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

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1-10 of 16 Panama Canal & Central America Norwegian Sun Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


Take an extra plate for the throw away of uneatable food.

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carolheidi

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

New destinations were the best part, through the panama and all the stops. The ship was very smooth. Most of the outside entertainment was superb. The food was so bad, and the deserts looked wonderful, and most often tasted like rubber. Even the chocolate was altered, (maybe brown food dye?) Every meat entree was too tough to chew. The spinach pie was paper and no cheese, ? STINGY ON ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


Sailing in a construction zone

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300dtc

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This was a bucket list trip for us, almost a year in preparation, lots of planning and anticipation. It was also a trip for my 60th birthday, and bittersweet since I was diagnosed with breast cancer on February 1 and when I got back home from my relaxing trip I would begin my treatments. Well, it was anything but relaxing...heavy construction onboard closed half the pool deck, part of deck 6, ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window


If this is cruising, then give me a land vacay every time so I can at least leave

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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Chiefjen

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

This was a trip of a lifetime. Any positives such as the comfortable rooms, good dining service, decent shore excursions and delicious food was FAR outweighed by the massive construction project that was undertaken during the cruise. Major parts of several decks were closed. The fumes from the chemicals they were using were breathtaking (in a bad way). The constant noise from sanders and ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Traveled with children


DISAPPOINTING SHIP

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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pamelagravestock

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

It was my partners bucket list to see the panama canal. We saved for our once in a lifetime cruise. We will never return to america as we usually cruise the mediterranean. We have used ncl before but never have we had anything like this ship. refurbishment was going on from day one even though the ship was going into dry dock after the end of our cruise. Hazardous dust and fumes were on the ship ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Family Inside


Hazardous materials and chemicals cruise

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dannijj

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We choose this cruise as the ship was supposed to have been refurbished in 2016 and we thought it would be like a new ship. After we boarded we found a letter from Norwegian Cruise Line that there were going to be a few inhancements being done during our cruise. Unfortunately that was a huge understatement as they were doing major construction with hazardous materials and chemicals that made many ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Undisclosed renovation puts passengers health at risk.

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HarleyR

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

#NCL We are a group of 4 couples from Prince Edward Island, Canada who each booked the March 2018 Panama Canal cruise on the Norwegian Sun. We made our reservations through our trusted travel agent in October 2017. In all of the hours of research by the 8 travellers plus the travel agency leading up to, and after booking the cruise... we did not discover any mention that construction and ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


CRUISE FROM HELL!!

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nayarit08

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We have just returned from the "Cruise from HELL" aboard NCL Sun. During our 15 night cruise, there was construction going on. There was insulation blowing around, paint dust blowing everywhere, the muster station doors were closed off during DAYS of our cruise, the pool area was closed for a few days, sanding the decks, drilling, jack hammering etc from sun up until around midnight EVERY NIGHT. ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


NCL construction cruise

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SpencerisMonte

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Choose this cruise for the ports and Panama Canal transit. Ports were great. Gave us an opportunity to get off that wretched ship. Officers had no leadership. Captain was nowhere to be seen. The only officers on deck on disembarkation were two junior chefs. We have been on 37 cruises now and this has been the worst experience we have ever had. Check Facebook group #PC Sun for more info. I get ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window


Floating Construction Site Panama Canal Sun

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Sharrol

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Terrible! I will never book another cruise on Norwegian! Outdoor decks 12 & 6 were under renovation. Closed off areas, grinding, pounding, dust & rock wool flying everywhere & toxic fumes due to new epoxy flooring being installed. Champs Bar closed for the duration. Kiddie pool, shuffleboard & golf activities inaccessible part of the trip. Walking/jogging deck closed. Some Muster stations ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window


A cruise that NCL should be ashamed to put passengers on

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Ozcruiser28

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We were looking forward to the cruise from Miami to Los Angeles as a luxurious couple of weeks visiting some exotic ports in Central America as well as going through the Panama Canal. Boarding was relatively quick and easy, taking less than an hour. We ate in the buffet while the rooms were being prepared and then wandered around looking at the facilities that seemed quite good. We could get ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window


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