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Norwegian Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

US Coast Guard cutter making darkened ship/nighttime transit through canal.  Wonder why?
Evening conclusion of entire canal transit on Panama City/Pacific side.
Panama Canal transit.  New canal uses tugs vs tracked mules to keep vessels centered in the lock.
Beautiful ship.
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Mostly great cruise

Review for Norwegian Encore to Panama Canal & Central America

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cregger57
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was the second of back to back cruises I did on the Encore. It was wonderful to have the same cabin for both cruises and not have to move or go off the ship to check back in. I must admit, 28 days on a cruise ship is a bit much, but I had a wonderful time. On this second cruise, it was nice because there were a lot less people on board. I heard that there were only 1900 or so at ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Not the NCL I'm used to....

Review for Norwegian Encore to Panama Canal & Central America

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Snipe74
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Pluses: • Ship furnishings, decor, layout, cleanliness. • Theatre entertainment: Kinky Boots show, Beatles Invasion concert, Choir of Man show, Back in the Day Band concert, and comedians Julie Barr, Lucas Bohn, and Scott Wyler all terrific. • Ocean Loop Water Slide: Brief, but nevertheless very exhilarating. • Galaxy Pavilion (virtual reality): Some may cause vertigo, ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Aft-facing Balcony Stateroom


Best cruise we've ever taken!

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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Vindeb
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We have taken Norwegian before and once again, it was an excellent cruise!!!! The service we received made us feel like royalty. The crew made every effort to make things perfect. Our room was kept spotless. There were crew members that stood out and truly personify what customer service is. Richard and Jennifer . They both went out of their wat to ensure our meals and service were perfect. We ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


The Crew Makes the Cruise

Review for Norwegian Bliss to Panama Canal & Central America

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Seamus63
6-10 Cruises

The ship is huge and beautiful with so much to do that in a 16 day cruise, there were still areas of the ship we just never spent considerable time in. Due to Covid, this cruise sailed well below passenger capacity. For that reason, we felt like we had the run of the ship. The only area that was fully booked, was the Haven. The crew was fantastic, in all areas. This includes the deck crew who ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony

Traveled with children


First Post COVID Cruise and it was wonderful

Review for Norwegian Bliss to Panama Canal & Central America

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Devilaw
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our 10th cruise on NCL and the Panama Canal cruise was on our bucket list. We had the same cruise scheduled for 2021 but it was cancelled due to COVID. We were excited when NCL started sailing again but became worried when the Omicron wave hit Fortunately our cruise was not cancelled. We would have been devastated. NCL's health and safety protocols were outstanding. We tested at the ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Spa Balcony Stateroom


Panama Canal Bucket List

Review for Norwegian Bliss to Panama Canal & Central America

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FishIdaho
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I had a trip to see the Panama Canal on my bucket list. Never thought I would get to cross it off my list. My wife and I cruised with 3 other couples we have traveled with before. Great company on a great ship. The food was wonderful and the entertainment was amazing. My wife just had surgery 3 weeks before embark time. Due to this we did not get to do the normal shore excursions we enjoy, but ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


Excellent start to New Year cruising the Mexican Riviera & Panama Canal! Awesome 1st time on NCL Bliss.

Review for Norwegian Bliss to Panama Canal & Central America

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SireDoime
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This is LOOONG review with hundreds of pictures, so skip it if you don't like reading. I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to sail on this vessel when I did. I knew I would never be able to cruise on a ship this big at full capacity, willingly. So I jumped on the chance to sail on the Bliss on a 14 day cruise from Los Angeles to Miami. Despite some party poops saying the ship would be at ...
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Sail Date: January 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Absolutely awesome - a safe way to travel during the pandemic!

Review for Norwegian Bliss to Panama Canal & Central America

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JimD2019
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

The Panama Canal transit cruise was a bucket list trip for us. Originally a 60th birthday present for my spouse - last year - it was delayed a year due to the pandemic and restart of cruising. We made our final payments in October, and then Omicron hit in mid-December - yikes. But, we decided to go ahead and go anyway as we figured it would be a safe way to travel during the pandemic - and we were ...
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Sail Date: January 2022

Cabin Type: Spa Balcony Stateroom


Very Disappointed with Customer Service and Quality of Cruise

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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BarbieCollector1342
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I started going on cruises just a few years ago with a trip to Alaska for my 50th birthday with Holland America. Awesome Trip! Sailed with them again and wondered if all cruise lines were similar. So booked Norwegian for my Godchild’s birthday and during the cruise found out they were not the same. Began by spending a few bucks extra to have a balcony room just a few days before the trip. In ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


NCL Stepped up their game in the kitchens!

Review for Norwegian Breakaway to Panama Canal & Central America

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Sand Shark
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because it was one the first 14 day cruises available post CDC clearance and because of NCL's policy of 100% vaccinations for passengers and crew. We've had four cancellations in the past two years and were anxious to get back on the water. Several topics to note: 1. The Covid testing procedures at the terminal were an inconvenience but pretty efficient and well worth ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom


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