Norwegian Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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HAGA
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
2 helpful votes
Took this trip (the latest of over 50 cruises) to take the Panama Canal off our "bucket list". NCL got just about everything right . . . from a great variety of food to a pleasant "right size" ship to a fantastic ... Read more
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lgsyst
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2015
Overall this was a great cruise. This was our second cruise on the Pearl and our 8th cruise with NCL. The itinerary was great with the canal being the highlight and Columbia being a close second. All the crew were outstanding. The ... Read more
annelies_bates
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We have cruised Norwegian Sun, Pearl and Getaway. On the Pearl, we started our cruise in Vancouver. Embarking went very quickly and efficiently. The Pearl was a great ship with friendly, helpful people. The food was tasty and hot. ... Read more
dmhbadger
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2015
This was our first cruise on NCL and we were totally delighted. The cabin steward spoke with us by name from our first meeting, always smiling & happy, our room was kept discreetly tidy, and the towel animals were always fun to see ... Read more
Gristank
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
This was our 4th cruise with NCL. We boarded in Vancouver and spent a wonderful 21 days with the Pearl and her staff. The ship was clean. The public areas were well tended and the public bathrooms were always clean and in good working ... Read more

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casofilia
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2,120 forum posts
Sailed September 2015
We left New Zealand a fortnight before the cruise as we have family in Vancouver and had a week there before we did some touring on Vancouver Island (highly recommend the West Coast; Tofino & Ucleulet) In Vancouver, the family don't ... Read more
PegasusGM
Member Since 2008
10 reviews
393 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We were going to take this cruise 10 years ago and couldn't so we were thrilled when the stars aligned and we were able to do 20 days from Vancouver to Miami for a full transit of the Panama Canal. We are 68, mobile, don't drink. This is ... Read more
PamelitaHiebert
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
The Pride of America in Hawaii was so awesome we decided to do the Panama Canal with Norwegian as well. We booked our excursions a through the online selections a long time before sailing, and found this to be a great idea. no last minute ... Read more
Life at 50
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed April 2015
It was a good cruise and being my first time really enjoy it will be taking other next year.Our Stewart was very nice room was always clean and if we needed anything he was willing to get it for us.almost every night it was show,dinner and ... Read more
Fancruise2014
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Last year we both retired and we had a 1st cruise to the Alaska on board Celebrity Century. It was so relaxing trip and we enjoyed our moving hotel and services. This time we chose 19days Panama Canal Cruise by Norwegian Cruise Line. We ... Read more

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Anthea Bogle
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
"Another don't-miss is Norwegian's signature Chocoholic's Buffet, held once per cruise on each ship. It's a magnificent sight to behold. " This quote is simply untrue as there was never a chocolate buffet..on two separate ... Read more
Barjie
Member Since 2011
1 review
19 forum posts
It has been nearly 10 years since I last cruised on NCL. I found that on this cruise the level of service and quality of food served was considerably less than on my previous NCL cruises. NCL has too many 'specialty restaurants' in which ... Read more
KW_Cruisers
Member Since 2014
1 review
701 forum posts
As we live not far from the port of Houston, taking all our needs for 29 days worked fine in 4 large suitcases. Everything from swimsuits, shorts & tee's to heavy coats and earmuffs was packed along with needs for our whole cruise. ... Read more
CharlesOK
Member Since 2009
1 review
96 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
We are a late 60's couple married 46 years with at least 14 prior cruises to our credit, 5 long cruises across the Atlantic with lots of sea days. This was a much anticipated cruise with lots of research including the McCullough book ... Read more
Markanddonna
Member Since 2002
4 reviews
1,531 forum post
1 helpful vote
Panama Canal 19 Night Cruise NCL We are an active retired couple who have been on about ten cruises and especially enjoy longer ones with many sea days. Cruising on the Jewel through the canal was an outstanding experience. ... Read more

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Tw in OR
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
This was our first cruise. We never really considered cruising before--it seemed so focused on food, and impossible to connect with local culture. While those might be legitimate criticisms, we nonetheless found it an ideal vacation! ... Read more
bobtrains2004
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed April 2015
We had a blast. Going through the Panama Canal was fascinating. All of the shore excursions we went on were great. The staff on the Pearl were friendly. We went early and spent an extra day in Miami and got to see the city. The Softiel ... Read more
scotpal
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
This was my first trip with NCL. The ship, Norwegian Pearl was well appointed , spacious and well maintained. We had a mini-suite with balcony that was roomy with plenty storage and really quiet. Very comfortable beds and easy to control ... Read more
arlah57
Member Since 2015
1 review
Overall cruise on the Norwegian Pearl was very enjoyable and the staff was wonderful and very attentive. Our biggest beef was that wifi is advertised to be free, which typically means (at least in the USA) that you are provided with ... Read more
nzdoc
Member Since 2015
1 review
We have cruised many times and this was our first with Norwegian. We had a family suite on the 11th Floor. Embarkation woes - We asked for the priority checkin queue and NCL staff guided us to the end of a very long queue when we said ... Read more
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Shawniganjohn
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed April 2015
This was our first cruise (we're active seniors) and already we are talking about the next one. I thought that everything was wonderful. The entertainment was superb and I thought very professionally presented. The food was varied and ... Read more
Asmilinwtch
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed April 2015
We just returned from a 16 night Panama Canal cruise on the Norwegian Pearl. We have sailed on Norwegian a few times in the past. We booked an inside guarantee cabin through NCL on Feb 27. We were assigned a balcony on April 14....nice ... Read more
mironosica
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed April 2015
_Background: My husband and I took seven day cruise from Tampa to the Western Caribbean. We have experience with sailing with Norwegian, Princess, Celebrity, Holland America. Arrival Tampa:we were met in Airport and transferred by bus ... Read more
klndry
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed April 2015
We recently took the seven day cruise out of Tampa to the Western Caribbean. The food was great. The ports were good. The entertainment was good. The cabin size was good. And the interior cabins have plenty of room for 2 ... Read more
drella77
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
Sailed April 2015
Thumbs down for the Pearl! This was our first cruise on NCL and most likely our last. Was very unimpressed with the food. The buffets were the same every day, the main dining rooms were very boring plus the service was somewhat slow. We ... Read more

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