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25 South America Norwegian Star South America Cruise Reviews


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George and Marina

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Star, Suite 12012, The Deep Freeze

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We took a South America cruise on the Norwegian Star, February 15-29, 2020, from Santiago Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Although our suite was very nice, we found the first night of our cruise the heating ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Rude1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

This was a nice itinerary for bottom of South America.

We saw this trip and figured it would round out what we wanted to see in South American. There was some concern as the messages on CC said there was a possible problem with the ship's engines on the previous voyage ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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wvacations

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

NCL Cost Cutting At All Time High

Our last NCL cruise has shown how they are cutting so much that there is just not much value left in cruising with NCL. The beverage package that most all passengers get for "Free" is not worth the price, we had ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Greyhorse

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not to my expectation

I chose this Latin American cruise because I had a very memorable experience with Gate1 Discovery guided tour last year and I wanted to re-trace my path with my wife from Buenos Aires to Strait of Magellan in Chile, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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The Cruise Curmudgeon

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

The Cruise Curmudgeon Goes to South America

South America on the Norwegian Star This trip was pretty fantastic! The smaller, older Norwegian ships are far preferable to the gigantic, crowded mega-ships, in my opinion! This is what we liked about our ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Annedee

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Was excited for my first trip to South America and loved the itinerary! Visited some very remote areas and saw beautiful scenery. Especially loved the Glaciers, the penguins and the sea lions. Unfortunately, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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CarolatSea

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Exceeded expectations

Seeing Patagonia has been on my bucket llst for a while, and we had high expectations for this trip. We booked a year in advance, planned a week in Santiago before the cruise and a week after in Buenos Aires. In a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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rakaraka

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

14-Day South America From San Antonio (Eastbound)

14-Day South America From San Antonio (Eastbound): Flight from Miami to Santiago, Chile: At airline check-in, we were surprised with a $90 a bag fee and $54 seat fee. We used Norwegian to book our flights and there ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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wildrover59

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

South America 4 January 2020 Cruise

We picked the NCL Star as my wife and I have sailed on 4 other NCL ships with good experiences. The main reason for sailing was the excellent itinerary. We generally found the Star to be poorly laid out with ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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seaduction

6 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

14 days of S America in January

We had a very good time and our ship had no engine or delay problems . The seas were very calm on our sailing & when we rounded Cape Horn it was like a lake with good visibility. The Captain said that is unusual ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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encruiserpr

7 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

First NCL Cruise, Highly Impressed!

Norwegian Star Review. We have cruised with Princess, RC, Carnival, and Celebrity. This was our first cruise with NCL. We were very impressed with this cruise line. This cruise was from Dec 21, 2019 in San ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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newmexikids

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Inconsistent

Pros: Itinerary (prior to the changes) Best haircut on a ship Decent food Excellent special bar activities (Martini Tasting, Margarita Tasting, Black Glass Wine Tasting) Good cabin stewardess ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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SantaFeSkier

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sad buffet

-Confusing ship with not all elevators to all decks. -Salad area of buffet limited selection. -Changed ports a few weeks prior to departure but not all guests notified. -Entertainment and music were ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Kisosaki

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

One Thing After Another

Seems like Embarkation was our initial warning. We literally stood in line for registration in the Miami Cruise Terminal for over 2 hours. The lack of concern for the passengers became the theme of our cruise. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Psomohano

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

ITINERARY: We chose the tour because of the route: Chile to Argentina through the Chilean Fjords, glaciers, Cape Horn, the Argentinian Patagonia, etc. The cost is quite high and we also decided to get a balcony ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Medusa_lives

4 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Sailing to the end of the world

This is my 2nd NCL cruise and I would say they did a good job generally but I might have had a better experience with a smaller ship on maybe an Oceania ship. NCL gets you there and sells you the excursions - at ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Hilarion

8 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

A+ ship, service & entertainment; C- embarkation, dining, activities, ports

Embarkation in Miami NCL must FIX THIS. It is not wise to begin a cruise with chaos, inefficiency and overcrowding. NCL has the opportunity to create a positive first impression ONCE; and on this cruise, it ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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bugsy049

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just cruising

The cruise was great although the ports left a lot to be desired. I don’t understand why ncl would pick ports such as these. I loved the ship, but the ports were run down and not near anything. I took a bus into ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Palomalejana

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Ever !!!

The worst cruise ever!!. This was our 4th cruise, 1st and last with Norwegian. Most services were poor/terrible. Very expensive compare with the poor service given in return. Cabin small, toilet smaller than an ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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bbisnelly

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not a good experience

I chose this cruise for us to get closer to Easter Island where we were planning to visit but Norwegian Star Cruise Line was not an enjoyable cruise for us this time...and I thought it could have been nice as the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Jlmead9456

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cruise to South America

Loved the intiniary going to columbia,peru and Chile . My husband had hurt his ankle and needed a wheelchair at embarking we waited 6 hours with other handicap and no wheel chairs came. One 95 year old was ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Egbert1950

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

My vacation heroes

We have travelled all the other continents and wanted to experience South America. This trip was very interesting and educational. The crew members made this very exciting and easy to cope on the high seas.Crew ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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bmarder

5 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Best cruise ever!

The cruise had a wonderful itinerary. Norwegian offered excellent excursions. The passengers were interesting and came from USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, and South America. We made many new friends. The ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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dacwpark

12 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

Who wants to plan their 1 cruise to South America on a ship this unreliable?

Thankfully the NCL Star didn't break down until we reached the Falkland Islands(cruise day 11), but who wants to plan their 1 cruise to South America on a ship that is mechanically this unreliable? One year ago ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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happyjoyjoy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

No worries if I am out time & money. NCL's solution Berries & Beverages

We did the back to back Norwegian cruise, leaving Miami and ending in Buenos Aires. The restaurant, cabin and cruise director staff was AMAZING. The on and off cruise systems were horrible. Causing hours and ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Norwegian Star Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining3.03.6
Entertainment4.03.8
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.7
Family4.03.6
Enrichment2.03.2
Service4.03.9
Value For Money4.03.6
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