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Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
Sail Date: November 20, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Sun
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 9007
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
always fast seating, no wait any venue

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
had many type venues going

Children's Programs

did not use

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
very attentive

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
not crowded venues, though some areas worn

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
staterm attended well & clean

Ship 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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