Disappointing

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
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Norwegian Sun

5 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 07, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Sun

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9057

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 month ago

Review summary

We cruise Carnival, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. They all exceed our Norwegian experience.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We paid extra for the priority access, so we were ushered to the front and checked in rather quickly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The foods were adequate in the buffet. Breakfast was the same each day, so really no variety.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Only one main pool, so it was rather crowded and not really useful if you wanted to swim. No slides, they had a game deck, however no extras like rock climbing.

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
We hardly saw our room steward, difficult to get to bartenders since the drink package was included in the majority of passengers.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Cleanliness met expectations. The ship was small so the extra activities and bling didn’t exist

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
We had a balcony room. The shower was was smaller than the inside room I had the month before on the Encore.

Ship tip

If you purchase the priority access for the embarkation and debarkation, or priority tenders for shore excursion. DON’T waste your money. There are no priority debarkation, you just leave with everyone else that is carrying their luggage off the ship. There is no priority for shore excursions, everyone leaves out the single exit.

Ports of call

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
Visited the Mayan Ruins and Lagoon. You only have 6 hours and most excursion away from the ship require 30-60 minute drive. Shore excursion was purchased from Sky Priority.

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
We did the Dune Buggy excursion purchased through Norwegian. Our dune buggy was actually a VW Golf with the top cut off. Very disappointed.

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
Priority disembarkation does not exit. You are able to go off with everyone who is carrying their bags off.
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