Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Alaska
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall Rating:

2.8 out of 5
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Norwegian Sun

10 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Vancouver To San Francisco)

Sail Date: September 25, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Sun

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: 4014

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

We will never use NCL again, there freestyle dining is a mess and more annoying and frustrating then FREEstling. There policy of bringing absolutely NO liquids on board (including water) is absurd and only a money grab thing. They give you free ice water, juice, coffee .... but most times you have to look over the whole ship to find this. Everything felt CHEAP and money grabbing, $28 for 12 bottels of 1l water is outrages. Food was average, buffet was small and not worth the trip. Food was mostly bland and misted spicing. Entertainment was awkward planned and the NCL shows were just ok. Performers were mostly of the same caliber. Like I said overall cheap and chinsy!


1 out of 5
I know this is not really all NCL fault but we felt like cattle.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
There was always something wrong. First sit down dinner they forgot my main course, first and only sit down breakfast food was cold and it took more than an hour to get served. Most other dinners we had to wait even though we could clearly see at least 1/4 to the tables were empty. Breakfast buffet there was always something missing, no cups, no coffee, no juice, no fruit,..... not to mention at times they succeeded in burning my bagel not only once but twice! Soup was very good, other food was average at best.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
All activities that interested us were planned between 6:15 PM and 10:45 PM, when do you eat? Having a dance class at 6:15 PM on a sea day is just weird!


2 out of 5
Shows were okay most dancer and singers were again average at times off

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

2 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Room was rather small and needed repairs.

Ship Tip

the NCL Sun needs a overall maintenance update now.

Ports Of Call

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Too bad it rained.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Tyler from Frontier excursion was an awesome guide!! We bought the exercursion directly from the provider and not only saved a ton but got a friendly intimate and wonderful tour!!

Ketchikan, Alaska

3 out of 5
Not too much going on we did not already see.

Victoria, British Columbia

4 out of 5

Astoria, Oregon

1 out of 5
Waste of time, someone screwed up the immigration part so the ship left 1:30 later too gives us at least sometime here. We waited for over 2 hrs to have immigration board and then we were the last to go and see them which is another almost 2 hrs.


3 out of 5
Again in port more then on time still disembarkation was way late!
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