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New Orleans to the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Panama Canal & Central America
New Orleans

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24 New Orleans to the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


Jadebroad avatar

Jadebroad

1 Review Written

Disappointing

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Cruise offered was back to back through Panama Canal and on to Alaska. Two ports were cancelled (were not told why) so assume that is why we arrived in LA at 12 midnight and could not get off ship until the ...
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Sail Date April 2018


RLloyd66 avatar

RLloyd66

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

21 day repositioning cruise through the Panama Canal

I have taken cruises before and I have cruised on several different cruise lines. This was my first repositioning cruise and I hope to answer some of the questions I had about this type of cruise. We chose this trip ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Janners77 avatar

Janners77

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruise of a lifetime!

Prior to our cruise we spent 4 days in New Orleans. Very fun city. Restaurants we would recommend are: The Joint (BBQ) Katies (one of the best meals I have ever had) and the Cafe Cakery for breakfast. We chose ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Hummdeb avatar

Hummdeb

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal Cruise April 2018

We chose this cruise because of the embarkation city, length of cruise, value of cruise and we wanted to go through the canal. The crew on the Pearl were excellent! They were very attentive to our needs and had very ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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mowenalexander

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not the cruise of my dreams.

My life goal is to visit at least half of the countries of the world (98). When I saw this cruise advertised, it had four countries in Central American that I had never been to, Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua and ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Heatherris avatar

Heatherris

1 Review Written

Panama

I wanted to go through the Panama Canal The food was not up to the level I have been use to it was just so so They ran out of items before we reached out destination which is unacceptable The officers were not ...
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Sail Date April 2018


BC1229 avatar

BC1229

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing re-positioning cruise from New Orleans to Seattle via Panama Canal

I chose this cruise because of the multiple ports offered many of which I had not visited. The Norwegian Pearl is a beautiful well maintained ship which is staffed by the most amazing crew ever. I have cruised ...
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Sail Date April 2018


nrobin avatar

nrobin

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Second Class Encounter

Been cruising for over 30 years. This was the first time on NCL and we took this cruise because of the "ports of call". First, two ports were cancelled and one was added before sailing. many things went wrong ...
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Sail Date April 2018


JC Cruise avatar

JC Cruise

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Thoroughly Enjoyable Long Repositioning Cruise

A Panama Canal crossing has long been a bucket list, and the opportunity to see so many other countries was also an attraction. Unfortunately, NCL dropped Honduras and Guatemala from the ports of call, substituting ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Pushawayfromthetable

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

5 Star well done NCL

Choose this cruise for the Panama Canal itinerary. Had great weather which helps, but really an amazing cruise start to finish. Ship was in great shape, staff were fantastic and hard working. Met lots of great ...
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Sail Date April 2018


marelind avatar

marelind

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

PanCan, Emphasis on Disabled Travel

We are a early 60's couple who booked the Panama Canal cruise for the third time. This time my mother, who just turned 90, came with us, wanting to see the new locks on the Canal. We love this itinerary because the ...
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Sail Date April 2014


YuKnowJack avatar

YuKnowJack

1 Review Written

Cruising on the Norwegian Jewel

We recently went on a cruise on the Norwegian Jewel. We emarked at new Orleans, Went to Cartagena Columbia, Huatulco mexico, Puerto Vallarta Mexico, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. And disembarked in San Diego California. ...
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Sail Date April 2014


kcfoxy avatar

kcfoxy

5 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lifetime Memories With Panama Canal Centennial Transit & Repositioning

This is my 6th cruise and 4th with NCL. We have sailed the beautiful Jewel-class Jewel before, and like the mid-sized ships with about 2,200 pax. Embarkation was easy, the lines moving smoothly beginning about 11 ...
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Sail Date April 2014


Misty5757 avatar

Misty5757

8 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Very relaxing leisurely cruise with many sea days

We took this Panama Canal repositioning cruise from New Orleans to San Francisco. It was very relaxing and we loved the ports we stopped at. There were only 4 ports on this 15 day cruise--1 day was the Panama ...
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Sail Date April 2014


Moedeknox avatar

Moedeknox

1 Review Written

Great trip with friends thru Panama Canal

Originally I was worried about the number of sea days debut b/c we were with friends we spent the afternoon playing cards on those days. The steward we had was excellent in taking care of our cabin. The gym could ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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cnlindgren

1 Review Written

Nice crew, poor ship

My wife and I looked forward to cruising the Panama Canal. We chose the NCL Jewel because my wife had never been to New Orleans and we figured we could kill two birds by sailing from there. We also wanted to try ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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01eyeguy

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Living up to expectations

I just returned from a 7 day cruise on the Carnival Sunshine. the cruise left New Orleans, was at sea for 2 days, then arrived at Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan. From there we sailed the new day to Belize. Our last port ...
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Sail Date January 2014


maharals avatar

maharals

1 Review Written

Beautiful Ship

The embarkation went fine - we arrived at the port by Taxi around 11:30 and had no problem getting on. We were on board within an hour and in the stateroom by 1:45. The room is nice and spacious. Really enjoyed ...
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Sail Date December 2007


Old Dog avatar

Old Dog

1 Review Written

First Panama Cruise

Always wanted to do a cruise through the Panama Canal, from gulf side to Pacific ocean. Lots of ports for excursions. Was a great experience. Spent couple days in New Orleans before boarding ship for cruise. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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retiredincloverdale

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

21 days through the panama canal

We did this cruise because of the ports of call. Left from new orleans and went to seattle. The ship is very nice and clean, room also very good. The crew was always happy and friendly. Food was better than ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Robbiesports avatar

Robbiesports

1 Review Written

New Orleans to Seattle, through the Panama Canal

We wanted to sail through the Panama Canal, and along the way, we made stops at Cartagena, Columbia; Costa Rica; Leon, Nicaragua; Antigua, Guatemala, Acapulco, Mexico; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Los Angeles and finally ...
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Sail Date April 2018


philflow avatar

philflow

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good cruise need some work

The 14 day journey cruise on the Glory was overall memorable. Embarkation was great as soon as we got to the port and went thru security we were on the ship. We had some great stops, Montego Bay Jamaica, Aruba, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Nini 8 avatar

Nini 8

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good cruise

Wanted to see the Panama Canal Cruise was good. Had a few hiccups with getting off the ship. We arrived late in one port , and rather than let passengers off by excursion time, they let everybody off at once. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Beth avatar

Beth

7 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overall a great cruise

This was my second cruise, my first being Alaska with Holland America back in 2000. Overall, I was thrilled with my experience on the Norwegian Spirit and I would definitely consider traveling with them again. We ...
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Sail Date March 2008


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