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Norwegian Sun
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239 South America Norwegian Sun South America Cruise Reviews


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pme.cook

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

A Suite life on the Sun

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We were very excited to be on this 14 night Buenos Aires to Santiago (via Cape Horn) sailing, and particularly pleased when our upgrade bid moved us from a Mini-Suite to a Forward Facing Penthouse with Balcony (SH). ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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happy senior traveler

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

South American and day transit of Panama Canal

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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marvinswartz

1 Review Written

An Excellent Cruising Experience for a First Time Norwegian Cruiser

I wanted to cruise the Panama Canal and this trip was available at a suitable time. Life aboard ship was excellent as we were made to feel like part of the Norwegian family. The dining experience was superb but all ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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papicruiser

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NCL SUN South America Cruise March 2019

I chose this cruise to explore western South America and specifically to go to Macchu Pichu. Also to travel the Panama Canal one more time. It did not disappoint. As usual, NCL tours are well planned and the guides ...
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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


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tshare

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Must do cruise itinerary South America and Patagonia

Excellent itinerary on the NCL Sun. Small ship for 14 days, but the itinerary is awesome. We did two days in Buenos Aires before the cruise (must do the hop on hop off bus) and then did two days in Santiago after ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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garryp

5 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

14 Day Eastbound South America

We chose this cruise as we wished to see Chile Argentina and the Falkland Islands.We usually chose on the basis of destination and value and not particularly aligned to a particular cruise line This was our 12th ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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katzenmimi

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Outstanding South American cruise around the Horn with the Norwegian Sun

This trip had always been on my bucket list. We flew to Buenos Aires and explored the city for two days. BA has been called the Paris of the South. It is a beautiful and elegant city. We were impressed by the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Fiddlesticks10

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Cruise to ‘End of the World’

Sailed with NCL for the first time having done mainly P&O cruises before. The Norwegian Sun was lovely having a recent refit and refresh. We chose the ship for its destinations as we wanted to sail round South ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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valgal9

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Loved the itinerary, but not the food.

I have benefited immensely by the reviews posted on Cruise Critic, but have never taken the time to write one myself. For many years, the message boards have proved invaluable for planning our excursions. I can’t ...
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Sail Date February 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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hughes.kristine

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

You get a "solid" experience for what you pay, but don't expect "5-star" quality

Chose this ship because of the pricing and its itinerary(both what we all wanted.) Went to Buenos Aires for 4 days ahead and toured city on our own. Highly recommend doing that. Transfer to ship on Feb 2 was easy ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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saypinong

1 Review Written

Amazing Patagonian scenery

This is our first NCL cruise. We traveled with 2 other couples and this is our first time visiting S. America. Even though it is a small cruise ship, the cabins are much more spacious than the other bigger cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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E and R

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great Way to See This Part of the World!

Aaah... the penguins.. and more penguins... and even more penguins!! AND the Strait of Magellan, Cape Horn, the Beagle Channel, the Andes mountains that meet the sea, the Falkland Islands - places we’ve ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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haniak

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Amazing landscapes/Fiords

We have cruised extensively and had not been on a NCL cruise for 38 years. We were pleasantly surprised by the ship. The ship had been recently renovated and was beautiful. The specialty restaurants were very good ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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TransOceanTwo

5 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

AMazing Trip - Amazing Ship

Back to Back from Miami to San Antonio and San Antonio to Buenos Aires. Best cruise(s) we have ever taken. Ship was excellent … clean, spotless, correct passenger size (about 2000 people), friendly crew, ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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relaxingeorge

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NCL 5th cruise very disappointing!

Wanted to see S America, a Gold Member and travel with 4 other couples 5th cruise! NCL this was the worst cruise, our toilet would not flush on demand, button pushed nothing ... middle of night it flushed ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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nonscenic

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Argentina and Chile January 2019

My wife and I chose this cruise since it fit in well with our schedule and compared to other South American cruises it visited the Falkland Islands and spent more time in the Chilean Fjords than some other ships. It ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Cruiser121212

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

This was my first time cruising with this cruise line and I must admit that I was somewhat disappointed with the services provided compared to other cruise lines that I have travelled with. This is a small, older ...
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Sail Date January 2019


Story girl avatar

Story girl

4 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Great service and entertainment

The ship is very clean and livable. We enjoyed the regular dining room which had very good food. The only exception was the lack of lamb chops, lobster or crab which you had to get in the specialty dining ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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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