Asia Africa and Middle East: Osaka, Busan, Beppu and Shimizu Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line

Immerse yourself in exotic lands on this roundtrip cruise from Tokyo aboard Norwegian Sun. From rejuvenating hot springs and expansive beaches, to vibrant art districts and historic temples, Busan is as diverse as it is enchanting - and is awaiting your discovery. Then explore Nagasaki's museums and memorials dedicated to World War II and pause to appreciate the city's natural beauty with its rolling hills and serene gardens. Encompassing an impressive castle, citadels, imposing stone walls, motes and a sprawling garden boasting hundreds of cherry trees, Osaka Castle Park is a major landmark and a must-see during your overnight stay in Osaka.

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Sailing Itinerary

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Day 1Port of CallTokyoDeparture 7:00p.m.

Overview

Describing Tokyo to someone who has never been here is a formidable task. After all, how do you describe a city that--as one of my friends visiting Tokyo for the first time put it--seems like it's part of another planet? To be sure, Tokyo is very different from Western capitals, but what really sets it apart is its people. Approximately 12 million people reside within Tokyo's 1,200,000,000 sq. km (800 sq. miles), and almost one-fourth of Japan's total population lives within commuting distance of the city. This translates into a crush of humanity that packs the subways, crowds the sidewalks, and fills the department stores beyond belief. In some parts of the city, the streets are as crowded at 3am as they are at 3pm. With its high-energy, visual overload, Tokyo makes even New York seem like a sleepy, laid-back town. And yet, despite its limited space for harmonious living, Tokyo remains one of the safest cities in the world, with remarkably little crime or violence. No matter how lost I may become, I know that people will go out of their way to help me. Hardworking, honest, and helpful to strangers, the Japanese are their country's greatest asset. With Tokyo so densely packed, it comes as no shock to learn that land here is more valuable than gold and that buildings are built practically on top of each other, shaped like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle to fit the existing plots of real estate. More than perhaps any other city in the world, Japan's capital is a concrete jungle, with a few parks but not many trees to break the monotony, and it stretches on and on as far as the eye can see. Fires, earthquakes, wars, the zeal for modernization, and the price of land have taken their toll on the city, eradicating almost all evidence of previous centuries. It's as though Tokyo was born only this morning, with all the messy aftermath of a city conceived without plan and interested only in the future. Thus, first-time visitors to Tokyo are almost invariably disappointed. They come expecting an exotic Asian city, but instead find a megalopolis Westernized to the point of drabness. Used to the grand edifices and monuments of Western cities, they look in vain for Tokyo's own monuments to its past--ancient temples, exquisite gardens, imperial palaces, or whatever else they've imagined. Instead they find what may be, quite arguably, one of the ugliest cities in the world. So, while Tokyo is one of my favourite cities, it's an appreciation that came only with time. When I first moved here, I was tormented by the unsettling feeling that I was somehow missing out on the "real" Tokyo. Even though I was living and working here, Tokyo seemed beyond my grasp, elusive, vague, and undefined. I felt that the meaning of the city was out there somewhere, if only I knew where to look. With time, I finally learned that I needn't look farther than my own front window. Tokyo has no centre, but rather is made up of a series of small towns and neighbourhoods clustered together, each with its own history, flavour, and atmosphere. There are narrow residential streets, ma-and-pa shops, fruit stands, and stores. There's the neighbourhood tofu factory, the lunch-box stand, grocery shop, and the tiny police station, where the cops know the residents by name and patrol the area by bicycle. There are carefully pruned bonsai trees gracing sidewalks, women in kimono bowing and shuffling down streets, and wooden homes on impossibly narrow streets. Walk in the old downtown neighbourhoods of Asakusa or Yanaka and you're worlds apart from the trendy quarters of Harajuku or the high-rises of Shinjuku. Neighbourhoods like these make Tokyo lovable and livable. What's more, once visitors get to know Tokyo better, they learn that you can't judge Tokyo by what it looks like on the outside, for this is a city of interiors. Even those concrete monsters may house interiors that are fascinating in design and innovation. In the basement of that drab building could well be a restaurant with wooden beams, mud walls, and thatched ceiling, imported intact from a farmhouse in the Japan Alps; on its roof could be a small Shinto shrine, while the top floor could house a high-tech bar or a sophisticated French restaurant. And beneath Tokyo's concrete shell is a thriving cultural life left very much intact. In fact, if you're interested in Japan's performing arts as well as such diverse activities as the tea ceremony or sumo, Tokyo is your best bet for offering the most at any one time. Tokyo is also rich in museums and claims the largest repository of Japanese art in the world. It also gets my vote as the pop-art capital of the world; if you're into kitsch, you'll be in high heaven. I can't imagine being bored here, even for just a minute.

