Canal was great, rest of ports were average

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Jade

11 Night Panama Canal Partial Transit (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 01, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10554

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Very nice ship and ports. Would not do it again. NCL must do something about there embarkation/disembarkation procedures.


2 out of 5
Slow, lines were out of the building

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food and drink were good. Still have to buy water even with "Premium Drink Package".

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pool area very crowded


3 out of 5
Bar and pool musicians were good. Shows were poor. Karaoke was awful.

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Service was as expected, very good for most.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Well laid out, easy to find locations

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Small but comfortable room. Bathroom and shower very small. Room kept clean.

Ship tip

Make sure you can fit in the shower.

Ports of call

Cartagena, Colombia

4 out of 5
Very nice onshore facilities and travel

Cruise Gatun Lake And Panama Canal

5 out of 5
Canal is truly amazing. This was the main reason for our trip.

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

1 out of 5
Looked very downscale, did not leave dock.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras Did not visit port

Been there before

Harvest Caye, Belize

4 out of 5
Pleasant onshore facilities

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
Many activities here but very crowded ashore


1 out of 5
Disembarkation the worst I've ever experienced. Apparently the ship let too many people ashore and had to halt disembarkation. Stood in line not moving for 1/2 hour. When we got to the terminal it was chaos.
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