pleasantly surprised

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay Northbound (Vancouver To Seward)
Sail Date: May 25, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Sun
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 9140
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This was the first time I have ever taken a cruise, and not knowing what to expect exactly, was pleasantly surprised. I thought Norwegian met or exceeded my expectations in almost every way. The only  things I could complain about were that the windows were not clean from the start, and the embarkation process took a long time. I think we waited in line for almost an hour. They did attempt to clean the windows on the fifth day of the cruise, just before we went into Glacier Bay. It would have been nice to do this from the start, especially when going through the inside passage where there is so much to see.

The food was very good and plentiful, and the service was very good, though sometimes it took a while to get a food or a drink in the sports bar. But we weren't really in a hurry, and it was busy in there.

95% of the time the crew was very friendly and accommodating. Some of the crew could have been a little more friendly. I think that this can be attributed to the fact that all service charges are included. I think that fundamentally when people have to earn their tip they are friendlier and more accommodating.

All in all I would recommend Norwegian and this itinerary.


Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
did not participate in too many


5 out of 5
Really talented musicians

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
First cruise, I have nothing to compare it to.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Bryson was an excellent steward

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

1 out of 5
It was foggy and overcast, The captian made one attempt to get close but due to fog ang and Ice decided to turn around. Was very dissapointed. It would have been nice to maybe wait around a little a see if the fog would have cleared but we just hastily turned around and let.
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