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Norwegian San Diego Cruise Reviews

Teppanyaki, Overly salty entre, luke warm miso soup, and worst appetizer
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Haven upgrade was well worth it!

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Mexican Riviera

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MONYMONY68
10+ Cruises

NCL sent us an email before the cruise and offered us a chance to bid on an upgrade. I figured why not and bid on a Haven 2 bedroom villa, even though there was only 2 of us traveling. Any woman would love to have the master bathroom to herself! We got the upgrade! Haven was everything you thought it would be. If you have the opportunity, go for it. Only 2 complaints. The Jewel’s Haven is ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Poor food, service, and communication

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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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


Mixed bag - some excellent ratings, others poor

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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KGOldWolf48
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I always wanted to go through the Panama Canal, its history fascinates me. I also wanted an extended cruise for a bit of "R&R". The price point was good but the on-board costs were disappointing. I feel NCL was in my pocket for every little thing.... a 1 liter bottle of Dasani was $6.60!!! Yes, $6.60 - outrageous. Kids video arcade games are $1.30 per game. Food was okay in the complimentary ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


Disorganized. All prior cruises on other lines were better.

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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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


"Is this the first time they have done this"

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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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


Some good....some not so

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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Fishstain
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our fourth time travelling with Norwegian and for the first time we came back a little disappointed. Service, food and cabin were fine but we were particularly disappointed with the entertainment on the ship. We felt the groups and singers round the ship were nowhere near as strong as others we've been on and while the "specialist" entertainers were mixed to say the least. Some were ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Oceanview Porthole Window


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

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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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


Seasoned cruiser/CC Coordinator for this sailing

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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SailingSteve77
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was my 23rd cruise (mostly on NCL) and my 2nd cruise on the Pearl, and my background as a former Flight Attendant with American Airlines during the 70’s-90’s (back when it was Fun to fly and I had hair…) when I worked First Class, it provides a unique perspective. Our 1st cruise on the Pearl was to Alaska Labor Day week 2017. We booked this cruise shortly thereafter. I was also the CC ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window


Great Cruise

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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Gregand Judy
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Amazing opportunity to cruise through the Panama Canal. Great job by everyone on board. The bartenders were oustanding as well as the waiters and maitredee. From the time we placed our feet on the deck until we left the crew made sure to create a wnderful experience. The loss of one of our shore excursions was made up by the great service from the staff. The entertainment was first class from ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship 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


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