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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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1,299 Norwegian Sun Cruise Reviews

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duderest
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
9 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
12 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
16 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
21 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
4 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
10 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
7 reviews
917 forum posts
20 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
5 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
34 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
1,428 forum post
7 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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Mary Seas
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
36 forum posts
4 helpful votes
After many years of HAL and Celebrity, we chose this Buenos Aires to Valparaiso NCL cruise as it had a special Easter Island post cruise. NCL 19 day package on the NCL SUN . The SUN does a 14 day cycle between Buenos Aires and ... Read more
pkyi
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Itinerary: This cruise was a South America cruise which embarked in Valparaiso Chile and terminated in Buenos Aires Argentina. The ship went along the west coast of south america (Punta Monte, Puerto Chacabuco, and Punta Arenas), through ... Read more
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peterredei
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We received good service on an old ship that needs refurbishing. There are visible signs of ageing, some rust, dirty carpets, old and simple furniture. This ship lacks the elegance I saw on other cruises. The room service was ... Read more
MNJones
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I choose this cruise primarily for the interesting ports and itinerary. Patagonia, Falkland Islands, The Horn, Straits of Magellan, Chilean Fjords, and more. Embarkation was something. Lots of lines, and checkpoints getting through the ... Read more
rwcorne
Member Since 2012
1 review
20 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Good: The Sun's layout - we never felt cramped The Itinerary - Falklands and Ushuaia were our highlights Fast Embarkation for late arrival (4:00pm) and easy disembarkation 7-Seas Main Dining - The setting and ... Read more

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Wendy Henri
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We arranged for a one night pre-stay, with transfer to the ship, at the Santiago Sheraton. They upgraded us to the Cristobal, so we had a posh room with bath robes. From our elite breakfast room, we had our first view of the Andes ... Read more
chaywest
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
41 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Embarkation wasn't the quickest, but OK. Cabin was very clean and had plenty of storage, didn't like the shower curtain it had a habit of sticking to you. Had a balcony cabin and the chairs were not comfortable to sit for any length ... Read more
gluten_free
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Our family loves to travel, but recently several members were diagnosed with Celiac Disease. We quickly discovered that eating out, let alone vacationing internationally, posed what seemed to be an insurmountable problem. After a great ... Read more
MelanieW
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Being excited about my first cruise, I don't know if the embarkment process was short/average/long. Didn't seem long to me. I was one of those people who thought 'I can't be cooped up with that many people', especially for 14 days. But ... Read more
Jackie1620
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The cruise ship staff and the cruise ship line were completely out of touch with the passengers wanted and expected. It strarted from the monent with got on board. Our previous cruises we have made a point of leaving gratuities the ... Read more

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