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

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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..."Read More
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10+ Cruises

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Worst cruise ship ever

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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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


Great people and service - NCL Pearl met expectations

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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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


NCL Pearl Panama Canal 2019

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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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


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


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


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


Cruise director needs to do her job....

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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raider7

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 explaining the order would have helped. Also put some bakery items, and drinks in the waiting area. Getting off was a total zoo, as wife not a US citizen. Told everyone to go ot the ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


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leemanpa

10+ Cruises

“‘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 their heads….” We sailed on the Pearl on the Dec. 9th sailing out of Tampa on a 2-week ‘Panama Canal’ cruise. This was our ‘retirement’ present to ourselves, having just sold our business ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


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