Lots of Pics - GSC, Chef's Table, Sun 9076, & More

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#1
Philly & Virginia Beach
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I'm working my way through all of our pics from our fantastic adventure on the Sun a week ago and thought I'd share some pics . . . if there's anything specific you have questions about or are wondering if I have pictures of, please let me know.

Aft Penthouse (sometimes classified as Deluxe Family Suite) 9076:
http://share.shutterfly.com/view/fla...8AZuGjdo2atGNU

Chef's Table ($75 per person; nine courses of food, three different wines - must sign up as soon as you board):
http://share.shutterfly.com/view/fla...8AZuGjdo2atGNn

Crew Talent Show (Including "Fountains"):
http://share.shutterfly.com/view/fla...8AZuGjdo2atGOJ

Behind the Scenes Kitchen Tour (hosted by Executive Chef Orwill):
http://share.shutterfly.com/view/fla...8AZuGjdo2atGN2

Great Stirrup Cay (Friday, April 13th):
http://share.shutterfly.com/view/fla...8AZuGjdo2atGOY
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AmaPrima - Category BA, Violin Deck | 7-Day Beer-Themed River Cruise | December 2015

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#2
Miami
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Thanks for the pics
Would love to know more what was on the menu for the Chef's table.
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#3
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Thanks for the GSC pics!
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#4
Philly & Virginia Beach
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Originally posted by david_sobe
Thanks for the pics
Would love to know more what was on the menu for the Chef's table.
My scanner isn't working, but here's a summary of the menu:

Amuse Bouche 'Molecular Gastronome': Spherical Mango, Vodka, & Jalapeño Ravioli
Tomato, Basil, Curry & Lavender Lavosh
Ahi Tuna Tartare: Orange Wasabi Glaze | Sesame Crisp (not pictured)

Asparagus Cream: Cauliflower Cream | Crispy Beetroot & Saffron Angel Hair
Short Crust Tartlet: Goat Cheese | Sun Dried Tomato Chutney | Basil Oil | Kalamata Olive Tapenade
Granite: Grapefruit & Mascato
Pan Seared Sea Bass: Plantain Crusted | Mango, Papaya, & Avacado Salsa | Lobster Veloure

Milk-Fed Veal Chop: Anna Potatoes | Sautéed Spinach | Truffle Veal Jus
Cheese: St. Andre Creme & Stilton | Honey Comb | Port Wine Infused Figs | Bagel Chips | Pickled Watermelon

Dome: Yogurt Mousse | Lychee Raspeberry Creme | Hazel Sablee | Lime Vanilla Reduction
Chocolate Log: Spiced Dark Rum Infused Banana | Cocoa Mousse
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Norwegian Breakaway - Spa Haven Suite | 2-Day Cruise to Nowhere | January 2014
Norwegian Getaway - Spa Mini-Suite | 2-Day NYC to Nassau | February 2014
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Norwegian Epic - Haven 2BR Family Suite x2 | 7-Day Western Caribbean | December 2014
Norwegian Getaway - Haven Aft Penthouse | 7-Day Eastern Caribbean | February 2015
Norwegian Escape - Haven Deluxe Spa Suite | 10-Day Transatlantic | October 2015
AmaPrima - Category BA, Violin Deck | 7-Day Beer-Themed River Cruise | December 2015

What Lies Ahead:
An Early 20th Anniversary Celebration "Down Under"
Norwegian Star - 2BR Family Suite | 12-Day Australia / New Zealand | February 2017
A Western Caribbean Escape
Norwegian Escape - Haven 2BR Family Suite | 7-Day West Caribbean | June 2017

