Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Sun and Fun

Sail Date: January 04, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The Norwegian Sun is so spacious and pleasant to be on and there are so many activities going on at the same time that people were occupied as much as they wanted to be with wonderful musicians, shows, food, and huge money giveaways in Bingo! Staff were polite and very helpful and knowledgeable about shore excursions too. Celebrity ships will always be my favorite as they have specialty restaurants that have their own entire space and don't share space with several connected specialty restaurants like the Norwegian Sun and that makes a difference for atmosphere and the staff were not that friendly or attentive on Norwegian sun.  NCL great! We had a nice cruise and made great friends!

Ship Quality
Love the paintings around the ship inside and out and around the walking treck and it was so quiet and even on one day of big waves it felt like being in a hammac.
Food and Dining
Main dining was stupendous, specialty restruant was lacking atention and service.
Cabin / Stateroom
The cabin was great, but we could not go out on our balcony as it smelled like sewer so on the last day they gave us a complementary dinner for 2 in a speciality restuant of our choice which was nice.
Service and Staff
Shaira Carrillo Assistant waiter from Beliz. She was kind, spoke spanish to us and encouraged us to take a walk to the post office or take an excursion and we did and it was very nice and so were the people in Beliz!
Riley Haupt is an amazing guitarist who includes everyone to build up their self esteem and allows participation and encourages people through his words and music.
Children's Programs
I did see kids playing dodge ball, shuffel board and basketball, so it appeared that they had some fun activities fro kids.
Onboard Activities
Lots of entertainment to keep everyone busy. Tuexido cuartet were great for dancing, but they had too small of a place.
Destinations and Excursions
We were on shore for a lengthy amount of time and that was great as it gave time to really enjoy an excursion of 3 hours freely not worring we might miss the ship and having to rush back. I did not like the port in Honduras, as it didn't allow much to see except the extreme poverty and discouraged people and the post office had no stamps at all and they said we could pay and they would send them when they got stamps, but we decided to send off all our postcards in Beliz where they ahd a REAL post office with plenty of stamps and kind people who worked in air condition.
Tampa, Florida
Accessable port across the street from parking garage and easy to find using GPS.
Roatan (Isla Roatan), Bay Islands, Honduras
Maybe we should ahve taken a short excursion, we only went to the straw house shopping and walked to the post office which had no stamps and it was a 20 minute walk back to the ship and we were tired by then and wanted to eat and the place was dismala nd the people seemed hopless and lifeless and depressed to live in such extreme poverty with trash in sight everywhere.
Belize City, Belize
The post office was close enough to walk to but we got a private car tour and they took us to specific places we wanted to see and they were very informative and stopped for us to take pictures and we enjoyed learning about Beliz, MX and Guatamala, as travel can go directly to those places driving across the bridge. Beliz was not filled with gargabe, even in rural places and the people seemed happier.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
We walked around the entire place 4 times and the only place they ahd postcards was in the one drugstore and they were too expensive and not a very good selection. We enjoyed watching the dolphins and resting on the beach sitting in lawn chairs that were located everywhere and there was no extra charge for doing that, we we took some pictures but I did not buy anypostcards, I spent my money in cozumel.
Cozumel, Mexico
The people were kind and informative. I really wanted to take a ferry to Playa de Carmen but the local people warned us that it was not safe and so we took a personal small car 3 hr. excursion and it was great. We saw and experienced more than jsut taking a ride up and down the main street and enjoyed a coco de agua drink and guava slices and our driver was so kind and took us to a store where postcards only cost $1.00 each and a real variety and much better prices than costa maya even in clothes and nicnacks! Oh and the post office was across teh street from teh crusie shipa nd it was in working order with mail boxes inside and an american man came in to get his mail who had lived there the last 40 years and said it was fantastic.


We had the ultimate beverage package pp in our stateroom and enjoyed that very much used it and appreciated the bonus. We also enjoyed the Main Dining food, service and menu selections available and didn't feel like we needed to go to a specialty restaurant. We enjoyed sharing experiences w/ others.

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