DAY 2 - 07 Feb 2023
Time at Port: from 7 AM to 4 PM
This lush, green city found in the south of Madeira is a haven of relaxation, outdoor activities and beautiful gardens. For the most adventurous, visitors will love diving in the crystal-clear sea, catching some waves and even swimming with dolphins, while those looking to take things at a slower pace can enjoy whale watching. One of the most popular events in Funchal is the yearly New Year’s Eve Fireworks display, which is one of the largest in the world.
Things to do in Funchal, Madeira:
Found in the city centre, Funchal Cathedral is an impressive Gothic-style monument, popular with locals and visitors alike. Take a look inside to learn about the fascinating history of the architecture, including the altarpiece ordered in 1510 to 1515.
Monte Cable Car
For unrivalled panoramic views of Funchal Bay and the vast landscape, Monte Cable Car will take you to one of the best vantage points in Funchal. The fifteen-minute journey is a relaxing ascent towards Monte, with a souvenir photo at the end of the journey.
Monte Palace Tropical Garden
Occupying 70,000 square meters, Monte Palace Tropical Garden is home to a plethora of exotic flora and fauna from all corners of the world. You will get lost in the tranquil beauty of this garden, enjoying the space with black swans, colourful koi and vibrant peacocks.
Quinta do Palheiro Ferreira
Thanks to Madeira’s fertile soil, many tropical plants thrive here and Quinta do Palheiro Ferreiro’s gardens are an excellent showcase of this. The most notable collection are the camellias, first planted by the Count of Carvalhal.
Santa Cruz, Tenerife
DAY 3 - 08 Feb 2023
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 11:59 AM
Tenerife’s capital city, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is a hub of lively locals, beautiful architecture, traditional tapas and, of course, sun-soaked beaches. Whether you’re looking for a lazy afternoon spent on golden sand, ready to shop until you drop, or are eager to participate in one of the biggest carnivals in the world, Santa Cruz will not disappoint. Put on your dancing shoes, let down your hair and get ready to enjoy this laid-back lifestyle.
Things to do in Santa Cruz, Tenerife:
Playa de Las Teresitas
With beautiful sand stretching for almost a mile, Playa de Las Teresitas is one of the best beaches in Tenerife. Lined with lush palm trees and picturesque mountains, visitors will find spaces to play volleyball or partake in yoga classes, as well as having sun loungers, showers and restaurants nearby.
Rural de Anaga Park
A short drive from the city, Anaga Country Park is a beautifully preserved area of imposing mountains, deep valleys and numerous beaches. Here, you’ll find a plethora of native flora and fauna across the 35,800 acres of land.
Considered the second most popular carnival in the world, Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife promises to be bigger, brighter and better every single year. With lively music, incredible costumes and nonstop dancing, witnessing this fantastic celebration is a must when in Tenerife.
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
DAY 4 - 09 Feb 2023
Time at Port: from 7 AM to 11:59 AM
Home to one of Europe’s most famous beaches as well as an abundance of historic architecture and natural beauty, Las Palmas is much more than just a place for fun in the sun. Hike the breath-taking Bandama Caldera crater, discover the interactive Elder Museum of Science and Technology, or for those just looking to relax, grab a lounger and top up your tan on the beach, or visit the high-end boutiques and shop until you drop.
Things to do in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria:
The epic Caldera de Bandama is a volcanic crater stretching 1,000 metres in diameter. Thanks to the observation platform you can enjoy the sweeping views from the top, or – for the brave – take the adventurous hike down into the crater itself.
Casa de Colon
This excellent, informative museum – and originally Christopher Cloumbus’ house before he embarked upon his travels - is dedicated to the history of the famous explorer. Visitors will find his personal possessions, drawings, diaries and a portrait, as well as two talkative macaws.
Elder Museum of Science and Technology
Specialising in hands-on interaction, the Elder Museum of Science and Technology features weird and wonderful scientific exhibits. With four floors of content, you’ll find everything from physics to biology, art to engineering and even a planetarium.
Among Europe’s most famous city beaches is Las Canteras, a golden-sandy beach with calm waters perfect for swimming and year-round warm weather. Spend the day snorkelling, sunbathing and swimming before filling up for dinner at the restaurants and bars.
Las Palmas Cathedral
Considered the most important monument of Canarian religious architecture, Cathedral of Santa Ana features Gothic, neoclassical and Baroque styles of architecture. Inside, you’ll find more stunning examples of expert craftsmanship as well as a tower from which you’ll see stunning views.
Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura
DAY 5 - 10 Feb 2023
Time at Port: from 7 AM to 8 PM
Whether you're planning to stay in the town of Puerto del Rosario itself, or are looking to venture further afield, this lively capital of Fuerteventura is a hub of authentic restaurants, bustling bars and quirky street art. Enjoy a shopping spree at Las Rotondas which features everyone's favourite brands, or admire over 50 pieces of art at the outdoor sculpture park. Embark on a scavenger hunt to find the best mural paintings around the city, or simply enjoy a cold drink at a local bar.
DAY 6 - 11 Feb 2023
Time at Port: from 7 AM to 8 PM
The capital of Lanzarote, Arrecife’s cosmopolitan city holds many hidden gems of history among its backstreets. After beginning as a small fishing village in the 15th century, it is now home to high-end shopping and boutiques, traditional Spanish cuisine, a beautiful sandy beach and gorgeous monuments. Whether you’re here to shop until you drop or are looking to uncover the old history of Arrecife, there’s plenty to do in this quickly-growing capital.
Things to do in Arrecife, Lanzarote:
Castillo de San Gabriel
Originally built to defend Arrecife from pirate attacks, Castillo de San Gabriel is conveniently situated in the centre of town. Though it was once a wooden structure which was destroyed by fire, the monument has since been restored and is fascinating to explore.
Centro Commercial Marina
Arrecife’s main shopping destination, Marina Lanzarote is a trendy waterfront teeming with shops including designer outlets, as well as casual fast-food and restaurants. A walk along the marina will take you past stunning yachts and to where cruise liners dock.
Charco San Gines
What was once a small fishing port has flourished into the beautiful, natural lagoon of Charco san Gines. Many traditional seafood restaurants and bars have emerged in the area, creating a laid-back hub to find fresh food and enjoy live music on the waterfront.
Playa del Reducto
As the main beach in Arrecife, Playa del Reducto boasts the ‘Blue Flag’, signifying it as good for bathing, cleanliness and possessing great facilities. The calm, crystal-clear waters are perfect for swimming and snorkelling as well as stand-up paddle boarding.
DAY 7 - 12 Feb 2023
You will be at sea on day 7 while travelling from Arrecife, Lanzarote to Gibraltar.
DAY 8 - 13 Feb 2023
Time at Port: from 10 AM to 8 PM
Nestled between Spain and Morocco, this small piece of Britain offers a warmer climate and Europe’s only wild apes. Visitors of all ages will love watching these primates at play, as well as hiking the trails through the Upper Rock Nature Reserve where you’ll find Saint Michael’s Cave. Finally, don’t forget to leave time to enjoy your favourite British classics at the numerous pubs, or try traditional Spanish tapas.
Things to do in Gibraltar:
One especially for the animal-lovers, a trip to Apes Den is a must to get up close to the only free-roaming primates in Europe. Located at two cable-car stations, these monkeys are inquisitive, playful and curious and will keep you entertained for hours.
Upper Rock Nature Reserve
1,400 feet above the sea, this is one of the best attractions of Gibraltar and a must visit to spot its fascinating wildlife, such as the Barbary Macaques. Take a walk, admire the views and get up close with nature – but keep an eye on your belongings!
Great Siege Tunnels
The Great Siege Tunnels are a must visit for history enthusiasts for their vital role played during the Great Siege on Gibraltar by Spain and France. Taking a tour of these impressive tunnels is a great way to get to know the history of this territory.
For the adventurous and determined, the Mediterranean Steps is a challenging hike that rewards you with stunning views at 421 metres above sea level. Admire the many species of flora and fauna, as well as the wildlife, such as Barbary Macaques and Barbary Partridges.
Saint Michael's Cave
After being linked to numerous myths and legends throughout time, Saint Michael’s Cave is teeming with fascinating history. Found within the Upper Rock Nature Reserve, it houses an auditorium for shows, drama, music and spectacular light shows.
DAY 9 - 14 Feb 2023
Time at Port: from 7 AM to 8 PM
As one of the oldest cities in Europe, Malaga is a vibrant gem on the Costa del Sol, teeming with history, culture and friendly locals. Lovers of art will love the destination that brought the world Picasso, thanks to its many new art galleries and creative districts. For those looking to let their hair down, the numerous authentic Spanish bars will keep you going until dawn, while foodies will enjoy both formal dining and street eateries.
