Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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3 out of 5

Norwegian sun

Sail Date: August 31, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

getting on board was confusing. You had to check in upstairs first but noo ne said anything until we got to the end of the building and was then told we had to go back to the front and go upstairs to check in then came back there. The food in the buffet on deck 11 was pretty much the same things everyday.It wasn't all that great. The main dining rooms didn't have very good choices. It's a good thing they had salmon on the everyday menu because that was the best thing on the whole menu. They have no lobster tail, shrimp, or most of the name steaks. Those have all been moved to the pay extra dining rooms. There were no formal nights, so good levis and shirt is all that you need unless you want to dress up anyhow. The cabin boy was never prompt in cleaning the room. Usually done around 2pm and then late in the evening. One night he wanted to com in after 9 pm and wanted to clean, but we didn't want to leave. We ended up taking a shower and straightening our own bed for the night. The ship is old but for the most part kept up good. Our room was an inside and had plenty of room with a sofa bed included. We did hear of a coupe of rooms which flooded-one from the drains backing up and soaking the floor, the other was the sprinkler in the room broke and showered the room with water. Deck 6 has plenty of room to walk around the ship, although in the front almost always had standing water you had to walk through. They never seemed to clean the water off the walkway. Overall the food seems to be better on other cruise lines that we have been on. The cruise staff was good and had sever activties to do..

Cabin / Stateroom
larger room that most ships, queen bed with a sofa bed. small fridge, plenty of space for clothes to be put. Shower small but big enough for two. The water never stayed a constant temp=go hotter then colder and back to hot. The room was nice. The TV small and the remote only worked off and on-probably needed mew batteries. We couldn't get them replaced.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
getting off was easy-not much help getting on
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