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Norwegian Sun Cruise Review
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Norwegian Sun South America/Panama Canal March 2019

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review by horstte

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2019
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Mini-Suite

This was a 18 night South America Cruise from Santiago Chile to Miami, FL. We choose this cruise based on the itinerary. The ship is old...built in 2001 and refurbished in 2018. Our Cabin was a Vista View Junior Suite on Deck #10 (0067)...on the very back of the ship. The size of the balcony was average. This balcony provided an excellent view for the Panama Canal crowding. The Junior Suite was average size...had a walk-in closet and a bath tub/shower. I was not impressed with the service from the room steward. The main dining room service and food is awful....we ate in specially restaurants 14 of the nights. The production shows in the theatre are excellent...other shows are average. The bar staff is excellent and they cocktails are also excellent. Of the specialty restaurants...we prefer Cagney's Steakhouse and LaBistro French Restaurant. There is no lobster served on this ship.....not even in the specialty restaurants (this is unacceptable). The only restaurant that serves shrimp cocktail is Cagney's Steakhouse....and they charge an extra $4.99 + specialty restaurant fee (this is unacceptable). Most of the shore excursions that we booked on the ship were good. Boarding the tours were not handled efficiently. The cruise director is a former "Miss Colombia"....we rarely saw her. We rarely saw the Captain. None of the fish at any of the restaurants are eatable....sent the fish back every time....never came back any better (this is unacceptable). The breakfast in the main dining room was good. Overall service was average. They never tell you when they are having a dress-up (elegant) night.

We did like the entertainment in the Windjammer Bar (Keiffer Wiley). Disembarkation process was average.

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Cabin Review

Aft-Facing Mini-Suite
Cabin M1 0067

Average sized Mini-Suite with rear facing balcony. Bed is comfortable. Offers a walk-in closet and a tub/shower in the bathroom. Kleenex is not provided...unless you make a special request from the room steward. Offers ample storage space. Luggage will fit under the bed.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


We did not take a tour. I have a cousin that lives in Lima....he took us around.

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Too hot....too much walking....gardens not in good condition.

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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

Enjoyed this tour....worth taking.

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