Around Cape Horn

Viking Sun Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 84

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
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Viking Sun

21 Night South America & Around Cape Horn (Buenos Aires To Santiago)

Sail date: November 18, 2019

Ship: Viking Sun

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 5089

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Viking skipper two ports due to weather or sea conditions. Puerto Montt was skipped even though HOLLAND America ship was tendering passengers. Viking Captain VERY conservative, causing this port experience to be lost. Far too many sea days as a result of skipping ports.


2 out of 5
Long wait! Viking had us wait until 2:00 PM for transfer to the ship when we had to check out early morning from their hotel.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
As always on Viking Ocean, food was superb.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Excellent lectures. Limited TV. Limited excitement.


3 out of 5
Several outside entertainers were very good. Average VIKING singers/entertainers.

Children's Programs

No children on ship.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Superb services.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean and functional.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Curtain did not close well to block light. Sewage backup included multiple cabins. Shower hose linked.

Ship tip

Check out Mamsen’s cakes.

Ports of call

Buenos Aires, Argentina

4 out of 5

Montevideo, Uruguay

4 out of 5


4 out of 5
Wonderful weather day to visit penguins.

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

4 out of 5
Vibrant essence of S. America.

Cruise Cape Horn

5 out of 5
Amazing experience to Round the Horn

Cruise Beagle Channel

3 out of 5
Average cruising.

Punta Arenas, Chile

3 out of 5

Cruise Chilean Fjords

5 out of 5
Breathtaking views and Glaciers

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

3 out of 5
Nice scenery

Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile

3 out of 5
Scenic but smoggy. Impressive backdrop of Andes.


3 out of 5

Traveler Photos

PV1 Cabin Magellan’s Ship replica Traditional Mate drink Little Goat sandwich Chocolate Buffet in the Atrium Outstanding Views Penguin Colony Santiago The “Rockies” with Water Viking Hotel - HILTON Viking Singers ABBA
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