Panama Cruise 25.11.2018

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
Norwegian Pearl

14 Night Panama Canal Partial Transit (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 25, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

A very enjoyable cruise with a few hiccups but on the whole would cruise with Norwegian again.


1 out of 5
Very frustrating. It took approximating two hours to get on the ship after queuing for what seemed like a year along a very busy road with traffic and trams rushing by.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The food was very good but could have been more variation.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pools were very good and fitness centre also good.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
10102 was ideally situated on deck 10. Excellent cleanliness. The shower, washing facilities were just about manageable but the toilet was a bit of a squeeze.

Ship tip

Give yourself plenty of time for embarkation and have plenty of patience.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

2 out of 5
Very slow.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

3 out of 5

Santa Marta, Colombia

4 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

4 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

3 out of 5

Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala

4 out of 5

Belize City, Belize

4 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5


1 out of 5
Deplorable. It took over two hours to get off the ship. Fortunately for us our flight was not until 7.30 in the evening. We had arranged to go to the hotel we stayed in before we went to the airport but this did not happen as we was so long getting off the ship. Another point of fact is that on other cruise lines you do not need to leave the ships until it is time to go to the airport. As we were flying back to the UK we had a late evening flight so a very great deal of hanging about. It would have been beneficial to have been able to stay on the ship later.
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