Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to South America

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4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

14 Night South America Westbound - Buenos Aries to Santiago

Sail Date: February 27, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

It was a great tour, good weather, excellent tours, knowledgeable guides, and nice bus rides.  It was great to see S.A. through the eyes of nationals - their excitement about their country radiated in what they said.


I still prefer Norwegian Cruise Lines - trips are always well done!!!!

Embarkation and Disembarkation
Very, very smoothly done!
Ship Quality
Fine - although this was one of the smaller Norwegian ships that we had been on.
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Not all the evening entertainment was what we'd prefer - but then we'd sit on our deck and enjoy the scenery.
Children's Programs
No Children with us.
The Amber Strings were great - but they should have had a better place to play than in the atrium. Too much talking going on and not enough space for listening.
Service and Staff
Our cabin steward Bismark radiated friendliness and courteousness. We often had Cloyd Robinson (?) as our waiter. Again a very friendly and efficient staff person.
Food and Dining
A lot of great choices each day!
Buenos Aires, Argentina
We came a day early but were so tired after the flight we just rested in our motel room. But the city actually looked very nice for the short walk that we took.
Montevideo, Uruguay
Enjoyed our tour "Highlights of Montivideo."
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
We did not take a tour here because we've seen penquins, sea lions, and the sheep shearing didn't interest us. We just walked ashore, did a little shopping and then sat on the dock for a while and watched trash being taking off the ship and fresh vegetables loaded on the ship. Quite an operation to run a cruise line!
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
Stanley Highlights was very interesting. We learned a lot.
Cruise Cape Horn
Fabulous experience and the weather couldn't have been better.
Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina
Was nature at it's best!
Cruise Beagle Channel
Great experience!
Punta Arenas, Chile
Punta Arenas Highlights - really enjoyed walking through the Pioneer Cementery.
Cruise Strait Of Magellan
Most of the straits was done in the very early morning and it was dark. Once we got to the Pacific Ocean - we had rough seas. But neither of us get sea sick - we are fortunate.
Cruise Chilean Fjords
We're great but we needed to hurry to the next port because of a medical emergency on board.
Cruise Patagonic Channel
Cruise Canal Moraleda
Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
We were able to spend the night in the port area with beautiful mountains coming right into the water. It was lovely sitting on our deck. The ship offered extra tender rides that evening - but we choose to just enjoy the scenery and wait until morning for our Puerto Chacabuco and surroundings. Again very lovely visiting Aiysen and the Rio Simson National Reserve.
Puerto Montt, Chile
Had a tour of Puerto Varas and Fruitillar and enjoyed sitting by the Llanquihue Lake and were able to see the snowcapped volcanoes. A very nice sight.
Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile We did a private tour by South American Tour Company and were able to see a lot of Valpariso, Via Del Mar, and Santiago as we were dropped off at the airport.


We ate breakfast and supper in Seven Seas and lunch we usually went to the buffet for a cup of coffee and an ice cream cone.

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