Contributor Level: Third Mate

Took 2 day cruise and loved it so much we are going on a 12 day cruise now!

We went on the Norwegian Getaway in September  for 2 days.  Was way too short. We  had such a great time, and  enjoyed ourselves so much that we booked a cruise on the Norwegian Pearl to Panama-Canal Cruise for 12 days!  I can't wait, so excited!

has anyone taken this cruise before any places that you liked and would want to go back to?

Tags: Norwegian Cruise Line

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Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Wow. Excellent. Welcome to Cruiseline. Beware though because cruising is an addiction and you are well on your way there. You will notice that the Pearl is quite a bit smaller than the Getaway but in my opinion it is more enjoyable. We like the smaller ships the size of the Pearl. The Pearl, like all of the Jewel class ships has the Great Outdoors which is a great cafe on deck 12 at the very back of the ship. That is one of our favourite spots on any of the ships. It is lovely to sit at the back and sip a drink and or nibble on some food. Enjoy the trip


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Two days is a tease. The Panama Canal is awesome! I sailed it twice - once with hubby, once with BFF. Both times from San Diego - first to Ft. Lauderdale, next to San Juan. We liked the cliff divers in Acapulco; I went zip lining in Costa Rica. Huatulco has a beach at the end of the pier. We made a stop in Aruba, one of my favorite islands. The transit through the canal is amazing. Whatever your itinerary is, you'll love it.

Contributor Level: Captain

Sounds like you’re hooked on cruising, evacotror!  Have a fantastic cruise aboard Norwegian Pearl!  We’d love to hear all about it when you get back!

Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Welcome and congrats!!  That's going to be an awesome cruise.

Cruising addiction is powerful.  And contagious.  Sad to report that my SIL caught this from me.  We conspire together. 

From 2 to 12...Going for the gusto.  Excellent.  You will have a wonderful time.

Contributor Level: Captain

I'll put it this way... the only place that we would not return to is Jamaica. We also have no desire to go to the Bahamas. 


Every time we cruise, we carefully review the itinerary to make sure the ports are of interest and if not all of them are, do the remaining ports outweigh those we don't want to visit. Our list of return ports includes:

Caribbean - Barbados and Grand Cayman are favorites

N. Europe - Gerainger (Norway), Stonehenge (Weymouth, England)

S. Europe - Sicily, Pompeii (Naples), Rome, Dubrovnik

C. America - Guatemala 


Happy sails!

Contributor Level: Captain

We have done the Panama Canal on Princess from Ft. Lauderdale  to Vancouver and loved every second, minute, hours and all 21 days.

Now enjoy the Canal and take many pictures to post.

Contributor Level: Third Mate

Wow 21 days! You are a seasoned Cruise Traveler! I am a rookie at this. I'm so excited to see the Panama Canal and all the other places. I hope my phone has enough storage for my pics!

Contributor Level: Third Mate

I sure will check out that Cafe.  So excited about this 12 day cruise.  I think this might be an addiction that I can enjoy!  The Getaway was fabulous.  Hopefully the Pearl won't let me down.

ill let you all know how my trip was with pics!

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Welcome to world of cruising and this forum.  We will be going through the Canal in December and are looking forward to it. 


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