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Route around South America was the main attraction for us. Turned out that a number of the stops must have been chosen to sell their very expensive tours, Nothing else there, for sure. Ship was nice enough, but furnishings (tables/chairs) are wearing out. Small, but well equipped fitness center. Very repetitive menu in main dining rooms, especially lunch. Buffet restaurant is way too small and poorly arranged. Think "food fight". Specialty restos were way disappointing and expensive, priced ala-carte. Some waiters excellent, but some incomprehensible (in English) and surly. One was alarmingly so. Extra gratuities charged for everything. Paid for water. Drinks package (good selection) did not include tips. Thus, there is a generally annoying air of cheapness. NCL need to just price it into their base rate. I guess they want to make it seem cheap. We filled in a big piece of our "Terra Incognita," but that's about it. Suggest that critics start using the full 5 stars. Not everything can be a 4.5!

Indifferent food quality, nickled & dimed to death

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review by KBD1

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2018
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview Porthole Window
Route around South America was the main attraction for us. Turned out that a number of the stops must have been chosen to sell their very expensive tours, Nothing else there, for sure.

Ship was nice enough, but furnishings (tables/chairs) are wearing out. Small, but well equipped fitness center.

Very repetitive menu in main dining rooms, especially lunch. Buffet restaurant is way too small and poorly arranged. Think "food fight". Specialty restos were way disappointing and expensive, priced ala-carte. Some waiters excellent, but some incomprehensible (in English) and surly. One was alarmingly so.

Extra gratuities charged for everything. Paid for water. Drinks package (good selection) did not include tips. Thus, there is a generally annoying air of cheapness. NCL need to just price it into their base rate. I guess they want to make it seem cheap.

We filled in a big piece of our "Terra Incognita," but that's about it.

Suggest that critics start using the full 5 stars. Not everything can be a 4.5!
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Cabin Review

Oceanview Porthole Window
Cabin OG
Furniture wearing out, otherwise OK. Bathroom could be cleaner.
This location had a disturbing amount of noise from the bow-thruster, but that was our choice, in retrospect. If you want quiet stay away from thrusters, windlasses, and deck mooring kit!
Biscayne Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins