This was a amazing cruise, had a blast!

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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Reviews: 2
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Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Norwegian Jade

11 Night Panama Canal Partial Transit (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 16, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8542

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We had a great time on our cruise. Loved the ship and ports. Great memories we now have as we celebrated our anniversary with NCL. So happy we went on this cruise


5 out of 5
Easy to get on the ship, friendly staff

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was great, loved the freestyle dining

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Typical cruise stuff to do but fun. Cruise staff was very engaging


4 out of 5
Best entertainment I have seen on any ship

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was amazing!!! They really work hard and are always smiling

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great ship, clean and nice

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Compact but good use of space, felt at home

Ship tip

They do not have public laundry but offer a "fill the bag" laundry service mid week for $20

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5
All were amazing! Spent the day after the cruise in Miami as we had never been. Did a tour of the city and bay cruise.

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
Chiva Part bus was a blast but not for people with limited mobility as the steps to get on bus are high

Colon, Panama

3 out of 5
Panama you cannot get off ship unless you are booked on an excursion with NCL. Be aware that in Panama the ship and excursions are at the mercy of the canal authorities and things run late, be prepared to wait. It was very interesting to see the locks, just a long day

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Beautiful. The rainforest excursion was amazing

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
Rained and our excursion was cancelled - excursion desk refunded our account right away. Port was nice and clean

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5
They did an amazing job updating this port. Great beach

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Had a blast, did a excursion with to the ruins called Mayan Experience. Had lunch with the village after the ruins, it was a fun day


5 out of 5
Had a appointment time to get off, ship ran on time and it was easy to get off the ship. Have to be out of your room by 8:30 no matter your time given to get off but you can go eat breakfast while you wait.
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