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

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

Traveler rating

Excellent

73

Very Good

68

Average

61

Poor

31

Terrible

11

Cruise type

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


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Freyward_Cruiser

1 Review Written

Bucket List Panama Canal Cruise

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We picked this cruise because of the timing, the price and the destination. It was exactly what we wanted! My aunt turned 60 and I turned 30 while on this cruise. It was such a fun way to celebrate! We had never ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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MIT72

10 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

The ship was nice, but the shore excursion process was painful

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Lake Powell Guy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

15 day Panama Canal Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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IBKrusty

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

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

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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mikey7110

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

AMAZING Cruise ruined by NCL Corporate - SHAME ON YOU!

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Katie603

2 Reviews Written

Wonderful passage through Panama Canal

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Vegans at sea

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Vegans On The High Seas

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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DianneCampeau

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Relaxing cruise!

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Poohbearsmom

1 Review Written

Loved Panama Canal

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Shoreviewgirl

1 Review Written

Perfect Panama Canal itinerary

In looking for a Panama Canal Cruise, we chose Norwegian because of the itinerary (1) beginning in Miami and ending in LA. (as we planned on spending the month of February in California anyway) and (2) being two ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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harleyboy1200

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Things to review with your agent

2/15/19 - 3/1/19 NCL Star Panama Canal Voyage Top screw ups 1. Free internet, ha ha, ha, 250 minute perk what doesn’t work properly or frequently; isn’t free or useful. Waits at Internet cafe could be as ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Cmeister

1 Review Written

Panama Canal: Checked off the bucket list

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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JC and JE

1 Review Written

Everything was great, very caring and attentive staff.

The location was the main reason. The trip was excellent, smooth sailing, very good shore excursions although some a little pricey. Food good in Steak restaurant, Ambiance could be much better in Italian Restaurant. ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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trivimp

7 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal on the Star

The Panama Canal has been on my bucket list for a while, and I really loved every bit of our cruise on NCL Star. I shared a balcony cabin with my sister, also an experienced cruiser; however, this was our first ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Sunstroke Searcher

1 Review Written

Panama Canal

We chose this because we always wanted to see the Panama Canal and the central America ports. Embarking was very quick. We arrived approx 11:45 and were on the ship by 12:15. Headed to O'Sheehan's bar for ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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pearldiver1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Just average

This is our 1st cruise with Norwegian but we have cruised several times before. This was the longest cruise at 14 days however. We had been informed to Star had recently been renovated. Ship was very clean. ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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dhepner

2 Reviews Written

Now I am really spoiled because we were in a suite

We did the 14 day Panama Canal cruise from Miami to LA. I packed all the things that are essential for me. A clock radio, magnetic clips to hold the itinerary with excursions, dining reservation and the daily ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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RI-Lighthouse

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Entertainment very poor except for main stage shows

Main Entertainment was very good to excellent but entertainment in main areas of ship was awful. Food good with very good variety. Service good. Can’t prove it but food on shore excursions gave both of us ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Perish2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NCL Star - Worst food ever!

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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minniemulticar

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great time!

Easy embarkation would have been flawless if the terminal staff was educated on latitudes.Room availability and luggage delivery was startling quick. Excellent food options with the exception of La Cucina. That ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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ermcneill

2 Reviews Written

14 Day Panama Canal, Miami to LA, February/March 2019

Overall, I found the Star to be okay. I recently sailed the Jade (Panama Canal, Miami round-trip) and have favorites on both boats and wish the two would combine to make my dream ship! My favorite area in the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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kira5

6 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Mostly Positive Experience

This 14 day cruise was from Miami through the Panama Canal and north to Los Angeles. The ship was clean and well maintained as was our cabin. The toilet stopped working twice (affecting a number of cabins) but ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Clark KC

1 Review Written

Panama Canal bucket list item ......check!

My wife and I chose this cruise for our 45th wedding anniversary. It was our first cruise ever and without a doubt it was 100 times better then we could have ever expected. From the moment we got on board every ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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louthebowler

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Bucket list cruise

We chose this cruise for two reasons. 1st was the chance to go to Cabo San Lucas to whale watch. 2nd was the Panama Canal. Both were amazing and we are so glad we went. The ship was good,although we did find the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Budanderson

1 Review Written

Awesome ports, average ship and service.

We wanted to sail through the canal. The price and dates worked out for us. We have sailed on numerous cruise lines. The star was average, nothing exceptional. We scheduled offshore activities through the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Norwegian Star Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining3.03.6
Entertainment4.03.8
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.7
Family4.03.6
Enrichment2.03.2
Service4.03.9
Value For Money4.03.6
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