If you're looking for a cruise to the southern Caribbean for a nice break from the winter cold, you might want to try Norwegian Cruise Line's 11 day southern Caribbean itinerary with port calls in Aruba, Curacao, Barbados, Guadeloupe and St. Thomas, USVI.
Although the Sun is an older ship, and one of the smallest in the fleet, you will find the staterooms are larger than those in some of the newer ships. She is a well maintained ship and you won't find her to be crowded and have to wait in long lines for any venue on board.
The two main dining rooms, Seven Seas and Four Seasons offer a varied menu with plenty of heart healthy, low fat, items along with a number of gluten free and vegetarian options available. The specialty restaurants on board, Moderno, Le Bistro, Ginza Sushi, II Adagio and Tappanyaki will satisfy every palate.
Don't feel like a three course or more meal? Then you have the Garden Cafe Buffet, Great Outdoor Buffet, Las Ramblas Tapa Bar, Room service and even a 24 hour a day Pizza delivery service!
The staff on board this ship will ensure you have an enjoyable, memorable cruise with everything from high quality entertainment to playing bingo and even a little gambling if that's your cup of tea.
Captain Goren Blomqvist can be found intermingling with the guests on board at various times and if you get the chance to visit with him, don't pass it up, he's a very interesting person to talk to. The Hotel Director on board the Sun is Brian Walters, who has been with NCL since the beginning, working with them for the past 44 years. He is someone you would definitely enjoy talking with.
There are activities on board for every member of the family, from the Splash Academy for the kids to the Casino for the adults, you certainly won't find yourself bored. With 5 ports of call, you have the chance to experience a variety of different cultures and shore excursions.
To book a cruise you can go online to the NCL website and book directly or call your favorite travel agency. Rates for the 11 day cruise are very reasonable and they have a 'kids sail free' promotion going on right now, so you can save some money.