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Norwegian Sun Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2077 reviews
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Great cruise but....

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

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Sail Date: Mar 2019
Cabin: Balcony

Great ports, especially the Falkland Islands. Puerto Madryn was not a good shore excursion because we drove for about 2 hours and saw about 20 seals from a cliff about 200 feet up, then about 20 penguins at a different spot from about 50 yards and at the last stop, about 10 elephant seals (all male) from about 100 yards. 15 minutes at each stop! Big mix up with our shore excursion billing which took two days to fix and no apology received! A couple of shore excursion staff were downright rude on several occasions, snapping at people and a very disorganized debarkation for shore excursions. We will do our own planning from now on. Rest of the crew were very friendly and efficient x they were a pleasure. A couple of shows were good, a couple were poor. The ships dancers, singers and band were excellent. Enjoyed the cruise other than some shore excursions.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin BC

Always kept clean by the steward who immediately got anything we requested and was available. Door to patio would not close without slamming which I am sure, woke some of our neighbors.

Port Reviews

Stanley

We booked our own excursion for about half of what the shipped charged. Best port of the cruise. Saw a great many penguins close up and experienced a Land Rover ride through bogs, trenches, Streep slopes etc which was great fun.

Buenos Aires

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Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego)

Rented a car and visited the end of the world, the same as everybody else, only for a few hundred dollars less. It is easy to rent a car from the airport but take a taxi from the ship as it is about 4 miles, which we walked as google maps showed it was about 1 mile, grrr.

It is a straight run the the national park and very difficult to go wrong. Entrance to the park is about $13 and can be paid with a credit card or local currency.

Punta Arenas

Interesting walking tour with good guide. Many interesting homes and a nice town square.

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