Norwegian Sun

Norwegian Sun current position

Norwegian Sun current location is at North America West Coast (coordinates 58.29811 N / -134.40639 W) cruising en route to JUNEAU, AK. The AIS position was reported 28 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Norwegian Sun

Norwegian Sun current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Bay, Juneau Ketchikan. Prices start from USD 449 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 22 Sep, 2022 and ends on 29 Sep, 2022.

Date / TimePort
22 Sep 16:00    Departing from Seattle, Washington hotels
24 Sep 14:30 - 22:00    Juneau, Alaska
25 Sep    Glacier Bay, Alaska
26 Sep 05:00 - 11:00    Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, Alaska
27 Sep 06:00 - 12:30    Ketchikan, Revillagigedo Island, Alaska
28 Sep 20:30 - 23:59    Victoria BC, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
29 Sep 07:00    Arriving in Seattle, Washington hotels

Specifications of Norwegian Sun

Year built2001  /  Age: 21
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderLloyd Werft (Bremerhaven, Germany)
ClassSun
Building costUSD 330 million
Speed23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA)258 m / 846 ft
Beam (width)38 m / 125 ft
Gross Tonnage78309 gt
Passengers1936 - 2323
Crew906
Passengers-to-space ratio34
Decks12
Cabins968
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2018
Christened byAngela Baraquio
Owner(NCLH) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd
Operator(NCL) Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Sun Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Aug 23 9 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway Juneau Seattle $643
2022 Sep 01 5 days, round-trip Alaska Ketchikan Victoria Seattle $387
2022 Sep 06 9 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway Juneau Seattle $698
2022 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Bay, Juneau Ketchikan Seattle $549
2022 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Bay, Juneau Ketchikan Seattle $449
2022 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Bay, Juneau Ketchikan Seattle $449
2022 Oct 06 5 days, round-trip Alaska Ketchikan Victoria Seattle $299
2022 Oct 11 20 days, one-way from Seattle to Miami Seattle $1029
2022 Nov 03 18 days, one-way from New York to Lisbon New York $749
2022 Nov 21 10 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Madeira Canary Islands Lisbon $913
2022 Nov 29 10 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Portugal Canary Islands Malaga $838
2022 Dec 01 10 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Gibraltar Canary Islands Lisbon $567
2022 Dec 01 3 days, one-way from Lisbon to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Lisbon $245
2022 Dec 04 10 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Portugal Canary Islands Santa Cruz de Tenerife $629
2022 Dec 09 11 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Portugal Canary Islands Malaga $609
2022 Dec 11 11 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Madeira Canary Islands Lisbon $469
2022 Dec 14 13 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Portugal Canary Islands Santa Cruz de Tenerife $809
2022 Dec 22 14 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Gibraltar Canary Islands Lisbon $3729
2022 Dec 27 12 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Gibraltar Canary Islands Santa Cruz de Tenerife $1199
2023 Jan 03 10 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Portugal Canary Islands Malaga $869
2023 Jan 05 10 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Gibraltar Canary Islands Lisbon $639
2023 Jan 08 10 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Portugal Canary Islands Santa Cruz de Tenerife $649
2023 Jan 13 11 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Morocco, Portugal Canary Islands Malaga $869
2023 Jan 15 11 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Morocco Canary Islands Lisbon $779
2023 Jan 18 11 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Morocco Portugal Santa Cruz de Tenerife $759
2023 Jan 24 10 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Portugal Canary Islands Malaga $829
2023 Jan 26 10 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Madeira Canary Islands Lisbon $499
2023 Jan 29 10 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Portugal Canary Island Santa Cruz de Tenerife $679
2023 Feb 03 11 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Portugal Canary Islands Malaga $739
2023 Feb 05 11 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Gibraltar Canary Islands Lisbon $519
2023 Feb 08 11 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Portugal Canary Islands Santa Cruz de Tenerife $699
2023 Feb 14 10 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Portugal Canary Islands Malaga $739
2023 Feb 16 10 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Madeira Canary Islands Lisbon $599
2023 Feb 19 10 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Portugal Canary Islands Santa Cruz de Tenerife $679
2023 Feb 24 11 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Morocco, Portugal Canary Islands Malaga $1039
2023 Feb 26 11 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Morocco Canary Islands Lisbon $779
2023 Mar 01 11 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Morocco Portugal Santa Cruz de Tenerife $1099
2023 Mar 07 10 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Portugal Canary Islands Malaga $1049
2023 Mar 09 10 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Madeira Canary Islands Lisbon $779
2023 Mar 12 13 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Portugal Canary Islands Santa Cruz de Tenerife $929
2023 Mar 17 14 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Morocco Canary Islands Malaga $1079
2023 Mar 19 14 days, round-trip Europe Spain, Morocco Canary Islands Lisbon $1059
2023 Mar 31 2 days, one-way from Malaga to Lisbon Malaga $198
2023 Apr 02 19 days, one-way from Lisbon to Miami Lisbon $939
2023 Apr 02 16 days, one-way from Lisbon to New York Lisbon $939
2023 Apr 21 20 days, one-way from Miami to Seattle Miami $1029
2023 May 11 11 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway Juneau Seattle $999
2023 May 22 11 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway Juneau Seattle $999
2023 Jun 02 10 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $949
2023 Jun 12 9 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $979
2023 Jun 21 9 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $979
2023 Jun 30 10 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $1099
2023 Jul 10 9 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $1049
2023 Jul 19 9 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $999
2023 Jul 28 10 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Juneau Ketchikan Seattle $1129
2023 Aug 07 9 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $899
2023 Aug 16 9 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $899
2023 Aug 25 10 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $999
2023 Sep 04 9 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $799
2023 Sep 13 9 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $749
2023 Sep 22 10 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $829
2023 Oct 02 9 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $747
2023 Oct 11 9 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $679
2023 Oct 20 10 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $729
2024 Apr 07 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway Juneau Seattle $535
2024 Apr 14 7 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway Juneau Seattle $581
2024 Apr 21 10 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard, Skagway Juneau Seattle $913
2024 May 01 9 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $821
2024 May 10 10 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard, Skagway Juneau Seattle $968
2024 May 20 9 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway Juneau Seattle $968
2024 May 29 9 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $1061
2024 Jun 07 10 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard, Skagway Juneau Seattle $1255
2024 Jun 17 9 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway Juneau Seattle $1107
2024 Jun 26 9 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $1153
2024 Jul 05 10 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard, Skagway Juneau Seattle $1301
2024 Jul 15 9 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway Juneau Seattle $1153
2024 Jul 24 9 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $1153
2024 Aug 02 10 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard, Skagway Juneau Seattle $1208
2024 Aug 12 9 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway Juneau Seattle $1015
2024 Aug 21 9 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $968
2024 Aug 30 10 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard, Skagway Juneau Seattle $968
2024 Sep 09 9 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Bay, Skagway Juneau Seattle $867
2024 Sep 18 9 days, round-trip Alaska Hubbard Glacier, Skagway Juneau Seattle $821

