Panama Canal is a must see

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Norwegian Sun

15 Night South America Explorer (Miami To Santiago)

Sail date: December 07, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Sun

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 1011

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

great cruise!!! We really love seeing our first cities in South America and I can't wait to go back.


5 out of 5
Norwegian is a well oiled operation!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We avoid the buffet, but the dining room was great and the specialty restaurants did not disappoint - loved Los Lobos, the new Mexican food spot

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
spa, casino, pool deck


we didn't go to any shows

Children's Programs

no kids with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I wish I could give them a higher score!! Exceptional staff

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
it is an older ship, refurbished and fine, but it wasn't my favorite ship - however ALWAYS clean

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
outstanding - love the bigger bathroom

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
just came straight to the boat from the airport

Santa Marta, Colombia

5 out of 5
We went on our own all through the town.

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
LOVED Cartagena. Loved the mini zoo at the port, loved the old city, everything we did was wonderful Taxi to town was easy and cheap

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
A must see for everyone. LOVED this day and appreciated the history all through the day

Manta, Ecuador

5 out of 5
I bought an excursion through Manta SOS and loved it. Pacoche forest, the fish market, Ecuadorian hat making, museum and shopping in Monticristi. Great value, great excursion

Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru

5 out of 5
smaller town, clearly still dealing with earthquake recovery and poverty, but we loved walking around. Found a cafe/cooking school and got lots of info on local markets, museums, and things to see

Callao (Lima), Peru

5 out of 5
take a taxi to the La Punta area - 10 min 3$ taxi ride - beautiful beaches, marina, restaurants, shops...

Arica, Chile

5 out of 5
Climb the Morro - it is worth the view!!

Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile

5 out of 5
climbed to the cross and walked down one of the zig zags. Enjoyed the town. Great wines - so find a place to partake!

San Antonio, Chile

5 out of 5
easy exit - prearranged a car to the airport through isouthamerica - they showed early, drove wonderfully, and we loved the scenery going to the airport.


5 out of 5
easy peasy - we walked off first to catch our car
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