Disappointing Panama Cruise

Norwegian Joy Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Joy

16 Night Panama Canal (Miami To Los Angeles)

Sail date: November 08, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Joy

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 9212

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Review summary

Very Disappointing cruise overall!! The elimination of Costa Rica ruined it for us.


3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
Footloose was Very Good and the comedians were as well.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cabin was smaller than expected.

Ship tip

It is too big! Too many people.

Ports of call

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

1 out of 5
WE didn't go due to weather.

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

3 out of 5
Would have been great if we actually visited and got off the ship.

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

3 out of 5
Visited Antiqua which was OK

Acapulco, Mexico

1 out of 5
This port was added when Costa Rica was deleted. This port has a State Dept. advisory NOT to visit!! NCL would not say why Costa Rica was eliminated when asked. Costa Rica was one of the decision points to take this cruise.

Mazatlan, Mexico

3 out of 5
If we wanted a Mexican vacation, we would have went on one!! Four of the ports of call were in Mexico!

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

3 out of 5

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

3 out of 5


1 out of 5
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