Chilean fjords

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 50

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
Norwegian Sun

14 Night South America Eastbound (Santiago To Buenos Aires)

Sail date: December 19, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Sun

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 8001

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

the trip was average, the food below average except in the specialty dining rooms which were very good.

the Suite. Was the best I have ever had and the highlight of my trip.  The only issue with it was that for suites NCL charges additional $2 pp on the tip. $31 per day for tipping seemed a bit much.  The Concierge was very good and efficient and probably worth the additional tip, but it seemed odd.

the activities were fair, the prices on drinks quite high, the shops were priced higher than Princess, the shows fair.  The tours extremely expensive and mostly sold out before I boarded.

Boarding the ship in Valparaiso and Puert Madryn was a series of upwards ramps which I had only seen in amusement parks!  Not good for pax with canes and disabilities.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

Buffet food always the same, mostly warm, not hot, and lackin taste.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The crew is overworked yet very friendly. The staff almost non existent.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Fantastic, it had all we needed and the bathroom with separate shower, toilet and a huge tub was the best I ever had

Ship tip

Bistro, Cagneys, Moderno were outstanding restaurants. La Cuccina was quite good but the location is a bit odd. The food in the free of charge restaurants was average, served warm and very repetitious. One day there was shrimp at the buffet which was served by the waitress 6-8 tiny shrimp pp?

Ports of call

Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile

3 out of 5
The boarding of the ship awful, did not get to visit the town.

Puerto Montt, Chile Did not visit port

The town is only a souvenirs strip, the tours arranged by the ship extremely expensive and tiring.

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile Did not visit port

A fiasco, the tours to the lakes extremely expensive.

Cruise Patagonic Channel

5 out of 5
Rough weather, but beautiful

Cruise Chilean Fjords

5 out of 5
Awesome sights, a bit rocky

Cruise Strait Of Magellan

5 out of 5

Punta Arenas, Chile

3 out of 5
Beautiful town but because of Xmas day all was closed. The only tour to the Penguins was sold out before we boarded the shipyard

Cruise Beagle Channel

3 out of 5

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

3 out of 5

Cruise Cape Horn

3 out of 5

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

3 out of 5
Excellent tendering service, the tours were sold out before we boarded. There were 3 ships in port, almost 7000 pax in a town of 1500! Not good timing/scheduling by the cruise cos.

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

5 out of 5

Montevideo, Uruguay

1 out of 5
An unnecessary stop, nothing to offer and on New Year's Day all closed. A waste of time.
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