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113 Norwegian South America Cruise Reviews
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TriniSandra
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Got back from our cruise on Sat morning. Couple things about this cruise and our own personal preferences. The ship was too small. One pool, and hundreds of sun loving Brazilians and Argentinians and their many children do not make for ... Read more
karishma992
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our first Norwegian cruise. We chose Norwegian Sun because we wanted to go to a place we hadn't before, which was South America. We also wanted a cruise ship that was sailing for both Christmas and NYE. We thought the itinerary ... Read more
twhitenss
Member Since 2012
1 review
21 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Great itinerary! Great Ship! Great Crew! Great Price! Great Cabin! After cruising on just about every cruise line and after cruising more than 250 cruises the Norwegian Sun wins my vote for best ship. It is wonderful to see it back in ... Read more
prawnit
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of it's great itinerary. We sailed Rio de Janeiro > Buenos Aires stopping at 5 ports along the way. Firstly, the boarding procedure was quick and simple but when we were on board there was literally no ... Read more
Keneke
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it was inexpensive and we were interested in the destinations. We bought our tickets before learning that every US citizen in our party would have to jump through many hoops to get a $160 visa to enter Brazil. ... Read more
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barry427
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
Great itinerary, I boarded in Buenos Aires ( after a wonderful week) and enjoyed visiting Uruguay and the coast of Brazil then departed in Rio for a week. This size ship ( I think 1,800 ) is perfect for a cruise like this. Easy to get ... Read more
Cruise Swell
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
I choose this cruise as it is a great way to see part of South America in a safe and secure environment. Given the crime levels in South America and not speaking Spanish or Portuguese the cruise is the obvious choice to get a flavour of ... Read more
Dave0m
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Unfortunately the Norwegian survey wouldn't take this in, so this seems like the best place. (I've expanded a little - it would have been under the 1000 char limit) This was our 4th Norwegian cruise, and may be our last. Embarkation ... Read more
BIGMANPHIL
Member Since 2005
1 review
38 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I took this cruise because I had not been to South America in over 6 years, and wanted to experience the sights and sounds of the region again. Specifically took this cruise because it fit my schedule well and the price was very good. I ... Read more
wombat464
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
This was our first (and probably last) cruise with NCL, having cruised with Princess previously. Firstly, we made a decision to walk to the port from our accommodation in Valparaiso. This was a complete disaster, as you have to check-in ... Read more
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GraemeJ
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
This cruise was booked through Infinity Cruises in London as a package, including flights, some transfers and hotel accommodation at beginning and end of the cruise. The booking process was excellent and I have no hesitation in ... Read more
Funa1966
Member Since 2016
1 review
I had chosen this particular line due to a group of factors such as route, the number of days, ports. Analysing by the shipping point of view is visible that is one of the older ships of the Norwegian Fleet having the necessity of a ... Read more
jillmary
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
Unfortunately this cruise was off to bad start as no one could board for along time & there seemed to be no organisation. Finally on board after 2 hrs. in a queue.. then no cabins were ready for a very long time. Luggage was not ... Read more
Tanndance
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
First, the NCL repositioning cruise from San Diego to Valparaiso and then from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires does not sell out. We met dozens of people that booked the first leg - San Diego to Valparaiso the day before departure and paid ... Read more
HiramAbif
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
49 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Yes, the ingredients in this cruise vacation are a recipe for Awesomesauce! We're a middle aged couple from north/central Massachusetts. A little over a year ago I noticed the value of this unusual annual repo itinerary on ... Read more
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CruisinMaterial
Member Since 2005
27 reviews
10,823 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I’m a 34 year old male who sailed solo on the Norwegian Sun from San Diego, CA, USA to Valpraiso, Chile from November 2, 2016 to November 19, 2016. I’ve sailed with many different cruise lines but have found NCL to meet most of ... Read more
SookeBC
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Being in close quarters with your spouse for 17 days, not to mention hundreds of other passengers and crew, sounds like a good way to get cranky and swear off cruising for life. On the contrary, we found ourselves savoring the voyage, ... Read more
Bunson Bill
Member Since 2014
1 review
222 forum posts
2 helpful votes
After being on the Epic in February I swore that I would never go onto another Norwegian Cruise again. However friends told me that they had experienced great cruises with Norwegian. When I discovered this cruise in early October with its ... Read more
2nd half traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
Last month The Amazing Ms D. and I took a three week cruise on the Norwegian Sun from Valparaíso Chile to San Francisco. While we have taken several cruise this was by far the longest cruise we have ever taken. There were many good ... Read more
Rickpt
Member Since 2014
1 review
34 forum posts
23 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
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Molly2010
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
16 forum posts
13 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
297 forum posts
7 helpful votes
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
594 forum posts
19 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
7 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
Aturnee
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
108 forum posts
16 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
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