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Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 04, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Sun
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8273
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

I would definitely sail this ship again. Service was greatly improved since we sailed on NCL from NYC years ago.  All staff were friendly and accommodating.  The shows and music venues were some of the best we've had on cruises. We love to dance and there were many choices of music. The dining portions were very generous; the food quality was good; but the presentation was plain. The embarkation and disembarkation was orderly and fast. The bar staff mixed our favorite cocktails with a smile. Lemon was always available for my tea and water, and the dining room staff were able to serve us multiple courses when we were rushing to attend a show.  The ports weren't my favorites, but we enjoyed our stay on board during a rainy port day. I would definitely recommend this ship. The free beverage package offered was a bonus!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Large portions, good quality, but lacked in presentation

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots to do, but lacked an indoor pool for cold, rainy days.


5 out of 5
Lots of music venues and more singers in the production shows than on other cruise lines.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Bartender at the Champagne Lounge makes a great martini.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Prefer a ship with an indoor pool (a solarium).

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Tons of storage, clean, neutral colors.

Ship Tip

Our balcony cabin was on deck 8 aft which was a great location. The theatre was on decks 6 & 7 aft and one of the 2 dining halls was on 5 aft. The buffet place was on deck 11 aft, next to the pool area. Instead of riding the elevator, it was a short walk to my preferred places.

5 out of 5
There is a Hard Rock Cafe in Tampa which houses a huge casino.
3 out of 5
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