Great ports, so-so food

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 12, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Sun
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 0010
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Enjoyed the overall cruise, especially the ports. The specialty restaurants were excellent regarding food and service (Churascaria and Le Bistro) but the free dining choices were less than spectacular. Dining room staff seemed unsure of themselves and many dishes were disappointing. Buffet was okay but not as many choices as other ships I've been on. Room steward, Daryl, was excellent.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Specialty restaurants great-dining rooms and buffet looked better than they tasted.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Only saw parts of some shows.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Dining room staff was awkward. Room steward Daryl was great. Cruise director Richard Matic was great.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Packed a lot of ammenities on a small ship. Pool was way too small.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Typically small but efficient. TV lacked ESPN International channel and balcony had no ventilated matting to drain water. Could have used in room waste basket. Linens were fresh.

Ship Tip

If you're driving to Tampa, best place to park is Parking Doctors. Reasonably priced and close to terminal.

5 out of 5
Eco walk and beach. Friendly people.
5 out of 5
Museum and Celebrity Restaurant where food was wonderful and reasonably priced.
5 out of 5
Krazy Lobster Restaurant and beach. Free use of pool, kayaks, tubes. Free margarita and we ate on the beach. Friendly service.
5 out of 5
Shop and go to Buccano Beach.
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