Day 2Port of CallShimizuArrival 7:00a.m.Departure 3:00p.m.

Overview

Blessed with a mild climate throughout the year, Shimizu is known for producing mandarin oranges, tea, and strawberries. On the coast, there is a pine-tree grove on a sand spit called Miho no Matsubara and which is often mentioned in legends. From the small mountain called Nihondaira tourists can enjoy a superb view of Mt. Fuji and the light-filled city at night. Picking strawberries during the winter and spring months is a popular pastime.

Day 3Port of CallOsakaArrival 8:00a.m.

Overview

As a centre of river and sea transportation called the City of Water, Osaka has engaged in active exchanges not only with other parts of Japan, but also with the Chinese Continent and the Korean Peninsula. Naniwazu.In the mid-7th century, an area in Osaka was designated capital of Japan; the area prospered as Japan's oldest city. Even after the capital was moved first to Nara, then to Kyoto, Osaka, as a key point in foreign trade, continued to play an important role in the development of Japan and the international exchange of culture.In the Middle Ages, Osaka developed as a temple town where Ishiyama Honganji Temple was located; during this period, Osaka served as a key point in the itinerary of pilgrims.In early modern times, the City grew into Japan's centre of commerce and distribution. During this period, Osaka came to be characterized by enterprising and free-thinking merchants, and art and culture flourished in the City, where bunraku, kabuki and other traditional arts developed.As indicated above, Osaka is a city with precious historical and cultural heritages.As Osaka develops into an international tourist city, loved by people from around the world, it is hoped that many people will gather here for recreation, and become regular visitors to the City. Osaka welcomes tourists as a city with advanced technology, refined food culture, and shops with goods from around the world. Come visit Osaka for its many charms, and enjoy a holiday in the City that is just for you.

Day 4Port of CallOsakaDeparture 5:00p.m.

Overview

As a centre of river and sea transportation called the City of Water, Osaka has engaged in active exchanges not only with other parts of Japan, but also with the Chinese Continent and the Korean Peninsula. Naniwazu.In the mid-7th century, an area in Osaka was designated capital of Japan; the area prospered as Japan's oldest city. Even after the capital was moved first to Nara, then to Kyoto, Osaka, as a key point in foreign trade, continued to play an important role in the development of Japan and the international exchange of culture.In the Middle Ages, Osaka developed as a temple town where Ishiyama Honganji Temple was located; during this period, Osaka served as a key point in the itinerary of pilgrims.In early modern times, the City grew into Japan's centre of commerce and distribution. During this period, Osaka came to be characterized by enterprising and free-thinking merchants, and art and culture flourished in the City, where bunraku, kabuki and other traditional arts developed.As indicated above, Osaka is a city with precious historical and cultural heritages.As Osaka develops into an international tourist city, loved by people from around the world, it is hoped that many people will gather here for recreation, and become regular visitors to the City. Osaka welcomes tourists as a city with advanced technology, refined food culture, and shops with goods from around the world. Come visit Osaka for its many charms, and enjoy a holiday in the City that is just for you.

Day 5Port of CallBeppuArrival 11:00a.m.Departure 7:00p.m.

