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Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Coastal - West Coast

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
4 Night Pacific Coastal Southbound (Vancouver To San Diego)
Sail Date: September 28, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Sun
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8073
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This was our first trip on NCL.

All in all, we had a wonderful time on our Norwegian cruise.  The entertainment was top notch, the best I've ever seen on a cruise. We have sailed previously on two other cruise lines making this our 4th cruise.

The "open" hours for food and beverages was rather awkward. It was actually a bit difficult to obtain the complimentary items at times although the advertising makes it sound like everything is available around the clock. Our last night on the ship, we searched high and low to find a place to have a bite to eat with a cocktail. The only bar still open was in the casino with smokers and no meal service and the only place to order food was in the sports bar which had closed off all beverage service. They were on opposite ends of the boat!  And, mind you this was just around 11:30pm/midnight, not the middle of the night! Fortunately, it was a small boat.

The buffet lines were also confusing and collided into each other from opposite ends. The menus did not have much, if any, variation from night to night.

Also, there were many times when nothing much was happening or there were 3 things scheduled all at the same time. With the many typos in the program, it was very confusing. Things were listed that weren't happening and for the wrong day or in the wrong location.

We still had a great time and made some wonderful new friends!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Hit and miss. Some very good, some just alright.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Either more to do than time allowed or nothing to do at all


5 out of 5
Top notch!!! Great shows!

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very friendly and accomodating

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great for a small boat.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very spacious and clean. The bed was comfortable

Ship Tip

Find out what time bars/lounges/restaurants close on the last night. Everything shut down very early, leaving us wanting.

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