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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

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


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carolheidi

1 Review Written

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

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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 ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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BOONCL

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Beware of NCL !!

Just spent a small fortune on a long ago planned trip of a lifetime through the Panama Canal. The ship was undergoing major work during the trip with many areas closed for the entire duration with some rolling ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Ozcruiser28

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A cruise that NCL should be ashamed to put passengers on

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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JOxford

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Cruise construction chaos

We thought the destinations looked terrific on this cruise and it would have been wonderful, were it not for the construction work beautifying the ship throughout the two week cruise. Jackhammers, sanding, ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Pzurcher

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Health hazard on board

While service and food was great, the ship was under renovation while we were at sea. Sanding dust and paint fumes bothered the passengers. We NEVER had full use of the ship. Large sections were cordoned off. One ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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HarleyR

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Undisclosed renovation puts passengers health at risk.

#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. ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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dannijj

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Hazardous materials and chemicals cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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ccrickett

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst Cruise EVER

Do not book this ship unless you are looking for a terrible experience. It started with a 3 hour delay leaving the Port of Miami and then being charged tax on all drinks because we were still in Port. Purchased ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Cruising with Christ

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NEVER AGAIN ON NCL

This was our 69th cruise, but our first AND LAST on NCL! First, they transposed two numbers of our room, and had our credit card registered to another passenger. It took about 45 minutes in line at the embarkation ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Sharrol

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Floating Construction Site Panama Canal Sun

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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pamelagravestock

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

DISAPPOINTING SHIP

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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nayarit08

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

CRUISE FROM HELL!!

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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SpencerisMonte

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

NCL construction cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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jadeluck

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

The cruise from HELL

I chose this cruise because of the Panama canal and Mexico. This was the absolute worse cruise I have ever been on. Construction was going on the whole time while the cruise was going. Painting, jackhammers, ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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300dtc

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Sailing in a construction zone

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Chiefjen

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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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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