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Norwegian Sun
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57 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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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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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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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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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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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


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fatherjohn

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

South American Adventure

My wife and I took the Emerald Princess from Buenos Aires to Santiago Chile and stayed 3 nights at the little town of San Antonio Child and then took the Sun from Chile to Miami. This was the first time with ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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leslie e

2 Reviews Written

Beautiful South American Scenery

We sailed out of Buenos Aires with another couple. We had never been to South America before and heard it was filled with natural beauty. It did not disappoint. This was our third time on the Sun. It is one of NCL's ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Terry Lawrence

1 Review Written

Spectacular Scenery

We choose this cruise for the itenary, it also worked well for us as we were on our way to New Zealand. Enjoyed all the ports and tours we did, loved our penguin experiences and felt all the tours were ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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JOHNNIEVEGAS

1 Review Written

Going around the Horn and it was far more exciting than I imagined.

I have wanted to go around the Horn since I read maritime experiences when I was a youngster. The experience was special and was enhanced by the travel environment provided by Norwegian Cruise Lines on the ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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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


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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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Travel Junkie Judy

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

BEST NCL SHIP - THE SUN

I chose the cruise for the ship and the itinerary. We've always wanted to cruise South America and the SUN was the best ship possible. The Hotel Director, Brian Walters is number one. What a fine gentleman ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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mxb350

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Really Enjoyable and Great Food

Before embarking our tour company had arranged for two days and 3 nights in Santiago beforehand and we will not discuss this here as the airline lost our luggage and this is nothing to do with NCL or our tour ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Kayak25

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent in many ways!

Just arrived home after having a great cruise on the Norwegian Sun from Buenos Aries to Valparaiso. An excellent cruise from beginning to end, well almost to the end, more on that later. Embarkation – A very ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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FL Cruising Family

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

South America is great!

We had a great time on this cruise. We had never been to South America so we did the back to back from Buenos Aires to Rio so we went to each port twice. My favorite port was Buzios, Brazil, but all the ports were ...
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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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Susan Slater

1 Review Written

Brilliant Experience South America

I choose Norwegian Cruise line because the price and itinary was excellent value. In the price included two pre cruise and post cruise hotel stays including breakfast. The ship is clean and the staff are brilliant ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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rubyged

1 Review Written

Highly recommended

The best way to travel, you have everything in the ship, restaurants, entertainment, swiming pool, you are in a floating hotel without having to carry your handbags and luggage when you travel from place to place. ...
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Sail Date February 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


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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