Alaska/Norwegian Sun

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier Southbound (Seward To Vancouver)
Sail Date: July 13, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Sun
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9259
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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.  

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Had a portside cabin-worked out great for viewing glaciers and having a good view in port.

Ship Tip

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!!

5 out of 5
1 out of 5
Tiny town full of jewelry stores-spend your day on an excursion.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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.
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