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

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15 day Panama Canal Cruise
"Just keep in mind that the Star is an older ship and will not compare to the newer ones in the fleet.I am not overly picky about food so the 3 star food on this ship was just fine for me...."Read More
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The ship was nice, but the shore excursion process was painful

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MIT72
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because we wanted to go through the Panama Canal and had been to most of the Mexican ports that would be covered by a cruise starting or ending in California. We were particularly interested in the Colombian ports, which were cancelled two weeks before our sailing date and NCL would refused to let us cancel and get our money refunded. Supposedly the ship had "mechanical ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


15 day Panama Canal Cruise

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Lake Powell Guy
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The Panama canal has been a bucket list trip for me for years and this one was priced right so I took it. Overall I had a great time. Going through the Panama canal was very well done with Panamanian official on board giving timely reports over the intercom as to what we were seeing. Just keep in mind that the Star is an older ship and will not compare to the newer ones in the fleet. If you ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Loved Panama Canal

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Poohbearsmom
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Choose for the Panama Canal crossing. The entertainment was good overall. The meals were medium good but not noteworthy. We ate in buffet, both main dining rooms and 3 specialty restaurants. Only Cagney's was worth the money. Desserts with the exception of ice cream were uniformly disappointing. The shops devoted too much space to high end jewelry and perfume (money makers?) and nothing to ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Porthole Window


AMAZING Cruise ruined by NCL Corporate - SHAME ON YOU!

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mikey7110
2-5 Cruises

First let me say we had an AMAZING 14 day cruise through the Panama Canal. Everyone from the baggage handlers to the Captain were warm, inviting and went over and above to ensure our bucket-list cruise was all we imagined it would be and more. NCL corporate on the other hand were HORRIBLE and need additional training and a means to correct actions, which are truly of their making, which affect ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Family Suite

Traveled with disabled person


Relaxing cruise!

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DianneCampeau
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We had great weather with calm seas. The only rougher part was leaving Cartagena Columbia till we got to the islands in the Caribbean. The cruise was just enough at sea days and port days. Skip the "Easy Antigua in Guatemala" Nothing easy about it. Long drive and the assault of street vendors is trying! We learned to take the shorter tours as more than 3 hours on a tour bus is too much. Did ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Obstructed Oceanview


Wonderful passage through Panama Canal

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Katie603
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Traveled through Panama Canal because it was on our bucket list. Got on ship in LA and that went smooth and fast, no lines but dock porters were not part of NCL and were very rude. First stop Cabo San Lucas and very pretty, sea lions were plentiful and tendering was very difficult and not organized. Next stop Acapulco and Do Not Get Off the boat, very dirty and people rude. Next stop Guatemala and ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Vegans On The High Seas

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Vegans at sea
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We are health conscious vegans and one of us has a gluten allergy. In January 2019 we sailed aboard the Princess Regal on a 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise. We went with relatives which didn’t give us much time for us to enjoy being on the boat or for relaxing. We needed another cruise and fast! However, we had limited funds having just cruised. We choose a 14 day repositioning cruise on the ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Toilets didn't work for 2 days and bad customer service

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IBKrusty
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Chose this for an extended family cruise (3 suites) for our 50th anniversary. Panama Canal on our bucket list. The cabin was nice, cabin steward attentive, and the restaurants were OK but not something to write home about. Entertainment meh. We did enjoy the talks about the Canal. Customer service desk personnel were unacceptable and mostly just angered us by blaming ship problems on us (it was ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

Traveled with children


Panama Canal: Checked off the bucket list

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Cmeister
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

The Panama Canal has always been on our Bucket List. While we usually vacation at All Inclusives, we felt a cruise would be the best way to experience the Canal. As first-time cruisers, we began to wonder what we had gotten ourselves into: prairie folk committing to 14 nights on a ship!! We chose Norwegian for the FreeStyle cruising and were not disappointed. We enjoyed the more relaxed dress ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Family Oceanview Picture Window


NCL Star - Worst food ever!

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Perish2
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We wanted to go to the Panama Canal and the time of year worked best for both my husband and I. We also thought we'd try a different cruise line (we were very sorry we did). We were on a 14-day NCL Star cruise through the Panama Canal, starting in Miami and ending in Los Angeles. The cruise itself was very good. Enjoyed the canal and the scenery. The ship was good, the room was great, and ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


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