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Norwegian South America Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
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South America
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61

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92

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53

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264 Norwegian South America Cruise Reviews


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George and Marina

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Star, Suite 12012, The Deep Freeze

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We took a South America cruise on the Norwegian Star, February 15-29, 2020, from Santiago Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Although our suite was very nice, we found the first night of our cruise the heating ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Rude1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

This was a nice itinerary for bottom of South America.

We saw this trip and figured it would round out what we wanted to see in South American. There was some concern as the messages on CC said there was a possible problem with the ship's engines on the previous voyage ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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wvacations

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

NCL Cost Cutting At All Time High

Our last NCL cruise has shown how they are cutting so much that there is just not much value left in cruising with NCL. The beverage package that most all passengers get for "Free" is not worth the price, we had ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Greyhorse

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not to my expectation

I chose this Latin American cruise because I had a very memorable experience with Gate1 Discovery guided tour last year and I wanted to re-trace my path with my wife from Buenos Aires to Strait of Magellan in Chile, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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The Cruise Curmudgeon

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

The Cruise Curmudgeon Goes to South America

South America on the Norwegian Star This trip was pretty fantastic! The smaller, older Norwegian ships are far preferable to the gigantic, crowded mega-ships, in my opinion! This is what we liked about our ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Annedee

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Was excited for my first trip to South America and loved the itinerary! Visited some very remote areas and saw beautiful scenery. Especially loved the Glaciers, the penguins and the sea lions. Unfortunately, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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CarolatSea

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Exceeded expectations

Seeing Patagonia has been on my bucket llst for a while, and we had high expectations for this trip. We booked a year in advance, planned a week in Santiago before the cruise and a week after in Buenos Aires. In a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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rakaraka

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

14-Day South America From San Antonio (Eastbound)

14-Day South America From San Antonio (Eastbound): Flight from Miami to Santiago, Chile: At airline check-in, we were surprised with a $90 a bag fee and $54 seat fee. We used Norwegian to book our flights and there ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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wildrover59

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

South America 4 January 2020 Cruise

We picked the NCL Star as my wife and I have sailed on 4 other NCL ships with good experiences. The main reason for sailing was the excellent itinerary. We generally found the Star to be poorly laid out with ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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seaduction

6 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

14 days of S America in January

We had a very good time and our ship had no engine or delay problems . The seas were very calm on our sailing & when we rounded Cape Horn it was like a lake with good visibility. The Captain said that is unusual ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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encruiserpr

7 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

First NCL Cruise, Highly Impressed!

Norwegian Star Review. We have cruised with Princess, RC, Carnival, and Celebrity. This was our first cruise with NCL. We were very impressed with this cruise line. This cruise was from Dec 21, 2019 in San ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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newmexikids

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Inconsistent

Pros: Itinerary (prior to the changes) Best haircut on a ship Decent food Excellent special bar activities (Martini Tasting, Margarita Tasting, Black Glass Wine Tasting) Good cabin stewardess ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Kisosaki

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

One Thing After Another

Seems like Embarkation was our initial warning. We literally stood in line for registration in the Miami Cruise Terminal for over 2 hours. The lack of concern for the passengers became the theme of our cruise. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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SantaFeSkier

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sad buffet

-Confusing ship with not all elevators to all decks. -Salad area of buffet limited selection. -Changed ports a few weeks prior to departure but not all guests notified. -Entertainment and music were ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Psomohano

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

ITINERARY: We chose the tour because of the route: Chile to Argentina through the Chilean Fjords, glaciers, Cape Horn, the Argentinian Patagonia, etc. The cost is quite high and we also decided to get a balcony ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Medusa_lives

4 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Sailing to the end of the world

This is my 2nd NCL cruise and I would say they did a good job generally but I might have had a better experience with a smaller ship on maybe an Oceania ship. NCL gets you there and sells you the excursions - at ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Hilarion

8 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

A+ ship, service & entertainment; C- embarkation, dining, activities, ports

Embarkation in Miami NCL must FIX THIS. It is not wise to begin a cruise with chaos, inefficiency and overcrowding. NCL has the opportunity to create a positive first impression ONCE; and on this cruise, it ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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pme.cook

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

A Suite life on the Sun

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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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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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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