Cruise Review

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: December 31, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 11516
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Wonderful cruise, staff was very courteous and friendly, food was excellent and evening shows were top notch.  Only one day at sea with high waves, rest of days were quiet. 

One issue is that they had equal number of restaurants that required an additional fee for reservation. Paying for a cruise should include vast majority of restaurants. Also depending of time in the morning it was difficult to find a table for breakfast.

There were also too few chairs poolside, often had to go up one or more decks to sit in the sun.


Food and Dining

5 out of 5
More restaurants that required an additional fee for reservations.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean, enjoyed the balcony and the staff was always timely in cleaning the room
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Awe inspiring viewing the 'old' city; wish there was more time for visiting the monastery and fort.

Cruise Gatun Lake And Panama Canal

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Did a river cruise but was a bust as there were only a few birds seen, was a waste of time.
1 out of 5
Tour arranged with CruiesOnly and tour was a bust. Supposed to have a descriptive tour by boat, no descriptive and very short boat ride. Initially had difficulty in finding the tour person, didn't have our names. Then the tour owner tried to reassure me that his (very) young son was capable of the tour. Where was this tour owner?
5 out of 5
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