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Old March 1st, 2005, 12:35 PM
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Default Re: NCL Sun 4/9-1st time cruiser

After 16 cruises I think I can say the Sun is my favorite ship. As for booking thru the ship or not, I have mixed feelings. Even though the prices are much higher I think for new cruisers you might be better off booking with the ship. We did our first 2 or 3 cruises. Now we almost always do our own. Sometimes on the net before we go, sometimes when we get the the pier, depending. As for dos and don't, do take some type of bug repellent with Deet in it for Roatan and Belize. We have only encountered those little, invisible creatures on our last trip, but DH didn't use the Deet soon enough and did get quite a few bites that were fairly itchy. Also do eat at least one meal in an altrnative dining room, you won't be sorry. I think I would opt for Le Bistro, but you have several choices. Also do visit the tapa bar at least once. Don't waste too much time in the casino like I always do, you and your money will part all too quickly; don't overpack, remember some clothes can be worn more than once, like what you wear to dinner and shorts if you have spent most of the day on ship in your bathing suit. Try lots of mix and match outfits and you do not need 7 pair of shoes like my friend thought on our last cruise. I get by with about 3 or 4 pair plus what I wear on the ship. Tennies, a couple of pair of sandles and a pair of dress shoes is more than enough. And most of all don't let anything spoil your wonderful vacation. NMNita
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