Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Alaska/Norwegian Sun

Sail Date: July 13, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Taking a cruise is a great way to see many of the highlights of a trip to Alaska.  Most of your trip will be spent with tour operators-so the cruise line does not need to be your number one concern.  The Norwegian Sun is an older style ship, although it has been converted to fit their "freestyle" cruising.  The restaurants do not disappoint-although there is an additional charge to eat in them.  The main dining room food is decent, and the buffets will have something for everyone. Staff were very nice, staterooms are well maintained.  We were fortunate to be able to cruise extremely close to the glaciers-which we were told does not always happen.  The tour operators that the ship deals with are extremely professional-as were the independent operators that we booked with.  The tours you choose will have a great impact on your vacation-spend your money doing what works best for your family.  Cruises are efficient operations-you can't go wrong picking a Norwegian ship.  

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Had a portside cabin-worked out great for viewing glaciers and having a good view in port.
Seward (Anchorage), Alaska
Cruise Hubbard Glacier
Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska
Juneau, Alaska
Cruise Sawyer Glacier
Skagway, Alaska
Tiny town full of jewelry stores-spend your day on an excursion.
Ketchikan, Alaska
Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
Beautiful terminal-steps away from the subway system. $4 to ride to the airport-don't take the cruise ship transportation if you can pull your own luggage.


Took the bus from Anchorage to Seward. We wanted time to take some tours once we arrived. Bus driver was great at pointing out wildlife and talking about the area. Didn't feel like we missed out on anything by not taking the train. Seward has a great free shuttle!!

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