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

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

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104 Panama Canal & Central America Norwegian Sun Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


Reenthebean avatar

Reenthebean

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our very first cruise!

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We were looking for an alternative to flying to our destination and decided to try a cruise. It just so happened our travel agent found this cruise which met our travel dates. We convinced our brother-in-law & his ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Joannefeb9

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panamá crossing

Chose this cruise because we had not crossed the Panama Canal. The food was just ok the excursion were also just ok. The bar service in the Spinnaker lounge was mediocre. There are no real quiet public areas to sit. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Penguin Spotter

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Some Good and Some Bad

The ship was generally in good shape but the stairs were not solid and sagged at times when you went up or down the stairs. We had a nice balcony cabin for overlooking the Panama Canal. It was mid ship and we were ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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kdwandbiff

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Overall experience

We chose this cruise because we have always wanted to go through the Panama Canal. Going through the Panama Canal was the highlight of the trip and the only part of the cruise that I would recommend anybody doing. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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JoanieBlon

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

GREAT Panama Canal Cruise from San Francisco on the Norwegian Sun

We chose this cruise because we wanted to do a full transit of the Panama Canal. It left from San Francisco and sailed out under the Golden Gate Bridge, which was wonderful. We also enjoy "Fleet Week" activities by ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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troter12

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

On ship excellent, on and off not so much

Panama cruise was great once we got on the ship, took two hours to get there. Had a balcony cabin with all new furniture and tv Everything worked extremely well during the entire cruise. Perhaps because it was an ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Denny P

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal Cruise

We always wanted to cruise thru the Panama Canal. This cruise offered a great list of ports plus the canal. The Norwegian Sun had received terrible press before our cruise due to a previous cruise construction ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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carolheidi

1 Review Written

Take an extra plate for the throw away of uneatable food.

New destinations were the best part, through the panama and all the stops. The ship was very smooth. Most of the outside entertainment was superb. The food was so bad, and the deserts looked wonderful, and ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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travels with grammy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Satisfaction Guaranteed

This was my fourth cruise with NCL. I was looking for a longer trip, and the 18-day itinerary had a good variety of places I wanted to visit, including the ports of Seattle and San Francisco where I had family to ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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tomcat4tam

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Somthing's wrong with this ship

This cruse started in Seattle where we lived for many years. Its a fun city to explore if you have never been. I recommend you spend at least 2 days min. I've cruised with Norwegian 4 times now. The first ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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evandlyn

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Longest cruise for us but lots to do if we wanted.

Chance to see the Panama Canal on a cruise with several interesting stops. The food was excellent if a little repetitious at times. The entertainment was first class in the theater and in the bars. Colibri ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Loubudman

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

18 days of just ok

The crew was excellent but the ship was in poor condition. Windows were all dirty and not washed once during 18 day cruise. Lighting throughout the ship was out in a lot of places. Food was sub par for Norwegian. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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judysand

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Panama Canal Cruise

We thoroughly enjoyed the 18 day Panama Canal full transit cruise aboard the Norwegian Sun! The cruise ports with sea days interspersed allowed for a nice combination of relaxation and activities. The ship just ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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White Plains Chick

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

#NCL Sun Panama Canal- Worst Cruise Ever!

NCL decided to begin refurbishing the Sun during our cruise with total disregard for the health and safety of the passengers. Paint chips and insulation floating down from the decks and smoke stacks into our food. ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Jasminetexas

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

A friend ask if I wanted to share a cabin on a Norwegian cruise ship through the Panama Canal. It was a little pricey but I all ways wanted to go on a Norwegian cruise ship and to the Panama Canal . I thought it ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Satxgrillguy

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Sun Passengers Revolt

Passenger Revolt on Norwegian Cruise Line. Passengers on Norwegian Cruise Line’s ship, Norwegian Sun, revolted forcing the captain to address ongoing issues negatively affecting all passengers. The ship, ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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bdcook

1 Review Written

Disappointing 1st cruise

We chose this cruise specifically for the Panama Canal crossing, but thoroughly enjoyed the ports we visited. Cartegena, Costa Rica, Acupulco, Cabo and Ensenada were pretty touresty. Nicaragua and Guatemala were ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Ozcruiser28

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A cruise that NCL should be ashamed to put passengers on

We were looking forward to the cruise from Miami to Los Angeles as a luxurious couple of weeks visiting some exotic ports in Central America as well as going through the Panama Canal. Boarding was relatively ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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BOONCL

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Beware of NCL !!

Just spent a small fortune on a long ago planned trip of a lifetime through the Panama Canal. The ship was undergoing major work during the trip with many areas closed for the entire duration with some rolling ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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abutler70

7 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal

This is one of the smaller Norwegian ships but we preferred it. It had a spacious pool deck and plenty of room for sunbeds, it didn't feel cramped like other ships. We had alot of sea days and it was never a problem ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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joonsik

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal

The boat overall was quite clean. Cabin was way larger than expected. It was excellently maintained and the janitor was always polite and cheerful. It was impossible to bear the noise (sound of drums and ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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BCSmallTownGirl

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

The ship was a floating construction site!

The good: Almost a year ago, my husband and I booked this Panama Canal Cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line. Our travel agent was helpful, answering questions and getting things booked for us. We were very excited ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Kroosintime

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

NCL Panama Screw Job

We had planned for quite some time to take a Panama Canal cruise with four siblings and their spouse's. The Norwegian Sun had the itinerary (full transit from Miami to Los Angeles) that we wanted at a good time of ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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confetti132

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Ship Construction unacceptable-People and staff wonderful - Captain Rude

My husband and I have been wanting to do a Panama Canal Cruise for years. When a friend told us they were getting a group together to go, we immediately added our name to the list. My husband had recovered from ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Easter2018

2 Reviews Written

Ports chosen were small and within walking distance of the ship.

Restaurant service was top notch. Room steward was excellent. Balcony was great. Good weather. Lots of sun! Lot of work being done on the ship caused some inconvenience... Expensive gratuities! Drink package ...
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Sail Date March 2018


Norwegian Sun Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.54
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment3.53.7
Public Rooms4.04
Fitness Recreation3.03.7
Family3.53.8
Enrichment3.03.3
Service3.54.1
Value For Money3.53.7
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