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Norwegian Star Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America

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

Traveler rating

Excellent

16

Very Good

12

Average

11

Poor

5

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

45

Family Cruises

37

Romantic Cruises

20

Entertainment Cruises

14

Cruises for the Disabled

11

45 Norwegian Star Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America


mikey7110 avatar

mikey7110

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

AMAZING Cruise ruined by NCL Corporate - SHAME ON YOU!

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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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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


Cmeister avatar

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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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


Budanderson avatar

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


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louiseasher

1 Review Written

Wonderful cruise

A little summary of my cruise on the 14 day Panama Canal on Norwegian Star February 1-15. The food was excellent and so was the service. I went to the regular buffet the Garden Cafe, the Versailles, Aqua, ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Poi6847

1 Review Written

Panama Canal or BUST!

This was a long-planned “bucket list” cruise and did not disappoint. The overall shipboard experience was everything we had hoped for and more. The itinerary, with multiple sea days and the Canal itself being ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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brpatterson

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Just Okay

We chose this cruise for the destination (the Panama Canal) and the season (February when it was -32C at home. We booked just 2 weeks before sail date and booked a guaranteed balcony cabin. We did not get to pick ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Oxford Traveller

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Escaped negative temperatures in the US for warmth of the Ca in January.

Four senior couples enjoyed sailing from Miami through the Panama Canal to Los Angeles. We picked January for our trip in an attempt to get away from winter weather. However, we had no way of know temperatures ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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kmathur

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Panama canal worth it

we wanted to go thru panama canal and cross it and we booked a week ago Food was awesome and we did not drink alcohol I was not happy about water You have to buy it Entertainment was great except magic show ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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timmytheg

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Amazing Time

wanted to see the panama canal it was a awesome experince we had an inside cabin 5531 not large but adequate the ship is showing its age but the casino was run well open lots of hours service was on par did not ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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bettty45

5 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

NCL was disappointing

We chose this cruise to go through the Panama Canal. We found the ship and cabin to be ok but food was mediocre...entertainment was a big disappointment. There was only one day when they talked about the canal ...
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Sail Date November 2018


sanedjam avatar

sanedjam

1 Review Written

Love the Norwegian Star

We had a really great time on the Norwegian Star Panama Canal Cruise. We have cruised on many cruise lines and enjoyed this one. The ship was in good shape for being a bit older (but remodeled recently). One ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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rddwstout

1 Review Written

First cruise on Norwegian

We booked suite 9732 Aft penthouse suite. Our service was excellent, our concierge Monica was amazing. The whole staff worked hard to work at pleasing our every whim. It was a one and a lifetime experience and it ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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WXforecaster

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Boat Layout Poor

Just finished a Panama Canal cruise on the "newly refurbished" NCL Star. While not a major cruiser (15 cruises total) I unfortunately have to rate the Star's layout as Poor. While not important to some, I feel ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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valleybilles

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great cruise

Arrived at the Port of Los Angeles at approx. 2:30 and practically walked right on and from there walked right into our room. Fastest embarkation we have ever had. The room steward, Romi, was very polite and ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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lb2035

1 Review Written

First time NCL, might be last

NCL was recommended by travel agent, also price was right. Problems started at embarkation in Miami. It was a disaster. We waited outside in the sun for 50 minutes, then inside for another 45...awful. we noticed ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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rhemedinger

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed the Canal and Smooth Sailing

This was my wife’s and my mine 7th cruise. We have each been on CCL, RCCL, Disney, and NCL. We were apprehensive because it was so long (14 days) compared to our previous cruises. We definitely didn't feel it ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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stpats52

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Crossing the Panama Canal and crossing it off the Bucket list!!

So enjoyed this trip from LA to Miami! We tried the upgrade bid process with NCL and successfully upgraded from balcony to mini suite for a reasonable rate and found great value. We had dining package and ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Cruise~Love

1 Review Written

Great cruise for those who want to lose a few pounds.

WE choose this cruise because we wanted to try the west coast cruise ports and we also wanted to see the Panama Canal. I have been on many cruises all over the world. The Star was ok ... We had an inside ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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dduanekirk

1 Review Written

First Cruise, ok but could have been managed better

This was my first cruise at 73 years old. So I do not have anything to compare to. Overall I enjoyed the cruise. The Star was very clean and well appointed. Service varied, my room steward was fantastic, service in ...
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Sail Date February 2018


Myrdon avatar

Myrdon

1 Review Written

Loved the Trio in the Atrium.

Chose this cruise because it was 14 days. Don’t like taking back to back 7 day cruise, too much time spent in home port. Cabin had to be the noisiest we have ever had. Under the Aqua dinning room. Something ...
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Sail Date February 2018


michael74 avatar

michael74

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A bit downmarket

Good things and bad things happened on this cruise through the Panama Canal to Miami. The pre-cruise hotel, Airport Hilton at L.A., booked by NCL cost £200 for a double, for 1 night, no breakfast. Shabby worn room, ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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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