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Norwegian Sun
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47 South America Norwegian Sun South America Cruise Reviews


horstte avatar

horstte

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Sun South America/Panama Canal March 2019

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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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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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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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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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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


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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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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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Jlieber17

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

15 Day Panama Canal and South America Cruise

We chose this cruise due to the Panama Canal experience. We wished they had cut out the Santa Marta Stop and let us stop in Panama. There is nothing worth seeing in Santa Marta and was a wasted stop. We also ...
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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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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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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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goldeneyes

4 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Cruise nice - ship and food not so much

The excursions were wonderful. The guides informative, friendly and entertaining. We learned so much about a part of the world that we knew so little about. We could not have asked to be treated more courteously by ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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storytime

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great port itinerary, but ship needs attention

We chose NCL because of the price and the port itinerary. We have been on other cruise lines and NCL just once before about 15 years ago. This ship was a nice size, only 2000 passengers. Easy to get around, but ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Naperville

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

LOVED THE PORTS. NOT SO HOT ON NCL

went to BRAZIL, URUGUAY & ARGENTINA. it was all good EXCEPT Im not a fan of NCL. Food is ONLY okay, excursions are waaaaaay overpriced, employees selling CRUISE NEXT are not upfront with the fine print so I ...
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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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IMcG666

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The Good –the Itinerary & the Weather; The bad – the Dining; The Ugly – NCL’s Nickel & Diming We decided on this cruise because of the itinerary and the opportunity to visit Iguazu Falls post cruise. ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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TriniSandra

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

More attention to detail needed for a better cruise experience

Got back from our cruise on Sat morning. Couple things about this cruise and our own personal preferences. The ship was too small. One pool, and hundreds of sun loving Brazilians and Argentinians and their many ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Keneke

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Excellent Service, but Very Disappointed with NCL.

We chose this cruise because it was inexpensive and we were interested in the destinations. We bought our tickets before learning that every US citizen in our party would have to jump through many hoops to get a ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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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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jillmary

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Could have been better.

Unfortunately this cruise was off to bad start as no one could board for along time & there seemed to be no organisation. Finally on board after 2 hrs. in a queue.. then no cabins were ready for a very long time. ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Tanndance

7 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

This cruise does not sell out - book late and save $

First, the NCL repositioning cruise from San Diego to Valparaiso and then from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires does not sell out. We met dozens of people that booked the first leg - San Diego to Valparaiso the day ...
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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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paulabr

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

South America and Mexico April 2016

We liked the ports and also we sailed into San Francisco. It was close to home and didn't have to fly but only one way. We flew into Santiago the day Of the cruise, didn't have to one of a wait to board. Never ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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duderest

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

My First South America Cruise (34 Days!)

OK. i chose this cruise because I am single and I got the same room with no single supplement for 34 days straight. Also because I had decided to visit South America for the first time. I enjoyed exploring Buenos ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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seabies

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Our Not So Dream Cruise!

The first part of the cruise was fine and we enjoyed a few different ports from before. The crew and the overall experience was great. However the second part from Valparaiso was a bit of a disaster. This does ...
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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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