Amazing cruise with a few challenges that did not bother me!

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 37

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Norwegian Sun

16 Night South America Explorer (Santiago To Miami)

Sail date: February 17, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Sun

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great Ship, great cruise, amazing itinerary.... starting in Chile through the Panama Canal ending in Miami. A 16 day cruise was a pleasure and a dream. Our cruise was effected by the Noro Virus and the ship was taking extra efforts to clean and prevent people from serving themselves. That means longer lines and longer wait times. My family washed our hands very often and avoided the buffet as there was less selection and longer lines. It was better to be served breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main dinning room. No one out of the 6 people we traveled with got the virus. Complainers should keep this in mind as the crew also got sick and service was delayed due to less crew. NCL gave us $35/each on our bill for the inconvenience and not sure how they came up with that number. Thanks for that. $50- $100 would have been better :). Our ages ranged from 45-55 years old so we were less than the average age.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
This was my 15th cruise and 11th on NCL. Great Ship, great cruise, amazing itinerary.... starting in Chile through the Panama Canal ending in Miami. A 16 day cruise was a pleasure and a dream. Our cruise was effected by the Noro Virus and the ship was taking extra efforts to clean and prevent people from serving themselves. That means longer lines and longer wait times. My family washed our hands very often and avoided the buffet as there was less selection and longer lines. It was better to be served breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main dinning room. No one out of the 6 people we traveled with got the virus. Complainers should keep this in mind as the crew also got sick and service was delayed due to less crew. NCL gave us $35/each on our bill for the inconvenience and not sure how they came up with that number. Thanks for that. $50- $100 would have been better :). Our ages ranged from 45-55 years old so we were less than the average age. Cartagena, Colombia was the super surprise port that really exceeded our expectations. There is a free zoo as you exit the cruise port and the city is really beautiful. It put us in such a good mood that we did end up buying a tour for 5 people rather than just walking to the beach.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

San Antonio, Chile

5 out of 5

Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile

5 out of 5

Arica, Chile

5 out of 5

Callao (Lima), Peru

5 out of 5

Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru

5 out of 5

Manta, Ecuador

5 out of 5

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

5 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
Cartagena, Colombia was the super surprise port that really exceeded our expectations. There is a free zoo as you exit the cruise port and the city is really beautiful. It put us in such a good mood that we did end up buying a tour for 5 people rather than just walking to the beach. Good Job Cartegena!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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