The Norwegian Sun is one of the oldest cruise ships in the NCL fleet yet continues to get refurbished and modernized. But how has that translated into the design of the cabins? Take a look at a virtual tour / 360 degree photos of a balcony cabin on the NCL Sun.
Balcony Cabin Sleeping Area
The staterooms on the Sun were lightly refreshed during the last dry dock bringing a bit more contemporary design elements into the space including carpet, art, and bedding. Otherwise, they largely remain original, but are well-maintained and don’t feel 20+ years old.
Most notably, the Norwegian Sun balcony room is quite spacious. There feels like there is more space in the cabins than you find on newer, modern ships.
The Cabin Bathrooms on the NCL Sun
The bathrooms on the Sun remain original. Unfortunately, this means funky shower curtains, cramped spaces, and the old-school hairdryer that used to dominate ships 20 years ago. Though not renovated, the bathrooms are well maintained and don’t lack storage space for necessities. But if you need even MORE space, don’t forget the travel hack of getting over the door organizers for the cruise cabin! (find them here)
A view from the balcony
The balconies on the Sun are as expected, with the exception of the swinging door. Most new ships including sliding doors.
Things to know about the staterooms on the Norwegian Sun
Storage, storage, storage!
There’s a ton of storage in these little cabins!
The closets are equipped to hang a couple of weeks worth of clothes. Don’t be shy to ask for more hangers on the first day if you need them! Beyond the hanging space, there are cubbies and drawers everywhere in the closet and throughout the room.
There is plenty of room under the beds to store empty suitcases, so don’t waste floor space storing your cases.
The power outlets in the cabins are limited.
The ability to charge devices is extremely limited because of the lack of power outlets. There are only TWO European outlets and a single US outlet in the main cabin. We highly advise that you bring a power extender or a European to American converter on cruises departing from the USA & Canada.
Thankfully during the refurbishment of the ship, a single USB port was added to each side of the bed (within the lamp), but we found those to be inconsistent with the power provided. They are sufficient to power a USB fan, but may not charge a phone very fast.