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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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Average

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Poor

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Terrible

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


Penguin Spotter avatar

Penguin Spotter

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Some Good and Some Bad

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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


Joannefeb9 avatar

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


Denny P avatar

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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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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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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mervous

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal LA - Miami

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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herdingdogmom

6 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Sailing under the Golden Gate and through the Panama Canal were the highlights

We chose this cruise because it left from our home port and did a full transit of the Panama Canal. Both were highlights of the cruise and fantastic. We loved taking a taxi to the port and fortunately had been ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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airboss1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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cmmaven

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Somewhat disappointing experience

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Gregwhiz

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

OK But There Were Issues

This was our 1st cruise with NCL. I think we will likely be cruising with another line in the future. Before I go blasting away, I do want to say that for the most part, this is a nice ship with a great crew. ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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PamelitaHiebert

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Second cruise

The Pride of America in Hawaii was so awesome we decided to do the Panama Canal with Norwegian as well. We booked our excursions a through the online selections a long time before sailing, and found this to be a ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Anthea Bogle

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

No Chocolate Night

"Another don't-miss is Norwegian's signature Chocoholic's Buffet, held once per cruise on each ship. It's a magnificent sight to behold. " This quote is simply untrue as there was never a chocolate buffet..on two ...
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Sail Date April 2015


Barjie avatar

Barjie

1 Review Written

NCL standard has gone down.

It has been nearly 10 years since I last cruised on NCL. I found that on this cruise the level of service and quality of food served was considerably less than on my previous NCL cruises. NCL has too many ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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klndry

1 Review Written

Fun in the sun

We recently took the seven day cruise out of Tampa to the Western Caribbean. The food was great. The ports were good. The entertainment was good. The cabin size was good. And the interior cabins have ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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teddy2869

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Ship and line needs help

This was my 23rd cruise and the first and last on Norwegian. I will start with the good points. The cabin was one of the best I have ever had on a cruise. It had a Large bathtub and plenty of storage space. Any time ...
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Sail Date April 2014


Buckeyefan55 avatar

Buckeyefan55

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Panama Canal

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


kredgie avatar

kredgie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Sun - Central America/Panama Canal

My husband and I just returned from an 18 day Repositioning/Panama Canal cruise on NCL's Sun. This is our fifth cruise, but first with NCL. We have previously sailed with Carnival, RCI and Princess. We chose this ...
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Sail Date October 2007


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Inspre360

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Embarkation and Disembarkation a Nightmare

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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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