Norwegian Sun Review

Review of Norwegian Sun

The 2001-built Norwegian Sun cruise ship is the second Sky-class NCL vessel, with sistership Norwegian Sky. NCL Sun is currently the company's only liner operated with all-inclusive cruise deals (ticket prices are inclusive of unlimited beverages, including alcohol).

The vessel (IMO number 9218131) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 311109000) and registered in Nassau.

History - construction and ownership

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is a subsidiary company of the shipping corporation Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH). NCL was founded in 1966, headquartered in Miami (Florida USA) and publicly traded (NASDAQ) company listed on NYSE (NYC). NCLH's major shareholders are the corporations Apollo Global Management (American), Genting Group (Malaysian) and TPG Capital (American). In 2017, the brand NCL had a worldwide cruise market share 8,7% (passengers) and 8,4% (revenue). NCLH (shipowner) owns the brands NCL, Oceania and RSSC-Regent.

NCL Norwegian Sun cruise ship

The 1950-passenger ship Norwegian Sun entered service in a dual christening ceremony in 2001 at the Port of Miami with Norwegian Star. The famous TV presenter Brooke Burke acted as the ship's godmother. NCL Sun was constructed at Lloyd Werft shipyard (Bremerhaven, Germany). A 12-day drydock in early 2011 saw the ship sparkling with bright colors from top to bottom, spacious accommodations (the 33 suites were refreshed) and pretty public spaces. Sun also received a Brazilian-style churrascaria, which debuted on Norwegian Epic.

Decks and Cabins

Norwegian Sun staterooms (968 total, in 32 grades) include 52x Suites, 380x Balcony, 213x Oceanview and 293x Inside cabins. Most staterooms are sized 150-170 ft2 (14-16 m2). The largest accommodations are the Owners Suites (570 ft2 / 53 m2, with terrace sized 260 ft2 / 24 m2).

