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

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Sun
Panama Canal & Central America
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29 Panama Canal & Central America Norwegian Sun Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


troter12 avatar

troter12

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

On ship excellent, on and off not so much

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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


judysand avatar

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


Easter2018 avatar

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


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davis7

1 Review Written

Excellent Experience!

We selected this cruise because of itinerary because going through the Panama Canal really appealed to us! Even though the ship is smaller than the new mega cruisers, the fantastic service and enthusiasm makes this ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Tdbb819

1 Review Written

Couldn’t have been better!

We took the 14 day Miami to Los Angeles cruise thru the Panama Canal and it was fabulous! The restaurants, staff, ship, everything! We were in the Owner’s Suite and it was lovely. And, I must say, our Concierge ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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patnroses

1 Review Written

Fun in the Sun

I chose this cruise for the trip through the Canal plus having the experience of several ports that I was interested in seeing in Mexico, Costa Rica and Columbia. It was action packed with many activities onboard. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Roadtrekkers

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Panama Canal cruise

Always wanted to do a panama canal cruise. We were not disappointed. It was hot and humid, so that limited our excursions. They couldn't guarantee an air conditioned bus, so didn't go on any tours, just went out ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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mjfun78

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Amazing

We chose Norwegian Sun ship because of the itinerary. NCL is our cruise choice. We left out of Miami. We like to visit Miami. We went to South Beach for the day. We got a inside cabin in the 8th floor, aft. We ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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rolsen222

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Cruise through Panama canal

I was traveling with my 81 year old mom who has limited mobility. We wanted a cruise with interesting ports we haven't seen before. We both enjoyed the cruise immensely. It was a great blend of interesting places ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Lady Longhorn

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Bucket List Just Got Shorter

I went to San Diego on Thursday, one day before departure. Wyndham San Diego Bayside provided a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel, which is directly across the street from the departure port. The hotel ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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firegal2539

23 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

NCL Sun A Great Cruise

Norwegian Sun Cruise 9/30 to 10/14/16 Panama Canal Easiest transfer from San Diego airport to cruise port. My flight arrived on time, I had purchased transfers through NCL. Retrieved luggage and immediately an ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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rpiwonka

7 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Wow

This was our eighth cruise on NCL and it proved again why we continue to sail with NCL. Everything was perfect. The food was excellent, the service was superb in all respects, and the entire staff could not have ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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mironosica

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Norwegian Sun

_Background: My husband and I took seven day cruise from Tampa to the Western Caribbean. We have experience with sailing with Norwegian, Princess, Celebrity, Holland America. Arrival Tampa:we were met in Airport ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Fancruise2014

3 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

19 day Panama Canal Cruise by the N.C.L. Sun.

Last year we both retired and we had a 1st cruise to the Alaska on board Celebrity Century. It was so relaxing trip and we enjoyed our moving hotel and services. This time we chose 19days Panama Canal Cruise by ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Uniall

12 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Sun May Be Best All Around In The NCL Fleet !

NCL Sun: Oct 11 – 26, 2014; 15 day Repo Los Angeles to Tampa via the Panama Canal PRE CRUISE Our cruise planning has evolved over the years to fit our transition from working class to post retirement leisure ...
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Sail Date October 2014


mellygo avatar

mellygo

3 Reviews Written

The Glorious Lamp of Heaven - the Radiant Sun!

Our favorite ship - the NCL Sun - may be older, but still shines radiantly! There were always crew members polishing, shining, painting, etc. making the ship feel newer than she is. The Sun is a happy ship! Her ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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donnacast

1 Review Written

Superb older ship and crew

My wife and I recently spent 15 days aboard the Sun celebrating my 60th birthday. It was truly a fantastic time and the ship's professional crew made it even better. The staff from the Captain all the way to the ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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cjhippo

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Superlative Experience!

My DH and I are sixty-ish retirees living in Florida. Therefore, we drove to the port and parked in the garage right there. Embarkation was disorganized - workers standing around, asking us what ship we were on, and ...
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Sail Date May 2014


patnf avatar

patnf

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal Cruise on the Sun

We boarded the Norwegian Sun on Monday, April 28, for a 15 day cruise that took us from Miami, through the Panama Canal and ended at Los Angeles. We had an aft facing balcony on the 9th deck....staterooms above and ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Pink Bon Bon

1 Review Written

Fantastic Voyage on the SUN!!

This was our seventh cruise. First one with NCL. Previous cruises have been with RCCL, Celebrity, Carnival. I would not hesitate to take another voyage with NCL. The SUN is an outstanding ship. POSITIVES: ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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Kentish

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Beyond all expectations

We booked this cruise over a year in advance and it seemed like a really adventurous trip. Having toured New Zealand in the January the second long haul holiday of the year was supposed to be second fiddle, but it ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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kobejamal

6 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Amazing in every way

Let's start with embarkation: Smooth, carefree and incredibly quick! The ship: older, smaller very well decorated with all the charm of a very classy ship you saw in the day when ships were built for comfort and ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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Petersonfcu

16 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

The Sun Through The Canal -- A Lengthy Review

My wife and I (veteran cruisers who have sailed on multiple different cruise lines) took the NCL Sun on a 15-day repositioning from Miami to Los Angeles through the Panama Canal. As discussed below, our experience ...
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Sail Date April 2013


Johnny12345 avatar

Johnny12345

1 Review Written

Amazing Entertainment and incredible value

Our cruise isn't even over, but we are having such a good time we are writing this now! We chose this cruise because I had two weeks off for vacation and it was only $699 for the whole trip. (Plus lots of ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Gwendakay

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal

I had always wanted to cruise through the Panama Canal. And what a wonderful experience it was! The ship was beautiful. I appreciated the attention to cleanliness. The meals were first rate. We were three adults in ...
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Sail Date October 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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