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Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Sun
South America
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34 South America Norwegian Sun South America Cruise Reviews


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gheberlein

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Comments on our Southwest America Cruse March, 16 2019.

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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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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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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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Widor

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cigarette smoke everywhere, and rudeness

Although the Norwegian Sun has been recently renovated, they have a serious problem with proper ventilation. Smoke from the casino and designated smoking areas infiltrated the public areas of the ship. Why do they ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Nantoka

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Oh dear....

I agree with everything that Peter W has written about this cruise. We selected it primarily for the itinerary - the chance to visit more of South America and to transit the Panama Canal - this was the highlight ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Travel the World Canada

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not recommended

This is our 6th cruise, first time with Norwegian. Staff could be bossy, intimidating and unfriendly. Unpleasant encounters during drill, at Shore Exursion desk on fifth floor, at Seven Sea restaurant and at our ...
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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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Olivers Mom

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Food was good- only good thing about it

Wanted to see South America and chose this ship. Bad choice- entire month onboard plagued with problems. Sickness of many people, lack of staff, chaos at service desk, lost my luggage on disembarcation, ship ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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ABLUEBOY

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

NCL Sun - South America Cruise 3rd Feb 2018

The ship was due in for a major refit so the wonderful NCL decided it would be a good idea to start early and hammer and drilll on the roof of the largest lounge (Observation) during daylight hours.effectivily ...
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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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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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VinoRojaCruiser

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Nice crew but the ship, entertainment and food failed to impress

The crew is very professional and accommodating. A few of the ship's interior spaces have recently been updated but the overwhelming majority of restaurants and bars are very worn and are in much need of ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Xiangmo

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Same old ship

This ship seemed to have been refurbished but could not find anything about this new refurbishment. We have sailed on this ship before some years ago but nothing new could be found that attracts attention.Very ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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wombat464

1 Review Written

Disappointing

This was our first (and probably last) cruise with NCL, having cruised with Princess previously. Firstly, we made a decision to walk to the port from our accommodation in Valparaiso. This was a complete disaster, ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Dave0m

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Declining Standards, Year on Year

Unfortunately the Norwegian survey wouldn't take this in, so this seems like the best place. (I've expanded a little - it would have been under the 1000 char limit) This was our 4th Norwegian cruise, and may be ...
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Sail Date December 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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Rickpt

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

Too many issues for me.

NCL food was good, rarely great. I am a bit of a health nut, and I always found enough healthy, tasty food. Bar service great. Classical & piano music excellent (Amber Strings & Gregg ). The crew was nice, helpful, ...
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Sail Date April 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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calm12

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

I won't cruise NCL again.

I was originally booked to go all the way to San Francisco (34 days) on this cruise, but I got off in Los Angeles. Four men from New Orleans who had worked on the ship's life boats and tenders for three weeks helped ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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kamaoleman

4 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Very sorry we took this cruise.

As Platinum members we are suppose to receive benefits that are posted to the web site. When I spoke to Juan in Latitudes he was rude, unreasonable and wanted to argue with me. The issue revolves around the wine and ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Rhoda13

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Good features, but overall not up to standard

The ship is clean and the entertainment very good indeed. Excursions are vastly overpriced. (And not very good at any price). The deal breaker is the food. The "included", or as Norwegian likes to describe ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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hermanlorenz

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not a good experience

The bathroom glasses were not changed for the entire trip. The attendant simply dried them with a towel and left them. I'm sure that wasn't the attendant's fault -- it's the ship policy. It wouldn’t surprise me if ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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KarlGermany

3 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

All Together Cannot Recommend

Just back from this Cruise from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires with the NCL Sun, all together: cannot recommend. I have seen another comment on an earlier date for this cruise, where someone said "worst cruise ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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rickh710

1 Review Written

NCL Sun to South America: Great Itinerary on a Mediocre Ship

Ship: Norwegian Sun Itinerary: Chilean Fjords - Buenos Aires to Valparaiso Sail dates: January 31 to February 14, 2010 Embarkation: As several other CC members have noted, the Port of Buenos Aires can be chaotic ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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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