Overview

Beppu is the leading hot spring resort of Japan with as many as 104 public baths. In an excellent natural setting, 130,000 kilolitres of hot spring water (enough to fill 3,600 2-meter swimming pools) gushes out daily from approximately 2,700 sources scattered over an area of 50 square metres. Since earlier times, Beppu has flourished as a hot spring resort and in 1950 it was designated as an international spa tourist cultural city. It boasts of its large variety of hot springs according to their mineral contents including acid, sulphur, salt, iron, and alum. Beppu has nine out of 11kinds of hot springs designated in the international hot spring conference. Eight areas with especially large amounts of gushing water, namely Hamawaki, Beppu, Kankaiji, Horita, Myoban, Kannawa, Shibaseki and Kamegawa, are called the "Eight Major Hot Springs Areas of Beppu", each featuring its own characteristics as to the mineral contents and natural surroundings. They serve as places for hot spring treatment, recuperation and recreation not only for tourists but also for local residents.

Day 6Port of CallBusanArrival 10:00a.m.Departure 8:00p.m.

Overview

Busan/Pusan is Korea's second largest city. Tourists often come to this region to hike and to visit the Buddhist Temples located deep within the region's mountains. The Beomeosa Temple, founded in 678 AD, is perhaps one of the most frequented temples in the area and is always packed with worshipers and tourists. For art buffs, Busan offers several museums and historical buildings. If scenery is your thing, try visiting the Dongbaek Island, or bird watch at the Nakdong river estuary.

Day 6Kanmon Strait

Overview

The Kanmon Strait is the stretch of water separating two of Japan's four main islands. On the Honshu side of the water is Shimonoseki and on the Kyushu side is Moji port, now part of Kitakyushu City. The Kanmon Strait can be traversed in a number of ways, the oldest of which is the ferry. There is also a bridge which carries an expressway. By far the most used method is the Kanmon Tunnel which carries the Shinkansen, trains, cars and even pedestrians.

Day 7Port of CallNagasakiArrival 7:00a.m.Departure 7:00p.m.

Overview

Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture located at the south-western coast of Kyushu. Nagasaki lies at the head of a long bay which forms the best natural harbour on the southern Japanese home island of Kyushu. The main commercial and residential area of the city lies on a small plain near the end of the bay. Two rivers divided by a mountain spur form the two main valleys in which the city lies. The heavily built-up area of the city is confined by the terrain to less than 4 square miles out of a total of about 35 square miles in the city as a whole. The city was rebuilt after the war, albeit dramatically changed, as any city would be after such colossal damage. New temples were built and new churches as well, since the Christian presence never died out and even increased dramatically after the war. Some of the rubble was left as a memorial, such as a one-legged torii gate and a stone arch near ground zero. New structures were also raised as memorials, such as the Atomic Bomb Museum. Nagasaki remains first and foremost a port city, supporting a rich shipping industry and setting a strong example of perseverance and peace.

Day 8Port of CallKagoshimaArrival 8:00a.m.Departure 6:00p.m.

Overview

Kagoshima is a bright sunny tropical city. Tourists can see smoke coming from the magnificent Mt. Sakurajima across Kinko Bay. The city has been known as the Naples of the Orient for many years. It prospered as a castle town of the powerful Lord Shimazu, who had 770 thousand "koku" of rice during the Edo Period. The city still maintains the strong spirit of Takamori Saigo and Toshimichi Okubo, heroes of the Meiji Restoration. The most famous historical spot related to them is the extensive Iso Garden, former villa of Lord Shimazu. The garden´s pond is representative of Kinko Bay, which is north of downtown, and the hill is representative of Mt. Sakurajima. Sightseeing spots in the city are mostly related to Lord Shimazu and Takamori Saigo. Tsurumaru Castle (Reimei Hall), where Lord Shimazu lived, the great view from Shiroyama, where the last fort of the Saigo army was located during the Satsuma Rebellion, Nanshu Cavern, where Saigo barricaded himself, Nanshu Cemetery, where the dead from the Satsuma Rebellion are buried, and the high-tech Museum of the Meiji Restoration (Ishin Furusato-kan) are located along the Kotsuki River. The museum has information about places where Saigo, Okubo, Iwao Oyama, and Heihachiro Togo were born. Tenmonkan in the downtown area offers all types of souvenirs, including Kagoshima dishes such as sakezushi, pork bone, and kibinago, as well as shochu, Kagoshima Ramen, Satsumayaki, satsumaage, and karukan.

Day 9 Cruising
Day 10Port of CallTokyoArrival 8:00a.m.

