Wonderful Christmas Cruise

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 10
Helpful Votes: 81

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Norwegian Pearl

11 Night Panama Canal & Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 29, 2016

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 15000

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We loved this cruise and the Pearl. Sailing at Christmas time is so much fun cause they decorate the ship to reflect the holiday. The crew even seem to like being on the ship over Christmas so everyone is in a great mood.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Every restauarant we ate in was above par and excellent service

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The pool, fitness center and all the activities were great


5 out of 5
shows were above average and much better than we had on another cruise line

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Friendly, excelent staff

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Layout is great, easy to find your way around the ship. does not feel crowded at all

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The room was great. Lots of room, double sinks in the bathroom along with both a tub and a separate shower. The entire front of the room was glass so the view was unobstructed overlooking the pool deck. Our balcony was over 400 sq ft and had a private hot tub on it as well.

Ship tip

Don't miss a chance to sail on the Pearl. It is a really nice ship and never seems crowded

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

We flew in and got on the ship. The airport is a mess, but lots of them are due to construction

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
we did the party bus tour and would do that again in a heart beat. way fun and a great way to see the city without being stuck in one place for very long

Cruise Gatun Lake And Panama Canal

5 out of 5
Going thru the canal was a major thrill. We didn't get off the ship there, wanted to watch the workings of the locks

Colon, Panama Did not visit port

Did not get off the ship

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica Did not visit port

This is a cargo port and we did not take an excursion cause none of them appealed to us.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Love that port. We have been there numerous times and enjoy it on every visit

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5
This port is so well taken care of that it looks like no one has ever been there before

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
A fun port. we did the water park that looks like a pyramid and it was a full day of fun


5 out of 5
no issues and our shuttle was waiting for us as we got off the ship

Traveler Photos

Going thru the canal with a ship behind us The private hot tub on our balcony Our cabin, the glass looking box on top of the ship. Pic taken from the pool deck area Christmas dinner in our cabin The private hot tub The cabin, facing the front windows Sunset from our cabin windows Balcony
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