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Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 14, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Sun
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

My wife and I agree this is one of the best cruises we have had. Not because of the ports of call, but because of the ship and crew. We usually pick a larger ship (1,000 ft +) with lots of imenities and activities on board. We initially thought the ship would be too small but we were amazed at how much we loved the following; It was easier to get around and not get lost. Less time to travel from your room to points of interest. There were no crowds on the ship or getting off the ship. You didn't have to stand in line to get a cup of coffee, have a meal or make reservations. Because the Crew was under 1,000, we got to know a lot of the staff seeing them several times a day, and they got to know us. We always found the service level to be just right. Finally, it was not a struggle to find a place by the pool or get a chair on the sun deck. Even though the ship was at 90% capacity, we had lots of room on the sun deck. If you want a more relaxed, intimate and less camotion, this is the ship. In balance, everything is not brand new but is was refurbished and nothing seemed old or worn out to us. We would highly recommend to couples without children.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet was marginal but the private dining was excellent.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
We liked the ship but it is older.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

Don't get a room twoard the back of the ship. Prop vibration during docking in the morning will wake you up.

5 out of 5
Smaller and easier to get in and out.
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
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