The boat has 12 decks, of which 9 are passenger-accessible and 8 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Norwegian Sun is NCL's first cruise ship planned definitely for Freestyle Cruising (eat at any place and time, dressed in what you like). Cruisers can have a good time with freestyle dining and a lot of options to choose from. They can try gourmet cuisine or go to Le Bistro to taste innovative dishes. Norwegian Sun offers two main dining rooms for the passengers seeking a traditional dining experience: Four Seasons and Seven Seas, both very flexible. Guests can make reservations for the same time each night, or choose different times, based on their schedule. Both MDRs are open nightly for dinner. Each day, one of the two provides open-seating breakfast and lunch. Compared to the cuisine and service in the specialty restaurants, the dining rooms experience doesn't lag. If you are looking for something different, Il Adagio, Le Bistro and Ginza are there to present various food from Italian to Sushi Bars but all are at a cost ranging from $10 per person and up.

Follows the complete list of Norwegian Sun restaurants and food bars.

  • Seven Seas Restaurant (forward Dining Room, complimentary, with Your Time dining)
  • Le Bistro (French dinner-only specialty restaurant; reservations-only; US$20 cover charge)
  • Four Seasons Restaurant (aft-location Dining Room; complimentary; Freestyle dining)
  • Il Adagio (Italian specialty restaurant; cover charge US$15, reservations-only)
  • Great Outdoor Cafe (complimentary lido buffet restaurant)
  • Topsiders Bar & Grill (complimentary poolside bar)
  • Cagney’s Steakhouse (specialty dinner restaurant for prime steaks and gourmet seafood; reservations-only, US$30 cover charge per person and free Kids Menu)
  • Moderno Churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse; reservations-only; US$20 per person cover charge; with outdoor seating waterfront area)
  • Teppanyaki Room (Japanese Hibachi specialty restaurant at surcharge US$25 pp; located inside Cagney’s)
  • Sushi Bar (Ginza restaurant)
  • East Meets West Steakhouse (specialty dinner restaurant for prime steaks and gourmet seafood)
  • Los Lobos Cantina (Mexican eatery replacing Las Ramblas Restaurant & Bar during 2018 refurb)
  • Garden Cafe (complimentary buffet restaurant with various cuisine stations); Kid's Cafe.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The domed 8-deck-high Atrium, with nice elevators, is the heart of the vessel. Norwegian Sun has twelve bars/lounges plus some to suit intimate moods. There is also an Internet Café on the Promenade Deck with 24 computer stations (basic fee is 75 cents per minute, after a one-time $3.95 activation charge). The NCL Sun is also the spot for enrichment classes, lectures, computer classes and children's programs. When the moon goes up, passengers may enjoy Broadway-style revues presented in the 2-deck Stardust Lounge, complete with a proscenium stage. Entertainment options also include the NCL's FIREWORKS show (on each voyage), "Rock of Ages", "Cirque Dreams", "Illusionarium" (magicians show).

Additional amenities include: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Kids Program ("NCL Kids"), Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry. NCL Sun tipping/gratuities (US$12 pp per day). Norwegian Sun cruise ship weddings are held in an onboard chapel.

NCL Norwegian Sun cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Norwegian Sun lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Stardust Theatre (1000-seat; features Broadway-style musical productions; two grand shows per night)
  • Windjammer Bar; Champagne Bar; Champs Bar; Stardust Lounge; Sports Bar; Topsiders Bar; Sprinkles (ice cream bar); Java Cafe
  • Bliss Ultra Lounge (replacing Dazzles Disco & Nightclub during 2018 refurb)
  • Spinnaker Lounge (replacing Observation Lounge & Disco Nightclub during 2018 refurb)
  • Sun Atrium (midship hub area with a big-size LED screen, dance area and live entertainment)
  • Atrium Cafe & Bar (specialty tea & coffee bar)
  • LifeStyles Room; TechStyles Room
  • East Indies Meeting Rooms; East Indies Library & Conference Room
  • Internet Cafe (24-hour); Art Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop
  • Sun Club Casino
  • Galleria Shops (tax and duty-free shops)
  • Body Waves Spa & Fitness Centre (Spa treatment rooms, sauna, herbal steam room, thalassotherapy pool, Beauty Salon; Body Waves Fitness Centre); 2 swimming pools, 5 Whirlpools, tennis tables
  • Kid’s Corner Club; Splashes (kids pool); The Zone Teen Club & Disco; Video Games Arcade
  • Combined sports court; Jogging Track; Golf Nets.

