Norwegian Joy Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4.6 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: 8150

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This cruise was by far the best, we loved it all, even though being sick, it was still amazing, can't wait for the next cruise!!


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Restaurants were great, not impressed with Food Republic, drink service very slow. Still and amazing trip!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We did so much, it was all amazing, we saw Footloose twice it was so good!


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Bar service slow and often not friendly, The IConnect rep was very rude Shower on upper pool deck was so hot, I reported it daily, it took until day 14 for them to change it.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Always spotless and so easy to get around.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I'm not positive that was our number, I think so!! We had great service from our Stewart Noel. We were fortunate to have an upgrade.

Ship tip

I ended up with pnemonia, had to have medical care, they were amazing, very over priced but well cared for, I was so happy with the doctor, Dr Roy, he was so kind and caring. The nurses were wonderful as well.

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
Disappointed one stop was changed but loved them all, Aruba is our favorite.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5
Unfortunately it was raining and not as pleasant, but that wasn't any fault of the port or the cruise line.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

4 out of 5
Took a tour, very nice, however, pay attention to guides, we thought she said $16 pp, when we returned found out it was SIXTY pp. But over all a nice tour.

Mazatlan, Mexico

5 out of 5
Great tour, we'd go back and stay there. :)

Acapulco, Mexico

5 out of 5
We'd stay here as well, the guides made all the stops wonderful

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

4 out of 5
Didn't do anything here other than at the port.

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Definitely our favorite, we love Aruba anyway, but it was a great long day, so happy we were there 12 hours!!

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Love walking through South Beach and spending time in the city.


5 out of 5
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