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Norwegian Sun Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America
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OK But There Were Issues
"This was our 1st cruise with NCL. I think we will likely be cruising with another line in the future. Before I go blasting away, I do want to say that for the most part, this is a nice ship with a great crew...."Read More
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Some Good and Some Bad

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Penguin Spotter

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

The ship was generally in good shape but the stairs were not solid and sagged at times when you went up or down the stairs. We had a nice balcony cabin for overlooking the Panama Canal. It was mid ship and we were able to see the other ships going in the opposite direction. For most of the cruise the bathroom smelled from sewage. We had the hotel director's staff come and look at the issue. They ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Panamá crossing

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Joannefeb9

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Chose this cruise because we had not crossed the Panama Canal. The food was just ok the excursion were also just ok. The bar service in the Spinnaker lounge was mediocre. There are no real quiet public areas to sit. The is music blasting everywhere. Not likely to cruise with NCL again. Our aft balcony stateroom was quite expensive and we later checked the cruise line to see the prices and saw the ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Panama Canal Cruise

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Denny P

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We always wanted to cruise thru the Panama Canal. This cruise offered a great list of ports plus the canal. The Norwegian Sun had received terrible press before our cruise due to a previous cruise construction activities getting ready for a retro fit. The ship was in good condition when we boarded it in Seattle. There were still areas in need of work but overall the retro fit made the ship ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Somthing's wrong with this ship

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tomcat4tam

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This cruse started in Seattle where we lived for many years. Its a fun city to explore if you have never been. I recommend you spend at least 2 days min. I've cruised with Norwegian 4 times now. The first three were lots of fun and well thought out by staff. This 4th cruse was not good from start to finish. Embarkation was about 2 hours late and the whole ship was checked into the terminal ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


Norwegian Sun Passengers Revolt

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Satxgrillguy

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Passenger Revolt on Norwegian Cruise Line. Passengers on Norwegian Cruise Line’s ship, Norwegian Sun, revolted forcing the captain to address ongoing issues negatively affecting all passengers. The ship, currently in the midst of a Miami to Los Angeles cruise via the Panama Canal, is due to go into dry dock for refurbishment after completion of the cruise. Apparently, in an effort to minimize ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

Traveled with children

4 Helpful Votes


Panama Canal LA - Miami

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mervous

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Pleasant Ship but the nickel and diming and poor entertainment took the shine off it. The Sun is a nicely laid out ship, the only issue really being the strange half floor on the deck 6 and the fact that all the dining is at the rear of the ship. Our Cabin was at the front on deck 9, as quiet as could be but 1/6 mile from the nearest coffee! We had the ultimate beverage package and ...
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Sail Date: November 2017

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Inside

13 Helpful Votes


Sailing under the Golden Gate and through the Panama Canal were the highlights

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herdingdogmom

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because it left from our home port and did a full transit of the Panama Canal. Both were highlights of the cruise and fantastic. We loved taking a taxi to the port and fortunately had been warned by the CC roll call that the pier information was incorrect. I contacted NCL 3 times the month before sailing asking them to correct the edocs, but it was never done. We expected ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

14 Helpful Votes


Panama Canal

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airboss1

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

My choices were limited to NCL or Princess. Since I have sailed on NCL previously, I chose it for the panama canal. Overall I was disappointed with the service, entertainment, and food Shore excursions in all ports (except cabo san lucas) included a long bus ride with fair guides. Would not revisit Cartagena or (especially) Nicaragua. Enjoyed Acapulco and Costa Rica. Not sure why but the ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Somewhat disappointing experience

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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cmmaven

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Finally took our bucket-list cruise to traverse the Panama Canal!! Unfortunately, things did not start out well when the computers went down in the Embarkation area, so had to stand in the heat and humidity for more than 90-minutes. As a result, I spent the entire first full day on the ship in bed recovering since I come from a desert climate. The major positives of the cruise were the ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Oceanview Porthole Window

1 Helpful Vote


OK But There Were Issues

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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Gregwhiz

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was our 1st cruise with NCL. I think we will likely be cruising with another line in the future. Before I go blasting away, I do want to say that for the most part, this is a nice ship with a great crew. Before we even got on the ship, we had an issue with NCL. This was supposed to be a Mexican Riviera cruise but NCL changed the itinerary to a Panama Canal transit. We had done a Panama ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony

7 Helpful Votes


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