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
Panoramic view.

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]

In 2017 Norwegian Sun sailed from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to Seward, Alaska. On October 5, 2017, she went from San Francisco to Miami. She continued to Los Angeles on a fourteen night voyage. After returning to Miami she served the month of November sailing round-trip voyages in the Caribbean from Miami. Her 2017 calendar ended with two-week voyages along the Western South American coast to Valparaiso, Chile.

Her March 2018 cruise from Miami to Los Angeles turned into a "nightmare" for passengers as extensive construction and renovation work spoiled their experience.[3][4] The cruise line apologized and offered passengers a free replacement cruise at a later date of their choice.[4]

In fall 2018, Norwegian Sun will operate cruises to Cuba departing from PortMiami.[5]


  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. ^ Kate Schneider (April 6, 2018). "'16 days of hell' on cruise ship". Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Enjoli Francis, Matt German (April 6, 2018). "'Bucket list' cruise ruined by construction work, Norwegian Sun passengers say". ABC News. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  5. ^ Staff, CIN (2018-02-14). "Norwegian Sun to Offer Cuba Cruises from PortMiami". Retrieved 2018-02-15.

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