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Norwegian Sun Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2077 reviews
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Good cruise, with a little room for improvement

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

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Sail Date: Apr 2017
Cabin: Balcony

This was our sixth cruise on NCL and by far the longest at 20 days travelling as it did all the way from the port of San Antonio, Chile to San Francisco, CA, a distance of over 6,000 nautical miles aboard the Norwegian Sun, one of their smaller and older ships. This was also a “repositioning” cruise, taking the ship from Latin American ports to the Alaska circuit. I’ve come to understand that repositioning cruises need to be judged a little differently than those that repeat the same journey over and over during a season.

Our cabin 1002 on deck 11 faced forward, giving us the same forward facing view as you get on the ships bow-cam. In port this is a real benefit, but it is less so on the open sea, when the wind and weather can make the balcony unusable. On this voyage there were a number of days of choppy seas and windy weather particularly towards journey’s end.

All the areas where NCL excels were on full display during this cruise. The service was top notch, delivered by an enthusiastic and diverse crew. I have noticed NCL really attempts to establish personal connections between crew (including entertainers) and passengers.

Cabin Review


Cabin BC

Large cabin with plenty of storage space. Shower only, a little on the small side.

Décor a little worn. Tempermental TV. Very comfortable bed.

Large balcony with great view but limited usability during sea days.

Port Reviews

Santiago (Valparaiso)

Note: ship did not stop in Valparaiso due to strike. Ship stopped in cargo port at san Antonio which had never seen a cruise ship before this and had no infrastructure for it.

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