Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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4-6 cruises


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2 out of 5

A big Disappointment

Sail Date: December 21, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

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)Nervous

Cabin / Stateroom
Commodious, but tired in serious need of refurbishment
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Miami, Florida
We live on Star Island, Miami Beach, which is perfect!
Oranjestad, Aruba
Essentially a desert with cheap hotels on the beach. Nothing to do but develop skin cancer and gamble.
Cartagena, Colombia
Cruise Gatun Lake And Panama Canal
Colon, Panama
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica


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

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