Overview

Describing Tokyo to someone who has never been here is a formidable task. After all, how do you describe a city that--as one of my friends visiting Tokyo for the first time put it--seems like it's part of another planet? To be sure, Tokyo is very different from Western capitals, but what really sets it apart is its people. Approximately 12 million people reside within Tokyo's 1,200,000,000 sq. km (800 sq. miles), and almost one-fourth of Japan's total population lives within commuting distance of the city. This translates into a crush of humanity that packs the subways, crowds the sidewalks, and fills the department stores beyond belief. In some parts of the city, the streets are as crowded at 3am as they are at 3pm. With its high-energy, visual overload, Tokyo makes even New York seem like a sleepy, laid-back town. And yet, despite its limited space for harmonious living, Tokyo remains one of the safest cities in the world, with remarkably little crime or violence. No matter how lost I may become, I know that people will go out of their way to help me. Hardworking, honest, and helpful to strangers, the Japanese are their country's greatest asset. With Tokyo so densely packed, it comes as no shock to learn that land here is more valuable than gold and that buildings are built practically on top of each other, shaped like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle to fit the existing plots of real estate. More than perhaps any other city in the world, Japan's capital is a concrete jungle, with a few parks but not many trees to break the monotony, and it stretches on and on as far as the eye can see. Fires, earthquakes, wars, the zeal for modernization, and the price of land have taken their toll on the city, eradicating almost all evidence of previous centuries. It's as though Tokyo was born only this morning, with all the messy aftermath of a city conceived without plan and interested only in the future. Thus, first-time visitors to Tokyo are almost invariably disappointed. They come expecting an exotic Asian city, but instead find a megalopolis Westernized to the point of drabness. Used to the grand edifices and monuments of Western cities, they look in vain for Tokyo's own monuments to its past--ancient temples, exquisite gardens, imperial palaces, or whatever else they've imagined. Instead they find what may be, quite arguably, one of the ugliest cities in the world. So, while Tokyo is one of my favourite cities, it's an appreciation that came only with time. When I first moved here, I was tormented by the unsettling feeling that I was somehow missing out on the "real" Tokyo. Even though I was living and working here, Tokyo seemed beyond my grasp, elusive, vague, and undefined. I felt that the meaning of the city was out there somewhere, if only I knew where to look. With time, I finally learned that I needn't look farther than my own front window. Tokyo has no centre, but rather is made up of a series of small towns and neighbourhoods clustered together, each with its own history, flavour, and atmosphere. There are narrow residential streets, ma-and-pa shops, fruit stands, and stores. There's the neighbourhood tofu factory, the lunch-box stand, grocery shop, and the tiny police station, where the cops know the residents by name and patrol the area by bicycle. There are carefully pruned bonsai trees gracing sidewalks, women in kimono bowing and shuffling down streets, and wooden homes on impossibly narrow streets. Walk in the old downtown neighbourhoods of Asakusa or Yanaka and you're worlds apart from the trendy quarters of Harajuku or the high-rises of Shinjuku. Neighbourhoods like these make Tokyo lovable and livable. What's more, once visitors get to know Tokyo better, they learn that you can't judge Tokyo by what it looks like on the outside, for this is a city of interiors. Even those concrete monsters may house interiors that are fascinating in design and innovation. In the basement of that drab building could well be a restaurant with wooden beams, mud walls, and thatched ceiling, imported intact from a farmhouse in the Japan Alps; on its roof could be a small Shinto shrine, while the top floor could house a high-tech bar or a sophisticated French restaurant. And beneath Tokyo's concrete shell is a thriving cultural life left very much intact. In fact, if you're interested in Japan's performing arts as well as such diverse activities as the tea ceremony or sumo, Tokyo is your best bet for offering the most at any one time. Tokyo is also rich in museums and claims the largest repository of Japanese art in the world. It also gets my vote as the pop-art capital of the world; if you're into kitsch, you'll be in high heaven. I can't imagine being bored here, even for just a minute.

