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
Launched: 23 September 2000
Christened: 2001
In service: 2001
Status: In Active Service
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: 1,976 passengers (2,400 maximum)
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.

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.[1]

Cruising areas[edit]

Beginning October 2010, she was homeported at Port Canaveral, later Miami, Florida.[2]

In 2017 Norwegian Sun sailed from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to Seward, Alaska. On 5 October 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.

In May 2018, the ship repositioned to Port Canaveral to operate cruises to Havana with Key West Florida, and to the Bahamas to either Freeport or Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay.[3]

Between 9 September and 14 October 2018, Norwegian Sun operated cruises from Miami to Havana, Great Stirrup Cay, Costa Maya, Mexico and Harvest Caye, Belize.[4]

In June 2019, it was announced that, following the travel ban preventing U.S. cruise ships from visiting Cuba, Norwegian Sun would no longer be offering their "open bar" service and would instead transition to the traditional way for charging for onboard drinks.[5]


  1. ^ "Building Boom Ushers in New Class System". Cruise Travel. 1 January 2001. Retrieved 6 October 2007.
  2. ^ "Canaveral Chosen as Norwegian Sun's New Homeport". Canaveral Port Authority. 10 February 2009. Archived from the original on 2 April 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Norwegian Sun". CruiseMapper. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Norwegian Sun". CruiseMapper. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Seven Seas Navigator refreshed: Travel Weekly". Retrieved 25 June 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to IMO 9218131 at Wikimedia Commons