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  1. Hi! I was wondering if anyone knew if there was a better hairdryer than the one on the wall in the bathroom on the NCL Sun. I've been watching videos on youtube and one said there was a hairdryer in a drawer in their cabin, but I wasn't sure if those were in every room. Not sure if I should bring my own! Thanks in advance!
  2. Looking at going on the Sun and some of the reviews are horrible, I know some people can complain about anything I know she is a older ship but had been retrofitted recently, I have been on The Dawn years ago, lately on the newer ships I need a handicapped room (and there are only a few that are balconies) and for her age I am not too sure Any information will be helpful ( I will post something on the disabled forum but this one gets more views) Thanks
  3. Hi all, Cruising on the 8/19 Sun and confused about beverages. It seems some booked this cruise with the Sun open bar (I.e., no swiping, all basics just free) which I understand is being phased out. When we booked in July, it didn’t advertise the Sun open bar, but we got a free beverage package, which to my surprise shows as the new Premium Plus Beverage Package. We ordered the soda package for DD17, but did we need to? Are they now swiping everyone’s card for everything or is the Sun open bar (which I think included soda?) still in effect? Thanks- Update: OK now I think I’m wrong and it does say Sun Open Bar on our booking; then we got upgraded to PPBP for booking a balcony. Which I think means there was no need to purchase the soda package? Argh.
  4. What are the Pros and Cons of going on the NCL Sun? What room types have a pole in them? We are getting an outside cabin.
  5. As a precursor to our quick short vacay in the Sun, DH and I decided to head out a little early to get a jump on the weekend fun. Background: we are early 50’s from Atlanta. I am a newly retired middle school principal who for the first time in 27 years can vacation whenever the heck I want to! So in prep for this little getaway, I did what any cruise traveler would do...I consulted Cruise Critic to inquire about fun things to do in Jacksonville, our proposed stop for the night. Well after accidentally posing my question on the Celebrity board by mistake, and getting hazed for doing so, I came across some helpful suggestions for St. Augustine instead. Now 3 miles out from our stop for the next day or so, I thought I’d start my review with our short stay in historic St. Augustine. About a 5.5 hour drive down 75 south, St. Augustine is just 2 hours from Port Canaveral where we will embark on the Sun on Friday. Next stop, Cedar House Inn... Pictures to follow...
  6. Looking at the deck plan for Deck 19 on Joy and it shows a public sun deck and hot tub on the opposite side of the ship from Vibe Beach Club. Can anyone confirm please? Is there also a bar in that area?
  7. how come I can't find a roll call for Norwegian sun sep 2 to the 7th???
  8. Description says queen bed - can it be separated into two twins?
  9. On the Sun this week. Was told by the CruiseNext Consultant last night that NCL will be discontinuing the "Free Open Bar" on the Sun and Sky starting with sailings in September. Also said the other cruise companies that offer the drinks included cruises (ie Royal Caribbean et al) will be doing likewise. A Guest Services Rep. said he knew the change would be coming, but had not heard of a specific date.
  10. I've searched, but all I've seen is people say it's limited. I'm thinking of a last minute cruise on the Sun which will be while she's still doing the open bar - so we could save money and book a sailaway cabin and still get drinks. Trying to determine whether we want to consider a non-sailaway to get the free drink package upgrade. Is the open bar alcohol the same as the PBP on the free at sea ships? I just cruise Bliss in May and my preferred brands all fall under the PBP cap and so do my friends. So if it's the same as PBP we're good! But if it's only a handful of brands and doesn't include the nicer ones we might want to upgrade. Basically - anyone know if Titos, Belvedere, or Grey Goose is included in Sun's open bar or would those be upgrade-only brands? Those are our go-tos and we'd survive if we didn't like the other alcohol types.
  11. Is it really bad to book a spring break cruise for the NCL Sun March 3-8 2020? We are a couple over 60 will we regret this cruise? We dont mind a little partying as I expect from spring breakers, but just how BAD is it?? Do they take over every bar and venue on the ship 24/7? This is the perfect itinerary we were looking for even though the price is high this is the cruise we want for our 20th wedding anniversary. Any thoughts helpful.
  12. Thinking of cruising on the Sky or Sun in March. Do the Sky and Sun offer all inclusive drinks on their itineraries? I vaguely remember this being the case a few years ago. Thank you.
  13. We were on the July 13 Sun cruise to the Bahamas. I just posted my review of the trip on my blog: https://susancrow.blogspot.com/2018/07/sun-and-fun-on-norwegian-sun.html It's more of a journal that a review but since there's not a lot of information about Sun out there, I thought it might be helpful. I also posted the Freestyle Dailies to give you an idea of the schedule and activities available. Here is the link: https://susancrow.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html I hope you enjoy the review. I didn't include a lot of pictures of the ship in the blog so I'll post them separately. I know a lot of people would like to see how Sun looks after the refurbishment.
  14. We are considering a small cabana rental on GSC for next week but have some concerns about tendering. We will be on the Sun, OV cabin...so no priority. I've read that tendering can be somewhat of a nightmare either because of choppy seas, intense sun (for those on the top level of the tender), long wait times etc. So a few questions for those who have done this recently: 1. How does priority tendering work if you have an excursion/cabana on the island? 2. Experiences with tendering, good or bad would be helpful. 3. Would you stay on the ship and leave the tendering to others, or is this island worth the trouble? Thank you!
  15. Hello, Has anyone stayed or seen the interior rooms on decks 4/5, specifically category IF. I'm wondering if these have a couch or not. From what I can tell the IF's on deck 6 do not. Thank you in advance.
  16. I've booked a quad balcony on the Sun for a girls trip. We have a TBA cabin right now. We got a great price and all the "perks" we couldnt beat the price on any cruiseline. However I'm starting to second guess myself. I keep reading that the Sun does not have Pullman beds. The couch is where guest 3/4 sleep. What kind of madness is that? Even if it was a family cruise putting my two kids in the same bed would of been a nightmare. Can anyone confirm or deny this for me? I'd be willing to switch to an assigned room if it means we get Pullman beds. Maybe even upgrade to a mini suite. This trip is a bday gift from my hubby for me and my girls so I have a strict budget I do need to stay in. Asking the girls to chip in is also not an option. 😞 we all know it's going to be tight but willing to do it for a short cruise. But two on a couch may kill us.
  17. If you had to choose between Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Sun which would you choose and why? I've only been on the Escape and Breakaway before.
  18. I want to book this excursion for my last day. It's $99 pp. If bad weather, does Ncl give your money back? Also, if anyone did this trip, please chime in! It's the snorkle/swim one. Thanks!
  19. My wife and I will be sailing on the Norwegian Sun in a few months and have a few questions about the open bar vs. the beverage package. This will be our first time on Norwegian, so we don't know what to expect. We've cruised Celebrity a lot in recent years and always get the premium beverage package. We love it because almost all of the beverages on the ship are included in it: alcohol beverages up to around $13.00, coffee, tea, juices, water and sports beverages, etc. Not having to worry about a large bar bill at the end of the trip has been wonderful. I'm having a hard time determining if there is any difference between Norwegian's open bar and their top of the line alcohol beverage package? I've heard the open bar does not include coffee, but can't really confirm that. Although we aren't huge drinkers, we do enjoy sampling various drinks while on a cruise, so I want to know what we are getting ourselves in to and if we should pay additional for the beverage package. As always, any and all help will be most appreciated.
  20. For those who have sailed in these suites, would you choose the 8th deck or the 9th deck? Doesn't seem like noise from the Stardust should be a problem very early or very late (?), and what about balcony/cabin size?
  21. Sailing on the Sun next year with a large group of girlfriends. We will be on deck 4 forward with porthole and interior rooms. We will have a few rooms with 3 people, hoping to use the sofa bed, NOT the pullmans (we are too old to climb up there! 😄). I have been in a porthole cabin on deck 4 with my husband, so I know what the room is like size wise, but I can't envision how the sofabed fully pulled out fits in the room. Does anyone have any photos of this configuration on the Sun (or Sky, or other NCL ship that may have the same type room), or can anyone describe how this works? We would like the other 2 beds to be separated as well, or is this not possible with the 3 bed configuration? Thanks!
  22. My husband, daughter, and I just returned from a quick weekend getaway on the Sun in the owner’s suite. We booked this sailing on impulse when realizing (in 2018) that our next cruise was not until December 2019. We needed something to tide us over! Our 2017 cruise was the first time that we were in the Haven and we were completely spoiled. The Sun doesn’t have a Haven, so I knew I needed a sweet suite! The owner’s suite certainly fit the bill with its big balcony with hot tub! Boarding in Port Canaveral was smooth as always and we were treated by our concierge, Gian. I cannot say enough good things about him. We don’t use the concierge services heavily, but Gian checked on us numerous times, both in the suite and during dinner, moved a dinner reservation for us, talked us into attending the Captains cocktail party, and escorted us off at ports. Our butler, Rodwin, was a rockstar! He brought us snacks, showed up one evening (without request) to bring our daughter special treats, serving us breakfast on our balcony, and he was on Great Stirrup Cay to escort us to and from our villa and do other butler things for us! And about that villa...can I just say how awesome it was?! We got quite a deal at $350, but just booked it for our December cruise at $699, because it was just THAT good! In Nassau, my daughter and I stayed on the ship, enjoying that awesome balcony and hot tub, while my hubby did a private scuba excursion. While I wish the cruise was longer (of course), it really was the perfect vacation! I was a little apprehensive about going on the Sun, but the smaller ship meant no crowded elevators and extremely attentive service for suites guest. I wouldn’t hesitate to book it again!
  23. We cruise in part because DH is not the sun worshipper I am. I can be on deck & he can be inside. We're not planning on doing much or spending a lot of money on the islands on our next cruise. I'd like to just go to the beaches. DH will fry in the Caribbean sun all day. At home we have this portable sun shelter for him, it's like 1/2 a tent. It folds down into it's own carrying case: It's about 3 feet long, 4 inches wide & maybe 2 inches tall, not very big. It might weigh 3-5 pounds. It's quite light. It's a parachute / vinyl material & some flexible poles like a tent that snap in place to form a dome. It looks a bit like this when it's open: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Portable-Pop-Up-Beach-Tent-Sun-Shade-UV-50-Protection-Canopy-Outdoor-Automatic-Instant-Tent-Sun-Shelters/387972703?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=571&adid=22222222222080207060&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=e&wl1=o&wl2=c&wl3=83700324559310&wl4=pla-4587299951035565&wl12=387972703_10000000599&wl14=dome sun shelter &veh=sem&msclkid=5f2cd24e42c01153dc348f51de12b569 It doesn't fit into a suit case. If I can mange to stuff it even diagonally into a suitcase I will do that. We are driving to the port. Do you think I'll be OK slapping a luggage tag on it & turning it over to the stevedores? I could carry it but would prefer not to.
  24. Does anyone have recent they can share? Thanks.
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