Onboard the Norwegian Sun

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Ship Rating

3.5/5

Norwegian Sun was built specifically for Freestyle Cruising, so whether you want to rejuvenate at the Body Waves Spa, hang with friends at the Sun Club Casino or simply do nothing at all - they've got you covered.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Fitness Centre

  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Game Arcade
  • Movies
  • Theatre/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Centre
  • Pool - Children's
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Sports Facilities
  • Walking/Jogging Track
  • Golf Driving Net
  • Hot Tub
  • Art Gallery
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Internet Centre
  • Library
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Centre or Disco
  • Teen Programs
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge Desk
  • Elevators

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Full-Service Spa

  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Classes
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Infirmary/Medical Centre
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Four Seasons

Main Dining

Four Seasons: Sit back, relax and embark on a culinary adventure inside this complimentary Main Dining Room. From more options on the daily changing menus to a Chocoholic Night available once per sailing featuring specialty chocolate-based desserts, Four Seasons has something for the foodie in everyone.

Seven Seas: Prepare for a host of culinary delights at Seven Seas, where you can enjoy expertly prepared Chef's Signature Dishes and an extensive daily changing menu of deliciously fresh flavours. All inside a beautiful room featuring impressive ocean views.

Cagney's Steakhouse

Specialty Dining

Cagney's Steakhouse: Steak is the standard at our American-style steakhouse. Sip your favourite cocktail as you select from choice cuts of Certified Angus Beef(R) perfectly prepared. And don’t forget to order Cagney's famous truffle fries. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Le Bistro: Have it au poivre or just go straight for the bouillabaisse at our signature French restaurant. Elegant interiors and attentive servers make this an intimate dining experience reminiscent of a Parisian café. By the end of your meal, you might just be proclaiming c’est magnifique! This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

La Cucina: Enjoy the flavours of the Tuscan countryside at tables with room for old friends and new. Dine on classic dishes where you can taste the freshness of every tomato used to make an exquisitely delicious sauce. Try a twist on a classic like shrimp fettuccine, or keep it purist with an osso bucco. Just when you think you’re out, they’ll pull you back in with a toasty espresso and some macadamia nut ice cream. Delizioso! This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Moderno Churrascaria: If you’re looking for a unique experience, Norwegian's authentic Brazilian steakhouse is a must. Start with an impressive salad bar of imported cheeses, olives, cured meats, ceviche and specialty salads. Be sure to save room for the delicious skewers of slow-roasted meats including beef, pork, lamb and chicken – all carved tableside by Norwegian's Pasadores. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Teppanyaki: Flying shrimp. Onion volcanoes. Twirling knives. The sizzles and surprises never cease at Norwegian's authentic Japanese Hibachi restaurant. Sit around a lively shared table as a skillful chef slices, chops and grills steak, seafood and chicken on a large steel grill right before your eyes. Norwegian's chilled, sake-infused Wasabi Cocktail will have you flipping too. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Ginza Sushi: This elegant restaurant features a sushi and sashimi bar, a teppanyaki room and a sushi/sashimi sit-down section. Don't be surprised by your server's authentic Asian attire. It's all part of the ambiance. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

The Bake Shop: Indulge your sweet tooth with decadent treats available à la carte, such as French macaroons, chocolate pralines, and cupcakes. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Garden Café

Casual Dining

Garden Café: At the Garden Café, you'll find a family-friendly menu of omelettes, pasta, soups, salads and ethnic specialties and a rotisserie section with a carving station among other daily features.

Great Outdoor Café: Outdoor buffet serving freshly prepared specialties.

Las Ramblas Tapas Bar and Restaurant: This modern Tapas bar brings together flavours from around the world in a constantly changing assortment of hot and cold Tapas, set against the backdrop of huge, bold relief murals.

Room Service: If you can't come to the restaurant, Norwegian will bring the restaurant to you. Norwegian offers a menu of items that can be delivered to your stateroom. Room service is available 24 hours a day (a convenience charge applies to each order placed).


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Staterooms feature modern design and can accommodate up to four guests.

Sailaway Inside (Category: IX)

Category: IX
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 147

A Sail Away Inside stateroom guarantees an Inside stateroom or better! Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned between time of booking up to one day prior to embarkation.

Inside (Category: IF)

Category: IF
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 145-199

Great for up to five guests, these staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a pull down bed, and a convertible sofa bed. Because these are mid-ship staterooms, you'll have easy access to everything on board.

