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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 39

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
Norwegian Pearl

11 Night Panama Canal - Partial Transit (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 23, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This our third cruise was very enjoyable,we struck up a relationship with two couples whom we met on the ship and shared many happy moments together.Belize was the port (Placencia Village) we enjoyed most,friendly people,interesting signs ,beautiful art,tasty food.Maybe because it's an older ship the cabin was small, could not accommodate a chair thus we were not comfortable .There was also no coffee maker in the cabin.Kudos to the duo at the buffet who devise a very creative hand sanitizing song using the melody of an old Beatles song.lnformation with respect to last port and destination port of call when viewed from the ships information channel was not always correct,and it appears that gratuities were expected to be paid twice.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very orderly

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Clean and comfortable

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Not very good, the DJ catered only for Latin guests, did not play Auld Lang Syne on new years eve, l would never attend a function at which he is the DJ.

Children's Programs

I did not have children on the cruise

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very professional and accommodating

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Being an older ship one cannot expect it to be up to the design of modern vessels. The level of sanitation was very high

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Small but clean, could not accommodate a chair. No coffee maker.

Ship tip

Expect to pay a lot of service charges.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5
Miami City tour, did not visit Little Havana as indicated in the tour itinerary

Cartagena, Colombia

4 out of 5
Nice,lots of pretty birds,clean enviroment

Panama Canal (Cruise Into Canal)

5 out of 5

Colon, Panama

3 out of 5
Did not go ashore but liked the beautiful colors of the painted buildings

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

4 out of 5
Small but well organised

Harvest Caye, Belize

1 out of 5
Visited Placencia village, had a really good time. Very friendly people,we were not harassed by vendors,liked their Big Titty Rum

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5
Nice country did the Island tour

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
The port shopping area is a maze of shops. I did not see signs directing one back to the ship and had to seek assistance to get back to the ship

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very orderly
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