#5
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Wonderful photos. Thanks
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#6
Chicago
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Great photos! They make me miss the Sun and Great Stirrup Cay.
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#7
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Love your photos! Thanks for sharing them with us~
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#8
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Thanks for sharing! Great photos!
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#10
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Joined Oct 2006
Was so thrilled to see that they still do Fountains on the Sun! We first saw it on the Norway but it was not on the POA! Awesome! Can't wait to see it again and LAUGH!
#11
Philly & Virginia Beach
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Joined Oct 2011
Originally posted by cruis247g
Thank you so very much for sharing with us. The Chef's Table looks fantastic. Would you do it again (on a future cruise)?
Yes! The cost includes champagne before dinner and coffee at Java Cafe after. Professional pictures with the Executive Chef were also included. We will absolutely do this again on future cruises. Hopefully the menu will change from time to time, but this menu has evidently been consistent since the Chef's Table was introduced a few months ago.
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Norwegian Dawn - Aft Penthouse | 5-Day Western Caribbean | February 2010
Norwegian Sun - Aft Penthouse | 7-Day Eastern Caribbean | April 2012
Pride of America - Deluxe Forward Penthouse | 7-Day Hawaiian Islands | May 2013
Norwegian Gem - Garden Villa | 9-Day Eastern Caribbean | November 2013
Norwegian Breakaway - Spa Haven Suite | 2-Day Cruise to Nowhere | January 2014
Norwegian Getaway - Spa Mini-Suite | 2-Day NYC to Nassau | February 2014
Norwegian Breakaway - Haven 2BR Family Suite + Haven Penthouse | 7-Day Bermuda | August 2014
Norwegian Epic - Haven 2BR Family Suite x2 | 7-Day Western Caribbean | December 2014
Norwegian Getaway - Haven Aft Penthouse | 7-Day Eastern Caribbean | February 2015
Norwegian Escape - Haven Deluxe Spa Suite | 10-Day Transatlantic | October 2015
AmaPrima - Category BA, Violin Deck | 7-Day Beer-Themed River Cruise | December 2015

What Lies Ahead:
An Early 20th Anniversary Celebration "Down Under"
Norwegian Star - 2BR Family Suite | 12-Day Australia / New Zealand | February 2017
A Western Caribbean Escape
Norwegian Escape - Haven 2BR Family Suite | 7-Day West Caribbean | June 2017

#12
Philly & Virginia Beach
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Joined Oct 2011
Originally posted by mali06
Was so thrilled to see that they still do Fountains on the Sun! We first saw it on the Norway but it was not on the POA! Awesome! Can't wait to see it again and LAUGH!
DH had never seen it and I refused to tell him anything other than that it's funny. LoL. He was crying from laughing so hard.
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Past Cruises:
Norwegian Dawn - Aft Penthouse | 5-Day Western Caribbean | February 2010
Norwegian Sun - Aft Penthouse | 7-Day Eastern Caribbean | April 2012
Pride of America - Deluxe Forward Penthouse | 7-Day Hawaiian Islands | May 2013
Norwegian Gem - Garden Villa | 9-Day Eastern Caribbean | November 2013
Norwegian Breakaway - Spa Haven Suite | 2-Day Cruise to Nowhere | January 2014
Norwegian Getaway - Spa Mini-Suite | 2-Day NYC to Nassau | February 2014
Norwegian Breakaway - Haven 2BR Family Suite + Haven Penthouse | 7-Day Bermuda | August 2014
Norwegian Epic - Haven 2BR Family Suite x2 | 7-Day Western Caribbean | December 2014
Norwegian Getaway - Haven Aft Penthouse | 7-Day Eastern Caribbean | February 2015
Norwegian Escape - Haven Deluxe Spa Suite | 10-Day Transatlantic | October 2015
AmaPrima - Category BA, Violin Deck | 7-Day Beer-Themed River Cruise | December 2015

What Lies Ahead:
An Early 20th Anniversary Celebration "Down Under"
Norwegian Star - 2BR Family Suite | 12-Day Australia / New Zealand | February 2017
A Western Caribbean Escape
Norwegian Escape - Haven 2BR Family Suite | 7-Day West Caribbean | June 2017

