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

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1-10 of 18 Panama Canal & Central America Norwegian Sun Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


Some Good and Some Bad

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Penguin Spotter

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 able to see the other ships going in the opposite direction. For most of the cruise the bathroom smelled from sewage. We had the hotel director's staff come and look at the issue. They ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Panamá crossing

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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Joannefeb9

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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. The is music blasting everywhere. Not likely to cruise with NCL again. Our aft balcony stateroom was quite expensive and we later checked the cruise line to see the prices and saw the ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony


Somthing's wrong with this ship

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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tomcat4tam

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 three were lots of fun and well thought out by staff. This 4th cruse was not good from start to finish. Embarkation was about 2 hours late and the whole ship was checked into the terminal ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Panama Canal Cruise

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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Denny P

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 activities getting ready for a retro fit. The ship was in good condition when we boarded it in Seattle. There were still areas in need of work but overall the retro fit made the ship ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Norwegian Sun Passengers Revolt

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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Satxgrillguy

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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, currently in the midst of a Miami to Los Angeles cruise via the Panama Canal, is due to go into dry dock for refurbishment after completion of the cruise. Apparently, in an effort to minimize ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

Traveled with children


The Panama Canal

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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Buckeyefan55

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose Norwegian because we had cruised twice with them and they were 5 stars. This cruise was great for the food, the excursions, the staff, our traveling companions and everyone we met. The ports were great except for Acapulco, the State Department has classified the port in orange, which means any DOD or US Government employees can not travel to. The armed Mexican soldiers outside the dock ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Panama Canal LA - Miami

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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mervous

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Pleasant Ship but the nickel and diming and poor entertainment took the shine off it. The Sun is a nicely laid out ship, the only issue really being the strange half floor on the deck 6 and the fact that all the dining is at the rear of the ship. Our Cabin was at the front on deck 9, as quiet as could be but 1/6 mile from the nearest coffee! We had the ultimate beverage package and ...
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Sail Date: November 2017

Cabin Type: Inside


Embarkation and Disembarkation a Nightmare

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Inspre360

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We choose Norwegian as we had cruised with them before and we had a great experience. This time, not so good. We had persuaded out relatives to come along with us, and wish we had not. A great pity as it was a bucket list holiday for us and a retirement present to my husband from me his wife. We took the Premium drinks package which included coffee and juice. No one mentioned that this was ...
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Sail Date: November 2017

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside

Traveled with disabled person


Panama Canal

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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airboss1

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

My choices were limited to NCL or Princess. Since I have sailed on NCL previously, I chose it for the panama canal. Overall I was disappointed with the service, entertainment, and food Shore excursions in all ports (except cabo san lucas) included a long bus ride with fair guides. Would not revisit Cartagena or (especially) Nicaragua. Enjoyed Acapulco and Costa Rica. Not sure why but the ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Somewhat disappointing experience

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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cmmaven

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Finally took our bucket-list cruise to traverse the Panama Canal!! Unfortunately, things did not start out well when the computers went down in the Embarkation area, so had to stand in the heat and humidity for more than 90-minutes. As a result, I spent the entire first full day on the ship in bed recovering since I come from a desert climate. The major positives of the cruise were the ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Oceanview Porthole Window


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