, smoking allowed in casino which smelled like smoke. Sports bar hidden secret & spa ran daily specials so no need to book early to get special pricing.



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