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

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Costa Maya
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Good Value for the Money / Average Cruise / Poor Entertainment / Fair Food
"We embarked from Miami on an 11 day Panama Canal cruise, following a day of exploration in that beautiful city. Our embarkation was fast and easy, the embarkation crew was well practiced and friendly. The ship was..."Read More
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Worst cruise ship ever

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Rcastelli
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

1. Terrible food. 2. No vegetarian choices. 3. Limited food choices 4. Poor service. (Except for cabin steward ). 5. Didn’t show college football championship games - all 30 TV’s were tuned to a Single meaningless European soccer game. !!! Other cruises, by comparison, broadcast these games in their ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


Been on better cruises, including other NCL ships

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PegBK
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 and New Year's Day. We had a mini-suite. We have learned from other cruises that we want to be mid-ship or a bit forward. Why? The smoke stack leaves soot on the balcony when your ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


NCL Pearl Panama Canal 2019

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CarolJcruise
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 it was a French Press! Best dessert the tiramisu in La Cucina. The only thing I have to say about La Cucina it looks more like a Mexican restaurant that Italian. We had Thanksgiving ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Great people and service - NCL Pearl met expectations

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mbruck
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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 standard western Caribbean port swing through Harvest Caye, Roatan, and Costa Maya, good times were expected- and NCL met expectations. Those who cruise a lot may note that exceeding ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Other cruise ships/lines are better than Norwegian Pearl

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JH2468
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 that were larger ships and they had so much more to offer. The staff were very good, friendly, and hard working. We didn't read the fine print that there'd be a corkage fee of ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Good Value for the Money / Average Cruise / Poor Entertainment / Fair Food

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dodah
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We embarked from Miami on an 11 day Panama Canal cruise, following a day of exploration in that beautiful city. Our embarkation was fast and easy, the embarkation crew was well practiced and friendly. The ship was in good repair and had been well prepared in a short time for our arrival. Our cabin was clean, comfortable and was kept that way throughout the cruise by an attentive steward. The ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Dad always wanted to cruise the canal

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Auntda22
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

We only cruise with Norwegian, very casual friendly atmosphere. No strict schedules to go by! I cruised with my dad, stepmom, and a friend of mine. In Cartagena we took a party bus, plenty of free rum and cokes with the price of your ticket, and ride around town with your own 3pc band, 3 stops, dancing and shopping as well as history all in this tour. Next was the canal, we didn’t get off but ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window


Wonderful 1st time experience!

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dannyrideout
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

We joined this cruise with friends that had already booked. A surprising 1st time adventure in a cruise ship. We were concerned about sea-sickness, turned out to be not an issue at all. The cruise was 11 days and it was hardly enough time to experience all that the ship has to offer. Getting on and off the ship was sometimes a challenging experience, I think there must be something they ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


Probably never Norwegian again.

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Gxi8805
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Staff and servers were wonderful. Staterooms were very nice with plenty of room for 2 people. Attendant was very good. Ports were fun as long as we did our own thing. My biggest complaint is the pool deck ambience. Many patrons asked for music but were refused over and over. Don't understand why a pool deck can't have music playing. Lots of cancelations of live music and activities. Food not ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Family Oceanview Picture Window


Ship itself was very nice

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capeman1
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I chose this cruise by the Ports that I have not seen yet. The price was good so I did some research of the ship and just winged it at the ports, all worked out well as it could possibly be. The ship is kept clean, as there are always crew members working around the ship wiping, vacuuming and shining. the cabin was small but livable for the 2 week cruise. Cabin steward was good at keeping ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


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