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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Fun in (sometime sun ) Central America and the Panama Canal

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review by bondoobie

7 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2016
  • Destination: the Panama Canal & Central America
  • Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony

Norwegian Pearl is a pearl of a ship, she is clean, friendly and full of really good vibes. We went on a 12 day cruise and just returned today. I have learned that having a good cruise is having a great ship not just the port of calls. The staff on this ship could not be better friendly and always smiling. The ship is a great size it has everything you want on a ship and is set up so that if you don't want to walk many miles a day you can still get to what you want with ease. Dining is located all over the ship aft and mid ship, and there are more bars then I could count. This ship is a bit older then the super sized ships out there so I think the cabins are a bit larger and they all have drawers ( Great ) If you can book a suite do so it is well worth the price. Butler and Concierge,priority check in and check out and a private restaurant for breakfast and lunch. The Panama Canal is amazing you have to see it to believe it, finished in 1914 and it still works.

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Cabin Review

Penthouse with Large Balcony
Cabin SE 8630

Large enough to be truly comfortable, lots of closet space and drawers, table and four chairs , separate area for makeup, hair dryer and magnifying mirror. Great shower.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Cartagena (Colombia)

not much to buy in Cartagena, but the city is beautiful

Colon (Cristobal)

only spent a short time in Colon since the ship spent the whole day in the canal.

Puerto Limon

small city not much to do here, good stop for eco tours


Have been here three times,people are friendly and the island is beautiful

Belize City

Norwegian will no longer stop at this port as they will have a private island but the tour to Altan Ha is great.

Costa Maya

nice port always building and improving nice walk to the beach or take a cab

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