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Norwegian Joy Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall Rating:

4.2 out of 5
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Norwegian Joy

16 Night Panama Canal (Los Angeles To Miami)

Sail Date: October 11, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Joy

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 13230

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 month ago

Review Summary

Happy to have done this cruise. Highly recommend this ship. Newly refurbished. Huge amount of activities. Dan Dan is an excellent cruise director adding to the fun. Over 100 solos showed up the first night to the solo group meet.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Fast, smooth

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Buffet noisy, busy, repetitious offerings, but large variety. Nice to have option of many choices of restaurants.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Enjoyed some lectures, entertainment, watching games, seminars.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Hypnotist Brenda Kaye, Elements Magic Show, Silent Shout band, comedians, Footloose, etc., all great.

Children's Programs

No children, but lots of staff and programs were provided for children.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
All staff were helpful, pleasant.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Amazing ship, large, so lots of variety of experiences.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Everything was great

Ship Tip

Enjoy yourself, many people never have that opportunity. Fabulous ship!

Ports Of Call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5
no excursion

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

3 out of 5
No excursions entire trip. Have done lots in past. Tired of seeing churches and "amazing" rock formations. Mexico is not of great interest to me.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

3 out of 5
Port was ok. No excursions entire trip. Have done lots in past. Tired of seeing churches and "amazing" rock formations. Mexico is not of great interest to me.

Mazatlan, Mexico

3 out of 5
Port ok. No excursions entire trip. Have done lots in past. Tired of seeing churches and "amazing" rock formations. Mexico is not of great interest to me.

Acapulco, Mexico

3 out of 5
Port ok. No excursions entire trip. Have done lots in past. Tired of seeing churches and "amazing" rock formations. Mexico is not of great interest to me.

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

3 out of 5
Very large number of sales tents. Not much here air conditioned. Wifi at a couple of places for small purchase like a soft drink. Venders were abundant and very nice. You can easily spend a couple of hours or more there.

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Just take a $5. shuttle ride (each way) to EAGLE BEACH. Powder white sand, warm water, one of the best beaches in the world. Better than Waikiki. Small bar/restaurant/toilet there.

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Just went straight to airport. Long time to disembark, take $25 NCL bus to airport in FLL. Give yourself plenty of time before flight.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Long wait in sun
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