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About the NCL Sun
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Built at Lloyd Werft, Bremerhaven, Germany - it took 2 years to design and build (especially for FreeStyle cruising) at a cost of more than $400 million.
 
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The Norwegian Sun entered service September 10, 2001.
 
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Gross tonnage: 78,106
Length: 853 feet
Width: 105.8 feet
Draft: 26.2 feet

 
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The first NCL Ship designed for FreeStyle Cruising. Painted with over 1000 gallons of Exterior Paint and 3000 galloons of Interior Paint!
 
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Maximum Cruise Speed: 24 knots
Passenger Capacity: 2242 maximum (1936 double occupancy)
Crew Capacity: 968
Handicapped Staterooms: 20

 
Ships twin, the NCL Star and the NCL Sun were Duel Christened by Godmother, Brooke Burke.
   

Nowegian Sun
(with Hull Art...not yet on the ship!)
   
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Shopping List for a 7-Day Cruise:
  • 15,000 lbs Beef
  • 2,500 lbs Veal
  • 9,800 lbs Seafood
  • 11,000 lbs Poultry
  • 1,200 lbs Coffee
  • 28,000 lbs Veggies
  • 9,600 Tea Bag
  • 1,000 gallons Juice
  • 15,000 lbs Flour
  • 30,000 lbs Fresh Fruit
  • 1,500 gallons Milk
  • 8,000 lbs Potatoes
  • 5,000 dozen Eggs
  • 4,000 lbs Egg Beater
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Water, water, everywhere...
  • Fresh Water Capacity: 2610 cu meters
  • Ship's Daily Production of Fresh Water: 1680 cu meters
  • Daily Consumption of Fresh Water by Passengers/Crew: 750 cu meters
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958 total crew, representing 64 nationalities
 
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15 Decks (13 that are passenger accessible)
3 Pools (2 + 1 "splash" pool)
5 Hot Tubs

 
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The NCL Sun has 2 anchors (plus, one spare!) at 10 tons each!
 
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The NCL Sun has two 4-blade fixed propellers, measuring 5.5 meters in diameter.

 
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Facts, figures and more news you can't use!
  • 835 exterior windows
  • 1834 interior doors
  • 12 Passenger Elevators
  • 9 Service Elevators
  • 25000 light bulbs (of all sizes/shapes!)
  • 376 fire hydrants
  • 64 life rafts (capacity 25 = 1600 total)
  • 16 life boats (capacity 150 = 2400 total)
  • 6087 life vests onboard
  • 810 miles of electrical cable onboard
  • 65 miles of pipe within the hull
  • Total horsepower from main diesel engine: 20,400HP
  • Total horsepower from 3 auxiliary engines: 69,000HP
  • Heavy Bunker C Fuel capacity: 2300 cubic meters
  • Daily Fuel use: 200 cubic meters (tons)
 

 


NCL Sun Bridge Cam

 


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