Overall, the cruise was great. The itinerary we chose aboard Norwegian Sun afforded us a wide variety of experiences and views of Alaska’s beauty and wildlife and we lucked out with some very accommodating weather. My wife and I have been on only one Caribbean cruise before, on Royal Caribbean. The size and configuration of the two ships are comparable. Within that context I cannot say whether the differences in quality we observed are a factor of different cruise lines, an industry-wide change in quality over the years, or a combination of both.
Even though Norwegian is renowned for its “Freestyle” dining, we were most pleased with the arrangements made for us by our cruise agent, reunion specialist Brian Forrester (480-998-1112 or Brian@hcttravel.com), to have the option of dining together each evening, if we chose. This was ideal for those who wanted the camaraderie that reunions are meant to have.
This cruise was the first on Norwegian Sun for Captain Borg. We learned from staff that he had quite a bit more experience with the Alaskan itinerary than his predecessor. This became very apparent with his expert ship handling while cruising the fjords. He was very personable and his appearance and comments at the memorial service were appreciated.
Everyone was very complimentary about Forrester’s handling of their reservations and bookings. It has been a real pleasure working with him on this reunion and its success is due in large part to his efforts. Bravo Zulu (“well done”).
Reported by Mike Neville, Sparks, Nevada.