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Picking the Best Cabins on the Norwegian Sun

A deck-by-deck analysis of the Norwegian Sun's best and worst cabins.

Looking for the best cabins on the Norwegian Sun? Want to find the cabin with a little larger balcony than most? And what about staying away from undesirable cabins on the Norwegian Sun? How do you avoid the worst cabins on the Norwegian Sun?

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Norwegian Sun Best & Worst Staterooms: Summary
Best Cabins on the Norwegian Sun are on Decks 6, 6a, and 9.
Cabins to be wary of on the Norwegian Sun are on Decks 4, 7, 8, and 10.

Deck-by-Deck Breakdown of the Best and Worst Cabins on the Norwegian Sun

Deck 4

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning ***
Some cabins on this deck with potential problems.

Biscayne Deck on the Norwegian Sun has cabins above on Atlantic Deck in the forward section. Regarding staterooms aft of this section, it's going to be possible to find a fairly quiet location with a bit of study. The main dining rooms, the Atrium Cafe and Bar, and the ship's galley are above some of the staterooms on this deck.

  • Forward, Oceanview Staterooms 4001- 4013 port side, 4201- 4213 starboard, and interior cabins 4101- 4104 and 4301- 4304 do have cabins above them. These could be more quiet cabins as a result. However, all of the interior cabins are either by the stairwell or elevators which could mean a noise concern. 
  • Port side, Ocean View Staterooms 4014- 4024 are beneath the guest entrance area and the Atrium Cafe and Bar. Consequently, noise could be an issue in any of these cabins.
  • Starboard, Ocean View Staterooms 4214- 4224 are beneath the guest entrance area and Guest Services. These cabins are in a more quiet location on the Norwegian Sun.
  • Ocean View Staterooms 4025- 4038 port side and 4225- 4238 starboard, and Interior Staterooms 4105- 4111 are beneath the Four Seasons main dining room. Noise when the dining room is serving, and when staff are cleaning, could be of concern in any of these cabins.
  • Starboard, 4239- 4254 are beneath La Cucina. Noise when this restaurant is open, and when staff are cleaning, could be an issue in any of these staterooms.
  • Interior Staterooms 4305- 4314 are under the Norwegian Sun's galley. Noise from the galley can be problematic from early in the morning until the evening, so these staterooms are not recommended for light sleepers!

Deck 5

Deck 5 staterooms on the Norwegian Sun are all situated forward, and most have cabins above and beneath which filter out noise from public areas. Generally, this is going to be a more quiet area deck for staterooms.

  • Most forward on Deck 5 of the Norwegian Sun, Oceanview Staterooms 5001- 5010 port side, 5201- 5210 starboard are under the cabin section of Atlantic Deck.
  • Interior Staterooms 5101- 5103 are either by elevators or stairwells, so noise could be a concern in these cabins. If you're looking for an interior stateroom, you'll probably be happier with one on another deck of the Norwegian Sun.

Deck 6

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
Highly rated by our cruise experts!

Promenade Deck of the Norwegian Sun also has staterooms in the forward section. These cabins have the benefit of staterooms above and beneath, which helps assure peace and quiet. If you are a light sleeper, Deck 6 (Promenade Lower) is worth consideration.

  • There are only 19 cabins on this deck, and all are ocean view staterooms with partially obstructed views... Views from the windows in these cabins actually take in Promenade walkways where there are views of the ocean.
  • Because there is an area accessible to the public, it's important to close the curtains in these staterooms for sake of privacy.

Deck 6a

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
Highly rated by our cruise experts!

Oslo Deck, grouped with Promenade Deck cabins, is actually tucked between Decks 6 and 7 on the Norwegian Sun. Once again, staterooms above and below Oslo Deck will help insure that accommodations here are more quiet.

