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Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews
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Oh dear what a pity; so sad now, Seven Seas Navigator.
"We are just short of Platinum with Regent and until this error had all been great on the Voyager. Where shall I start .. ""The Navigator"" our trip was Vancouver Alaska to SF and then thru the Panama and onwards to..."Read More
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Adrianr

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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Carnival Miracle Still needs work out of Dry Dock

Review for Carnival Miracle to Panama Canal & Central America

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Kiro

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We chose a aft balcony to come through the canal, hoping to enjoy the many sea days on the balcony and de-stress, relax and enjoy the break of the daily work grind. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN! We had oil droplets spewing from the funnel each and every day and these oil drops were landing on us, destroying our clothes, and not able to sit out without enjoying a daily spray of oil. Our room Stewart was ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony

4 Helpful Votes


Rough time as pandemic breaks out in the world

Review for Island Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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catmommy7

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

My husband and I have traveled extensively. We were excited that this cruise was to take us to multiple ports and did not repeat any that we've visited before. Further, we've cruised with Princess before and felt comfortable with the cruise line. Embarkation was fairly smooth. We got on the ship, found our cabin as expected (although we were disappointed that our view was obstructed), and ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)

3 Helpful Votes


Boring Cruise Ship

Review for Eurodam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Les2

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Embarkation went fine . The ship was clean and fresh. Our cabin was comfortable. Our cabin attendants were great. They got you anything you wanted or needed. We opted for anytime dining and were usually seared within 15 minutes. The food was very good with a good selection. If you don’t want to try anything there is always the classic menu available with steak, chicken or fish. all ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


Who designed these ships

Review for Norwegian Joy to Panama Canal & Central America

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SS17

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Whoever designed these ships most have been on some drugs. When you hold all your games and talks in the Atrium, which has future cruises, guest services and and tours, you are asking for trouble. You have to yell at the person you are talking to. For a show in the Atrium, they put out folding chairs, pay all that money to sit in a folding chair. They have a very nice theater which is ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

8 Helpful Votes


Panama Canal Daytime Transit was Overnight

Review for Norwegian Bliss to Panama Canal & Central America

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WoodsieORL

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

I booked a cabin facing forwards at the front of the ship underneath the captain's bridge to give me the best possible view of the canal. The cabin was quite spacious with plenty of storage space, and perfectly adequate for my needs. Considering the number of passengers embarkation went quite smoothly. I used all the dining areas with the exception of the speciality ones. The self service ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Oceanview with Large Picture Window

1 Helpful Vote


Norwegian Gem - Cons outweigh the Pros

Review for Norwegian Gem to Panama Canal & Central America

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kellianded

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Overall the Gem is a nice ship but the poor quality of food and lack of interesting activities made for a rather ho hum three week cruise. My wife and I chose this cruise because the itinerary because the ship was scheduled to stop at many ports, most of which we had not yet visited. After boarding in L.A. and a quiet day at sea, our first stop was in Cabo and that was an exciting port - ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Inside


Cruise Director staff difficult to understand

Review for Norwegian Gem to Panama Canal & Central America

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dhult15

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Luz and Joey, both from Philippines, were a joke. The morning tv show was them acting like small children. Couldn’t understand them. Since Luz was on the mic so often and then every night after the shows, most Americans complained to each other about her horrible accent. More than 1/2 passengers were European and Asian. Don’t know how they could understand. Did not enjoy the bands who were very ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window

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Disappointing

Review for Norwegian Joy to Panama Canal & Central America

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memajajo

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We took the Norwegian Joy from LA to Miami on Jan 17, 2020 because it went through the Panama Canal, which was on out bucket list. We have done several cruises on various cruise lines, but this was our first Norwegian cruise. It is also our last Norwegian cruise. Embarking/Disembarking This was the worst embarking experience we have had in 15 cruises. Very long line and wait times. No ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

7 Helpful Votes


Never Again

Review for Norwegian Joy to Panama Canal & Central America

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Igo4fun

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

My Husband and I were looking for a winter getaway from the cold of the Midwest and choose the Panama Canal Cruise because of the January departure from Los Angeles, Ca. This was one of those bucket list trips for us. There were lines to enter the cruise terminal but after check in there were seats for sitting while waiting. Entering the ship went pretty smooth and we were pleased how our ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

5 Helpful Votes


Disappointing

Review for Caribbean Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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psydney1

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

The food was very disappointing on this cruise. The dining room food was so bland that we just stopped going halfway through the cruise. I remember the disappointment on everyone's face when one meal in particular arrived. I still find it hard to believe that they had the nerve to serve such a meal. The buffet (World Market) was okay for breakfast and lunch, and some of the specialty ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

6 Helpful Votes


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