Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Coastal - West Coast

1 cruise (first)


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4 out of 5

We had fun but....

Sail Date: September 28, 2015

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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!

Cabin / Stateroom
Very spacious and clean. The bed was comfortable
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Computer system was down during embarkation but they handled the situation well enough
Ship Quality
Great for a small boat.
Destinations and Excursions
Great port of call just arrived too early and left too early
Onboard Activities
Either more to do than time allowed or nothing to do at all
Children's Programs N/A
Top notch!!! Great shows!
Service and Staff
Very friendly and accomodating
Food and Dining
Hit and miss. Some very good, some just alright.


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

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