Had a great time. Med staff were fabulous. Ship was adequate. Need more room for card and gaming passengers.

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Norwegian Pearl

14 Night Panama Canal Eastbound (Los Angeles To New Orleans)

Sail date: October 07, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1062???

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

In spite of it's shortcomings we had a great time and met many wonderful people from all over the world. It was still a valuable vacation experience for us.


3 out of 5
Poorly handled by staff for disabled passengers. Not enough personnel to handle the huge number of needy passengers.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Service quite slow in main dining rooms.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Wii, trivia, gym, line dancing


4 out of 5
Well managed...for the most part well done.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Did not apply

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
As always they give 100 percent.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Has a weird configuration for getting to dining rooms.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Small but at least enough room to get out of the bed on both sides. Adequate storage. Very clean. Great shower. Great location.

Ship tip

Don't go early to embark. And disembarkation was a nightmare.

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

3 out of 5
Not enough personnel. Lines not managed appropriately.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5

Acapulco, Mexico

3 out of 5

Huatulco, Mexico

5 out of 5
Loved it. Hope to return someday.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

3 out of 5
Sad since Nate came through.

Panama Canal Transit

4 out of 5
Very interesting and informative. Loved the onboard commentary.

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5
Way too hot...too many aggressive street merchants. Had a great guide though.

New Orleans, Louisiana

3 out of 5
Disembarkation was a nightmare. Hope they have improved or New Orleans will get a bad rap. I have disembarked many times in N.O.and because of the "security process" was a joke. Should have never happened.


2 out of 5
See above!!!
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