Itineraries

Norwegian Sun itinerary program was originally based on Caribbean (Cuba) cruises from Florida and around South America voyages leaving from homeports Buenos Aires Argentina and Valparaiso-Santiago Chile.

  • Starting May 7, 2018, the ship was repositioned to Port Canaveral (Orlando Florida) for all-inclusive 4-day Cuba cruises (Mondays departures) to Havana with Key West Florida, alternating with 3-day itineraries to Bahamas (Fridays departures) to either Freeport or Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay Island.
  • All departures are from Port Canaveral's "Cruise Terminal 10", at 4 pm. Arrivals back to homeport are at 7 am.
  • In the period September 9 - October 14 (2018) were scheduled all six 7-day roundtrips from Miami to Havana, Great Stirrup Cay Bahamas, Costa Maya Mexico and Harvest Caye Belize. In 2018-2019, the ship offers on relocation westbound and eastbound 14-day winter itineraries between Valparaiso and Buenos Aires.
  • NCL's Cuban cruise program was based on two Florida-homeported liners - Norwegian Sky (from Miami) and Norwegian Sun (from Port Canaveral). Following the US Gov's June 2019-issued ban on group travel to Cuba from USA, NCL revised all its scheduled itineraries visiting Cuban seaports. All planned departures beyond September 2 (2019) were auto-canceled. Cuba-visiting itineraries prior to September 2nd were modified to exclude Havana and visit other Caribbean ports - including in Bahamas (Great Stirrup Cay IslandFreeportNassau) and Florida (Key West).

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, the NCL Sun ship was paused for 2+ years (March 2020 thru May 2022), restarting on May 5th in Alaska (7-day roundtrips from homeport Seattle WA). The planned inaugural season in Asia was originally based on homeporting in Tokyo Japan, but the program was canceled. The Alaskan deployment 2022 was to be followed by an Asian program (with homeporting in Singapore, Laem Chabang-Bangkok Thailand, Hong Kong China, Tokyo Japan) but this deployment was also canceled and replaced with Canary Islands (winter 2022-2023).

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The NCL Sun ship was christened traditionally at PortMiami on November 17, 2001, in a dual ceremony - together with the fleetmate NCL Star. Sun ship's godmother was "Miss America 2001" Angela Baraquio (Asian-American). The liner is of the Sky-class NCL vessels, with sisterships NCL Sky and Costa Victoria.

2001 was the year when two brand new ships were delivered to the NCL company - Sun and Star. Both vessels were ordered and built specifically to embrace the line's revolutionary innovative "Freestyle Cruising" concept. All the three Sky-class ships together worth more than 1 billion USD - at that time a huge investment in this market.

NCL Sun refurbishment 2018 review

The list changes after the 3-week drydock 2018 refurbishment (April, done in Victoria BC) includes:

  • extensive renovation of all staterooms, public areas, restaurants, bars, lounges
  • stateroom upgrades - new flat HDTVs (infotainment system), USB ports, carpets, headboards, artworks, some furniture
  • Bliss Ultra Lounge (ex Dazzles disco nightclub)
  • Los Lobos Cantina (Mexican restaurant, former Las Ramblas Bar Restaurant)
  • Spinnaker Lounge (ex Observation Lounge)
  • renovated Cagney's Steakhouse, La Cucina, Le Bistro, Teppanyaki, Main Dining Rooms (Four Seasons, Seven Seas), Mandara Spa, Stardust Lounge, Theater, Sun Casino, Splash Academy (kids park), pool deck
  • During drydock 2016, Norwegian Sun was retrofitted with new "scrubbers" (exhaust gas cleaning systems). The new scrubber technology reduces the equivalent of approx 1500 tons of the poisonous gas Sulfur Oxide. Norwegian Cruise Line was the first cruise company retrofitting with a scrubber hybrid system vessels while in service. The new in-line scrubbers (5 units) are lightweight and able to operate in a dry mode, as well as in open and closed loops.

Both drydocks (2016 and 2018) were part of NCL's "Norwegian Edge" program for fleetwide upgrades (2-year project budgeted USD 400 million). Each drydock costs around USD 35-40 million.

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8 days, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida
Departure date: 29 Sep 2001
Cruise number 20 , Cruise Industry event hosted by Norwegian Cruise Line on NCL Sun Departure date : 29th Sept 2001 Cabin number : 0235.- midship , deck 10 Norway deck balcony cabin Total pax : 21936, Crew : 966 : Decks :13 Cruise - Eastern Caribbean - 7 nights Ft Lauderdale / at Sea / St...

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