panama canal trip

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 99

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Norwegian Pearl

Sail date: October 18, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 5101

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

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.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

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

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


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!

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5
did not stay here

Cartagena, Colombia

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

Cruise Gatun Lake And Panama Canal

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

Colon, Panama

3 out of 5
did not have time to explore since our excursion was late getting back

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
we did the chocolate trip-- bring bug spray the chocolate is different then the states

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
great shopping at the pier-- lots of taxis to take you around the island

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
we did the Mayan ruins-- take water it was quite hot, bring bug spray

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

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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