  • Please note that this deck does not have direct access to elevators, and this could be a difficulty for persons with walking concerns and for persons who use wheelchairs.
  • The inside cabins (6101- 6109 and 6301- 6311) on the Oslo Deck of the Norwegian Sun are average in size, but very well situated. These are worth consideration if an inside cabin is your preference.
  • The rest of the cabins on the Oslo Deck of the Norwegian Sun are ocean view staterooms (6010- 6024 and 6211- 6225).

Deck 7

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning ***
Some cabins on this deck with potential problems.

Adult travelers seeking a bit of peace and quiet during the day need to know that there's a teen center and a children's area most forward on this deck. The likelihood that there will be some noise from the younger set, consequently, cannot be ruled out.

  • On the Norwegian Sun's Deck 7, 7001, 7101, 7301, and 7201 might be perfect for parents traveling with teenagers and children because these cabins are right next to the youth facilities. Because this center has disco music and is likely open at night, light sleepers may want to look for another stateroom elsewhere, bring along earplugs, or invest in a wave machine (a sound device available at a specialty retailer like Brookstone -- produces pleasant sounds that can wipe out the unpleasant sounds).
  • While we are not suggesting this deck be avoided, the staterooms just mentioned could be among the worst cabins on the Norwegian Sun's Deck 7 for some travelers.
  • All exterior cabins on the International Deck of the Norwegian Sun (7001- 7014 port side and 7201- 7214 starboard) are Oceanview Staterooms.

Deck 8

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning ***
Some cabins on this deck with potential problems.

Along most of this deck, you should be aware that the main drag of the Norwegian Sun is right beneath your cabin. The venues below that could cause some noise issues are the Teen Center, the casino and bars, and the aft theater.

  • Forward, Penthouse Suites 8003 through 8203, Deluxe Inside Staterooms 8102, 8103, 8302, and 8303, and interior cabins 8101 and 8301 are all generally over the Teen Center on the Norwegian Sun. While this is likely not a concern into the wee hours, there could be some late night noise issues as this center also has a disco.
  • On the Viking Deck of the Norwegian Sun, there are several cabins over the mid ship casino and bar, where there could be some late night noise concerns. These are Balcony Staterooms 8024- 8047 port side, 8224- 8247 starboard, and Interior Staterooms 8114- 8124 and 8316- 8326. If you are a light sleeper, you may want to look for another stateroom elsewhere, bring along earplugs, or invest in a wave machine.
  • Staterooms over the aft theater are 8065- 8075 port side, 8265- 8275 starboard, and interior cabins 8131- 8136, and 8334- 8339. This will likely not be a concern late at night, but travelers in these staterooms might hear some noise during performances, as well as before and after shows when staff are either preparing for or cleaning up following a show.
  • While we are not suggesting this deck be avoided, some of the worst cabins are on the Viking Deck of the Norwegian Sun. We do suggest you look for other, more quiet cabins on this or other decks.
  • Best locations for Balcony Staterooms on Deck 8 of the Norwegian Sun are 8018- 8023 and 8048- 8064 port side and 8218- 8223 and 8248- 8264 starboard.
  • Forward, with up to 504 total square footage each, two Romance Suites (8003 and 8203) are among the most spacious of the suites on Deck 8 of the Norwegian Sun. We do advice, however, that it's going to be at bit breezy on these balconies unless there's a tailwind.
  • Between the Romance Suites on Deck 8 of the Norwegian Sun, four Penthouse Suites (8002, 8001, 8201, and 8202) have up to 504 total square footage each. Again, it is likely going to be windy on these balconies.
  • Balcony staterooms 8018, 8019, 8218, and 8219 are more spacious than standard and are among the more quiet cabins on Deck 8 of the Norwegian Sun.
  • Aft on the Viking Deck of the Norwegian Sun, Penthouse Suites 8077 and 8277 are superbly located for incredible (less breezy) ocean views.
  • Also aft are two Mini-Suites (8079 and 8279), each with 332 total square footage and a 68 sq. ft. balcony. These will have that beautiful ocean view as well!
  • Tucked between the Penthouse Suites and Mini-Suites, two balcony staterooms (8078 and 8278) have highly sought aft views of the ocean on the Norwegian Sun's Deck 8! These Balcony Staterooms each have 150 sq. ft. with a 48 sq. ft. balcony.

