panama canal trip

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: October 18, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 5101
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

This was a fantastic cruise and October was the perfect month!

The Pearl is an easy ship to navigate and well maintained.

Lots of activities on sea days and the food was super.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
we went to the summer palace which was great!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

did not use

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
the entire staff at the summer palace was super! they made our morning and evening dining a pleasure!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
our room was very clean and well maintained

Ship Tip

The Brazilian restaurant was the best kept secret-- if you are a meat lover then check this out! well worth the extra money!

3 out of 5
did not stay here
3 out of 5
read what your trip is about we did the colonial-- not the best - should have done the walking tour beware that there will be vendors trying to sell shirts, necklaces, hats, and magnets-- when one leaves another comes
5 out of 5
be sure to check out what your excursion is suppose to do-- we did the ferry which took over 7 hours-- there is a bus drive of 1 hour to get to the next set of locks plus another bus trip back to ship which is about 1 1/2 hours Be sure to set in the shade on the ferry because even in October it was extremely hot only those on excursions were able to get off the boat at Gatun Lake
3 out of 5
did not have time to explore since our excursion was late getting back
5 out of 5
we did the chocolate trip-- bring bug spray the chocolate is different then the states
5 out of 5
great shopping at the pier-- lots of taxis to take you around the island
5 out of 5
we did the Mayan ruins-- take water it was quite hot, bring bug spray
5 out of 5
we took the salsa class -- the beach was great and the instructor was super the pier has a great shopping area
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