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92 Norwegian South America Cruise Reviews
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CruisinMaterial
Member Since 2005
26 reviews
10,810 forum posts
2 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
5 forum posts
2 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
208 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
11 forum posts
11 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
579 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
100 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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kamaoleman
Member Since 2007
1 review
3 forum posts
13 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
smudge452
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
6 forum posts
Our fifteenth cruise and it was awesome. This ship did have a few problems along the way regarding smells emanating near the aft of the ship but the ships company made a sterling effort to initially contain and then eliminate the odour. We ... Read more
marybor
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
200 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I had never been to South America and the whole programme excited me, so away I went. I flew via Germany from Ireland and landed in Buenos Aires in the morning. A car was waiting for me and took me to my hotel for the night. Due to it ... Read more
keep on truckin
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We chose this repositioning cruise because it disembarked in San Francisco which is close to home; we were a day late arriving in Buenos Aires because of a weather delay in Atlanta which caused us to miss our flight; so our site seeing in ... Read more
LadyDragon
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
40th birthday mega-trip. I have been lucky enough to live on 4 continents and travel everywhere I originally wanted to see. So in considering my 40th birthday, I wanted a new destination - South America... and a new experience - a proper ... Read more
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casofilia
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2,465 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Background information. We like longer cruises, especially repositioning ones as you get to see so many different ports. Also it means that the demography of the cruisers is to our liking. We are both retired and determined to make the ... Read more
LadyDi13
Member Since 2015
1 review
36 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise as there was no single supplement for solo travellers, if the 34-day cruise was book as a 14-day cruise and a 20-day cruise, and the itinerary was very interesting. I booked directly with an NCL agent. As soon as ... Read more
texascruisers1
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
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
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
6 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
14 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
19 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
19 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
13 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
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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