Things to do in Granada (Malaga):
Castilo de Gibralfaro
With gorgeous views overlooking the city, Castillo de Gibralfaro was built in the 8th century as a lighthouse and military barracks. Its imposing walkways provide a scenic walk, while the museum nearby offers great insight into the history of the castle.
Catedral de la Encarnacion de Malaga
This iconic landmark was first built in the historic city centre in 1530, with work finishing in the 17th century. With a Gothic Renaissance style, it boasts a tower standing at 84 metres tall, providing breath-taking photo opportunities.
One of Malaga’s stunning historical monuments, La Alcazaba – meaning citadel – was built between 1057 and 1063. It has since been restored and features Roman walls and a dungeon, as well as stunning views of the harbour and old town.
As Malaga’s oldest historical monument, El teatro Romano was discovered in 1951 and has since uncovered much of Andalusia’s rich history. Visitors can marvel at the fascinating features of the theatre, such as the orchestra area, while more is still being uncovered.
DAY 10 - 15 Feb 2023
Time at Port: from 7 AM to 4 PM
Considered one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe, Cádiz charms every visitor who sets foot there. It’s 3,000 years of history are just waiting to be discovered through its monuments, museums, and winding streets, with Cadiz Cathedral being a real highlight. Families will love Playa La Caleta which has all the amenities needed to spend a whole day on the sand and in the water, but don’t forget to check out which festivals and celebrations are going on during your visit.
Things to do in Seville (Cadiz):
Built between 1722 and 1838, the iconic yellow-domed Cadiz Cathedral is an impressive example of Baroque-neoclassical construction. When taking a look around inside, be sure to check out the wood-carved choir, and listen out for the sound effects in the crypt below.
Castle of Santa Catalina
This free-to-enter monument is a real hidden gem on La Caleta beach. The exterior of this 17th-century fortress is impressive itself, and visitors will find art exhibitions inside as well as craft workshops and concerts.
Filled with swaying palm trees, blooming flora and lush, green fauna, Genovés Park is a brilliant place to escape the faster pace of the city. Boasting plants from all over the world as well as waterfalls and wildlife, people of all ages will love this tranquil garden.
Playa la Caleta
It’s no wonder Playa La Caleta is Cadiz’ most popular beach. Visitors will find everything they need close to the golden sand, including restaurants, bars and flamenco clubs, as well as toilets and showers.
On a small islet at the end of La Caleta beach sits the Castle of San Sebastian. Construction began in 1706 to fortify the bays defence, and in 1985 the structure was declared a cultural landmark. Explore the grounds and discover the long, rich history of this well-preserved fortress.
DAY 11 - 16 Feb 2023
Time at Port: from 7 AM to 9 PM
The largest and capital city of Portugal, and one of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon is an idyllic cruise holiday destination, offering attractions to suit all interests. From ancient forts to artistic neighbourhoods and the breath-taking Jerónimos Monastery, this port of call has plenty to explore. Families will love to discover the many species at the Oceanarium, while couples will love an escape to the charming town of Sintra to explore the castle.
Things to do in Lisbon:
One of the oldest and most vibrant districts of Lisbon, Alfama is the place to be for artisan eateries, quirky boutiques and Fado bars. It’s best explored on foot or by the tram to experience as many of the attractions and highlights as possible.
One of the most visited sites in Lisbon, the Jerónimos Monastery was completed in the seventeenth century. In 1983 UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage Site and it’s certainly a must visit to admire the beautiful architecture both inside and out.
Here visitors will discover over 450 different species of marine life, including sharks, rays, penguins and otters. Cruisers of all ages will love following the route around the central aquarium to learn about the major ecosystems of the ocean.
Torre de Belem
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, Torre de Belém was built to protect Lisbon from attackers from the sea. Despite its role, the fort was decorated with lavish carvings and details, which are best viewed from the banks of the Rio Tejo.
Tram 28 is the classic Lisbon mode of transportation – rattling around the narrow streets in a bright yellow tram that dates back to the 1930’s. Hop on and take one of the best tours of Lisbon, passing highlights and attractions along the way.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural landscape, Sintra is a romantic destination to escape to for the day. Featuring enchanting palaces and rolling hills, this town is easily accessible from Lisbon via a regular train service.
St George's Castle
Established in 200 BC, Castelo de Sao Jorge is one of the biggest highlights of Lisbon. Get to know the city’s unique and fascinating history, explore the imposing walls, wander the shady gardens and admire the vast views from the Observation Terrace.
DAY 12 - 17 Feb 2023
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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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