Fantastic Birthday trip!

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Sun

5 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 08, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Sun

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 0007

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We planned this cruise to celebrate a friend's birthday and had a fantastic time. We loved the ports, the excursions, and the time onboard the ship. Each night Norwegian celebrated our friend's birthday with special cake at dinner and wished her Happy Birthday. They made sure she felt special the whole time we were there.


4 out of 5
With one small delay due to a gangway issue (the reason it wasn't 5 stars) this was a very easy process

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The main dining rooms and buffets were a low four but the specialty restaurants were a high five. I would recommend trying as many of them as possible and if you can dine there every night, do it!

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
This is a smaller ship and the range of activities is limited. I enjoyed just relaxing by the pool and lounging, the fitness center was still a decent size given the size of the ship.


4 out of 5
I would have enjoyed more comedians and more broadway style shows or music acts, I can do without the magician and without the gameshow. One thing that we did really enjoy was that there was adult karaoke every night, it was always fun. The piano bar was difficult to find at first but once we did we felt like we had missed out on a hidden gem.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The staff was very friendly from the bartender at the atrium bar who knew my drink of choice by day three to the friendly and humorous photographer staff.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship was very clean but the layout was awkward, especially in the spa and trying to find La Cucina and Seven Seas dining rooms

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Great size, there were some areas that had something sticky on one of the cabinet shelves and doors and it should have been wiped down before we arrived, but other than that it was perfect

Ship tip

Even though it is the smallest of the fleet there is still plenty to do and it provides an opportunity to get to know more of the guests since you run into them at numerous events onboard.

Ports of call

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
We booked independently and went to Jaime's Blue Reef resort for the day. It is amazing and we LOVED it there

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
We also booked indepdnently with Cozumel Cruise Excursions as we have done the last four time in this port. LOVED our snorkel excursion but the time in Cozumel seemed shorter than we would have liked another hour would have given us more time to shop and explore.


5 out of 5
I have never had a disembarkation go so quickly and smoothly. I was off the ship in 15 mins tops
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