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Norwegian Sun Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to South America

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Sun
South America
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

9

Very Good

9

Average

9

Poor

8

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Repositioning Cruises

41

Senior Cruises

38

Family Cruises

27

Entertainment Cruises

17

Romantic Cruises

15

38 Norwegian Sun Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to South America


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happy senior traveler

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

South American and day transit of Panama Canal

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I booked the Sun cruise just two weeks before flying to Santiago, Chile to start this unique, fabulous memory 16 day cruise. I was also leaving the next day to fly to LAS from FL for a couple of days and then on to ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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gheberlein

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Comments on our Southwest America Cruse March, 16 2019.

1.Excursions were poor: a. One poor English-speaking guide without a microphone for 40 people If your in the back of the bus you hear nothing. b. Excursions were not as advertised. I paid over $260 to go ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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caneable

11 Reviews Written

87 Helpful Votes

What a blast back to back!

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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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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RobertHK

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful first cruise

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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TOP1175

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

South American Adventure

Within a couple of hours we were in our cabin and our bags showed up shortly after. The balcony cabin was very clean and stayed that way throughout the cruise. Our cabin steward was excellent; looking after our ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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SAPMAN

5 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Overall, very nice ship, food, employees

Wanted to do the Santiago (San Antonio port) to Miami thru the Canal. (Feb/Mar 2018) San Antonio port is new and somewhat limited for embarkation. But they got people through quickly. About 1 1/2 hours from ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Fun Times 2

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

My worst cruise to date

I had done this Panama Canal cruise on the Norwegian Sun in the opposite direction from Miami to Cabo San Lucas and it was wonderful. This was the 'cruise from hell' from beginning to end. The problems began in ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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KBD1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Indifferent food quality, nickled & dimed to death

Route around South America was the main attraction for us. Turned out that a number of the stops must have been chosen to sell their very expensive tours, Nothing else there, for sure. Ship was nice enough, but ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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racman54

7 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Good Cruise with room for improvement

I traveled with my girlfriend and chose this cruise because of timing and itinerary - December/January - to escape the cold in upstate NY and visit Patagonia in two weeks. First issue is the port of embarkation was ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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McKinley68

1 Review Written

Great Emtertainment

Flew into Fort Lauderdale the day before and had a wonderful dinner at Anthony's Runway 84. To shuttle to Miami to get on ship. Easy embarkation at the Casino at Sea Counter. The ship was one of the smaller ...
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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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*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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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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wisconsin cruise lady

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

South America Last Cruise of the Cruising Season

We chose this cruise because we had a limited time period to travel and we wanted to see South America. We did not realize that in our early 50's, we would be some of the youngest people on the ship. This is not a ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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JsEscape2

10 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Another great cruise on NCL

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We had never been to South America or south of the equator. EMBARKATION: Awful No porters to take our bags. We stood in line in the hot sun to check in our ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Donmack

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruising to Rio de Janeiro and having two days to explore the city was wonderful

We wanted a cruise to take us from Buenos Aires to Rio. We also wanted a South American cruise that included warm weather, islands, swimming, and snorkeling. We really enjoyed the Brazilian islands we visited and ...
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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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shortcir

1 Review Written

It was a ok experience

We wanted to see the south American experience. As we embarked, we had lunch at the Garden Café. We found the food to be of a very messy quality. Again as we ate breakfast and lunch we found very little ...
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Sail Date November 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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2nd half traveler

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Cruising the Norwegian Sun, the good and the bad

Last month The Amazing Ms D. and I took a three week cruise on the Norwegian Sun from Valparaíso Chile to San Francisco. While we have taken several cruise this was by far the longest cruise we have ever taken. ...
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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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Molly2010

8 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Freestyle dining, if you pay extra.

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary( the Western side of South America). The itinerary was great and generally the ports did not dissappoint Us at all. Our stateroom( midship with a veranda) was also ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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CRUISEDAV

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A FREESTYLE ADVENTURE IN SOUTH AMERICA

A FREESTYLE ADVENTURE IN SOUTH AMERICA (So many well written and informative reviews and so many different opinions. Is my opinion needed – probably not!) Pre-embarkation I booked the NCL cruise round ...
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Sail Date February 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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