A big Disappointment

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 42

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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Norwegian Pearl

10 Night Panama Canal & Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 21, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 10004

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Ship is tired. Stateroom large but tired. TV, etc, tired but functional rust was apparent in many outside areas. Food was poor to fair, even in specialty restaurants. We could eat anywhere as we had Haven Suite. Personnel were very attentive and available always. Room service was poor as the food was served cold and menus were not available.


The Haven Courtyard (our "special" place was small, claustrophobic and food served there was cold and tasteless.


Tours were only fair, several were terrible. We signed up on board so not all available. Same with specialty restaurant reservations. Considering the amount we paid ($23,000+) it was quite disappointing. We have cuised on several lines: Crystal, Renaissance, Celebrity, Holland America. All were considerably better. We chose this cruise and ship because of the schedule and Miami round-trip feature, (We live there)

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Commodious, but tired in serious need of refurbishment

Ship tip

There was nothing exceptional. Was ordinary at best, which was not often, including specialty restaurants where we ate mostly.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
We live on Star Island, Miami Beach, which is perfect!

Oranjestad, Aruba

1 out of 5
Essentially a desert with cheap hotels on the beach. Nothing to do but develop skin cancer and gamble.

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5

Cruise Gatun Lake And Panama Canal

3 out of 5

Colon, Panama

3 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

3 out of 5
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