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Norwegian Sun Review

4.0 / 5.0
2,179 reviews

This cruise does not sell out - book late and save $

Review for South America Cruise on Norwegian Sun
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2016
Cabin: Inside

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 under $400.00/person for a very good cabin. Then there were people who were booking the second leg from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires when we were getting close to the end of the first leg and they were getting amazing prices on the second leg with good choices of cabins. If you can, book late and save big money on both of these cruises!

The embarkation process in San Diego was delayed and it took much longer to get everyone on the ship, day one. They told us there was a chartered group the week before and they were really taking their time getting off the ship in San Diego. After everything was sorted out the ship left from San Diego late. The Norwegian Sun is one of the smaller ships in their fleet, but the rooms are clean and it appears the normal wear and tear of a cruise ship is being addressed regularly. On this cruise the main decks in the pool area were being refinished so they would mark off an area each day and the sanding and vacuuming would go on all day long. Thus, future passengers would benefit from refinished pool decks.

The included options for food consist of a buffet and two dining rooms. There are also six extra charge restaurants on the ship. In the included restaurants the food is average at best. We did not feel that there was a great deal of flavor to many of the dishes served at the buffet or the restaurants. The service at the restaurants and the cabins was good. The personnel working in both the cabins and restaurants did not appear to be overly customer oriented, but were responsive when you engaged them in conversation.

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Average cabin for an interior, deck 7 near the elevators which was nice.

Port Reviews

Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)

Beautiful downtown area for this small town, loved the people and the day of relaxing.


Better now than it was 18 months ago, more bars/restaurants and tourist attention.

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