Good cruise but could have been better

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 12, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Sun
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 8216
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The staff of course was great. Room steward Francis wonderful. Things we didn't like were more related to Norwegian and the ship practices. For example if you don't bring your beach towels with you from the room you had to sign a sheet and give a $25.00 deposit. You could not get extra towels from the towel hut even if you brought your towels. 2 only. The smoke from the casino would spill out into the Atrium. Especially bad on full sea days. Since you had to go through the casino to reach dining etc...you would really stink you up your clothes. As a non smoker I found this offensive. Same with the smoking in the one corner of the pool deck. As soon as you came through the door on that side it was a mouthful of smoke or the bar at the rear of the ship. Seemed like I was always running into smoke somewhere. Food was ok in the free dining rooms but not overly great. I found their website less user friendly than say Princess Cruises. Many links were not operating. Couldn't reserve spa times. It stated no entertainment online yet we had 2 comedian's. The stops were good if you had never been there. Overall we enjoyed the cruise just didn't feel as elegant as previous cruises on the Ruby Princess. We will look for a newer ship next time and probably Princess again.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Pretty good but not exceptional.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Not great.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Comedians were good but the ship staff entertainment was avearge.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Always great and friendly staff.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship is 14 years old.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was good. Francis our steward was wonderful. Just needs a bit upgraded. Shower leaked onto the carpet if you didn't get the curtain shut tight. Left a moldy smell like it has happened before.

Ship Tip

stick to the free dining rooms. Why pay to eat when food is free. Had Prime Rib and salmon both excellent.

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