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Norwegian San Juan 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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Fantastic Cruise - not fantastic sleeping!

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lenavr
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

The NCL Epic is a great ship and we had a lovely time! The Haven is amazing and really enjoyed most of the food and beverages we consumed. If you can get a posh pass, definitely do so! The loungers were comfortable and the bartender/servers knew our names by the end of day 1! Cagney's apps and stakes were cooked perfectly and the staff were wonderful. Try the Raspberry Creme brulee or ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Spa Suite


Great but a couple of challenges

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TimJansen
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

The biggest reason we chose this cruise were the ports of call and the timing. The Epic is a great ship that is modern and easy to navigate with all the modern amenities. Embarkation was chaotic - we checked in online but had to repeat every step in person. We arranged to have local COVID tests at the airport which were simple and easy and saved nearly $500. Service is mostly outstanding ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Loved the Itinerary, Loved the Ship

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VineaMea
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Sailed out of San Juan which was a great port to start with. I have read mixed reviews about this ship and was not as excited for the ship as I was for the Southern Caribbean itinerary. However, it was a great ship and I found it very easy to navigate. I've been on the Breakaway and really liked that ship too. Food review- My first stop on embarkation day was to O'Sheehans. That was meh...in ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Studio


We bid on an aft facing Haven cabin and got it. Now I don't want to cruise any other way

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dhepner
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose the Southern Caribbean because we had never been to Aruba, Curacao, St Lucia or St Kitts from San Juan. Could have done 2 more ports but I really enjoy sea days. This was our 10th cruise with Norwegian and as a platinum member love the perks. I loved our room. It was very spacious with a big balcony and bathroom. I'm not sure if I would do an aft facing room again. It was very loud ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Great staff except the H2O area DJ.

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scott8815
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

General Info: Linda, retired. Scott, 62, almost retired. I choose this cruise because I have had a great time previously on Norwegian cruises. The pre cruise Covid 19 testing was handled well, and went smoothly. We got to the Pan American Cruise port in San Juan about 10 and were on board by 12:30. The crew were constantly cleaning and I felt safe from Covid and other pathogens at ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


Can't beat a cruise with only 25% passengers. What, me wait?

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MFOB
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Everything about the cruise was great! Full crew to serve 1/4 the passengers. No waiting for anything. Didn't hear about anyone getting covid on board. 8 days of utter bliss! BURN THE FLOOR dance on the second night was great. The kind of show that used to be on cruise lines. The ports didn't matter to us but they were very good. Mask requirements were not that bad. Wear them inside while walking ...
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Sail Date: January 2022


Good Time with Friends

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Spyder49
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our first cruise on NCL. There were three other couples in our group. All of us were in the Haven which is the only way to go on a ship like this. Guests in the Haven have a private restaurant, a private pool, reserved seats at the main theater show and other amenities. For our cruise, there were only 1000 passengers on a ship with a 4100-passenger capacity. This was great, but I am sure ...
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Sail Date: January 2022

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony


Norwegian Epic - Almost Empty!

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OurAnniversary25
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This cruise was a birthday celebration for me. We originally planned on heading to Puerto Rico on January 6. Based on reports here and elsewhere, we felt there was some possibility that the cruise would be canceled, so we opted to fly in a day later to give NCL one more day to cancel. A week or so before we left, a wonderful couple we'd met on our September Getaway cruise let us know that ...
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Sail Date: January 2022

Cabin Type: Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony


Great entertainment onboard the Epic

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aliciag640
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise because we wanted to see Puerto Rico as well as the Lesser Antilles (Aruba, Curacao, St Lucia..). With the mandatory vaccinations and COVID test required to board, it was the safest place to vacation in my view. The architecture of the ship is a little funky, lots of curves. Main issue is the lack of a promenade deck for viewing for walking laps. But it has a sports bar, ...
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Sail Date: January 2022


Good Solo Cruisers group

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PNWSon
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

I chose this cruise solely for the itinerary, because it started and stopped at all ports I had never been to: It left San Juan, then to ORANJESTAD, ARUBA. then to WILLEMSTAD, NETHERLAND ANTILLES; was scheduled to go to St Georges, Grenada, but this was the start of Omicron and even though all passengers had been tested negative for Covid-19 in San Juan before boarding, Grenada said all ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


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