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

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Pearl
Panama Canal & Central America
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

83

Very Good

88

Average

44

Poor

25

Terrible

6

Cruise type

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


PegBK avatar

PegBK

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Been on better cruises, including other NCL ships

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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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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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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


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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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dannyrideout

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful 1st time experience!

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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dodah

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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visionfounder

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Tampa NEVER AGAIN !

My wife and I were on this cruise.We are both 71, this was our thirteenth cruise, fourth Norwegian. Four Carnival and five Disney. We typically cruise from Port Canaveral when cruising from Florida. Otherwise we ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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!cocruising!

9 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise ever

Panama Canal was on our bucket list and a dream. It was an amazing experience and a very humbling Embarkation was very unorganized and a nightmare. But finally was on the ship. Meet & Greet was nice even ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Taja1002

6 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

So much more than we expected!!

Our kids have decided they don't want materialistic items for Christmas so what do we do now....we take a cruise and make memories!! The ship is smaller which is one of the positives for us, we like being ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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lindafrank

1 Review Written

Boat & Crew perfection - ports deception

I've been on 10 cruises and loved every one of them, mainly because of the ports and all you can see and learn in 2 weeks, give or take. The Pearl is a gorgeous ship. We stayed in the Haven which should be called ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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ChristyandAriel

1 Review Written

14 Night Panama Canal Cruise

I went on this cruise with my 8 year old daughter. I choose this cruise because it was port intensive, 9 ports in 14 nights. This was our first time on a 14 night cruise and our first time on NCL. We took this ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Annimils

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed the Indigo Restaurant and the gym on board

Timing was good for this 2 week cruise, schools not out yet, Christmas holidays not started. I enjoyed the exercise we were able to get while walking the decks, climbing the stairs. There was so much food available ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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raider7

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruise director needs to do her job....

From a 6 time Norwegian cruiser, who will probably be looking more elsewhere. Biggest problems were getting on and especially getting off. Getting on, the boarding process was very unclear, and few knew. A sign ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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sandkp3

2 Reviews Written

Wonderful cruise

Always wanted to go on the Pearl and to the Panama Canal. It was a great cruise other than the weather got kind of rough . The food was good but after the first week started looking all the same. Loved O'Sheehens ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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leemanpa

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Garden Villa NCL Pearl 12/9/2018 Review

“‘Twas two weeks before Christmas and all through the Pearl; The seas were so rough that it made the CREW hurl…. The Shoppies & Steiners were snug in their beds, While visions of Revenue danced in ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Gxi8805

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Probably never Norwegian again.

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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mailgal2018

1 Review Written

Panama Canal

We chose this cruise because we thought it would be fun and interesting. Traveling with four other people, two of which were in our suite. The suite was smaller than suites on other cruise lines but our cabin guy ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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capeman1

13 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Ship itself was very nice

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Stevedolphin

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very flexible, like they changed the cruise to accomodate the passengers

It seemed obvious early in the cruise that there were a lot of people interested in trivia. It seemed that they adjusted the schedule to add more trivia and moved it to a bigger venue to accommodate the crowds. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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SuzieRitz

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

NCL Pearl Panama Canal R/T Tampa

Loved there were 3 combinable promo's which made this cruise very cost effective. The NCL staff and entertainment was phenomenal and the food was generally very good with a few exceptions. Some excursions were not ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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fingerlakesmike

6 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

The View Was Great!

The Panama Canal cruise was on our bucket list. We are into our 70s and both have some chronic health issues, so we wanted to get this off of our list. We chose the aft facing cabin so we had a 180 degree view ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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SailorToCruiser

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cruise average to okay; shore excursions not swell

Overall, the cruise was pretty much nice. Most of the shore excursions, not so much. The package price and "Five for Free" and all that foofraw was intriguing until analyzed, and then not so much. Entertainment on ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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cpccsaccountant

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

ALL HAS BEEN VERY WELL EXCEPT THE DISEMBARKATION

The ncl pearl has many varieties of activities for any age including bowling. At times multiple activities have been booked in the same venue at the same time. But the staff sorted it out and made applicable ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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lizp

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Trip: Our Favourite Cruise To Date!

My husband and I took this cruise with his grandparents with the intent of having a lot of quality family time together. This was our fourth cruise, second with Norwegian. We had previously sailed on Norwegian ...
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Sail Date November 2018


Norwegian Pearl Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining3.03.8
Entertainment4.03.8
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family4.03.7
Enrichment1.03.4
Service4.04.1
Value For Money4.03.8
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