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Norwegian Sun Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America from Seattle
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"We chose this cruise because we have always wanted to go through the Panama Canal. Going through the Panama Canal was the highlight of the trip and the only part of the cruise that I would recommend anybody doing...."Read More
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kdwandbiff

10+ Cruises

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kdwandbiff

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise because we have always wanted to go through the Panama Canal. Going through the Panama Canal was the highlight of the trip and the only part of the cruise that I would recommend anybody doing. The stop in Costa Rica was absolutely awful. Puntarenus, Costa Rica was our excursion for that day. Excursion was titled “scenic Costa Rica”. We saw nothing but trees, shack‘s and ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Family Balcony

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On ship excellent, on and off not so much

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troter12

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Panama cruise was great once we got on the ship, took two hours to get there. Had a balcony cabin with all new furniture and tv Everything worked extremely well during the entire cruise. Perhaps because it was an older ship the state room was surprisingly large compared to the Gem and Dawn we have sailed on before. Service was excellent from our room attendant Mathias D to the bartenders and wait ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Balcony

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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

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Take an extra plate for the throw away of uneatable food.

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carolheidi

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

New destinations were the best part, through the panama and all the stops. The ship was very smooth. Most of the outside entertainment was superb. The food was so bad, and the deserts looked wonderful, and most often tasted like rubber. Even the chocolate was altered, (maybe brown food dye?) Every meat entree was too tough to chew. The spinach pie was paper and no cheese, ? STINGY ON ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Inside


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


Satisfaction Guaranteed

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travels with grammy

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This was my fourth cruise with NCL. I was looking for a longer trip, and the 18-day itinerary had a good variety of places I wanted to visit, including the ports of Seattle and San Francisco where I had family to visit, Costa Rica and Acapulco which were on my bucket list, and familiar old haunts like Miami and Port Canaveral. The day we spent going through the Panama Canal was both educational ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


Longest cruise for us but lots to do if we wanted.

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evandlyn

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Chance to see the Panama Canal on a cruise with several interesting stops. The food was excellent if a little repetitious at times. The entertainment was first class in the theater and in the bars. Colibri gave older people a chance to dance to their favorites. Katerina related to her audience so well. We upgraded to a balcony cabin and were glad we did so, it was kept spotless every ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

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18 days of just ok

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Loubudman

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

The crew was excellent but the ship was in poor condition. Windows were all dirty and not washed once during 18 day cruise. Lighting throughout the ship was out in a lot of places. Food was sub par for Norwegian. Just an overall disappointment. Ship was dirty in many areas. Maintenance was chipping and painting in areas above our head during cruise. Walkers and joggers were just above our room ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window

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Wonderful Panama Canal Cruise

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judysand

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We thoroughly enjoyed the 18 day Panama Canal full transit cruise aboard the Norwegian Sun! The cruise ports with sea days interspersed allowed for a nice combination of relaxation and activities. The ship just came out of dry dock and it looked beautiful. All the public rooms including the Spinnaker lounge on the top deck were lovely. We sailed out of Seattle and had superb weather the ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Split

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