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Craig Holcombe

Age: 47

Occupation:Purchasing Director

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Norwegian

Ship: Norwegian Sun

Sailing Date: 2012-01-7

Itinerary: Western Caribbean

We went on our first cruise, and chose NCL due to the Freestyle concept and the reasonable price. After reading some of the reviews, i began to doubt the wisdom of choice, but could not have been happier. The whole experience was wonderful, the staff friendly, the food was great and the whole ship had a really good vibe to it. We would recommend NCL and the Sun no worries at all.

Food: Really good. Buffet was like most buffets but had good selection, the fruit was very good. Main dining rooms were very good. Service was excellent.

Rooms: Really nice. A bit more space than I thought, with plenty of storage, and nice decor and color scheme. The balcony was great for sitting and relaxing, and let in plenty of light. Bed was a good size and comfortable.

Entertainment: Didn't do a whole lot of them but what we did was enjoyable.

Our first cruise, and we could not have been happier with the Sun and the whole experience, didn't want to get off the ship at the end! The embarkation process was efficient, and the staff friendly and helpful. The food on board was pretty good, and the waiters very friendly and helpful on the whole. We had one guy who was so so but he was the exception. Yes the portion sizes are smaller in the dining rooms, but the quality is very good, and if you are hungry just order 2! My wife thinks their Ceasar Salad is the best she has ever had, and the bread and butter pudding was to die for.

Really liked the Freestyle cruising and not have to dress up to the nines for dinner. We had an incredibly relaxing week, and the flexibility with NCL was a big part of that. The ports visited were good choices, each was very different and all interesting and a good experience. Our room steward was excellent, we found our balcony cabin nicely laid out and the decor was very nice, plenty of storage room. There were good eating options and plenty of lounges and bars to enjoy.

The ship was a good size for first time cruisers, after a couple of days we knew our way around and it had an intimate feeling without being crowded. The casino was also good to me!
We will be back without a doubt!

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