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Miami to the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Panama Canal & Central America
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830 Miami to the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


Cindy Sea avatar

Cindy Sea

1 Review Written

Panama Canal Cruise was a Bucket List High!

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My husband and I have been cruising with Royal Caribbean for years. We love the cruise line and have always had a good experience. It was my bucket list item to go on a Panama Canal Cruise. We usually take about one ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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bwatton

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

AVOID!! Total Money Grab!!!

The 4 and 5 star reviews about this ship must have come from crew, family members or first-time cruisers. If you've ever cruised on other ships, you recognize them as lacking accuracy. We had the unfortunate ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Freyward_Cruiser

1 Review Written

Bucket List Panama Canal Cruise

We picked this cruise because of the timing, the price and the destination. It was exactly what we wanted! My aunt turned 60 and I turned 30 while on this cruise. It was such a fun way to celebrate! We had never ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Kiro

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Carnival Miracle Still needs work out of Dry Dock

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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klitz

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal cruise after refurbishment

The March 5 repositioning was excellent from Miami to the Miracle's new home (we hope) in San Francisco. Although there was some concern about the novel coronavirus, it was the best ship in the world to sail on. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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alwaysonaship

1 Review Written

45 Helpful Votes

We Jumped Ship In Cabo!

After 55 cruises, the Crystal Serenity was such a unsatisfactory cruise, we made arrangements to get off the ship in Cabo San Lucas and fly home. Yes we left. This was the first leg of the world cruise and we found ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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2pedersens

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Most recent cruise to Panama Canal, Miami to Los Angeles

I chose Norwegian because we cruised Mexico last year and just returned from a Panama Canal cruise. Both cruises have been enjoyable, but recent news, if true will make me think twice about cruising with them again. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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SS17

5 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Who designed these ships

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Dholm

1 Review Written

Great trip

Overall a wonderful trip. The ship is magnificent. Boarded in Miami and was so glad to have just moved up to platinum as my line to get on was 10 minutes long, the others were in the hundreds and took 3 hours to get ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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dbebushesldifnhs

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great way to see the Panama Canal and a bit of South and Central America.

This was our 9th cruise on Norwegian and our 17th cruise overall. This was our first time on the Norwegian Joy. Due to the size of this very large ship, embarkation was a bit frustrating with very long lines, but ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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ofbp Walt

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Halfway through Panama and back...

We selected a 12 night cruise to see the Panama Canal. We got to visit some cool places in addition, and have lunches in local bistros. We're not into sailing or snorkeling, but would rather walk/tour around to get ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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angelfish888

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great nightly entertainment, great staff, limited hot food selections in buffet

For our 17th cruise, we wanted to experience the Panama Canal. We had taken NCL in Sept. to New England and in October around the Western Mediterranean. This 3rd Norwegian cruise was a charm. We are a couple in our ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Notgonnalie

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mixed Feelings

This cruise experience was truly a mix of positive and negative impressions. Our biggest frustration was that the Joy changed our itinerary without explanation less than a week before taking off. They eliminated a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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CruiserFromMaine

16 Reviews Written

83 Helpful Votes

We had a great cruise on the Serenity

We had a great cruise on the Serenity from Miami to Los Angeles. This was the first leg of the 2020 World Cruise. Food and wine are an important part of cruising for us. We found the food to be very good to ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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PegBK

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Been on better cruises, including other NCL ships

We chose this cruise for a couple of reasons. Number one, it crossed off one of our bucket list items, the Panama Canal. Number two, we were cruising on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as well as New Year's Eve ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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MIT72

10 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

The ship was nice, but the shore excursion process was painful

We chose this cruise because we wanted to go through the Panama Canal and had been to most of the Mexican ports that would be covered by a cruise starting or ending in California. We were particularly interested in ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Rcastelli

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ship ever

1. Terrible food. 2. No vegetarian choices. 3. Limited food choices 4. Poor service. (Except for cabin steward ). 5. Didn’t ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Lake Powell Guy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

15 day Panama Canal Cruise

The Panama canal has been a bucket list trip for me for years and this one was priced right so I took it. Overall I had a great time. Going through the Panama canal was very well done with Panamanian official on ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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tooold

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Can't Trust Norwegian

A group of 9 went on the November 8th Panama Canal Cruise. After the payment deadline and our money was collected in full, Norwegian announced that the stop in Costa Rica was cancelled and replaced it with Acapulco. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Holly1a

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Wonderful -- unexpectedly delightful

This was a last minute booking--about a month before the cruise. The fare dropped to $699 (this is not a type) for a balcony cabin! For a 16-day cruise and Panama Canal on our bucket list, we just couldn't pass ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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JH2468

1 Review Written

Other cruise ships/lines are better than Norwegian Pearl

We went on this cruise because we were joining my brother & sister-in-law for their anniversary. We are in our 50's and traveling without children. We were not really impressed with this cruise. We've been on others ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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CarolJcruise

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

NCL Pearl Panama Canal 2019

Overall we had a fantastic time. Really enjoyed the Peal everything was beyond our expectations; service, food, cabin steward and excursions. The best restaurant was Le Bistro we were delighted when the coffee came ...
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Sail Date November 2019


Charles1945 avatar

Charles1945

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Best way to experience the Panama Canal

Most everyone, especially those who love the sea, has some familiarity with the story of the Panama Canal. David McCullough's marvelous book, The Path Between the Seas, is required reading for anyone making this ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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mbruck

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great people and service - NCL Pearl met expectations

In the opinion of this experienced cruiser (10+), it is very difficult to not have a good time on a cruise unless something unusual happens- so with the itinerary of Panama Canal and Costa Rica, along with the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Billsimmo

1 Review Written

Panama experience

This was a first time cruise with NCL and we booked it because it gave us transit of the Panama canal which we had missed with other cruises in this area. Embarkation at Miami was to say the least a shambles it took ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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