Alaska: Alaska Highlights Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line

Explore the wilds of Alaska for 9 days on this roundtrip cruise from Seattle. At 12 miles in length, Mendenhall Glacier is the big attraction in Juneau. But there’s also dog sledding adventures, glacier treks, float plane tours over the icefields and nature galore. You’ll also explore Alaska’s oldest city, Sitka, where wilderness and culture live in perfect harmony. Before or after your cruise, head to the top of Seattle's Space Needle for views of Mount Rainier and the city.

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Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Port of Call SeattleDeparture 4:00pm

Overview

Seattle, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. Washington State’s largest city, it’s home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy, is its most iconic landmark.

Day 2 Cruising
Day 3Port of Call Sitka Arrival 10:00amDeparture 8:00pm

Overview

One look at lovely Sitka and you'll know why Alexander Baranof, governor of the Russian American Company, decided to build his "castle" here. With views of island-studded waters and stately spruce forests reaching to the water's edge, Sitka is considered Alaska's most beautiful seaside town. Sitka's past is a unique blend of Tlingit culture and Russian history. Our historic and scenic community is situated on Baranof Island, nestled between forested mountains and the great Pacific Ocean, on the outer waters of Alaska's Inside Passage. Sitka offers a combination of Native culture, Russian history, and Alaskan wilderness which will provide a diverse and unequaled experience. Wildlife adds to Sitka's natural beauty. Our mild climate, rich habitat and relatively low human population make Sitka one of the best places to view wildlife. Nearby waters are a popular feeding ground for humpback whales in the late fall and early spring. Summertime provides a wonderful opportunity to view tufted puffins and other sea birds at St. Lazaria National Wildlife Refuge. While out on the ocean, you may also spot sea otters, sea lions and other marine wildlife. Sitka lies at the heart of the largest temperate rain forest in the world, the Tongass National Forest. Enjoy the fresh outdoors on well-marked mountain trails. Take to the water for a picturesque boat trip or kayaking adventure among nearby islands or charter a boat to nearby fishing grounds to fish for world-class salmon and halibut.

Day 4Port of Call Juneau Arrival 9:00amDeparture 9:00pm

Overview

Considered the "gem" of Southeast Alaska, the city is nestled against the ocean, tucked tight against the mountains and back-dropped by the lush green of the largest national forest in the United States, the Tongass. Visitors will find that Juneau is not only the state's capital, but it's also a melting pot of history, unique topography and jaw-dropping scenery that is found nowhere else on the planet. Whether it's wildlife viewing, glacier trekking, ziplining or just shopping for locally created artwork, visitors to this remote yet extraordinary region will certainly find a bit of "Alaska" to take home.

Day 5Port of Call Skagway Arrival 7:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Skagway, with a population of 862, is located in the Upper Lynn Canal at the northernmost point on the Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska, 100 air miles north of Juneau and 110 road miles south of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. The City of Skagway is geographically the largest city in Alaska with 455 square land miles. Skagway's history and spectacular natural setting combine to create unparalleled sightseeing and recreation opportunities. Poke around on your own, or select from a variety of commercial tours. Either way, you will be amply rewarded with the sights and activities in and around Skagway.

Day 6Glacier Bay

Overview

It grinds, cracks and moans as massive pieces of ice split off and crash down. This is not your automatic icemaker on the blink. This is Glacier Bay doing what it's been doing for two centuries. The bay, once covered by sheets of glacial ice, is now a bay revealed. As the glaciers continue to recede, the bay enlarges. Back in 1879, naturalist John Muir was the first to note the glacial movement. Comparing charts from European explorers made 85 years earlier, he determined that the glacial ice had receded by more than 30 miles. Designated a National Park in 1910, today Glacier Bay is a 3.3 million-acre expanse that was buried under a mile-wide wall of ice only 200 years ago. Its natural environment includes five major land ecosystems including wet tundra, coastal western hemlock and spruce forest, alpine tundra, glaciers and icefields, and post-glacial meadows. Each week, dozens of ships traveling the Inside Passage spend the day cruising the 65-mile long bay. As each ship arrives, a National Park Service ranger boards the cruise vessel to provide a running commentary of the treeless mountains, icy fjords, hidden inlets and glacial landscapes as the ship passes by. Glacier Bay isn't just about ice. The ranger will also point out the killer and gray whales, sea otters, porpoises, moose, coyotes, wolves and bears visible in the sea or on the land. Leave your ice pick at home. But don't forget your binoculars.

