Norwegian Sun

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Norwegian Sun docked in Ketchikan, Alaska
Name: Norwegian Sun
Owner: Norwegian Cruise Line
Operator: Norwegian Cruise Line
Port of registry: Nassau,  Bahamas
Builder: Lloyd Werft, Bremerhaven, Germany
Christened: 2001
In service: 2001
Status: In Active Service as of 2017
General characteristics
Class and type: Sun class cruise ship
Tonnage: 78,309 GT
Length: 848 ft (258.47 m)
Beam: 123.1 ft (37.52 m)
Draft: 26 ft (7.92 m)
Decks: 13
Speed: 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph)
Capacity: 1,936 passengers (2,400 max)
Crew: 906

Norwegian Sun is a Sun class cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line. She entered service in 2001 in a dual christening ceremony at the Port of Miami with Norwegian Star. She was constructed at the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany. Beginning October 2010, she was homeported at Port Canaveral, later Miami, Florida.[1]

Vessel class[edit]

Norwegian Sun is the third and final ship of this design. She was preceded by Norwegian Sky (entered service in 1999, relaunched as Pride of Aloha in 2004); and Costa Victoria of Costa Cruises (entered service in 1996). NCL defines both Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Sky as Sun class ships.[2]

Ports of call[edit]

Norwegian Sun is currently sailing from Vancouver, Canada on seven day voyages to Seward, Alaska. On October 5, 2017, she will host a 15 night, sixteen day voyage from San Francisco to Miami. She will then return to Los Angeles on a fourteen night, fifteen day voyage, then set sail again for Miami shortly after arriving in Los Angeles. She will then serve the month of November sailing round-trip voyages in the Caribbean from Miami. Her 2017 calendar ends with two-week voyages along the Western South American coast to Valparaiso, Chile.

In fall 2018, Norwegian Sun will operate cruises to Cuba departing from PortMiami.[3]

Norwegian Sun and Star Princess moored at Tallinn, Estonia 


  1. ^ "Canaveral Chosen as Norwegian Sun's New Homeport". Canaveral Port Authority. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Building Boom Ushers in New Class System". Cruise Travel. January 1, 2001. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  3. ^ Staff, CIN (2018-02-14). "Norwegian Sun to Offer Cuba Cruises from PortMiami". Retrieved 2018-02-15. 

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