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Norwegian Sun News

TLC "Cake Boss" Store Expanding Across NCL Fleet

posted March 5, 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that Master Baker Buddy Valastro, star of the popular TLC television series “Cake Boss” and “Next Great Baker,” who recently opened two Carlo’s Bake Shop locations on board Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, will now feature his incredible dessert creations on all Norwegian ships, fleet-wide. Read more...

Norwegian Cruise Lines Announces New Dining Plan

posted January 14, 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line today introduced an all-new way for guests to have access to one of Norwegian’s specialty restaurants every night of their cruise. Called “Norwegian’s Ultimate Dining Package,” this new program provides the opportunity for guests to experience each of the line’s most popular specialty restaurants. Read more...

Itinerary

The Norwegian Sun winters (Oct - April) in Miami and sails Southern Caribbean itineraries.

In late Spring and Summer (May - Sep), the ship sails Alaska itineraries. from Vancouver.

Norwegian Sun will return to South America for the winter season in 2016 and 2017. During this season, Norwegian will offer a variety of sailings through South America with departures from new homeport Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as well as from Santiago (Valparaiso), Chile; and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Updated Sep 2015

CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2009 Rating 100 (Apr)
2010 Rating 100 (Apr)
2010 Rating 99(Oct)
2011 Rating 99(March)
2011 Rating 98(Nov)
2012 Rating 100 (Apr)
2013 Rating 96 (Jun)
2013 Rating 93 (Oct)
2014 Rating 86 (Feb)
2015 Rating 97 (Jan)
2015 Rating 91 (Nov)
2016 Rating 94 (Jun)
2016 Rating 94 (Nov)

Deck Plan

Deck 12

Champs Bar, East Meets West, Ginza Sushi, Golf Driving Net, Las Ramblas, Le Bistro, Observation Lounge, Splashes Kid's Pool, Teppanyaki, The Chapel

Deck 11

Video Zone, Garden Café, Topsiders Bar, The Oasis Pools and sun deck, Mandara Spa and Fitness Center, Moderno Churrascaria, Passenger staterooms

Deck 10

Passenger staterooms

Deck 9

Passenger staterooms

Deck 8

Passenger staterooms

Deck 7

Stardust Lounge, Duty-free shops, Sun Club Casino, Teen Club, Champagne Bar, Art gallery, Kid's Corner, Passenger staterooms

Deck 6

Dazzles, Photo gallery,  Windjammer Bar, Jogging track, Stardust Lounge, passenger staterooms

Deck 5

Four Seasons Dining Room, II Adagio Restaurant, Java Café, Seven Seas Dining Room, Passenger staterooms

Deck 4

Passenger staterooms

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Outdoor Features

Oasis Pool and Bar

The Oasis Pool is flanked by Topsiders Poolside Bar, Sprinkles Ice Cream Bar, plenty of deck space, hot tubs, and more.

Splash Kid's Pool

A kid-friendly splash zone featuring slides and paddling pool. There's also a hot tub on the deck nearby. Located on Deck 12. 

Basketball & Volleyball

Shoot hoops, join a pick up game or play beach volleyball without the beach at the net enclosed, outdoor Basketball/Volleyball Court.

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Norwegian Sun

Sister ship, Norwegian Sky

norwegian sky cruise ship

Norwegian Sun entered service in 2001 in a dual christening ceremony at the Port of Miami with the Norwegian Star.  She was preceded by Norwegian Sky (entered service in 1999, re-launched as Pride of Aloha in 2004.) NCL defines both the Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Sky as Sky class ships. 

The NCL Sun is the first ship designed specifically for freestyle cruising. The ship's dress code is now "resort casual", with one optional formal night.

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Specifications

Ship Class: Sky

Launched: 2001

Refurbished: 2011

GRT: 78,000

Speed: 23 Knots

Passengers: 1,936

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Accommodations

Every bed, in every stateroom, on every ship has upgraded linens, pillows, mattresses and memory foam mattress toppers. NCL offers Improved room service menu with more options. 

All cabins are furnished with cherry wood finishing, television, refrigerator, safe, duvet, bath with shower and hair dryer.

Two 4,390 square foot Garden Villas - Three separate bedrooms, private garden with hot tub, and access to a private courtyard with pool.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 118-172 Sq. ft.
Outside 145-170 Sq. ft.
Balcony 198-235 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Mini-Suite 332-387 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 443-828 Sq. ft. w/veranda

Interior

Staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. Access to room service is included.