Deck 9

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
Highly rated by our cruise experts!

Fjord Deck of the Norwegian Sun has the added advantage of cabin decks above and beneath which filter out noise public areas can generate! Of the decks with luxurious Penthouse Suites, Deck 9 is likely going to be more quiet. Also, if you're looking for your choice of balcony cabins or inside staterooms, you've found a great deck! Some of the best cabins on the Norwegian Sun are generally on Deck 9.

  • Forward on the Norwegian Sun, Penthouse Suites 9001- 9003 and 9201- 9203 offer spacious accommodations on Deck 9. However, unless there's a tailwind, balcony views from this vantage point are going to be breezy!
  • Other inside cabins to think twice about are 9108, 9120, 9122, 9124, 9312, 9373, 9315, 9317, and 9332. These are all located by elevators, where noise issues could be of concern.
  • Deck 9 of the Norwegian Sun features balcony staterooms port side (9013- 9075) and starboard (9213- 9275).
  • Aft, there are two Penthouse Suites (9076 and 9276) and each has that majestic (less breezy) view of the ocean.
  • 9078 and 9278 are aft facing Mini Suites on Deck 9 of the Norwegian Sun. Each has a total square footage of 332, and a 68 sq. ft. balcony.
  • Balcony staterooms 9077 and 9277 are located between the aft Penthouse Suites and have that highly sought view of the ocean!

Deck 10

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning ***
Several cabins on this deck with potential problems.

The Norwegian Sun's Deck 10 is located beneath the Pool Deck on the Norwegian Sun, which could be a great place for a stateroom for those who plan on Norwegian Sunbathing and enjoying casual dining. However, many of these accommodations are under some of the busiest (and noisiest) venues on the ship! Noise could be an issue in many of these cabins as a result. 

  • Some of the best cabins on the Norway Deck of the Norwegian Sun are located most forward.
  • Exterior staterooms 0001- 0006 port side, 0201- 0206 starboard, and inside cabins 0301- 0303 have cabins above and beneath which helps buffer noises from public areas. These are probably the most quiet of the cabins on the Norwegian Sun's Norway Deck.
  • Mid ship on Deck 10 of the Norwegian Sun, exterior staterooms 0019- 0031 port side, 0219- 0231 starboard, and inside cabins 0112, 0311, 0113- 0117 are all under the pool area. There could be noises at night, such as the scraping of deck chairs as staff clean after hours.
  • Least preferred exterior cabins on Deck 10 of the Norwegian Sun are 0042- 0061 port side because these are all under a popular bar area, and there could be noise issues very late at night.
  • Aft, staterooms and suites 0040- 0067 port side and 0240- 0267 starboard are under public venues which include the very popular casual restaurants. This will affect aft inside cabins in this section the most, so we do suggest looking for an interior stateroom elsewhere.
  • Aft on Deck 10 of the Norwegian Sun, Penthouse Suites 0065, 0067, 0267, and 0265 have that majestic (less breezy) ocean view.
  • Between the Penthouse Suites, Balcony Staterooms 0066 and 0266 also have that beautiful (less breezy) view of the ocean.

Deck 11

The Pool Deck of the Norwegian Sun has two of the most luxurious suites on this ship. With the exception of two forward balcony staterooms (1002 and 1202), all of the rest of the accommodations are 322 sq. ft. mini-suites!

  • Including luxury suites, 1003- 1009 port side,1203- 1209 starboard, 1002, 1001, 1201, and 1202 are under the Observation Deck which does become a disco at night. This might present a noise concern.
  • Forward on Deck 11 of the Norwegian Sun, the Owner's Suites (1003 and 1203) are extremely spacious with 828 sq. ft. each!
  • There are several Mini-Suites port side (1004- 1015) and starboard (1204- 1215) on Deck11 of the Norwegian Sun. Each has 322 sq. ft. including balcony space!

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