Norwegian Sun


The Norwegian Sun was built in 2001 and is among Norwegian’s 18 ships in its fleet. The Sun is included in the cruise line’s Sun Class. In the cruise ship stats below, you’ll find the Norwegian Sun vs all of the other Norwegian ships.

Norwegian Sun Size

How big is the Norwegian Sun? Below, you’ll find all of the relevant cruise ship stats, specs and dimensions for the Norwegian Sun. Included in these statistics are passenger capacity, length, year built, year renovated, cost to build, gross tonnage, engine info, number of rooms, deck counts and more!

Norwegian Sun Infographic

Norwegian Sun Capacity

Passenger Capacity refers to the total number of people that the Norwegian Sun can accommodate. Of course, there are also crew members on board. Below, find the total onboard capacity, including staff and cruise guests.



Norwegian Avg: 3,024 guests

Norwegian Sun Passenger Capacity: The passenger capacity for the Norwegian Sun is 1,936 guests. The average capacity for the 18 active ships in Norwegian’s fleet is 3,024 passengers. The passenger capacity range for all Norwegian ships has a minimum of 1,936 guests and a maximum of 4,266 passengers.



Norwegian Avg: 1,298 staff

Norwegian Sun Crew Members: Staff on the Norwegian Sun include 906 crew members. That’s a guest to staff ratio of 4.7:1. The average Norwegian ship includes 1,298 employees and has a passenger to staff ratio of 4.3:1.

Norwegian Sun Passenger Capacity and Crew

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Norwegian Sun Length

How long is the Sun? From end to end, the Norwegian Sun length equals 848 feet (259 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all 18 active vessels in Norwegian’s fleet, measuring 989 feet (302 meters).


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Norwegian Avg: 989 feet

The smallest Norwegian ship (in terms of length) measures 832 feet (254 meters) from end to end. The longest vessel spans 1094 feet (334 meters).

Our chart below shows the length of the Norwegian Sun vs all other active Norwegian ships.

Norwegian Sun Ship Length

vs all Norwegian Ships

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Norwegian Sun Built Date

When was the Norwegian Sun Built? The Norwegian Sun was built in 2001 and joined the cruise line’s Sun Class.

Norwegian includes 18 active ships. The oldest in the fleet was built in 1998. The average Norwegian ship is 13 years old and the median build date for all active ships is 2010


built date

Norwegian Avg: 2007

When was the last Norwegian Sun Dry Dock? The Norwegian Sun experienced dry dock improvements in 2018.


renovation date

Renovations included the following: The Norwegian Sun experienced a refurbishment in April, 2018. The dry dock was completed in Barcelona and included the following updates or additions: improved Cagney's Steakhouse, La Cucina, Le Bistro, Main Dining Room, Sun Casino, Stardust Lounge, Teppanyaki and Mandara Spa; Los Lobos Cantina added; Spinnaker Lounge added; Sky High Bar enlarged; Spice H20 added; and significant upgrades to all stateroom, including technology and entertainment improvements.

Norwegian Sun Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Norwegian Sun ship class?

The ship belongs to the Norwegian class of ships known as the Sun class.

What is the Norwegian Sun capacity?

We're often asked how many passengers are on the Norwegian Sun. The ship's capacity is 1,936. When comparing the occupancy to the average Norwegian passenger capacity, you'll find that the average ship in the fleet holds 3,024 guests. Feel free to look at our graph above to see where this ship falls in line with all other live Norwegian ships.

Is the Norwegian Sun a good ship?

Each of Norwegian's ships offers a unique layout with features and activities catered to all. Whether the Norwegian Sun is right for you will depend on your individual preferences. Do you prefer a larger or smaller ship with many or fewer guests? Are you hoping for many family activities or entertainment options for an older clientele. Our deck maps layout and activities list provide a helpful guide to what you'll find on board. Feel free to explore the see if this ship is suited towards your preferences.

How long is the Norwegian Sun?

From end to end, the Spectrum of the Seas length equals 848 feet (259 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all , active vessels in Norwegian fleet, measuring 989 feet (302 meters). Please see our size comparison chart above to see how this ship falls in line with all other active ships in the fleet.

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