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Norwegian Cruise Line

Information about Norwegian Sun
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The Norwegian Sun started sailing in 2000. Former names: none. The Norwegian Sun is registered in Nassau, Bahamas. The Norwegian Sun has 968 cabins.

You can expect between 1936 to 2323 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Norwegian Sun has a space ratio of 33.7. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 40.4.

The Norwegian Sun has 847 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are no self serve laundromats on this cruise ship.

Sister Ships

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
1999- Norwegian Sky
2000- Norwegian Sun


There are 20 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

13 Decks

There are 13 on this ship. The highest deck number is 13. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 9.

45% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

NORWEGIAN SUN is sister to NORWEGIAN SKY. She is slightly different with more balconies. She is also the first ship in the NCL fleet to carry the new funnel markings. She displaced the NORWAY. Maiden voyage was on September 10th, 2001.

This ship has a lot of bright, open spaces throughout the ship including the 8-deck atrium which is the main hub of the ship and has 4 inward facing glass elevators. Here you can find plenty of shopping, lounging, and information about the itinerary.

In 2018, the staterooms and public spaces were refreshed including a new mexican eatery and 2 new lounges. All staterooms added in smart tvs, new carpets, artwork, and furniture.

This ship offers Freestyle Dining which allows for more flexibility for cruisers. There are 2 main dining rooms that allow guests to choose what time they would like to dine, as well as 3 other complimentary options:

Seven Seas Restaurant- main dining room, complimentary
Four Seasons Restaurant- main dining room, complimentary
Great Outdoor Buffet- complimentary lido buffet
Topsiders Bar & Grill- complimentary poolside bar
Garden Cafe- complimentary buffet

Specialty Restaurants require an additional fee and reservations are recommended:
Le Bistro- French
Il Adagio- Italian
Cagneys Steakhouse
Moderno Churrascaria- Brazilian Steakhouse
Teppanyaki Room- Japanese Hibachi
Sushi Bar
East Meets West Steakhouse
Los Lobos Cantina

Nightly entertainment can be found at many venues including the Stardust Theater, which has 2 shows nightly. This ship also has 12 bars and lounges that each offer unique offerings throughout the day and night.

Kids can enjoy the kids club and wet and wild water park, and teens have their own Teen Club & Disco, as well as a video games arcade. Adults can enjoy the Spa & Fitness Center, the Sun Club Casino, or one of the various pool or hot tubs. Other activities include a sports court, golf-driving net, table tennis, and baseball-bating cage.

Norwegian Sun Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 2000
Years Old 24
Tons 78,309
Speed 23.0 knots
Length 848 feet
Beam 105 feet
Total Cabins 968
Crew 847
Expected Passengers 1,880 to 2,323
Expected Space Ratio 34
Total decks 13
Decks with cabins 9

Norwegian Sun Features


  • 2 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 5 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • No Rock Climbing Wall
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • No Waterslide
  • No Water Park
  • No Ropes Course
  • No Mini Golf
  • Sports Court
  • Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • No Cigar Lounge
  • Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • Bridge Viewing Area
  • No Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • Sea Viewing Lounge on upper deck
  • No Adult Only Outside Lounge Area

Live Cruise Ship Tracking - Norwegian Sun

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Smoking Policy

  • Smoking cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, and pipes is strictly prohibited in all staterooms and on balconies, in or near venues serving food, the jogging track, outdoor sporting venues, The Haven outdoor areas, and children's pool areas
  • Smoking cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, and pipes is permitted only in designated indoor and outdoor public spaces to include designated smoking lounges and cigar bars, and in the casino for players only.
  • On ships with "The Waterfront", smoking is permitted on the starboard side excluding any food service areas.

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