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Miami to the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Not the Best Cruise Experience

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Norwegian Gem

dtk1
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

The staff were friendly and helpful. For the most part, waiters were attentive, but the food left a lot to be desired. I’m not a picky eater, but I had trouble finding one entree that appealed to me each evening in the main dining room. The best dessert was usually the sherbet or ice cream choice. I got food poisoning the third day of the cruise as did another guest I talked to. Since the food is ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Nice ship, good entertainment, ok ports.

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Norwegian Bliss

MrFish
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Even the engineer in our group wasn't completely wowed by the canal, we've cruised other canals, know how they work...other than the history and kinda cool engineering of recycling the water it wasn't that exciting and made us wonder why it was a "bucket list" thing for some. There are other smaller canals around the world that are much more fun to navigate because there are sights along the way, ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Excellent Cruise

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Norwegian Bliss

frankijnr14
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Overall a fantastic cruise with very good itinerary. We stayed in Pullman Hotel outstanding Miami airport the night pre cruise. The hotel has a free shuttle from airport to hotel and a $30 shuttle to the port which was great. The ship was brilliant and very Marc large which was good for not too many people in the same place at the same time. We did have one day when the weather wasn’t very good so ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Not impressed with Bliss

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Norwegian Bliss

9tee2Sea
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This was my first time on a Mega Ship. I was not impressed. All the food came out cold and had to be sent back many times ( Including MDR, Specialty, and even Haven). I prefer the smaller ships of NCL ( I am Sapphire on NCL, so I know what to expect). The entertainment venues are very closed off and behind doors. You will not stroll the walkways trying to find a bar to sit at and listen to a ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Traveled with children


Disappointing

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Norwegian Bliss

agroom
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We picked this specific itinerary, and because Celebrity does not do a FULL transit, in the winter. We did do a Princess Cruise in 2020 but did not like it at all. Having not sailed with NCL since 2018 (previously 6 cruises), (we did 3 Celebrity, and 1 Princess in between), we definitely noticed the cut-backs, and the nickel and diming that NCL has been accused of. Embarkation was a ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Never again

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Norwegian Bliss

Lisa D G
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Nightmare starting at arrival at Port of Miami and basically sitting (or standing due to lack of chairs) in a human warehouse; given numbers without explanation when we checked in. Little did we know that thousands of people would be waiting for their number to be called because they were yelling that they were running behind in getting people from the previous cruise ship. That's at least what ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


Regent's Most Luxurious Ship

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Seven Seas Grandeur

zak477
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We are Platinum members and have enjoyed all the Regent ships. Our first impression of the Grandeur is WOW! It is laid out just like the Explorer and the Splendor but the decor is over the top. There is more marble on this ship than in the Vatican. The use of alabaster with lighting is throughout the ship. The color scheme is easy on the eyes. Although all the seating looks beautiful, they ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Excited to try Oceania, disappointment at results

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Sirena

travelbound44
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

First time for us on Oceania. Very small ship. No crowds. They advertise "The best cuisine at sea, NOT! The buffet was awful. Main dining room, hit or miss. Specialty dining(included in price) Very Good. Room service was fast and efficient. Bread was always stale. Not much entertainment on board but enjoyable. Comedian was just plain terrible. Her second show drew less than 20 people. I was on ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

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Disappointed with itinerary, staff and food

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on Sirena

romsey chechy
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose the cruise as it was goiing to interesting different ports of call. The first one was Costa Maya, where we were unable to dock and understand that happens frequently. also heard that actually its very scruffy there. Other ports of call varied. We had an excellent excursion from Guatamala with brilliant guide and included high speed boat trip up the New River. The Tabyana beach day, ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Outstanding experience

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Norwegian Gem

karsten Gammelgaard
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

this was our 6th cruise and we always wanted to go to Panama. Everything was fantastic from start to finish, the crew, staff, food excurtions, weather we had cruised on Royal Caribean Harmony of the seas in 2018 and we felt it was too big for us, Norwegian Gem was a better size , we got to know a lot of people , we want to go back tomorrow. First time my wife and I had a cruise alone ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


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