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Miami to the Panama Canal & Central America Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Panama Canal & Central America
Miami

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13

Very Good

25

Average

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Poor

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48 Miami to the Panama Canal & Central America Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews


presporak avatar

presporak

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Surprise

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Partly because of price but not significance difference. Organization of boarding procedure in Miami - extremely poor - substandard. Service and employees - very good. Excursion vere very poorly organized ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Esperanza7

8 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Bucket List Cruise Fulfilled!

As usual a little late with this review, but, better late than never!! Like any cruise, everyone’s opinions and experiences are different, which is what makes the Cruise Critic reviews so interesting. This was ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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noni6

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

I remember when cruising used to be something special!

Unfortunately, this cruise started out poorly and never really got much better. My husband has an issue with standing for extended periods of time, so we requested an "assisted boarding". I made sure we had the ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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algebrateacher

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Two Wonderful Weeks!

I have wanted to sail the full Panama Canal cruise for years. Now that we are retired, my husband and I could do it! We flew to Miami two days before departure, so we could have some fun in Miami. We cruised the Bay ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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fjkjr

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Incredible Panama Canal Cruise on NCL Jewel

SImply a great cruise - The ship was fantastic, the crew incredibly attentive and polite, the food delicious, and the entertainment top notch. Loved all restaurants except Cagney's atmosphere did not do the food, ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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topdog11

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Jewel, 14 night full transit Panama Canal cruise

I always wanted to do a full transit of the Panama Canal. The Jewel was sailing on the dates of my 45 anniversary, so that is why we picked NCL Jewel. I usually sail with Royal and Carnival. The Jewel built in ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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wc97220

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

On our bucket list

we have wanted to go through the Panama Canal for a long time. this is our second time on the Jewel, she is an awesome ship. the first time was spectacular. it is a little hard to live up to that. the new ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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coreyglab1955

1 Review Written

Full transit of the Panama Canal, a must for any seasoned traveler.

Even if you know the history, have seen the documentaries and understand the engineering, a full passage of the Panama Canal is a MUST for any lover of history, science or travel. The senior crew members were very ...
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Sail Date February 2017


ellenro avatar

ellenro

1 Review Written

The locks are amazing

Going through the canal was an interesting experience. Hard to believe they have been using them for over 100 years and still working like clockwork. The film about the building of the canal was very enlightening. ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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peggysue79

1 Review Written

Panama Canal

We chose this cruise because my brother pics all our cruises and I just trust his choices..lol. I have been traveling with Norwegian for 4 years now and it is amazing. So spoiled by the time i get home,have a hard ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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sprkysrn

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing trip

My Husband has always been a Panama Canal Buff. So when I saw this cruise I gave it to him for our 38th wedding anniversary. Actually we spent our 39th for this cruise. Everything was great from our cabin steward ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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WIEBER

1 Review Written

The Panama Canal

It was our 25 wedding anniversary, we chose going through the Panama canal. This was our first cruise. We disembarked on every stop. We enjoyed the sunshine, the itinerary was geared to the older folk, but we ...
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Sail Date February 2017


JohnAK avatar

JohnAK

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal Tranfer Cruise

We had an amazing experience. The staff were incredible. Never saw a grumpy face. Every day on board we were made to feel very special. The specialty restaurants provide a quality meal. I am 74 and the just had the ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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mr.blessed

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

West Bound Panama Canal

We chose this cruise because it was Her turn to choose! It has been on Rachel's bucket list for awhile now. Mine too, a win win I call it! This was our first time on Norwegian and It was not a disappointment. I ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Lancsgirl52

1 Review Written

A Bit Disappointed with NCL

We chose this particular itinerary because of the unusual ports of call, especially Central America. This did not disappoint in the least. However, the NCL experience could have been better. First of all, ...
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Sail Date February 2017


catlib55 avatar

catlib55

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Panama Canal cruise!

For our fiftieth wedding anniversary, we decided to do a full transit of the Panama Canal. We had done a round trip partial transit ten day cruise several years ago, but this time decided to do a full transit. We ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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debbyjg

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

14 day cruise with friends

10 friends celebrating one our friends birthday. Some of the group have cruised before but it was our first big cruise. We really enjoyed our experience on the Jewel. The staff made us feel very special, and were ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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darrmarr

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

A wonderful experience

We wanted to experience a full transit of the canal and booked this trip with friends. We had a great time and the canal experience was unforgettable in every way. The ship is beautiful and the staff was very ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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trwmichelle

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overall Experience

I wanted to see the Panama Canal and surrounding countries. This was my retirement present. This was a great price, and the idea of a 14 day cruise sounded wonderful. It did not disappoint. Getting to see the panama ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Gmfranklin

1 Review Written

Full Transit Panama Canal Cruise

This was our eighth cruise and second on the Norwegian Cruise line. We chose this cruise because of the extensive port calls, 9 in 16 days including the full transit of the Panama Canal. First the Pros of this ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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hellahoney

1 Review Written

Panama Canal Cruise

We did this cruise to do something different and to see places we wouldn't normally do. Getting on and off the ship was an experience not a good one, it took over 2 hours of queuing to get on and even longer to ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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ship2sure

1 Review Written

Great Panama Canal Itinerary; Ship Casual

First time with NCL, and its more casual style, which generally worked well. One criticism though is the reluctance of NCL to give you any information about the ship! Deck plans are strictly for the website, and ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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janetandnoel

1 Review Written

Excellent experience

We chose this cruise because of The Panama Canal complete journey. I was apprehensive about the idea of 'free style cruising' however. Having been on a Celebrity cruise in November I also hoped it would compete ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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stjohnbeachlover

6 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Great Panama Canal cruise!

My husband and I along with two other couples booked this Panama Canal cruise. My husband and I have been on a lot of cruises (17 for him and 19 for me). My husband is 63 and I am 58. We were excited about this ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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christine.worden

1 Review Written

Cruising the Panama Canal was the highlight.

The staff were very friendly and great service with smiles. Donovan, and Cindy were outstanding waiters. Christian was our cabin maintenance and he is a happy polite and hoping he will receive a raise in ...
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Sail Date January 2017


Norwegian Jewel Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.04.1
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.04
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family4.03.9
Enrichment1.03.4
Service3.04.1
Value For Money4.03.8
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