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Norwegian Sun Cruise Reviews for Repositioning Cruises to South America

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Sun
South America
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

4

Very Good

18

Average

11

Poor

6

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Repositioning Cruises

41

Senior Cruises

38

Family Cruises

27

Entertainment Cruises

17

Romantic Cruises

15

41 Norwegian Sun Cruise Reviews for Repositioning Cruises to South America


caneable avatar

caneable

11 Reviews Written

87 Helpful Votes

What a blast back to back!

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Booked this cruise as a means to achieving a long held curiosity to see South America. By sailing this cruise from Buenos Aires to Santiago and following that up with the Santiago to Miami leg we were able to see a ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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gossamer86

1 Review Written

16 day repositioning cruise from Chile

Staff was marvelous. They were very attentive. We had the drink package. The drinks were excellent especially the martinis at the Champagne bar. The ship was very clean. Food was good in dining room. Buffet ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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horstte

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Sun South America/Panama Canal March 2019

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Dairymouse

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Poor port choices

My mother's friend chose the cruise. My husband and I came along to help my 89-yr-old mother. The cruise started in San Antonio, Chile and ended in Miami. We had two additional stops in Chile, two in Peru, one in ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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carolina husker

7 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Beautiful weather in South America

We chose this cruise to see some of South America and cruise through the Panama Canal. We have traveled on the Norwegian Sun previously and had a good experience. The ship was upgraded last year and looks good. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


MNJones avatar

MNJones

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

The Sun is Better Than Ever!

I've been on the Sun now 4 times. I must say I believe that this is my favorite ship in the NCL fleet. I must say that the recent refurbishment has been a real plus. The color schemes are really great. This ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Stealthdog avatar

Stealthdog

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Nice, Smaller Ship

We were quite happy with this cruise. It was a repositioning cruise from Miami, through the Panama Canal, to Santiago, Chile. This was our first suite experience and had a fantastic time. This was the smallest ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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macmilll

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent itinerary. Nicely refurbished ship.

We chose this cruise for the itinerary and we were not disappointed. We travelled the entire length of the Panama Canal and visited Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile. We had great shore excursions organized by some ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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photolady37

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the size of the ship. My husband has trouble walking and I didn't want a Mega Size ship where it would be a long walk to all the venues. I requested a cabin in ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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papasprep

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

An Enjoyable Cruise from South America to Miami

We just got back yesterday from our 16 day cruise from Chile to Miami. First, the cruise was out of San Antonio, Chile, not Valparaiso, but Cruise Critic doesn't allow me to put that in as the port of ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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happycruiser555

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Maimi FL. to San Antonio Chile

This was a repositioning cruise that offered a trip through the Panama Canal with ports of call in Columbia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile. The Sun is an old ship that in April 2018 will undergo a face lift. Its small ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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DonWatts

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Repositioning Miami to Santiago via Panama Canal. COOL!

Why this cruise? Because it was there! A fantastic opportunity to visit four South American countries and the "bonus" of daylight transit of the Panama Canal. Embarkation was quite tedious -- two hours in a ...
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Sail Date December 2017


Shawnino avatar

Shawnino

6 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Burnt-Out Sun

An older ship, it has an awkward layout (for instance, rear MDR is only accessible by rear stairs/elevator; several floors cannot be walked tip-to-tip without going outside; some spaces are buried inside orthers). ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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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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PCBaker

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Comfy Rooms & Excellent Staff

We chose this cruise for the itinerary and we enjoyed ourselves. The stateroom was surprisingly big with plenty of storage and a very comfortable bed. The (included) Seven Seas restaurant was very nice, and we ate ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Melanie Imagines

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

South American Explorer Repositioning Cruise

We thought the value was good for a 20 day cruise and haven't been to some of the ports in Chile, Peru, etc. The itinerary was great. Ending in San Francisco was a real treat for us to explore wine country. The ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Hunt1530

14 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

Good cruise, with a little room for improvement

This was our sixth cruise on NCL and by far the longest at 20 days travelling as it did all the way from the port of San Antonio, Chile to San Francisco, CA, a distance of over 6,000 nautical miles aboard the ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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gac1

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

NCL SUN

Interesting route up the west coast of South America,really enjoyed crossing the equator. Great ports to visit and arriving under the golden gate bridge is historic for me. Thecship was old but in great shape ...
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Sail Date April 2017


DarrellScott avatar

DarrellScott

6 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary

Chose the 3 back to back cruises that go from Rio to San Francisco. Beaches, penguins, Falkland Islands, Cape Horn, Chan Chan, and the list goes on. Best way to see these, and each was great. Would forgo the start ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Vioyager53

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great price!! Good Staff !! Fair Food!!

Great Price for the Vaue !! Ideal Itinerary. Fantastic Weather. Terrific IStateroom location close to the Elevator. Small enough Ship to walk about and not feel crowded. Overall a Memorable trip. Excellent Room ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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*WorldTraveler

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A trip of life time ruined at start

On our NCL cruise aboard the Norwegian Sun, November 2 -- December 2, 2016, the staff was out of control.  Room cleaning was completely substandard.  Staff made little response to requests from the passengers.  ...
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Sail Date November 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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CruisinMaterial

34 Reviews Written

112 Helpful Votes

Repositioning Macchu Picchu Adventure Cruise (Lengthy Review)

I’m a 34 year old male who sailed solo on the Norwegian Sun from San Diego, CA, USA to Valpraiso, Chile from November 2, 2016 to November 19, 2016. I’ve sailed with many different cruise lines but have found NCL ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Bunson Bill

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very pleased with the ship after a disappointing experience on the Epic

After being on the Epic in February I swore that I would never go onto another Norwegian Cruise again. However friends told me that they had experienced great cruises with Norwegian. When I discovered this cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2016


marybor avatar

marybor

6 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Wonderful time on Sun visiting wonderful countries.

I had never been to South America and the whole programme excited me, so away I went. I flew via Germany from Ireland and landed in Buenos Aires in the morning. A car was waiting for me and took me to my hotel for ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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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