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We chose this cruise because of the original itinerary of Havana, Cuba which was canceled two weeks ago due to the Trump Administration. Since NCL offered to refund us for half the cruise & gave us 50% off on a future cruise, we went ahead with our plans. We weren’t that thrilled with the new ports added, Freeport& Nassau, but decided to go with it. The good things: 1. Our cabin steward, Joseph, was very good, He kept our room spotless and made sure we had clean towels and ice everyday. 2. The waiters and waitresses were friendly and accommodating. Also the manager of the Four Seasons Dining Room, Ben, was superb & checked on us every evening. 3. The food in the dining rooms were good, overall. 4. The comedian and the “Rock You Tonight” entertainment staff were really good. The bad things: 1. The buffet was horrible. It even smelled bad in there. It was a free for all with folks shoving each other, kids everywhere. The food was awful & the layout of the buffet was terrible. After one lunch there, we never returned. 2. Not enough to do on the ship. Sometimes we were really bored. It was pretty disappointing. 3. I was charged for items taken from the mini bar. Apparently, the day before we left, someone from the staff comes in and locks the mini bar & takes the bottled water that can be purchased. They charged us for water that we didn’t open or drink. After complaining twice a guest services, they removed the charge. 4. Computer system failed at check in which delayed boarding the ship 3 hours. Long lines of hungry unhappy passengers....not a good way to start the cruise. 5. Really poor tv channel choices. 6. Shopping on the ship was not really good. We had $150 shipboard credit & really had difficulty finding things we wanted to purchase. This was only our third cruise, but the worst by far. The other two were on Royal Caribbean. I would say we weren’t that impressed by NCL.

Avoid the Sun

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review by Bruiser85

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2019
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window
We chose this cruise because of the original itinerary of Havana, Cuba which was canceled two weeks ago due to the Trump Administration. Since NCL offered to refund us for half the cruise & gave us 50% off on a future cruise, we went ahead with our plans. We weren’t that thrilled with the new ports added, Freeport& Nassau, but decided to go with it.

The good things:

1. Our cabin steward, Joseph, was very good, He kept our room spotless and made sure we had clean towels and ice everyday.

2. The waiters and waitresses were friendly and accommodating. Also the manager of the Four Seasons Dining Room, Ben, was superb & checked on us every evening.

3. The food in the dining rooms were good, overall.

4. The comedian and the “Rock You Tonight” entertainment staff were really good.

The bad things:

1. The buffet was horrible. It even smelled bad in there. It was a free for all with folks shoving each other, kids everywhere. The food was awful & the layout of the buffet was terrible. After one lunch there, we never returned.

2. Not enough to do on the ship. Sometimes we were really bored. It was pretty disappointing.

3. I was charged for items taken from the mini bar. Apparently, the day before we left, someone from the staff comes in and locks the mini bar & takes the bottled water that can be purchased. They charged us for water that we didn’t open or drink. After complaining twice a guest services, they removed the charge.

4. Computer system failed at check in which delayed boarding the ship 3 hours. Long lines of hungry unhappy passengers....not a good way to start the cruise.

5. Really poor tv channel choices.

6. Shopping on the ship was not really good. We had $150 shipboard credit & really had difficulty finding things we wanted to purchase.

This was only our third cruise, but the worst by far. The other two were on Royal Caribbean. I would say we weren’t that impressed by NCL.
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Oceanview Picture Window
Cabin OC 8206
Nice, clean with good storage.
International Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins

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