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Norwegian South America Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Ship
South America
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61

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92

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53

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40

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264 Norwegian South America Cruise Reviews


Dairymouse avatar

Dairymouse

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Poor port choices

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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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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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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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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


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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


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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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danazal

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very nice experience

The most important for us was the itinerary. This was our first time sailing to South America. We enjoyed all the new ports on the way. The 3 tours which we took with NCL were very interesting and informative. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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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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Stealthdog

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Nice, Smaller Ship

We were quite happy with this cruise. It was a repositioning cruise from Miami, through the Panama Canal, to Santiago, Chile. This was our first suite experience and had a fantastic time. This was the smallest ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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macmilll

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent itinerary. Nicely refurbished ship.

We chose this cruise for the itinerary and we were not disappointed. We travelled the entire length of the Panama Canal and visited Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile. We had great shore excursions organized by some ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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