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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

Traveler rating

Excellent

29

Very Good

22

Average

18

Poor

17

Terrible

16

Cruise type

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


kdwandbiff avatar

kdwandbiff

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Overall experience

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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


Loubudman avatar

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


White Plains Chick avatar

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


bdcook avatar

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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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


joonsik avatar

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


dlang155 avatar

dlang155

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

"A Floating Dry Dock"

We recently cruised the Panama Canal from Miami to Los Angeles on March 16- 31st, 2018 on the Norwegian Sun. The day we left port we witnessed multiple pallets lining our muster stations/ emergency exits and life ...
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Sail Date March 2018


BOCMOC avatar

BOCMOC

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

NCL

We planned for this "dream cruise" of 15 days through the Panama Canal over a year ago. We selected this specific cruise, even though it was pricey, because it traversed the Panama Canal in daylight. The ...
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Sail Date March 2018


Judystamps2000 avatar

Judystamps2000

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Find another company

We cruised on the Norwegian with another couple. We were in stateroom 8051. The bed looked and felt like they got it out of a 'pay by the hour' motel. It had depressions more than an inch deep in the mattress where ...
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Sail Date October 2014


LESimon avatar

LESimon

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Constant construction!

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. ...
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Sail Date March 2018


schmidlapp avatar

schmidlapp

6 Reviews Written

cloud hiding the sun

Wife and myself are early 50's. We've been on 15+ cruises, most very good to excellent, this one was near the bottom of the heap. Embarkation was very quick, efficient and organized. We were in a penthouse suite ...
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Sail Date March 2008


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Scot at Sea

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Panama Construction Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


Ighdez avatar

Ighdez

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Ship was undergoing major construction as we cruised on this 15 day adventure. About 1/4 of ship was inaccessible, some specialty restaurants were closed, people complained about chemical fumes through out ship and ...
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Sail Date March 2018


bilgi avatar

bilgi

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Hazardous Health Cruise!

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 ...
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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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