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Norwegian Sun Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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2,215 Reviews

Must do cruise itinerary South America and Patagonia

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review by tshare

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2019
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

Excellent itinerary on the NCL Sun. Small ship for 14 days, but the itinerary is awesome. We did two days in Buenos Aires before the cruise (must do the hop on hop off bus) and then did two days in Santiago after the cruise. This is a long vacation but do worth it. Ushuaia is awesome little town at the end of the world. Falkland Islands was fun. We did the 4x4 penguin tour which was excellent. Getting to see Cape Horn and the end of the continent. The Chilean fjords were awesome--balcony room is recommended for this cruise to see everything. The glaciers were also very nice. Pack your winter gear for that portion as it gets colder as you go south. The cruise ended in San Antonio and we had to pay $100 to get a private car to take us to our hotel in Santiago. Santiago is an interesting city with lots of recent history. Must see there is the Human Rights museum and take the funicular up to the Mary statue.

On the ship, we ate at Le Bistro --nice -- and Los Lobos and La Cucina both twice Los Lobos had good mexican good and was never crowded. On the sun there is a sauna and steam room that you don't have to pay for. That was great for a 14 day cruise. Take advantage of it. The spa locker room is small as well as the relaxation area after your sauna. The buffet was normal and got boring after a week, but there is something for everyone--the buffet had some special ethnic nights which was good.

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Cabin Review

Cabin BD 9071

The cabin was great and balcony was perfect for this cruise. However, we were in the back and had lots of vibration from the engines pulling into port. So we were awakened at 4am some days.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Buenos Aires

Arrived two day early and explored this beautiful city. Did the hop on hop off bus which was so worth a two day ticket. I stayed at the Recoleta Luxury Hotel which was close to everything and walking distance to Peron's tomb.

City Tour

Excellent bus tour of the city which took us to all the hot spots. Well worth it.

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Rockhopper Penguin Colony

Excellent valuable tour of 4x4 with a private Falkland Islander guide. Decent sandwich lunch. Lots of penguins to see on this tour and get a real feel of the island.

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Tierra del Fuego National Park

AWESOME time in the national park exploring Patagonia. The tour leaves plenty of time for shopping and walking around the town which is like an American ski towm.

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Skywalk in the Forest

Nice walking tour with ski lift taking you up.

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Petrohue Falls

The best tour of the cruise. So wonderful taking a cruise on Lake Esmeralda and then see the falls. Got to see so much of the volcano and photos were incredible,.

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