Norwegian Sun is a Sun class ship, no surprise there, other than she was the last and the ship normally grabs the name being the first of class. Built in Germany she came into service in 2001 with a dual christening ceremony at the Port of Miami with Norwegian Star which was never meant for NCL and has also sailed temporarily under the name of Pride of Aloha. The third ship in the sun class is the and Costa Victoria of Costa Cruises, which was stalled in build due to a bankrupstsey and entered service as the Norwegian Sky but was restyled and refurbished in an Italian styled to join Costa.
With 13 decks, travelling at 23 nots and with circa 2,000 guests she is similar in size to the likes of the Oceana and Queen Victoria. There the similarity ends. The layout is perhaps a little more fun and the dress code can be more relaxed.
The Norwegian Sun has a home port of Canaveral, Florida, one of ours and many holidaymakers favourite ports. Some like the huge theme parks like Disney and the Space Centre, but the Everglades and a walk to a fantastic beach and old pier should be seen. (click here).
Food – She boats 14 dining options; the Four Seasons is the more casual main dining room on deck 5, the more formal version is the Seven Seas. Deck 11 has a lot going on with the Garden Cafe as the buffet and the outside buffet is the Great Outdoors, on this deck you will also find the Sports Bar and Topsiders Bar and Grill all of these are complimentary. For a little extra there are two Japanese options, the Teppanyaki and the Ginza Sushi, there is the Brazilian Moderno Churracaria and again two French options, the Atrium Cafe and the signature Le Bistro. As well as an American Steak House there is also the Mexican Los Lobos Cantina. All the premium restaurants are shown with guests quite dressy.
They have all the usual entertainment facilities, children are well looked after with two areas and there is a large casino. Their theatre is called the Stardust Lounge is on decks 6 and 7. NCL often have a White Hot Party. They call it the hottest party on the high seas, and everyone wears white. NCL allows smart jeans, but note they still ask for collared shirts in the evening – here is their Caribbean dress code.
Evening Clothing Options for your Caribbean Cruise
- You can dress up for Norwegian’s Night Out, or not! The choice is yours.
- Smart casual attire is preferred for the formal dining rooms & specialty restaurants:
- For men it’s jeans/pants with closed-toed shoes & collared shirts
- For women, it’s jeans/pants, dresses/maxi dresses, skirts/tops.
Norwegian reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice should the closing price of West Texas Intermediate Fuel increase above $65.00 USD per barrel on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index). In the event a fuel supplement is charged, Norwegian will have sole discretion to apply the supplementary charge to both existing and new bookings, regardless of whether such bookings have been paid in full. Such supplementary charges are not included in the cruise fare. The fuel supplement charge will not exceed $10.00 USD per passenger per day.