14 Night South America Westbound - Buenos Aries to Santiago

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Norwegian Sun

14 Night South America Westbound (Buenos Aires To Santiago)

Sail date: February 27, 2016

Ship: Norwegian Sun

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8255

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

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!!!!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
A lot of great choices each day!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Not all the evening entertainment was what we'd prefer - but then we'd sit on our deck and enjoy the scenery.


5 out of 5
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.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
No Children with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our cabin steward Bismark radiated friendliness and courteousness. We often had Cloyd Robinson (?) as our waiter. Again a very friendly and efficient staff person.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Fine - although this was one of the smaller Norwegian ships that we had been on.

Ship tip

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.

Ports of call

Buenos Aires, Argentina

5 out of 5
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

5 out of 5
Enjoyed our tour "Highlights of Montivideo."

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

3 out of 5
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

5 out of 5
Stanley Highlights was very interesting. We learned a lot.

Cruise Cape Horn

5 out of 5
Fabulous experience and the weather couldn't have been better.

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

5 out of 5
Was nature at it's best!

Cruise Beagle Channel

5 out of 5
Great experience!

Punta Arenas, Chile

5 out of 5
Punta Arenas Highlights - really enjoyed walking through the Pioneer Cementery.

Cruise Strait Of Magellan

5 out of 5
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

5 out of 5
We're great but we needed to hurry to the next port because of a medical emergency on board.

Cruise Patagonic Channel

3 out of 5

Cruise Canal Moraleda

3 out of 5

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

5 out of 5
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

5 out of 5
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 Did not visit port

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.
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