Ocean View

Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. Rooms are equipped with a picture window or a porthole. Some may have an obstructed ocean view.

Balcony

These staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Includes a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view. A connecting stateroom is able to fit larger families while some staterooms include a pullout sofa.

Mini-suite

Mini-Suites sleep up to four guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed as well as a sitting area, private balcony, luxury bath with shower and additional bedding to sleep two additional guests. Family Mini-Suites may come with an upper bed and sofa bed.

Suite

All suites and penthouses include a luxury bath with shower, a balcony, butler and concierge service. Family suites sleep up to six guests with a queen-size bed that converts to two lower beds, a sofa bed and additional bedding to sleep two more. There is a living and dining area. Penthouse suites sleep up to 3-4 guests with a separate bedroom, living, and dining area.

Dining Venues

$= Specialty restaurant. Surcharge applies.

Four Seasons and Seven Seas Restaurant

Main dining rooms featuring a five-course, gourmet meal.

Great Outdoor Restaurant

Outdoor buffet featuring prepared-to-cook omelets, waffles, fruit, soups, ethnic specialties and pasta.

Garden Café

Family-friendly menu of omelets, pasta, soups, salads and ethnic specialties. There's also a special kid-sized section.

La Cucina ($)

Enjoy pasta with a choice of seven savory sauces in a casual atmosphere. There are also crispy fresh salads, pizza, authentic Italian desserts, a fine wine list and espresso drinks to top off the meal. $15 per guest.

Java Café

Specialty coffees, teas, pastries, and cookies.

Cagney's Steakhouse ($)

Select from choice cuts of Black Angus perfectly prepared like traditional T-bone or tender Prime Rib. Or, order our made-from-scratch jumbo crab cakes and a side of truffle fries. $30.00 per adult, $15 per child.

Las Ramblas

A Modern Tapas bar brings together flavors from around the world in a constantly changing assortment of hot and cold small plates.

Ginza Sushi Restaurant

Japanese, Chinese & Thai cuisine. Also featuring a Sushi and Sake bar offering items a la carte.

Moderno Churrascaria ($)

Start with an impressive salad bar of imported cheeses, olives, cured meats, ceviche and specialty salads. Be sure to save room for the delicious skewers of slow-roasted meats including beef, pork, lamb and chicken – all carved tableside by our Pasadores. $20 for adults, $10 for children.

Le Bistro Restaurant ($)

Serving modern French gourmet fare surrounded by the art of Monet and Renoir . $20.00 per adult guest, $10 for children.

Teppanyaki ($)

Sit around a lively shared table as a skillful chef slices, chops and grills steak, seafood and chicken on a large steel grill right before your eyes. $25 for adults, $12.50 for children.

Carlos Bake Shop ($)

Enjoy delicious cannoli and cupcakes from Carlo’s Bake Shop by Buddy Valastro, star of TLC’s Cake Boss and Next Great Baker, available in the Atrium Café & Bar.

24/7 Pizzeria

Pizza Delivery Service 24 hours a day. Delivered directly to your table, your stateroom, or your favorite bar or lounge. Just ask your server or call room service to place your order.

Ultimate Dining Package ($)

On three to six day voyages, guests can dine anywhere throughout their cruise at a set price of $59 per person; for seven-day voyages, the package is $119 per person; $149 per person on eight to 10 day cruises; $199 per person for cruises of 10 to 15 days; $259 per person during cruises of 16 days to 25 days; $299 per person during cruises of 26 days to 35 days and $349 per person during cruises of 36 days to 45 days.

Room Service

Room Service is available 24-hours a day (There will be a delivery charge from Midnight - 5 am).

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Night Life

Stardust Theater

Main showroom for Broadway-style reviews and other shows.

Dazzles

A lively lounge has the longest Cabaret Bar at sea. Once the sun goes down, Dazzles becomes a disco.

Observation Lounge

Relax with a view by day and dance at night when the Observation Lounge turns into a disco.

Sports Bar

Sporting events, juice bar and snacks.

Sun Club Casino

Slots, cards, roulette and more. Located in Deck 6 forward.

Windjammer

A quiet piano bar with live music and martinis.

Champagne Bar

Known for its premium selection of champagne, extensive wine selection and full bar all served in a tropical and relaxing setting with caviar and pate.

Champs

Casual outdoor bar.

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