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Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to South America

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Norwegian Sun

14 Night South America Eastbound (Santiago To Buenos Aires)

Sail date: November 21, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Sun

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 6109

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

The cruise around the southern tip of South America was truly an unforgettable experience. The ports of call were each unique, and introduced us to a variety of cultures, geography, temperatures, wildlife, cuisine, and people. The guest lecturer on board the Norwegian Sun gave very interesting talks on each port as well as the wildlife and birds we might encounter. The lecturer also gave pointers on how to prepare to be safe in each port.


The other cruise guests were interesting to meet and get to know on the long journey. 


Highlights including seeing glaciers, volcanos, whales, porpoises, albatrosses, and penguins. We even got to watch a penguin hatch out of it's egg! (at about 3 feet away from us)


 The staff on the ship all made us feel valued and important. They were attentive, helpful, and friendly.


I would definitely recommend this cruise and this cruise line!


Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Great variety of food in small portions so you can order more of what you like!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Sun is going in for refurbishment in a few months.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Quiet hallway with hardly any rooms so there was no noise from other guests. There was a half set of stairs and no elevator stops for this floor as it is actually floor 6.5, located between floors 6 and 7. Don't reserve a room on this floor if you have difficulty navigating stairs.

Ports of call

Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile

5 out of 5
Walking tour with "Tours for Tips" was highly informative. Pre-register online for free! 3 hour tour and included a ride on the funicular.

Puerto Montt, Chile

5 out of 5
Must see Petryhue Falls, bavarian town of Frutillar.

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

5 out of 5
Make sure to go up the gorgeous Simpson River Valley to Coyhaquie. Beautiful scenery, waterfalls, river gorges, variety of terrain and biomes.

Cruise Patagonic Channel

5 out of 5

Cruise Chilean Fjords

5 out of 5

Cruise Strait Of Magellan

5 out of 5

Punta Arenas, Chile

5 out of 5
If you want to see penguins, go to the Island tour, not the Otoway colony. The Otoway penguins did not show up this year.

Cruise Beagle Channel

5 out of 5

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

5 out of 5
It was interesting to take the city tour on the old double decker bus, and then to tour the penitentiary that has now been converted into a museum.

Cruise Cape Horn

5 out of 5

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

5 out of 5

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

5 out of 5
The penguin colony in Puerto Tombo is a must see! 210,000 breeding pairs of penguins!!

Montevideo, Uruguay

5 out of 5
Puerto Mercado with all the barbequing meats was mouth watering to tour.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

5 out of 5
Take a city tour to see the main tourist sites and then walk up and down the pedestrian only street, Florida. But be aware of thieves at all times, and don't make yourself an easy target!
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