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


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Reenthebean

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our very first cruise!

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We were looking for an alternative to flying to our destination and decided to try a cruise. It just so happened our travel agent found this cruise which met our travel dates. We convinced our brother-in-law & his ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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JoanieBlon

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

GREAT Panama Canal Cruise from San Francisco on the Norwegian Sun

We chose this cruise because we wanted to do a full transit of the Panama Canal. It left from San Francisco and sailed out under the Golden Gate Bridge, which was wonderful. We also enjoy "Fleet Week" activities by ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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travels with grammy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Satisfaction Guaranteed

This was my fourth cruise with NCL. I was looking for a longer trip, and the 18-day itinerary had a good variety of places I wanted to visit, including the ports of Seattle and San Francisco where I had family to ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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evandlyn

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Longest cruise for us but lots to do if we wanted.

Chance to see the Panama Canal on a cruise with several interesting stops. The food was excellent if a little repetitious at times. The entertainment was first class in the theater and in the bars. Colibri ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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abutler70

7 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal

This is one of the smaller Norwegian ships but we preferred it. It had a spacious pool deck and plenty of room for sunbeds, it didn't feel cramped like other ships. We had alot of sea days and it was never a problem ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Travelling Sal

1 Review Written

Los Angeles to Miami Via Panama Canal

We chose this cruise mainly for the itinerary and have no complaints about the ship in general. Our lower deck cabin was fine, as was the food in general, especially the Steak House. However, on days when shore ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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dbenngolfin

1 Review Written

Very good food and crew

This was our first cruise and I chose this cruise because the Panama Canal was on my bucket list. I had also wanted to visit Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Guatemala to get a sense of whether to come back and spend more ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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kenandmaureen

8 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, shame about shore excursion

Bucket list cruise - Panama Canal and all that. Great itinerary. Cruise was very good. As usual fellow guests are the main memories but the cabin was good, restaurants good, service in general good to excellent, ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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daranger

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overall great but some clinkers shouldn't have happened.

This was our first cruise. A dear friend set it up and invited us to participate. We are glad we did. Overall it was a good experience. Since we have nothing with which to compare it it is difficult to judge if ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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drkjdr

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Westbound Panama Canal

Second time doing panama canal. We like Norwegian and are Platinum members of Latitudes. Birthday celebration also. Problems with embarkation in Miami (computers were all down at check-in). Quick boarding once ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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btmgr

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal

14 day Panama Canal cruise from Miami ending in L.A. Embarkation and disembarkation were a mess. Getting on, the ship's computers went down and they had to manually check people in. Getting off in L.A. the ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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BumKnee

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal cruise

We selected an aft facing cabin for our Panama Canal transit, boarding in SFO. A great treat for us was to watch the Navy Blue Angles practice over the bay just before we left. That alone was worth the trip. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Apd27

1 Review Written

7 day western Caribbean Cruise on the Norwegian Sun

Recent cruise on the Sun was overall good. The food was okay with it being to spicy and not much of a change daily. We ate in the buffet everyday. The excursions were good except for Costa Maya. After a long bus ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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WashingtonStateCruiser

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal

We chose Norwegian due to the free drink package and the price (which was much less than our usual Holland American cruises). We have always wanted to go thru the Panama Canal. The boat was in need of some updates ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Stonymtncruiser

9 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

2nd time is a charm

This was our second time thru the canal and the second time on this ship. We choose this cruise because of the itinerary as it had three ports we had not being to before. As Latitude members we were able to get ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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BitznDar

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal - Vancouver to Miami

We are retirees- cruising the Panama Canal was a 'Bucket List' adventure for us and we weren't disappointed. This was just our 2nd cruise...first time we had a balcony cabin which we enjoyed but we booked this ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Annie Mae

1 Review Written

Great Vacation on Norwegian

The Sun is the smallest ship in the Norwegian line.. It was great because we got to know the wait staff in the restaurants and different bars, we were 8 people and we could always find each other. My only ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Life at 50

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Happy

It was a good cruise and being my first time really enjoy it will be taking other next year.Our Stewart was very nice room was always clean and if we needed anything he was willing to get it for us.almost every ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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TABG

8 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Relaxing Cruise

This cruise was very relaxing for a great vacation. The food on board was average most days. Some nights we could not find anything on the menus we were interested in for dinner. They seem to have changed to make it ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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donna williams

2 Reviews Written

Norwegian Sun - Central America/Panama Canal

Had a great cruise through the Panama Canal on the Sun. We left from Los Angeles. There had been some problem as you come off the freeway to go down to the port, and traffic was at a standstill, so we were hot and ...
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Sail Date October 2005


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rbchilders

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing Panama Canal

We chose this cruise to knock the Panama Canal off our bucket st at a reasonable price. Older ship but is well maintained. Crew was absolutely fantastic. Most entertainment was top notch. The chef did a great job ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Ddo18

1 Review Written

WOW the Panama Canal is a must see

Nice cruise , great entertainment and food was as expected for a 4* ship. My only criticism is about some of the excursions which were not worth the money but may be great to help develop those poorer countries. ...
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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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