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Panama Canal & Central America Norwegian Dawn Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Silver Latitudes Member Disappointed
"We chose this 15-night Cruise because of the excellent itinerary and the convenience of leaving out of New York City for us. We have been on NCL many times, but not in a few years. We booked this trip about 100..."Read More
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Could have been a great cruise except for the noise volume everywhere.

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flor11
10+ Cruises • Age 90s

I've started writing this while still on board with a few days yet to go on our cruise so that everything is fresh in mind, and will finish after we leave the ship. My wife and I booked a Mini Suite and with it came some special offers which we accepted. Don't feel for a moment that what you are paying for your 'Guest Fare' is anywhere near your total expense. Here what was on our ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Great cruise to the Canal

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rpiwonka
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise to sail with friends and because t was a good time to be away from Illinois. We love cruising on NCL and this cruise was no exception. There was plenty of room by the pool if you wanted sun, or no sun. We enjoyed the entertainment, as well. We never experienced a problem with service, of any kind. We found the bartenders were were very attentive. I was pleased with the ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony


Disappointment with accommodations

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madgiclady
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Chose cruise based on itinerary, date and price. Our inside cabin 11579 was little more than a closet. No chair or anywhere to sit except bed. I was embarrassed as friends could not visit as No standing room either. No bathroom ammenties included and the worst toilet tissue ever, we bought our own. We felt like second class persons on this cruise while many of our friends enjoyed upgrades to ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Variable Experience, but good overall

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Captain Sensible UK
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Enjoyed this cruise, but there were some negatives which NCL need to take onboard. Embarkation - we stayed overnight with NCL and got an organised bus to the terminal, which allowed us to skip the long lines outside. Inside was still a trial. NCL have outsourced to Intercruise, who don't appear to be geared-up to handle the known number of passengers. Cruise Director - English girl who would ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Great cruise to see Panama Canal, and Central America

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Bapa Steve
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Second time I cruised with Norwegian. My only three "real" complaints are : 1. the public rooms are very COLD. The Library felt like a meat locker. I think the cause is the staff is so "fully dressed." 2. I don't think the "specialty" restaurants are worth the price, $120 for a very average French meal, and $80 for Italian, and my wife's was inedible. 3. The theater talent and shows were ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony


The Norwegian Dawn

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heavydcleveland
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I just took the “Norwegian Cruise Line Post Cruise Survey;” however, the survey is centerEd around positivity of the cruise in general. This was my first cruise experience with Norwegian and it was not bad; however, the Dawn needs TONS of improvements/enhancements. My girlfriend and I stayed in cabin # 9026. We used soooooooooo much toilet paper, because of the black sooty oily looking ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


A little bit disappointed

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johnwramsay
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary being that it was going to the Panama Canal. We booked it in Feb of 2018 for what we considered a reasonable price, however the port fees were well above the normal probably due to the fees charged to go through the canal. This was our 7th NCL cruise and our 20th cruise and we have been cruising since 1995. The ship was very nice, however there was ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Panama Canal Transit Cruise NOT to be missed!

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Marilynny
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We’ve been looking for a Panama Canal Cruise and the Dawn’s itinerary were the best that we found. We were first-timers at all the ports visited. The cruising into Panama Canal was the best part! We stayed on the ship and experienced going through the east and west lanes. There was a speaker on the PA the whole time who explained what was going and was very helpful and informative. My husband ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


No NCL any more

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PrincipalNY
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I am very experienced cruiser, more than 20 with different companies. Almost every step or category was poor enough to regret taking this cruise. Booking through Expedia was hard sale, showing absolutely no cooperation neither from Expedia, nor from NCL side. NCL representative was unprofessional, giving wrong information about type of cabin assigned (it was at the time when it could ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


Silver Latitudes Member Disappointed

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LIFESGR8!
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this 15-night Cruise because of the excellent itinerary and the convenience of leaving out of New York City for us. We have been on NCL many times, but not in a few years. We booked this trip about 100 days before departure, and we felt that the price was fair for three of us in an inside cabin. We paid in full at the time, and within two weeks the price dropped $200. Soon after the ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window


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