Norwegian South America Cruise Reviews

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113 Norwegian South America Cruise Reviews
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26
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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
2 helpful votes
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
2,752 forum posts
7 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
40 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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sbachleda
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
24 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
20 forum posts
6 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
14 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
953 forum posts
26 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
7 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
40 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
4 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
1,561 forum post
11 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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