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We chose Norwegian due to the free drink package and the price (which was much less than our usual Holland American cruises). We have always wanted to go thru the Panama Canal. The boat was in need of some updates and was showing a little wear and tear. Embarking was a breeze, however as many others have mentioned Norwegian needs to work on the disembarking process - it was very confusing and LONG! we were taking our own bags off and this meant we could leave when we wanted, however they kept announcing that the non americans had to appear for immigration check and we were not cleared for disembarking. After two hours we discovered we could have gotten off an hour ago. It was still very confusing and we stayed at a hotel right in front of the cruise terminal and three hours after we checking into our hotel people were still leaving the ship. The staff on the boat were WONDERFUL, much more friendly than on Holland American. The excursions were well organized and the shows top notch. My only complaint would be the lack of activities from noon to 4ish. We found ourselves a little board and would hang out in the sports bar to visit during that time (I am not complaining we had the free drink package).

Panama Canal

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review by WashingtonStateCruiser

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We chose Norwegian due to the free drink package and the price (which was much less than our usual Holland American cruises). We have always wanted to go thru the Panama Canal. The boat was in need of some updates and was showing a little wear and tear. Embarking was a breeze, however as many others have mentioned Norwegian needs to work on the disembarking process - it was very confusing and LONG! we were taking our own bags off and this meant we could leave when we wanted, however they kept announcing that the non americans had to appear for immigration check and we were not cleared for disembarking. After two hours we discovered we could have gotten off an hour ago. It was still very confusing and we stayed at a hotel right in front of the cruise terminal and three hours after we checking into our hotel people were still leaving the ship.

The staff on the boat were WONDERFUL, much more friendly than on Holland American. The excursions were well organized and the shows top notch. My only complaint would be the lack of activities from noon to 4ish. We found ourselves a little board and would hang out in the sports bar to visit during that time (I am not complaining we had the free drink package).
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Cabin ID 1028
We had an aft tenth floor inside cabin. It was much larger than any other inside cabin, and it was very quiet as we had no neighbor on either side. It was very roomy with a couch and was larger than most window cabins. Our cabin steward was wonderful and responsive to all our needs.
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