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Tampa to the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Panama Canal & Central America
Tampa

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Very Good

32

Average

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Poor

9

Terrible

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82 Tampa to the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


Captain Sensible UK avatar

Captain Sensible UK

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Variable Experience, but good overall

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Enjoyed this cruise, but there were some negatives which NCL need to take onboard. Embarkation - we stayed overnight with NCL and got an organised bus to the terminal, which allowed us to skip the long lines ...
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Sail Date December 2019


flor11 avatar

flor11

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Could have been a great cruise except for the noise volume everywhere.

I've started writing this while still on board with a few days yet to go on our cruise so that everything is fresh in mind, and will finish after we leave the ship. My wife and I booked a Mini Suite and with ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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dayaway

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Tired Old Tub disappointed us

This was our second cruise on the Miracle. The last one was in 2015. We have been on 13 cruises. 5 cruises with Carnival. Poor maintenance shows all over this rusty old tub. CABIN: We had the beds arranged as two ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Kearhartkbds

5 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

Going to Panama canal was the highlight of our cruise...friendliest people onboard crew was excellent, dining room very slow ..plan on spending 2 hours there ...shows old school nothing fancy, bands in red ...
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Sail Date April 2019


visionfounder avatar

visionfounder

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Tampa NEVER AGAIN !

My wife and I were on this cruise.We are both 71, this was our thirteenth cruise, fourth Norwegian. Four Carnival and five Disney. We typically cruise from Port Canaveral when cruising from Florida. Otherwise we ...
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Sail Date November 2018


GB Chicago avatar

GB Chicago

6 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Panama Cruise - Easy to find your own fun on this ship

Cruising the Panama Canal was on my husbands bucket list so this cruise was a birthday gift for him and our 29 year old son. This was my 28th cruise with Carnival and the second time on the Miracle so I'm not new ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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pam32310

6 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great time on Carnival Miracle

Cruised with my 20 YO Granddaughter. Had a great time despite having very few younger people on the ship. First time to Panama Canal. Tampa embarkation is a little more difficult to me having to park across the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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navygrainger

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

FAIL!!!

The only the enjoyable thing on this cruise were the fellow passengers. Staff: Unless they were working for extra tips at the bar or trying to sell you something, they looked and acted miserable. Some ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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!cocruising!

9 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise ever

Panama Canal was on our bucket list and a dream. It was an amazing experience and a very humbling Embarkation was very unorganized and a nightmare. But finally was on the ship. Meet & Greet was nice even ...
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Sail Date November 2018


Ehpride avatar

Ehpride

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

One of my favorite cruises

Pre-cruise: We flew in the day before and stayed at the Courtyard Tampa downtown. Our stay was excellent and I would highly recommend. Embarkation was quick and painless. We had 11:30 to 12:00 check in time. We ...
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Sail Date February 2019


donmcd avatar

donmcd

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Dec. 2/14 day Journeys

This was our first 14 day Journeys cruise. Ship was Carnival Miracle. Departure port - Tampa. Panama Canal partial crossing. Ports - Cozumel, Limon, Panama Canal/Gatun, Cartagena, Aruba, Curacao, Montego Bay. Did a ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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lindafrank

1 Review Written

Boat & Crew perfection - ports deception

I've been on 10 cruises and loved every one of them, mainly because of the ports and all you can see and learn in 2 weeks, give or take. The Pearl is a gorgeous ship. We stayed in the Haven which should be called ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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ChristyandAriel

1 Review Written

14 Night Panama Canal Cruise

I went on this cruise with my 8 year old daughter. I choose this cruise because it was port intensive, 9 ports in 14 nights. This was our first time on a 14 night cruise and our first time on NCL. We took this ...
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Sail Date November 2018


Annimils avatar

Annimils

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed the Indigo Restaurant and the gym on board

Timing was good for this 2 week cruise, schools not out yet, Christmas holidays not started. I enjoyed the exercise we were able to get while walking the decks, climbing the stairs. There was so much food available ...
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Sail Date December 2018


raider7 avatar

raider7

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruise director needs to do her job....

From a 6 time Norwegian cruiser, who will probably be looking more elsewhere. Biggest problems were getting on and especially getting off. Getting on, the boarding process was very unclear, and few knew. A sign ...
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Sail Date December 2018


sandkp3 avatar

sandkp3

2 Reviews Written

Wonderful cruise

Always wanted to go on the Pearl and to the Panama Canal. It was a great cruise other than the weather got kind of rough . The food was good but after the first week started looking all the same. Loved O'Sheehens ...
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Sail Date December 2018


leemanpa avatar

leemanpa

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Garden Villa NCL Pearl 12/9/2018 Review

“‘Twas two weeks before Christmas and all through the Pearl; The seas were so rough that it made the CREW hurl…. The Shoppies & Steiners were snug in their beds, While visions of Revenue danced in ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Gxi8805

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Probably never Norwegian again.

Staff and servers were wonderful. Staterooms were very nice with plenty of room for 2 people. Attendant was very good. Ports were fun as long as we did our own thing. My biggest complaint is the pool deck ...
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Sail Date December 2018


mailgal2018 avatar

mailgal2018

1 Review Written

Panama Canal

We chose this cruise because we thought it would be fun and interesting. Traveling with four other people, two of which were in our suite. The suite was smaller than suites on other cruise lines but our cabin guy ...
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Sail Date November 2018


capeman1 avatar

capeman1

13 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Ship itself was very nice

I chose this cruise by the Ports that I have not seen yet. The price was good so I did some research of the ship and just winged it at the ports, all worked out well as it could possibly be. The ship is kept ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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keepsakefl

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Journey Cruise to Panama Canal

We choose this cruise because it left from Tampa (closest to our home) and visited the Panama Canal, along with other ports we have not been to. The weather (Dec. 2-16) was perfect! Shorts and short-sleeved shirts ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Stevedolphin

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very flexible, like they changed the cruise to accomodate the passengers

It seemed obvious early in the cruise that there were a lot of people interested in trivia. It seemed that they adjusted the schedule to add more trivia and moved it to a bigger venue to accommodate the crowds. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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bucu1963

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

14 Day Panama Canal

We choose this cruise because of the itinerary and departing from our home port. Great selection of port of calls with a partial Panama Canal Transit. Cruise went smooth and overall the service on the Miracle was ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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SuzieRitz

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

NCL Pearl Panama Canal R/T Tampa

Loved there were 3 combinable promo's which made this cruise very cost effective. The NCL staff and entertainment was phenomenal and the food was generally very good with a few exceptions. Some excursions were not ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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fingerlakesmike

6 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

The View Was Great!

The Panama Canal cruise was on our bucket list. We are into our 70s and both have some chronic health issues, so we wanted to get this off of our list. We chose the aft facing cabin so we had a 180 degree view ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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