A bustling city in New Zealand, Dunedin is situated on the South Island. With a mixed heritage of Maori and Scottish ancestors, along with unique Edwardian and Victorian architecture, it’s a unique place to visit whilst on a cruise. Top highlights in the city include Larnach Castle, the Dunedin Botanical Gardens and the Otago Museum.
Things to do in Dunedin:
Located on the picturesque Otago Peninsula, Larnach Castle is one of the most popular attractions in the country and boasts beautiful award-winning grounds, luxury accommodation and historic features. A unique place to visit whilst in Dunedin, it was constructed in the late 19th century.
The Dunedin Botanic Garden is situated on the South Island of New Zealand, at the northernmost point of downtown Dunedin. The garden is situated on a spur of Signal Hill, adjacent to the Northern Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in the city, and the University of Otago. Filled with beautiful plant life, it’s a tranquil place to explore whilst stopping off in Dunedin.
One of the top attractions in the city, the Otago Museum has one of New Zealand's greatest museum collections, including exhibitions on culture, science, and natural history and is a must-visit whilst in the city.
DAY 1115 Feb 2025
Time at Port: from 7 AM to 6 PM
A vibrant coastal city in Victoria, Melbourne is beloved for its food and art scene, and the numerous attractions it has to offer. A large city that surrounds the Federation Square development, you’ll find a large selection of fantastic restaurants that lie on the picturesque Yarra River. Top highlights in the city include the Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Zoo and the Old Melbourne Jail.
Things to do in Melbourne:
Queen Victoria Market
One of the most popular attractions in the city is the Queen Victoria Market. Spanning an impressive seven hectares, this large open air market has a variety of stalls, including clothing and fruit and vegetables.
Situated in the Royal Park, within easy reach of the city centre, Melbourne Zoo is another popular attraction in Melbourne. Home to nearly 4000 animals and 243 different species, it’s a tranquil and fascinating place to visit whilst in the city.
Old Melbourne Gaol
Once a jail, and now a museum, the Old Melbourne Gaol is a captivating historical building in Melbourne. With an eerie feeling, a tour around it is bound to intrigue, as you learn about the fascinating history of the jail and its inhabitants.
DAY 1317 Feb 2025
Time at Port: from 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Situated in South Australia, Adelaide is a bustling cosmopolitan city that’s known for its vibrant art and film scene, green spaces and an array of attractions to explore. In particular, top highlights include the Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide Zoo and the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Things to do in Adelaide:
Spanning 51 hectares, the botanical gardens in Adelaide are situated in the north east of the city. Opened in 1857, this picturesque park is home to an array of plant life, and is a tranquil place to explore throughout the day.
The second oldest zoo in Australia, Adelaide Zoo is home to over 2,500 animals and 250 species, including birds, fish and a variety of exotic animals. Located close to the city centre, this picturesque zoo is the perfect family activity.
Formerly known as the National Gallery of South Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia was opened in 1881. Home to over 38,000 different artworks, varying from Australian art to international art, it’s the ultimate attraction for art enthusiasts.
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Bali - Seminyak Hotel Stay - 3 Nights
We don't know the hotel yet but it will be centrally located, a minimum of 4 stars, selected from our list of preferred hotels & based on a 'room only' board basis. Local government city taxes & local resort fees may be payable.
Customer reviews for Norwegian Sun
Based on 4 reviews
Value for money
We were on a cruise to South America starting on the 9th. March, 17, visiting Chile, Falkland Islands and Argentina. Before the cruise, we stayed 3 nights in Santiago, in Santa Lucia District. Its in a Local residential area, full of hotels, bars and restaurants. Its very near the main shopping malls and the place where we stayed in, was quiet at night. We had booked TUR BUS on line before departure from UK and on the day of sailing we took a taxi from Santiago to Valparaiso for the bus to the port. The bus stops well away from the ship port and you have to take a taxi to the port. It costs us$12 in total and worth it.While waiting to check in at the port for ship embarkation, there was no announcement that the ship could not come to the port because the berth was taken up by a cargo ship. After waiting for over three hours, we finally boarded the ship. We have been sailing with NCL over a number of years and have visited almost all the ports of call in USA, Canada and Europe. We have been on this ship before but the facilities have been run down to cut cost. The quality of food did not vary from day to day, the entertainment on the ship was worst than before, there was no parties on the pool deck when on sea or Barbecues as before. Although the staff in general were quite helpful and courteous but watch out for the security check when disemarking at ports. Securitykept on telling the customers to put their DINEROS(loose change) in the small tray she was handing out. When customers put their money in the tray, she said its all right, don't worry about it and she had problems with customers who found it hard to understand why is she saying one thing and then saying don't worry about it. I wanted to go out to the port and handed in my card. She swiped the card and as I was about to go she said wait and after couple of minutes, said you can go. When I asked her for my card, she said that the tender is coming and I have to wait. You can see the problem she has caused and its the customer who is blamed for everything and not the staff. Otherwise the cruise was fantastic and the weather was excellent going round the Cape Horn and very sunny and virtually no wind in Port Stanley. The NCL Sun is more likely to be replaced by NEW ship BLISS but its time for NCL to look at the behavior of their staff towards their customers.We definitely would not sail on NCL Sun again because of poor management, lack of entertainment, which is the worst I have seen on any of the NCL line, the cruise director laughs at his own jokes and does not think outside the box. Its time for NCL to either train their staff to be customer friendly or fire them, get another cruise director and entertainment staff and variety of performers and not the same old performers on the ship coming two or three times doing the same things.
18 Apr 2017
BA flight to Tampa 4/10 Tampa Hotel 7/10 This was our first 'normal' cruise previously done Star Clipper x 2. The advice and suggestion from Saam was spot on, the ship was the right size for us, we saw the Epic in port and that really is too big! The experience was very enjoyable and I have no major complaints. The ship is 14 years old and showing a bit of 'wear and tear'. The main buffet area is OK but like a motor service area, however the food was good and lots of choice, the 'free style' dining definitely worked for us. The speciality restuarants were very good, we tried French, Brazilian and Tepanyaki. The two main restuarants Seven Seas and Four Seasons were generally good, service was great, food was average. Our cabin was great and service A1. The onboard facilities were good, we always got a sun bed and pleanty of room on the decks. The spa was pricey and not good value, sales pitch is quite heavy and it is easy to be 'confused' with the costs. The shows ,jersey Boys & We will Rock You' were amazing, as good as West End shows. The bar service was hit and miss, often slow and not as customer service focused as other services, maybe because they are not on the tip rota? The wifi was very expensive.
20 Jan 2015
Dear all This was our first cruise - we had no expectations and we were not really disappointed. Seasoned cruisers will tell you that the ship was not the best, in fact not good at all compared to other lines and ships. The price we paid, the value was very good. Please be aware that the ship deals in dollars, if the rate for sterling is low everything is v expensive! If you get a good deal - go on the trip - if you are looking for a cruise with all the trimmings - don't bother.
3 Jul 2010
The ship was very clean and the staff overall very good. Some would even help you with opening the heavy doors. Our cabin staff were excellent. Clean towels twice a day and nothing was too much trouble. There were two resident groups singing during our 3 week cruise through the Panama Canal, needless to say they repeated songs on a daily basis and never upped the beat. The food was great, only one comment and that was in the Pacific Heights Restaurant the menu stayed the same for 3 weeks. Not sure why.
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