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Seattle to the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Disappointing 21 days

Review for Norwegian Encore to Panama Canal & Central America

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Islandcpl
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We had planned this cruise for 2 years, which had to be rescheduled due to Covid concerns. This was our second time on Norwegian and certainly our last. The fact that it was a 21 day cruise was definitely a factor in our disappointment since NCL had basically the same shows (actually two good ones, Kinky Boots and Choir of Men) that they ran in the first week, changed some of the cast, and then ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


what a disappointment

Review for Eurodam to Panama Canal & Central America

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supmatret
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Holland America use to have the best service and food that you could want. It has been downgraded so much it is sad. Now only the service remains a plus. That is by the crew, not necessarily the officers. The food is mediocre, the organization is lacking and just about everything has been downgraded. I am a 4 star mariner and have happily cruised many times with Holland America. It is sad to ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


HAL has changed...and not for the better!

Review for Eurodam to Panama Canal & Central America

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cruiser948
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

20 day transit from Vancouver to Ft. Lauderdale through the Panama Canal. This was our 30th HAL cruise, we are both 5 star mariners. Neptune Suite. Our boarding time was 10:00 am (priority boarding for Neptune Suite guests). We got to the Vancouver terminal at 10 am. Waited about 30 minutes before baggage screening opened. Ushered to another waiting area where we waited another 30 ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Veranda Suite


HAL has cheapened out ... and it shows

Review for Eurodam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Vancscribbler
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

As a three-star Mariner, I was really looking forward to my first post-Covid journey ... 20 days, from Vancouver BC through the Panama Canal to Fort Lauderdale ...but this is the lowest rating I have ever given a HAL cruise. The Eurodam is a beautiful, subdued-toned traditional cruise ship, with comfortably furnished public areas and lounges : the garish neon reserved for the casino. There are ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Back On The Seas

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Mustering up again
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because it was coming at a time when we were both fully vaccinated and Holland Lines had implemented required Covid tests for all of those fully vaccinated two days prior to sailing. It alleviated our fears of being on a cruise ship during a pandemic, and almost made us feel like we were being better protected there than in our hometown, where the vaccination rate is growing ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Under construction the whole cruise..pounding, paint and varnish smells

Review for Regatta to Panama Canal & Central America

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Marine75
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise for ports, suppose to be beautiful coming out of dry dock,service and dining great but not a five star cruise as usual..many problems, constantly construction..pounding, drilling closure of the decks, pool and balconies ,paint and varnish smell everywhere-on Regatta, room seventh floor..you pay for five star and get a 2-3 star, not fair and so far they just say ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom


Overall experience

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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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

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


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

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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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

Cabin Type: Inside


Wonderful Panama Canal Cruise

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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judysand
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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


Somthing's wrong with this ship

Review for Norwegian Sun to Panama Canal & Central America

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tomcat4tam
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


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