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When it debuted in late 2001, Norwegian Sun was considered Norwegian Cruise Line's first real innovator. It was the first cruise ship the line built expressly for the "Freestyle Dining" concept, and raised ...
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1,256 Norwegian Sun Cruise Reviews

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Rickpt
Member Since 2014
1 review
29 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
NCL food was good, rarely great. I am a bit of a health nut, and I always found enough healthy, tasty food. Bar service great. Classical & piano music excellent (Amber Strings & Gregg ). The crew was nice, helpful, & friendly. ... Read more
Molly2010
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary( the Western side of South America). The itinerary was great and generally the ports did not dissappoint Us at all. Our stateroom( midship with a veranda) was also very nice, decent size ... Read more
paulabr
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
296 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We liked the ports and also we sailed into San Francisco. It was close to home and didn't have to fly but only one way. We flew into Santiago the day Of the cruise, didn't have to one of a wait to board. Never will we do this again, ... Read more
Sonora5
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
474 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We sailed from Valparaiso Chile to San Francisco on the NCL Sun. Longest cruise so far for us at 20 days. We flew into Santiago a day early, and enjoyed an escooter tour and a fabulous dinner at Borago (one of the World's top 50 ... Read more
EdBear
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We had done the BA to Valparaiso run a few years ago and wanted to finish this off. We and 12 other couples/friends joined the ship, and everyone had a great time with a couple of exceptions. Given a trip of this length, there are ... Read more

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Aturnee
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
84 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This cruise was booked two years ago and it exceeded my expectations. I had not sailed on the Sun since 2006 and was glad to find she had aged better than I. I do not need water slides and planks over the sea...the Sun's pool deck is ... Read more
kamaoleman
Member Since 2007
1 review
3 forum posts
10 helpful votes
As Platinum members we are suppose to receive benefits that are posted to the web site. When I spoke to Juan in Latitudes he was rude, unreasonable and wanted to argue with me. The issue revolves around the wine and strawberries for ... Read more
texascruisers1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Cruise Critique The Norwegian Sun is old and needs a complete gut job, not just a new carpet and nine days in dry dock. The sofa bed in the stateroom is hard as a park bench and needs replacing. All mattresses need replacing and so ... Read more
calm12
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I was originally booked to go all the way to San Francisco (34 days) on this cruise, but I got off in Los Angeles. Four men from New Orleans who had worked on the ship's life boats and tenders for three weeks helped me off the ship. Then a ... Read more
garytansley
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
37 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had a fantastic time on our 32 night cruise from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles (sadly we had to get off 2 days early). Yes, there were a few problems, but overall we had a good time. I sometimes find that reading reviews on here can be ... Read more

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duderest
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
OK. i chose this cruise because I am single and I got the same room with no single supplement for 34 days straight. Also because I had decided to visit South America for the first time. I enjoyed exploring Buenos Aires for 4 days before ... Read more
seabies
Member Since 2012
1 review
15 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
The first part of the cruise was fine and we enjoyed a few different ports from before. The crew and the overall experience was great. However the second part from Valparaiso was a bit of a disaster. This does in no way reflect on the ... Read more
SmithtownMike
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We chose this ship because it was the only one available that late in the season that was going around the southern tip of South America. The cruise was chilly and rocky, of course, the further south we traveled, but we expected that and ... Read more
janet.coles
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. First time with NCL. Website not very informative for planning ahead, apart from full info on the (very expensive) excursions. No prices for the spa, bar. Stateroom was roomy and bathroom was ... Read more
Rhoda13
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
The ship is clean and the entertainment very good indeed. Excursions are vastly overpriced. (And not very good at any price). The deal breaker is the food. The "included", or as Norwegian likes to describe it ... Read more

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sbachleda
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We booked a package with NCL that included 2 nights at the Sheraton in Santiago as well as airfare, all transfers, a mini dining package on board ship, a bottle of wine, 20 photos from the ships photo shop, and even chocolate covered ... Read more
CRUISEDAV
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
A FREESTYLE ADVENTURE IN SOUTH AMERICA (So many well written and informative reviews and so many different opinions. Is my opinion needed – probably not!) Pre-embarkation I booked the NCL cruise round South America embarking ... Read more
Bando1
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We were lucky to have had great weather at each port and able to enjoy the shore excursions that were all booked with NCL. The previous Eastbound cruise was unable to stop in The Falklands due to rough seas. We only experienced rough seas ... Read more
08laguerita
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Taking a look at the reviews online before the cruise, I had somewhat low expectations for the Norwegian Sun. Some folks like to complain, some like to be demanding. I was pleasantly surprised overall with my vacation! That includes on ... Read more
Lunenburg
Member Since 2010
1 review
38 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Sailed from Buenos Aires and really enjoyed the trip. I found the ship clean and well maintained. The food in the Main Dining Rooms was well presented. I did not eat in the buffets, I found them crowded and rushed. The entertainment was ... Read more

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Esperanza7
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
909 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Like any cruise, everyone’s opinions and experiences are different, which is what makes the Cruise Critic reviews so interesting. This was our 6th NCL cruise We booked this cruise on the Sun 9 months before departure and did a ... Read more
hermanlorenz
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The bathroom glasses were not changed for the entire trip. The attendant simply dried them with a towel and left them. I'm sure that wasn't the attendant's fault -- it's the ship policy. It wouldn’t surprise me if the same glasses ... Read more
KarlGermany
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
31 helpful votes
Just back from this Cruise from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires with the NCL Sun, all together: cannot recommend. I have seen another comment on an earlier date for this cruise, where someone said "worst cruise ever", well I ... Read more
clarka
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
135 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had been on 2 previous cruises with Celebrity & loved the gourmet food but hated the entertainment & onboard activities. Celebrity had no availability on our dates so we thought we'd try NCL. Embarkation in B.A. & ... Read more
herdingdogmom
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
1,420 forum post
6 helpful votes
We booked this cruise as soon as it became available and received many good tips on CC about which direction (Westbound) and side of the ship (Starboard) were optimal. We were in a Mini suite on deck 11 and were kind of concerned about ... Read more

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