excellent trip, though rainy.

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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12 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 23, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9130
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 months ago

Loved the Panama Canal!  Fascinating!  We stayed on board and there were frequent announcements with historic and technical details of the canal.  Traveled in Oct/Nov, which was rainier than I had anticipated  Dry season starts in December in that part of the Caribbean.  

 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We love the balcony so we can see port activities. We had a great view of the pilot boat dropping off and picking up crew. Left side slightly aft.) For Panama transit that meant over 20 personnel who were brought on board. To see most ports, though, the right side would be better.

Ship Tip

Enjoyed the dance lessons.

3 out of 5
Dry season starts in December. we were there in rainy season so did not go on the planned mountain hike.
5 out of 5
Very good information given during the transit via speaker on board. Worth getting up at 4:15 to see the lights of ships as we pass the line-up of waiting vessels and the canal come into view. (Ships can book time slots a year in advance, which cruise ships do but freighters do not.)
5 out of 5
Highlight of the trip!
3 out of 5
1 out of 5
our tour was cancelled due to rain Hired a taxi for 2 hours but once away, were told he would need more to take us to a beach Took us to see slums instead. We went back to the boat.
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