#13
Fort Salonga, New York
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Hi- I see that you have Dawn both the Dawn and Sun. Any preferance?
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#15
Philly & Virginia Beach
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Joined Oct 2011
Originally posted by 2boyzmom
Hi- I see that you have Dawn both the Dawn and Sun. Any preferance?
I loved both ships and would sail them both again. I didn't have the kids with me on the Dawn so I can't compare from that perspective, but I truly enjoyed both trips and would be happy on either ship!
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Norwegian Dawn - Aft Penthouse | 5-Day Western Caribbean | February 2010
Norwegian Sun - Aft Penthouse | 7-Day Eastern Caribbean | April 2012
Pride of America - Deluxe Forward Penthouse | 7-Day Hawaiian Islands | May 2013
Norwegian Gem - Garden Villa | 9-Day Eastern Caribbean | November 2013
Norwegian Breakaway - Spa Haven Suite | 2-Day Cruise to Nowhere | January 2014
Norwegian Getaway - Spa Mini-Suite | 2-Day NYC to Nassau | February 2014
Norwegian Breakaway - Haven 2BR Family Suite + Haven Penthouse | 7-Day Bermuda | August 2014
Norwegian Epic - Haven 2BR Family Suite x2 | 7-Day Western Caribbean | December 2014
Norwegian Getaway - Haven Aft Penthouse | 7-Day Eastern Caribbean | February 2015
Norwegian Escape - Haven Deluxe Spa Suite | 10-Day Transatlantic | October 2015
AmaPrima - Category BA, Violin Deck | 7-Day Beer-Themed River Cruise | December 2015

What Lies Ahead:
An Early 20th Anniversary Celebration "Down Under"
Norwegian Star - 2BR Family Suite | 12-Day Australia / New Zealand | February 2017
A Western Caribbean Escape
Norwegian Escape - Haven 2BR Family Suite | 7-Day West Caribbean | June 2017

#18
Philly & Virginia Beach
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Joined Oct 2011
Originally posted by galesie
Hi, great pics.. Can you tell me what the dress code is for the Chef tasting..
Sorry, I just saw this! The dress code was "smart casual". Two men chose to wear a sport coat, but only one wore a tie. My DH wore khakis and a nice shirt. I wore a maxi dress. Most of the women wore dressy capris, but there was one person in a gown.
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Past Cruises:
Norwegian Dawn - Aft Penthouse | 5-Day Western Caribbean | February 2010
Norwegian Sun - Aft Penthouse | 7-Day Eastern Caribbean | April 2012
Pride of America - Deluxe Forward Penthouse | 7-Day Hawaiian Islands | May 2013
Norwegian Gem - Garden Villa | 9-Day Eastern Caribbean | November 2013
Norwegian Breakaway - Spa Haven Suite | 2-Day Cruise to Nowhere | January 2014
Norwegian Getaway - Spa Mini-Suite | 2-Day NYC to Nassau | February 2014
Norwegian Breakaway - Haven 2BR Family Suite + Haven Penthouse | 7-Day Bermuda | August 2014
Norwegian Epic - Haven 2BR Family Suite x2 | 7-Day Western Caribbean | December 2014
Norwegian Getaway - Haven Aft Penthouse | 7-Day Eastern Caribbean | February 2015
Norwegian Escape - Haven Deluxe Spa Suite | 10-Day Transatlantic | October 2015
AmaPrima - Category BA, Violin Deck | 7-Day Beer-Themed River Cruise | December 2015

What Lies Ahead:
An Early 20th Anniversary Celebration "Down Under"
Norwegian Star - 2BR Family Suite | 12-Day Australia / New Zealand | February 2017
A Western Caribbean Escape
Norwegian Escape - Haven 2BR Family Suite | 7-Day West Caribbean | June 2017

#19
Orange County, Calif
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Great photo's, thanks for posting.
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#20
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Joined Feb 2015
Thanks for posting pictures, I have a question for you we have booked the Sun next year Suite 9076 and on our confirmation it says in red letters "This Cabin has and Enclosed Balcony", from your pictures it looks like a regular balcony and it looks like you were on the ship after it was renovated. Do you have any idea what they are talking about. Thanks