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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Pearl

Sail date: March 24, 2016

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 5062

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

I felt that NCL were constantly wanting clients to spend, spend, spend.  Even the bowling alley had a cost.  The port shopping advice was similar to an Amway sign up.....not nearly enough daytime activities....trivia session lasted 30 minutes....line dance class, 30 minutes.  Dancing seemed on,y available late night except for two sessions.   NCL sell their cruises dirt cheap to the gamblers in the casino...those of us who choose not to gamble pay at least 3 times the price.  A bit more variety I the menus would be appreciated.  The excursions were extortionately priced....we each port on our own negotiating with the touters on the pier or near by....had excellent drivers and tour guides and saved a fortune.  We enjoyed ghe Panama Canal and ports but days at sea quite boring.  Two small wines cost us $30 Australian ...again extortionate.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
cabin staff Edwward...may be Edwin..was excellent ...always pleasant

Ship tip

Do your own excursions.....research other lines well before booking...library staff unhelpful, 'this is my first day, I can't help!' Next time the gent was sitting with his lady friend on a couch not interested in the users of the library....hence best take your own reading material.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

1 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5

Cruise Gatun Lake And Panama Canal

5 out of 5

Colon, Panama

1 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

3 out of 5

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5

Harvest Caye, Belize

3 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

3 out of 5
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