Inside (Category: IB)

Category: IB
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 145-199

Great for up to five guests, these staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a pull down bed, and a convertible sofa bed. Because these are mid-ship staterooms, you'll have easy access to everything on board.

Inside (Category: IA)

Category: IA
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 145-199

Great for up to five guests, these staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a pull down bed, and a convertible sofa bed. Because these are mid-ship staterooms, you'll have easy access to everything on board.

Family Inside (Category: I4)

Category: I4
Accommodates: 4-5, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 147-249

These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for the whole family to cruise. With room for up to five, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to sleep up to three more.

Family Inside (Category: I5)

Category: I5
Accommodates: 4-5, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 147-249

These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for the whole family to cruise. With room for up to five, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to sleep up to three more.

Staterooms feature either a picture window or porthole.

Sailaway Oceanview (Category: OX)

Category: OX
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 145

A Sail Away Oceanview stateroom guarantees an Oceanview stateroom or better! Please note that the view may be fully obstructed, partially obstructed, porthole or picture window. Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.

Partially Obstructed Oceanview with Picture Window (Category: OK)

Category: OK
Accommodates: 3-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 145-172

These Oceanview Staterooms sleep up to four guests and feature a porthole with an obstructed view, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more.

Oceanview with Large Porthole (Category: OC)

Category: OC
Accommodates: 2-3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 145

Up to three guests will enjoy these Oceanview Staterooms that feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and some include additional bedding to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area and large porthole that offers a great view.

Oceanview with Picture Window (Category: OA)

Category: OA
Accommodates: 2-3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 145-221

These Oceanview Staterooms can accommodate up to four guests and come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a convertible sofa in some staterooms to accommodate two more. You'll also have a sitting area and big picture window to enjoy the amazing view.

Oceanview with Picture Window (Category: OB)

Category: OB
Accommodates: 2-3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 145-221

These Oceanview Staterooms can accommodate up to four guests and come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a convertible sofa in some staterooms to accommodate two more. You'll also have a sitting area and big picture window to enjoy the amazing view.

Family Oceanview with Picture Window (Category: O4)

Category: O4
Accommodates: 4-5, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 170-173

Perfect for the whole family, these staterooms accommodate up to five guests. They feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to three more. Also includes a picture window to enjoy the great views.

Family Oceanview with Picture Window (Category: O5)

Category: O5
Accommodates: 4-5, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 170-173

Perfect for the whole family, these staterooms accommodate up to five guests. They feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to three more. Also includes a picture window to enjoy the great views.

Spacious staterooms feature a private balcony with floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors and a sitting area.

Sailaway Balcony (Category: BX)

Category: BX
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 221, balcony size (in sq. ft): 48

A Sail Away Balcony stateroom guarantees a Balcony stateroom or better! Please note that the view from your balcony may be fully obstructed or partially obstructed. Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.

Balcony (Category: BB)

Category: BB
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 221-330, balcony size (in sq. ft): 48-85

With room for up to four guests, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed or two stationary beds, and some feature additional bedding to accommodate up to two more. Enjoy comfortable space with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with great views.

Balcony (Category: BA)

Category: BA
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 221-330, balcony size (in sq. ft): 48-85

With room for up to four guests, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed or two stationary beds, and some feature additional bedding to accommodate up to two more. Enjoy comfortable space with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with great views.

Balcony (Category: BF)

Category: BF
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 221-330, balcony size (in sq. ft): 48-85

With room for up to four guests, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed or two stationary beds, and some feature additional bedding to accommodate up to two more. Enjoy comfortable space with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with great views.

Aft-Facing Balcony (Category: B1)

Category: B1
Accommodates: 3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 198, balcony size (in sq. ft): 48

With room for up to three guests, these aft-facing staterooms offer incredible views. They feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a single sofabed to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors, and a private balcony to enjoy the views and fresh ocean breezes. Plus they can connect to an Aft-Facing Penthouse so you can spread out yet marvel at the stunning vistas together.

Family Balcony (Category: B4)

Category: B4
Accommodates: 4-5, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 221-308, balcony size (in sq. ft): 48-93

Norwegian Sun Family Balcony staterooms are perfect if you want to bring the whole family. With room for up to five guests, there are two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to three more. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony.

