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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 Buenos Aires was limited; we found a local artisans market close to the cemetery so all wasn't lost because of the delay; we really enjoyed the Sun; it's a sturdy "little" ship, a bit older; being smaller, getting around was easier; our state room on 7th deck forward was convenient to everything; ports of call were all interesting; we considered this trip an "adventure" not leisure and we weren't disappointed; the weather near the "Horn" was very rough; high seas and winds; the captain managed, however, to get us close enough to see the "Horn"; booking shore excursions not offered by NCL was a challenge but we managed to book some interesting tours on our own; Punta Tombo was amazing; walking tours in Montevideo, Port Stanley, Ushuaia, Valparaiso and Antigua were informative and afforded us an opportunity to visit "off the beaten path"; not to mention affordable; I'm a picky eater but had no trouble finding a variety of tasty food; we ate in the complementary restaurants most nights so as to control the calories with buffet for breakfast; as with any cruise there are exceptional meals and some "so-so" but overall my only complaint was not enough dark leafy greens; entertainment was fair; the best feature was the afternoon port of call lecture; Peter provided history as well as tips for getting around; theater shows weren't all that good but we really enjoyed Amber Strings and listen to them play many nights; all in all we really enjoyed this cruise BUT I would not recommend the repositioning cruise for the faint of heart; as the captain said at one of our meet and greets "you are some crazy people; to take the last cruise of the season going in the wrong direction, in the worst weather, in one of the most remote places in the world"; to which the room cheered; my husband and I felt rather young (60's) as the majority of cruisers were much older and very seasoned travelers; we met many interesting people from many countries;

South American Adventure

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review by keep on truckin

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2016
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Inside
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 Buenos Aires was limited; we found a local artisans market close to the cemetery so all wasn't lost because of the delay;

we really enjoyed the Sun; it's a sturdy "little" ship, a bit older; being smaller, getting around was easier; our state room on 7th deck forward was convenient to everything;

ports of call were all interesting; we considered this trip an "adventure" not leisure and we weren't disappointed; the weather near the "Horn" was very rough; high seas and winds; the captain managed, however, to get us close enough to see the "Horn"; booking shore excursions not offered by NCL was a challenge but we managed to book some interesting tours on our own; Punta Tombo was amazing; walking tours in Montevideo, Port Stanley, Ushuaia, Valparaiso and Antigua were informative and afforded us an opportunity to visit "off the beaten path"; not to mention affordable;

I'm a picky eater but had no trouble finding a variety of tasty food; we ate in the complementary restaurants most nights so as to control the calories with buffet for breakfast; as with any cruise there are exceptional meals and some "so-so" but overall my only complaint was not enough dark leafy greens;

entertainment was fair; the best feature was the afternoon port of call lecture; Peter provided history as well as tips for getting around; theater shows weren't all that good but we really enjoyed Amber Strings and listen to them play many nights;

all in all we really enjoyed this cruise BUT I would not recommend the repositioning cruise for the faint of heart; as the captain said at one of our meet and greets "you are some crazy people; to take the last cruise of the season going in the wrong direction, in the worst weather, in one of the most remote places in the world"; to which the room cheered; my husband and I felt rather young (60's) as the majority of cruisers were much older and very seasoned travelers; we met many interesting people from many countries;
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