Panama Canal

Norwegian Joy Cruise Review

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Norwegian Joy

12 Night Panama Canal Partial Transit (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 27, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Joy

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 13326

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review summary

Great cruise and great ship. We love the free style dining. Entertainment was very well done. Loved the bar staff in the Local. Only complaint was the World Series was not broadcasted.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Book NCL excursions in Columbia. Traffic is a nightmare. Most NCL excursions were late returning to the pier but the ship waited. There was a rumor that several passengers were left who were not on NCL excursions.

Ports of call

Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)

5 out of 5
Get your spot early.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5

Harvest Caye, Belize

4 out of 5
Food and beverage available at additional cost.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Great snorkeling.

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Wonderful rainforest and canal tour.

Colon, Panama

3 out of 5
Not much to see at the port.

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5
Bad traffic and very hot. Make sure you take a NCL excursion. We were 45 minutes late returning to the pier but the ship waited. Lots of aggressive vendors.

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
Drink package applies to the island. Food on the island is complementary.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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