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Norwegian San Diego 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.
Cruiser Rating
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Poor food, service, and communication

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charlesalanm
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

There was a lack of information provided prior to embarkation. Shortly after making the reservation, it was changed from a 15 day cruise to a 14 day and the embarkation port was moved from Los Angeles to San Diego because the Acapulco stop was cancelled. We understand that was for safety reasons, but there was no explanation for why we had to lose a day of vacation or had to alter plans to ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


PEARL 14 NIGHT SAN DIEGO TO TAMPA

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RVA_PAUL
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

ABOUT MY CRUISE: SHIP/NCL - PRE-BOOKING ITEMS - DON'T DO IT. As items you book are charged diectly to your card at time of booking the item(both excursions and fixed priced dining). I had thought it would all go thru my onboard account... WRONG. So it quicly got confusing when onboard I canceled my reservation for Moderno. They had no problem canceling. But only becaused I asked, did ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


What fun

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Kenrice63
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

After cruising on the ncl pride of America in Hawaii I said I would never use nick again. On that cruise I felt the staff thought we were doing them a favor. I only took this cruise because if fit our time frame and iternary. Glad we gave nick another chance because this crew and staff we fantastic. We spent our 50 anniversary on this cruise and loved every minute. The only complaints we have ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony


Loyal NCL Cruiser

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ufgatornurse89
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

My parents and I cruised this repositioning itinerary from San Diego to Tampa primarily because 1) we live in Tampa, and a one-way airfare was appealing, and 2) we had the opportunity to go through the Panama Canal. We also had three other couples join us, so we had a group of 9 in its entirety. This is my third NCL cruise, and all three trips have been on The Pearl. Embarkation was a nightmare ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Great two-week trip!

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Just go!
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We have always wanted to cruise through the Panama Canal and found a deal with Norwegian (our favorite cruise line) from San Diego to Tampa. This was our 9th cruise, and we found the San Diego terminal to be the most chaotic. Once onboard, though, we were back with our Norwegian 'family'.....even ran into some crew members that we had met on a previous cruise on the Pearl..........The Cruise ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


Not Bad, Not Great

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hillbilly1
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Chose the cruise because we could see friends and relatives in the San Diego area, sail thru Panama Canal as I have always wanted to do, and then be back home in Florida. Came in a week early to see San Diego, but there was to much too see. Pacific Ocean was choppy, and so was the Caribbean, most than usual in Caribbean. Hurricane in Pacific prevented us from stopping at Cabo San Lucas. ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


Quality of services are down from previous cruises with the same company

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Dherg
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We are returning customers. Our previous experiences help us deciding to take this trip also. Are we disappointed this time or what. Room is clean. Shows are ok. The restaurants are not what they promoted. There's no free style. No shorts. No caps, no sleeveless shirts for man but ok for women. Food is unacceptable. Some of the crew members are great. Some look down to you if you order ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


"Is this the first time they have done this"

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bajabob
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This was a once in a life time deal to sail to the Panama Canal and see what it was all about. We have sailed on RCL and Princess in the past. Lots of factors involved in deciding on this cruise but location, timing and price where major factors. Not sure if "price point" is where NCL fits in but I somehow thought in my mind that we were signing up for a top notch cruise and we were both very ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Disorganized. All prior cruises on other lines were better.

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DoctorRyobi
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise due to the trip through the Panama Canal. Most of the food was mediocre with some good food at the specialty restaurants. All service staff were very congenial and helpful. Many smiles and always ready to help. Nightly entertainment was excellent. The bed gave backaches to my wife and I. Even though we saw many new mattresses loaded onto the ship and saw them in storage ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Excellent cruise, if you don't need solid structure.

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ac7ss
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I have cruised with Norwegian in the past. I like their "Freestyle" format. There is no set dining time, but you may make reservations for most of the restaurants. The buffets are more than enough to keep you satisfied, but the "Pub" and dining halls are complementary and a nice change. This cruise was more sea days than port days due to a storm, 5 ports for a 14 day cruise, we had to miss ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


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