PRETTY GOOD CONSIDERING IT'S AN OLD SHIP.

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Pearl

12 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 23, 2016

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10008

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

VISITING THE PANAMA CANAL VIA FERRY AND GOING THROUGH 2 LOCKS WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE TRIP.  THE BUS RIDE WAS AWFUL, 4 HOURS TO GET FROM THE SHIP TO THE CANAL FERRY. NO BATHROOMS ON THE BUS. LUNCH ON THE FERRY WAS TERRIBLE. ON THE SHIP'S DINING, THEY ELIMINATED LOBSTER NIGHT AS A USUALLY INCLUDED FREE ENTREE. OTHER THAN THAT, THE FOOD WAS GREAT. SANTA MARTA WAS A LESS THAN DESIRABLE STOP  AND SHOULD BE SKIPPED ALTOGETHER. YOU'LL LEARN EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SIMON BOLIVAR AT CARTAGENA WHICH IS A MUCH MORE TOLERABLE DESTINATION.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
THIS CABIN'S BALCONY HAS A TRIM AROUND IT WHICH REDUCED THE VIEWING AREA AND GAVE IT A MUCH MORE CLOSED IN FEELING TO IT. MIDSHIP BALCONY WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER IF I HAD KNOWN IN ADVANCE OF THE CONFIGURATION OF THE FIRST FEW UP FRONT BALCONIES.

Ship tip

NEED MORE ORIENTAL DISHES IN THE BUFFET AREA, ADD THE LOBSTER NIGHT BACK IN WITHOUT ADDITIONAL CHARGE AND ADD SHRIMP COCKTAIL TO THE APPETIZERS.

Ports of call

Santa Marta, Colombia

1 out of 5

Santa Marta

1 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

5 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5

Colon, Panama

3 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

3 out of 5

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5

Roatán, Bay Islands

3 out of 5

Belize City, Belize

3 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
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