Family Balcony (Category: B5)

Category: B5
Accommodates: 4-5, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 221-308, balcony size (in sq. ft): 48-93

Norwegian Sun Family Balcony staterooms are perfect if you want to bring the whole family. With room for up to five guests, there are two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to three more. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony.

Spacious suites and mini-suites feature private balcony and bath with shower. Suites feature butler and concierge service.

Sailaway Club Balcony Suite (Category: MX)

Category: MX
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 387, balcony size (in sq. ft): 86

A Sail Away Club Balcony Suite stateroom guarantees a Club Balcony Suite stateroom or better! Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.

Aft-Facing Club Balcony Suite (Category: M1)

Category: M1
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 332, balcony size (in sq. ft): 68

These Club Balcony Suites sleep up to four guests and feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size, additional bedding to accommodate two more, plus a luxury bath and walk-in closet. Not to mention the amazing aft-facing view from your private balcony.

Club Balcony Suite (Category: MA)

Category: MA
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 322-387, balcony size (in sq. ft): 48-86

These Club Balcony Suites sleep up to four guests and feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, plus additional bedding to accommodate two more guests. Along with a luxury bath with shower, walk-in closet, and sitting area. And enjoy the unforgettable views from your private balcony. Plus some can connect to an Owner's Suite or Balcony stateroom so you can spread out yet stay together.

Forward-Facing Penthouse with Balcony (Category: SG)

Category: SG
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 504, balcony size (in sq. ft): 149

Enjoy the perfect retreat in these amazing Penthouses that sleep up to four guests. Includes a queen-size bed that converts into two lowers, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and a walk-in closet. Take in the stunning views from your private, forward-facing balcony. Includes bedding to accommodate two more guests and the luxury of butler and concierge service.

Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony (Category: SF)

Category: SF
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 482-497, balcony size (in sq. ft): 109-119

You will have an amazing getaway in these stylish Penthouses that sleep up to four guests. Includes a bedroom with queen-size bed that converts into two lowers plus additional bedding to accommodate two more. Along with a luxury bath with whirlpool tub and a large, aft-facing balcony offering magnificent views. Includes butler and concierge service.

Owner’s Suite with Large Balcony (Category: SA)

Category: SA
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 828, balcony size (in sq. ft): 258

These Norwegian Sun Owner's Suites with a Large Balcony are great for up to four guests. They include a living room, dining room and separate bedroom with a queen-size bed that converts into two lowers. Along with a luxury bath and guest bath plus an amazing balcony with hot tub so you can relax while enjoying incredible views. Includes butler and concierge service.

Penthouse with Balcony (Category: SH)

Category: SH
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 443-481, balcony size (in sq. ft): 88-126

With lots of space, you will have an incredible getaway in these Penthouses that sleep four guests. Features a queen-size bed that converts into two lowers, additional bedding to accommodate two more, luxury bath with shower and a walk-in closet. Along with a private balcony to enjoy the amazing views. Includes butler and concierge service.

Deck Plan

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Sports Deck
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SymbolDescription
Stateroom with facilities for the disabledStateroom with facilities for the disabled
Stateroom equipped for hearing-impairedStateroom equipped for hearing-impaired
Connecting stateroomsConnecting staterooms
Third person occupancy availableThird person occupancy available
Third and/or fourth person occupancy availableThird and/or fourth person occupancy available
Third, fourth and/or fifth person occupancy availableThird, fourth and/or fifth person occupancy available
ElevatorElevator
RestroomRestroom
PrivaSea (partially enclosed balcony)PrivaSea (partially enclosed balcony)

Ship Facts

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  • Ship Name: Norwegian Sun
  • Year Built: 2001
  • Year Refurbished: 2011
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2001
  • Ship Class: Sun
  • Maximum Capacity: 1,936
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 10
  • Number of Crew: 906
  • Officers' Nationality: International
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 243
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 380
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 293
  • Tonnage (GRT): 78,309
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 1,936
  • Country of Registry: The Bahamas
  • Total Staterooms: 968
  • Suites with Balcony: 52
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
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Ship's registry: The Bahamas

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