Beautiful scenery; great entertainment

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 176

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Norwegian Sun

7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay Northbound (Vancouver To Seward)

Sail date: July 06, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Sun

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 6223

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

We were very lucky on the weather. Only a couple bad days. 

The stops themselves are not that great. Hoonah wasn't worth the trip into the city. But there was something to do at several locations. Because the trip hit the same cities in both directions, we had an easy time to make up our mind about what to do.

This ship had the best entertainment groups, and best planning of any ship I've been on. There was a cycle of groups in different parts of the ship, with something new starting every 15 minutes. So there was always at least three groups singing/ playing all the time.

"Into the Drift" was the best singing. "Amber Strings" was great instrumental. And the Cabaret event with Philip was great.  I would have been happy to have had him a couple nights.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
the food itself is OK; but the layout made it very slow. And they constantly had problems with coffee in the morning.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
High on smiles; low on performance

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Thermostat didn't work when we got there. Attendant didn't know how it worked. It took several tries to get someone to come to the room. Sometimes the phone to the service center just rang. These rooms are really small. And the "picture window" is not great. The only way to get a good look out of the window is to kneel on the pillows on the bed. And it would have been nicer if the window had been clean enough to get a clear view.

Ship tip

Go to the cabaret show by Philip! Into the Drift and Amber Strings are the best regular groups.

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

3 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

3 out of 5

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5

Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

1 out of 5
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