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Norwegian South America Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
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South America
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61

Very Good

92

Average

53

Poor

40

Terrible

18

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53 Norwegian South America Cruise Reviews


2nd half traveler avatar

2nd half traveler

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Cruising the Norwegian Sun, the good and the bad

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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


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CRUISEDAV

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A FREESTYLE ADVENTURE IN SOUTH AMERICA

A FREESTYLE ADVENTURE IN SOUTH AMERICA (So many well written and informative reviews and so many different opinions. Is my opinion needed – probably not!) Pre-embarkation I booked the NCL cruise round ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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janet.coles

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

The positives just about outweigh the negatives

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. First time with NCL. Website not very informative for planning ahead, apart from full info on the (very expensive) excursions. No prices for the spa, bar. Stateroom ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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clarka

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary; Prefer Celebrity.

We had been on 2 previous cruises with Celebrity & loved the gourmet food but hated the entertainment & onboard activities. Celebrity had no availability on our dates so we thought we'd try NCL. Embarkation in B.A. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Bando1

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

NCL Sun Westbound South America

We were lucky to have had great weather at each port and able to enjoy the shore excursions that were all booked with NCL. The previous Eastbound cruise was unable to stop in The Falklands due to rough seas. We ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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peterredei

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Old Ship

We received good service on an old ship that needs refurbishing. There are visible signs of ageing, some rust, dirty carpets, old and simple furniture. This ship lacks the elegance I saw on other cruises. The ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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chaywest

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Mostly Good; Some Annoying Points

Embarkation wasn't the quickest, but OK. Cabin was very clean and had plenty of storage, didn't like the shower curtain it had a habit of sticking to you. Had a balcony cabin and the chairs were not ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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LongJohn64

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing

Embarkation was an absolute FIASCO! People were directed into the wrong lines to pay a fee for entry into Argentina. We were not told in advance that there would be a fee of $160/person on top of the fares and ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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erin1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Constant Hands Out!

Food was great with tons of variety. We got tired of going to the 'trough' after a few days so went to the two different sit down complimentary restaurants so that provided a much needed break. Never had any issues ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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BirdStalker

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

South America Highlights

We departed from San Diego and hit two Mexican ports, Guatemala and Costa Rica before reaching Peru. It was Early November, hot and humid but since we are avid birdwatchers we managed to pull in a few lifebirds ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Newleno

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Know your ports before booking a cruise, the good, bad, and ugly.

We took a re-positioning cruise from San Diego CA to Santiago (Valparaiso) Chili. We purchased a good deal for a balcony room. We visited ports in Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru and Chili. This was our first ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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DMAB

2 Reviews Written

Buenos Aires to Santiago around the Horn

I took this cruise on the Sun because of the itinerary and the overall non-NCL tour package that included stays in Buenos Aires and Santiago. The itinerary was outstanding, the SUN and NCL generally fair to adequate ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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Prime Time

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Buenos Aires to Valparisio on the Norwegian Sun

Considering its length and itinerary, this cruise was a terrific bargain! True, NCL and the Sun are not top-line and, in spite of the crew's diligence and efforts, the Sun was very badly infected with norovirus, ...
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Sail Date December 2009


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Mamagata

1 Review Written

Great itinerary; not a great ship

My husband and I are well-traveled, active seniors. We booked this cruise through Grand Circle Travel and spent three nights in Buenos Aires before embarking. Buenos Aires is a beautiful city with much to see and ...
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Sail Date December 2009


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Madcap Minx

5 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

No weight gain on this ship

Embarkation went smoothly and in no time we were on board with Champagne in hand and our first trip to the buffet. Things went smoothly and although our luggage took quite a while arriving, we were on vacation so ...
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Sail Date November 2009


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cosalamx

1 Review Written

A disappointing experience

The problems started with embarkation and almost three hours of standing in line in a very warm building. There were only five check-in positions for about 1,000 cabins. Any competent person could have quickly ...
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Sail Date December 2008


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julieanne

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Around the Horn! 14 days aboard Norwegian Sun!

We arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina around 11:20am, after flying through the night. We collected our luggage and made our way to the group representative waiting for us in the terminal. It was quite warm in ...
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Sail Date December 2008


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Ronin23

1 Review Written

Great ports, average ship!

Background: This was our fourth cruise with NCL . Having experienced Freestyle cruising before, we knew what to expect and have only cruise with NCL prior for this very reason. Pre Cruise: We flew in ...
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Sail Date November 2008


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sailtheworldover

1 Review Written

4 on a scale of 1 to 10

There were so many frustrations on this cruise to the north Atlantic. The itinerary was fantastic! The entertainment good. But, the food service was terrible with the waiters simply plopping down our plates ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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dacwpark

12 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

Who wants to plan their 1 cruise to South America on a ship this unreliable?

Thankfully the NCL Star didn't break down until we reached the Falkland Islands(cruise day 11), but who wants to plan their 1 cruise to South America on a ship that is mechanically this unreliable? One year ago ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Chattie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not close to being our best cruise yet.

We took this cruise because of the price, the perks, and a chance to cruise with friends from various states. It was our first time on NCL and we were not very impressed. The staff from our room steward to bar ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Bancken

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Sun

First time cruising with Norwegian Sun. They had an outbreak of gastrointestinal sickness on the cruise before ours and it continued on our cruise. Unfortunately I got sick. After being quarantined no one followed ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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