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Old 03-13-2007, 08:14 AM
Cat25 Cat25 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 33
Hey Everyone,

Just returned from the Norwegian Sun and wanted to share a few thoughts before I forgot.
I was nervous after reading so many negative reviews but I had a wonderful trip.

Embarking went smooth. We took a city shuttle from the airport for $13.00 per person and it dropped us off right at the cruise terminal. The driver pointed out interesting sites along the way. The line was long to get on the ship but moved very quickly.
Our first sea day was okay. DH was a little seasick so we walked around a lot and looked at the ship. The ship was very clean and well kept. They were always working on cleaning or painting throughout the week.
On this first sea night was the Formal night. We ate at the East meets West which was awesome. Huge steaks.

In Costa Maya- We did the Bike and Kayak tour thru the ship. We loved it although if you aren't in decent shape you will be tired : ). I was but it was still worth it. You ride your bike through the town of Mahaual. There were lots of chances to take great photos.

Next was Santo Thomas. Please don't let the reviews turn you off of this awesome place. Yes when you arrive you are in a container port with Industrial machines and ships. If you take a tour and get out and see the country you will be rewarded with a very beautiful setting. We did the Horse back riding tour that also gives you access to the resort. We had a great time but I will warn you that the horses do look sickly. DH and I almost backed out of the tour b/c of this. The resort is nice with Hammocks on the beach and the use of several pools with slides for the kids. The food served at the resort is very yummmy.

Belize was the next port. We loved Belize. Just off the tender boat you will see a very touristy area (reminds me of Flordia.) Once you get into the city it is hard not to notice all of the trash in the streets. It is still a neat place. We did the zipline and repelling tour. Also a must. We had every body size and age on our tour and not one of us had any trouble doing this tour. Getting out into the "country" of Belize was awesome. Very beautiful jungle. I will warn you though that it is a 1 1/2 bus ride each way on this tour and the road is not a smooth one by any means.

Cozumel- This stop is also very touristy which suited us just fine. We spent the whole day shopping and drinking $1 beers.

I know this post if all over the place. We loved our trip and will go on NCL again!
Our cabin was 7006 on the International Deck. We loved it. Our room stewards were wonderful. Carl and Thomas really know thier job.

We only ordered room service once but it arrived within 15 mins.

We ate at the Buffet for lunch everyday which was fine but it is the same food over and over again.

We ate in both the Seven Seas and 4 seasons both were fine. Overall I would say cruise food is okay. The fact that there is fresh fruit available 24/7 is awesome.

We only saw one show while we were on board it was the Pan show where they do Peter Pan with acrobatics. This was very entertaining. Just don't go looking for Broadway Calibur.

Disembarking was smooth. They give you the option of being first of the ship if you can carry your own luggage thru the terminal. We took this option and we were checking into our hotel by 8.

If anyone has any specific questions please let me know. I know this has been all over the place.