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

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Overall experience

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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kdwandbiff

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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. The stop in Costa Rica was absolutely awful. Puntarenus, Costa Rica was our excursion for that day. Excursion was titled “scenic Costa Rica”. We saw nothing but trees, shack‘s and ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


18 days of just ok

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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Loubudman

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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. Just an overall disappointment. Ship was dirty in many areas. Maintenance was chipping and painting in areas above our head during cruise. Walkers and joggers were just above our room ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window


Constant construction!

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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LESimon

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

I chose this cruise because 10 family members were getting together for our uncle's birthday. Due to the construction, 3 members were continually sick. Either a deck, bar or eating area was closed at any given time. Workers were in our hallway on ladders with open ceilings as the particles and debris were falling onto us. Decks were being sanded continually and the debris and dust from that flew ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Panama Canal

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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joonsik

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 base) during the show times (7:15 and 9:15) at Stardust. Food quality at buffet was poor and not many to choose from. The menus at Four Seasons and Seven Seas were almost ...
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Sail Date: March 2018


The ship was a floating construction site!

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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BCSmallTownGirl

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 to be going on this ‘trip of a lifetime’ as advertised by NCL – 15 days aboard a beautiful ship while getting to see the Panama Canal! We had a nice cabin - a rear facing balcony - ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony


Hazardous Health Cruise!

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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bilgi

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

I chose this cruise in order to go thorough the Panama Canal and to rest and relax during sea days. The crew attempted to make the travel pleasant. However, during the entire 15 day cruise, the ship was undergoing heavy construction! Parts of the ship were cordoned off because of the work. Decks were sanded down and varnished. Jackhammers drilled. Parts were painted. Metal shards entered some ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony


Disappointing 1st cruise

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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bdcook

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 very interesting and well worth the time and expense. The cruise ship, on the other hand, was disappointing. Extensive maintenance and repairs on board were very disruptive. We could ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window


Disappointing

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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Jasminetexas

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 was ranked as one of the better cruise lines, Had I was known it would be under construction I would of waited for another opportunity . One thing I like to do on sea days is ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window


Panama Construction Cruise

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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Scot at Sea

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

If you have read the other reviews of this cruise through the Panama Canal in March then you will know what all passengers had to suffer whilst NCL started the refurb of the Sun before the passengers got off ! I could not believe that this type of reconstruction work would be carried on during the cruise. After complaining on board ship I was given the details of the UK NCL Office who I could make ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony


#NCL Sun Panama Canal- Worst Cruise Ever!

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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White Plains Chick

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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. People became ill from the chemicals used in the paint and when forced to seek medical attention by the Cruise Doctor, they were charged 100's of dollars in medical fees. The Captain and ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Family Oceanview Picture Window


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