OK but no free lobster served, mugged in Callao.

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Sun

17 Night Voyage To South America (San Diego To Santiago)

Sail date: November 02, 2016

Ship: Norwegian Sun

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8076

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

I was in cabin 8076 which is a balcony at the back.  Seems like all the cabins are a little small, but ok. I think because it was a 17 day cruise from San Diego to Valparaiso, Chile, they saved food by serving the inexpensive, but nutritious, food a lot.  They have lobster but you have to pay to get it.  Half of the shows were fair, but the production shows were very good.  The average age was about 67 but I heard the Sun's cruise to Cabo before was a party cruise.  As as transition cruise, the ports and excursions I heard were poor.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Small but OK. Huge balcony. Great service.

Ship tip

The dining room food is seldom better than the buffet. The dining room food is given foreign names to sound fancy but is often with sugar and wheat. At Callao, I was mugged about 8 blocks from the complementary bus dropoff, so take a taxi or excursion. The only got about 90 dollars.

Ports of call

San Diego, California

5 out of 5

Huatulco, Mexico

3 out of 5

Puerto Chiapas (Tapachula), Mexico

3 out of 5

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

1 out of 5

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

3 out of 5

Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru

1 out of 5

Callao (Lima), Peru

1 out of 5

Arica, Chile

3 out of 5

Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile

3 out of 5

Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile

5 out of 5
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