Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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2 out of 5

Norwegian Sun Western Caribbean cruise

Sail Date: January 11, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Would not recommend this cruise based mostly on the ports - Roatan, Honduras and Belize City, Belize.  Unless you only want to lay on the beach and it's not raining, these ports had little to offer.  We have sailed with NCL before and the Sun was disappointing compared to others, with fewer or smaller offerings.  Also there seemed to be much more hard core 'selling' by the crew members on this cruise.  We felt like we were on the beach in Mexico being bombarded with sales pitches.

Ship Quality
rather sparse amenities
Food and Dining
one extremely bad meal(including the service), many so so meals and 3-4 very good dinners.
Service and Staff
one exceptionally poor waiter, with comment card left on the ship addressing him.
Destinations and Excursions
Roatan and Belize City were not appealing, however Costa Maya( very touristy but fun and Cozumel were enjoyable. Fifty percent was not a good value.
Cabin / Stateroom
The cabin was as we expected it. We did find a pair of dirty socks and some paper wrappers under the 'worn out' small sofa when we first got to the cabin. However the cabin steward did keep our room spotless during our cruise.
Tampa, Florida NA - arrived late so had little time to see the sites and waited for luggage that never arrived before we set sail.
Roatan (Isla Roatan), Bay Islands, Honduras
Took a'Best of Roatan' excursion which was awful. It didn't help that it was raining, but if this was the best of this port I would hate to see the worst.
Belize City, Belize
Rained all day and with a 30 minute tender to the port, we chose to stay on board. We heard only negative reports from fellow passengers, that is heresay.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
What a tourist trap, but the sun was shining , there was a free swimming pool, lots of tacky shops and great spot to sit have a snack and drink and enjoy.
Cozumel, Mexico
Loved walking around the city, lots to see, lots of shopping. Enjoyed the museum and it's rooftop restaurant.

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