Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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3 out of 5

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Sail Date: September 07, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

This was the 2nd part of round trip Vanc. to Seward and back. We had to change rooms and we carried our luggage from deck 4 to 10. The entertainers weren't as good as the up trip. The room across the hall from us had the sprinkler in the ceiling go off and flooded their room, the hall was wet for a couple of days until they got it dried off. We were supposed to go to Sawyer glacier but it was raining and the captain decided not to go up the fjord to the glacier and instead just sat out in the main channel until it was time to go to the next port. Hubbard glacier was the first stop and the captain didn't get as close to the glacier as he did on the way up even though there wasn't much ice in the way.

The room attendant cane in once in the afternoon and again late at night. He said they only work certain hours and not all day. We met several rude workers on this trip. They seem like they didn't want to be on the ship. The buffet on deck 11 was only so-so. Breakfast was better than lunch. The bacon however was always under cooked for my taste. The way the buffet is laid out leaves some very tight spaces for passage when many people are eating. They have soft and hard serve ice cream. They have 2 pools and 4 hot tub with only one with working jets.

The room was an inside and seemed bigger than most ships that I have been on. A queen bed with a separate sofa area. The TV was small. It had a fridge and hair dryer. The shower water temp kept fluctuating from hot to cool and back.. Overall the room was good.

The cruise staff seemed to have more activities on board and for the most part very friendly. 

Cabin / Stateroom
room was good and had plenty of room to store clothing in closets and drawers.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Seward (Anchorage), Alaska
Cruise Hubbard Glacier
Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska
saw many whales from the ship. People who paid for whale watching tours actually came back out by the ship. We saw them as well or better than the tours. This port uses tenders to get to shore. Not much on land here.
Juneau, Alaska
a couple of stores acted like they didn't want to sell you anything.
Cruise Sawyer Glacier
Skagway, Alaska
Ketchikan, Alaska
seemed to have the best deals for shopping.
Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

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