Day 7Port of Call Icy Strait Arrival 7:00amDeparture 3:00pm

Overview

Humpback whales feed in Icy Strait above North Chichagof Island, an important travel corridor for many marine mammals, including federally threatened Steller's sea lions. The area's coastal marshes and mudflats are important as resting areas for shorebirds and waterfowl, and provide spring feeding areas for brown bears. Marbled murrelets feed in large numbers within the waters of Icy Strait and nest in the island's coastal old growth forest.

Day 8Port of Call Ketchikan Arrival 6:30amDeparture 1:00pm

Overview

A city of southeast Alaska on an island in the Alexander Archipelago. A supply point for miners during the gold rush of the 1890s, it is now a major port and tourist center on the Inside Passage. Population: 7,450.

Day 9Port of Call Victoria/Canada Arrival 7:00pmDeparture 11:59pm

Overview

Victoria, capital of British Columbia, sits on the craggy southern end of Vancouver Island. With abundant parkland, it’s known for outdoor activities. The city's British colonial past shows in its Victorian architecture, including stately Craigdarroch Castle mansion. Butchart Gardens, with 55 acres of vivid floral displays, plus statuary, water features and a carousel, is one of many formal gardens in the city.

Day 10Port of Call Seattle Arrival 7:00am

Overview

Seattle, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. Washington State’s largest city, it’s home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy, is its most iconic landmark.

Onboard the Norwegian Sun

Ship Rating

3.5 of 5 stars

Costco Member Rating:
4.1/5 (913 Ratings)

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 Center

Fitness Center

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

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Full-Service Spa

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 Center
  • 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

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 flavors. All inside a beautiful room featuring impressive ocean views.

Cagney's Steakhouse

Cagney's Steakhouse

Specialty Dining

Cagney's Steakhouse: Steak is the standard at our American-style steakhouse. Sip your favorite 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 flavors 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

Garden Café

Casual Dining

Garden Café: At the Garden Café, you'll find a family-friendly menu of omelets, 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 flavors 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.

Obstructed Oceanview (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. Some can connect for even more options to spread out.

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. Some can connect, too, so you can spread out yet stay together.

Oceanview with Picture Window (Category: OA)

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

With room for up to three guests, these staterooms include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and some feature a single sofabed or a pullman to accommodate one more. You'll also have a big picture window to enjoy the amazing view. Plus some can connect, a great option when travelling with family or friends.

Oceanview with Picture Window (Category: OB)

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

With room for up to three guests, these staterooms include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and some feature a single sofabed or a pullman to accommodate one more. You'll also have a big picture window to enjoy the amazing view. Plus some can connect, a great option when travelling with family or friends.

Family Oceanview (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 (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 Mini-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 Mini-Suite with Balcony (Category: M1)

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

These Mini-Suites sleep up to four guests and feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, additional bedding to accommodate two additional guests, a sitting area and luxury bath with shower. Not to mention the amazing aft-facing view from your private balcony.

Mini-Suite (Category: MA)

Category: MA
Sitting area; Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed; Walk-in closet; Luxury bath and shower; Private balcony

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 Large 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. They also can connect to aft-facing Balcony staterooms so you can spread out and enjoy the magnificent views together. 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. Plus they can connect to a Balcony stateroom, perfect when travelling with family or friends. 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

Cruise Ship
Sports Deck
Key to Symbols
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

Norwegian Sun ship image
  • 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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Terms & Conditions

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Ship's registry: The Bahamas

    Package ID: NCLSUNALK20200804