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This cruise was to be of the adventurous type. to get a taste of South America. The cruise did not disappoint. From a "free" walking tour of Buenos Aires to the Falklands and beyond. History of Buenos Aires is quite interesting, as was the history of Ushuaia and Puerto Madryn and Punta Arenas. Rounding Cape Horn was one of the smoothest crossing the captain had in 30 crossings...water was like glass. The penguin excursions were very expensive from NCL...but a number of passengers booked with other companies with no issues in returning to the ship at half the cost. The glaciers in the Chilean fjords were beautiful, especially the Italian one..going down to the water and calving numerous little icebergs. A personal highlight was the Petrohue River raft ride. There was roughly 4 sets of large rapids which made the experience quite memorable. Another was taking a short cab ride from the ship in Punta Arenas to walk through full size replicas of Darwin's ship "the Beagle" and Magellan's ship "Victoria". Our taxi driver took us through the ships and with broken english spanish and pantomime got a little extra instead of just walking through. allot 2 hours return and only cost $35 USD for the 2 of us. The weather was hot in Buenos Aires, Montivideo and Punte del Estee and as expected got cooler as we headed south. The coast of Chile was foggy...and did not burn off during the day. We choose NCL for two reasons....Freestyle dining and the variety of entertainment. Again we were not disappointed. Some have complained that the specialty restaurants have gone ala carte...but factoring in the total cost and the excellent service received the extra amount would be $5-$10 depending on your order. The LeBistro was first class, quiet and not crowded...plenty of space between diners. I enjoyed the most succulent filet mignon that I have had in 30 years....paradise on the palate. The entertainment was quite varied and professional....the Sun show band and dancers excelled over some of the professionals...their shows were not to be missed. Their energy and singing and dancing ability ensured very enjoyable performances.

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Norwegian Sun Cruise Review by Like a Viking

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2017
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony
This cruise was to be of the adventurous type. to get a taste of South America.

The cruise did not disappoint. From a "free" walking tour of Buenos Aires to the Falklands and beyond. History of Buenos Aires is quite interesting, as was the history of Ushuaia and Puerto Madryn and Punta Arenas. Rounding Cape Horn was one of the smoothest crossing the captain had in 30 crossings...water was like glass. The penguin excursions were very expensive from NCL...but a number of passengers booked with other companies with no issues in returning to the ship at half the cost. The glaciers in the Chilean fjords were beautiful, especially the Italian one..going down to the water and calving numerous little icebergs. A personal highlight was the Petrohue River raft ride. There was roughly 4 sets of large rapids which made the experience quite memorable.

Another was taking a short cab ride from the ship in Punta Arenas to walk through full size replicas of Darwin's ship "the Beagle" and Magellan's ship "Victoria". Our taxi driver took us through the ships and with broken english spanish and pantomime got a little extra instead of just walking through. allot 2 hours return and only cost $35 USD for the 2 of us.

The weather was hot in Buenos Aires, Montivideo and Punte del Estee and as expected got cooler as we headed south. The coast of Chile was foggy...and did not burn off during the day.

We choose NCL for two reasons....Freestyle dining and the variety of entertainment. Again we were not disappointed. Some have complained that the specialty restaurants have gone ala carte...but factoring in the total cost and the excellent service received the extra amount would be $5-$10 depending on your order. The LeBistro was first class, quiet and not crowded...plenty of space between diners. I enjoyed the most succulent filet mignon that I have had in 30 years....paradise on the palate.

The entertainment was quite varied and professional....the Sun show band and dancers excelled over some of the professionals...their shows were not to be missed. Their energy and singing and dancing ability ensured very enjoyable performances.
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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony
Cabin BA 9041
Plenty of storage...nice and clean though shower is a bit tight for me. 6'3" 215#
Cabin steward was excellent..very congenial, humble and a pleasure to interact with. we always had ice.
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