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LongJohn64
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Embarkation was an absolute FIASCO! People were directed into the wrong lines to pay a fee for entry into Argentina. We were not told in advance that there would be a fee of $160/person on top of the fares and fees we had already paid! ... Read more
BirdStalker
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We departed from San Diego and hit two Mexican ports, Guatemala and Costa Rica before reaching Peru. It was Early November, hot and humid but since we are avid birdwatchers we managed to pull in a few lifebirds (birds we had never seen ... Read more
Newleno
Member Since 2011
1 review
130 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We took a re-positioning cruise from San Diego CA to Santiago (Valparaiso) Chili. We purchased a good deal for a balcony room. We visited ports in Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru and Chili. This was our first cruise (over 20) where ... Read more
OregonSolo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my 3rd NCL cruise and my least favorite ship. There were 5 in our group sharing the rear facing suite and the adjoining stateroom next door. This was an older, much smaller ship and the rooms are much smaller comparatively. The ... Read more
rosachou
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
1. To embark we had to wait in line for more than 2 hours even when we arrived at the pre-registered time. We had to wait from 1:30 pm to almost 4 pm to board the ship. 2. Again we had to wait for 1 hour at disembarkation. We were ... Read more

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JILJON27
Member Since 2010
1 review
22 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We enjoyed every minute of our time on the Norwegian Sun and feel we owe it to the ship and her crew to say that, based on our experience of a 28 day cruise, we found much of the negative comment we have read in the CC reviews difficult to ... Read more
gubby
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
2,359 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Some of these earlier reviews were so different than our experience that I feel we must have been on a different ship. Yes, the Sun is over 10 years old. But she is in great shape, and is well-kept up. There was absolutely no incidence of ... Read more
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onthebalcony
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
1,253 forum post
0 helpful votes
We were also on this tour with rglcruise and found no problems with the NCL Sun. We haven't been on NCL since 2001 and after reading CC comments we weren't expecting much; however, we were pleasently surprised with service, food, ... Read more
rglcruise
Member Since 2009
1 review
124 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First let me say that before this cruise there had been some concern about previous negative reviews of the Norwegian Sun, Chilean earthquakes, negative reviews of 'Christian the Van Man', verbiage from Argentina about shipping control in ... Read more
jt2cruise
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
36 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2010
Cruise Review NCL Sun - 2/28/10-3/14/10 Embarkation- We arrived at the Buenos Aires pier approximately 1:30. It took our driver some time to find the correct drop off point. Costa and Celebrity also had drop-offs at the same pier and only ... Read more

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DMAB
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
259 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I took this cruise on the Sun because of the itinerary and the overall non-NCL tour package that included stays in Buenos Aires and Santiago. The itinerary was outstanding, the SUN and NCL generally fair to adequate but rarely more than ... Read more
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barmay
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our previous cruising experience involved P&O, Olympus and Celebrity so this was our first exposure to the "freestyle" format. Both my wife and I are quite gregarious so we often chose to dine with other passengers and for us, this was ... Read more
paul8
Member Since 2008
22 reviews
5,460 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Choosing Norwegian Sun: A travel agent suggested this cruse. The Norwegian line was chosen because I made a down payment on a future cruise when I cruised Boston - Bermuda on Norwegian. Choosing the cabin: I choose cabin 8277 as cabins ... Read more
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rickh710
Member Since 2007
1 review
40 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Ship: Norwegian Sun Itinerary: Chilean Fjords - Buenos Aires to Valparaiso Sail dates: January 31 to February 14, 2010 Embarkation: As several other CC members have noted, the Port of Buenos Aires can be chaotic and disorganized during ... Read more
Kruz Guys
Member Since 2009
1 review
1,037 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2010
This was our second NCL cruise both of which were to South America. Since we were in one of the AD Suites, our embarkation and debarkation processes went very smoothly. Our suite was very nice. It faced forward and was on the Starboard ... Read more

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Tradewind40
Member Since 2009
1 review
109 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Despite weather preventing an excursion to Antarctica, and a landing in the Falklands, we had a ball. It was our first cruise on a big ship, although we have cruised on Windstar sailing hybrid ships several times and a Blue Lagoon cruise ... Read more
tazzicat
Member Since 2009
15 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We always arrive early - especially in spots we haven't yet visited - to savor the local culture. Booked 3 days in Santiago and 2 in Buenos Aires on NCL packages and were delighted with both places. Embarkation in Valparaiso is a joke ... Read more
Donaldc134
Member Since 2010
1 review
18 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2010
We just got back from a 14 day cruise from Valparaiso. This had to be the worst run cruise I have been on and ever hope to be on. The ship is DUE for refitting and repair. Our closet door and frame were hanging on by 2 screws and just ... Read more
Prime Time
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Considering its length and itinerary, this cruise was a terrific bargain! True, NCL and the Sun are not top-line and, in spite of the crew's diligence and efforts, the Sun was very badly infected with norovirus, which it seems most of the ... Read more
sexysenior
Member Since 2008
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2009
The only example of responsiveness to our needs occurred early in the trip. When we booked our trip I discussed cabin selection with a NCL representative due to my physical condition, very bad circulation in my legs, which made walking ... Read more

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ballgamer
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
We stayed @ th El Conquistador hotel in Buenos Airies. It was very conveniently located for walking around, close to the square , many restaurants & not too far, 10 min taxi ride to the port. We were there for 2 nites. When we got to ... Read more
Mamagata
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I are well-traveled, active seniors. We booked this cruise through Grand Circle Travel and spent three nights in Buenos Aires before embarking. Buenos Aires is a beautiful city with much to see and do. We stayed at the NH ... Read more
fjtota
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I sailed on the Norwegian Sun along with 5 other couples. This is the short version of what was wrong with this ship and cruise line. First the ship. It was a nice looking ship that needed a makeover. It was starting to show ... Read more
Winter Warrior
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a most disappointing cruise, but had the potential of being a wonderful trip with proper management. We booked through Grand Circle Travel. Not only does the quality of the food need to be improved, but the manner in which ... Read more
Madcap Minx
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
36 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2009
Embarkation went smoothly and in no time we were on board with Champagne in hand and our first trip to the buffet. Things went smoothly and although our luggage took quite a while arriving, we were on vacation so what. To ease the pain ... Read more

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