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Norwegian Sun Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to South America

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Sun
South America
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

10

Very Good

5

Average

4

Poor

4

Terrible

4

Cruise type

Repositioning Cruises

41

Senior Cruises

38

Family Cruises

27

Entertainment Cruises

17

Romantic Cruises

15

27 Norwegian Sun Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to South America


RobertHK avatar

RobertHK

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful first cruise

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Our daughter, her husband, and our 2 grandchildren were touring South America, and the San Antonio, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina cruise allowed us to spend 2 weeks with them. By arriving in Chile a day before ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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TransOceanTwo

5 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Super Ship and Super Trip

Did back to back from Miami on Dec 7 arriving in Buenos Aires on Jan 5. Amazing ship, great crew, excellent meals, fantastic time had for 29 straight days. Colombia, Panama Canal, Ecuador, Equator Crossing, ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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PriceIsRight36

1 Review Written

Our South American cruise surpassed all of our expectations!!!

I choose this cruise for the itinerary and did not have any expectations regarding the quality of food or condition of the ship. My family enjoyed every minute of the two week cruise. The embarkation in Chile ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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johndubsky

1 Review Written

Wonderful 15 day South America cruise aboard Norwegian Sun

We chose this cruise because of its interesting itinerary of South America and the opportunity to go through the Panama Canal transit. From the smooth embarkment at Miami, to the culturally interesting ports of ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Abbie111

1 Review Written

The nightmare holiday aboard the Norwegian sun

I thought the cruise ship itself was a disappointment from start to finish. I went on this holiday with my mum and dad who were also appalled with the ship. Boarding the ship we were never told about the previous ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Donmack

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Realisticly set your expectations

This was our fifth cruise on the Sun. For her age and size she is a great little ship. Not so small as to get bored or to big to get lost. It does'nt take long to discover your favorite bars ans restaurants and ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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ricardobajon

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Average cruise, a bit of lack of politeness

The overall cruise can be regarded as average. Positive points : Entertainment : excellent shows, presentations and overall activities throughout the cruise Cabin service : the cabin steward kept very clean ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Xiangmo

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Same old ship

This ship seemed to have been refurbished but could not find anything about this new refurbishment. We have sailed on this ship before some years ago but nothing new could be found that attracts attention.Very ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Kuciaam

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Generally good and would cruise with NCL again

First impressions - really liked the ship. It was not too big and impersonal. Public areas nice ambience. The cabin was nicely furnished and the bed was comfortable. Plenty of cupboard space. It was our second time ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Agamagic

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very interesting destination

We traveled as a family of 3, my husband, daughter (17) and I. We booked a suite 8202 on the front of the ship. This cabin had an extra large balcony. We had priority embarkation and disembarkation. We didn't ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Rishigudka

12 Reviews Written

55 Helpful Votes

Brilliant 7 Night Cruise from Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro!

NCL have done it again! Brilliant itinerary, beautifully maintained ship, great service, brilliant shows and great weather at all ports of call! This was our fifth sailing on NCL cruiseline but one of the best if ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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nadine32

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NEVER AGAIN with NCL

The embarkation was very good with little time spent hanging about. When we went into our cabin first impressions were good. However very quickly all I could smell was human sweat. The pillows were stinking and we ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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aajusa

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cruise of a Lifetime Around the Horn

We are a couple from the Mid-west (age 53 & 62), no kids, retired and Platinum latitude members. When we booked this cruise as our winter getaway, we did not have much knowledge of South America. We arrived in ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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karishma992

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Disappointing, worst cruise we've been on

This was our first Norwegian cruise. We chose Norwegian Sun because we wanted to go to a place we hadn't before, which was South America. We also wanted a cruise ship that was sailing for both Christmas and NYE. We ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Cacauanjinha

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Cruise besides Illegal Tax

I´m brazilian and it´s my second NCL Cruise, the other was NCL Getaway. The ship is old but tradicional, the crew members are great and the Cities I visited the best. What make me upset is an ilegal tax that all ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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TLE Seattle/Texas

1 Review Written

Terrible odor for days/ mystery sewage leak dry dock workers and prep. bad deal

Choose for NCL reputation and itinerary. This cruise did not come close to my prior experiences. Terrible smell which Captain first denied and then admitted was from sewage tank that sprang a leak and ran down ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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MNJones

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Cruise Around the Horn of South America!

I choose this cruise primarily for the interesting ports and itinerary. Patagonia, Falkland Islands, The Horn, Straits of Magellan, Chilean Fjords, and more. Embarkation was something. Lots of lines, and ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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peterredei

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Old Ship

We received good service on an old ship that needs refurbishing. There are visible signs of ageing, some rust, dirty carpets, old and simple furniture. This ship lacks the elegance I saw on other cruises. The ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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rwcorne

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Good Itinerary, Some Flaws in Delivery

The Good: The Sun's layout - we never felt cramped The Itinerary - Falklands and Ushuaia were our highlights Fast Embarkation for late arrival (4:00pm) and easy disembarkation 7-Seas Main ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Gluten-Free

1 Review Written

Gluten Free Vacation!

Our family loves to travel, but recently several members were diagnosed with Celiac Disease. We quickly discovered that eating out, let alone vacationing internationally, posed what seemed to be an insurmountable ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Jackie1620

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Ever

The cruise ship staff and the cruise ship line were completely out of touch with the passengers wanted and expected. It strarted from the monent with got on board. Our previous cruises we have made a point of ...
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Sail Date December 2015


rickh710 avatar

rickh710

1 Review Written

NCL Sun to South America: Great Itinerary on a Mediocre Ship

Ship: Norwegian Sun Itinerary: Chilean Fjords - Buenos Aires to Valparaiso Sail dates: January 31 to February 14, 2010 Embarkation: As several other CC members have noted, the Port of Buenos Aires can be chaotic ...
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Sail Date January 2010


Donaldc134 avatar

Donaldc134

1 Review Written

Where to start!!

We just got back from a 14 day cruise from Valparaiso. This had to be the worst run cruise I have been on and ever hope to be on. The ship is DUE for refitting and repair. Our closet door and frame were hanging on ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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stargazer-cpt

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

ncl sun....a mixed cocktail of emotions

We chose ncl because of the freestyle cruising. With young kids,the thought of eating when and where and with whom we liked appealed tremendously,and I cannot fault ncl with the freedom it allowed us. The ship was ...
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Sail Date January 2009


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ptcyclist

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Musical entertainment on the Norwegian Sun was first class

Norwegian has the best musical entertainment I have seen and I have sailed on 25+ cruises across multiple cruise lines. They have an upbeat Miami vibe that is hard to describe but you really feel it. We bought the ...
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Sail Date February 2018


Norwegian Sun Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.54
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment3.53.7
Public Rooms4.04
Fitness Recreation3.03.7
Family3.53.8
Enrichment3.03.3
Service3.54.1
Value For Money3.53.7
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