Panama Canal

Norwegian Sun Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Sun

15 Night Panama Canal Westbound (Miami To Los Angeles)

Sail date: March 16, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Sun

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 5210

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

the construction going on made the trip less enjoyable.


4 out of 5
We arrived near the end of the boarding time and there were no photographers. Everything else was okay.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The food was good and the service was often great but a couple of times we were disappointed. In the Le Bistro, we had below par salmon dinner, it was actually not as good as in the Seven Seas.

Le Bistro

3 out of 5

below par salmon dinner. Very disappointing.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We loved the 7:15 shows which we never missed. We enjoyed a few days by the pool. We used the fitness center. We would have walked the promenade deck more but it was not open all the way several days.


4 out of 5
We loved the 7:15 shows. The Dazzle was fun and we enjoyed some of the evenings there before 9 PM.

Stardust Lounge

4 out of 5

Overall very good to excellent.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
It was okay. There were some maintenance issues never addressed. The drapes were jury rigged. One ceiling light never worked even though we reported it. There were not enough electrical outlets (only two 110 volt. We had to borrow an extension cord.

Ship tip

Don't expect it to be more than a 4 star experience.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
Maybe 4.5 would be more accurate, but it was really good. It was hard to find a place to get the best view.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

3 out of 5
Disappointed in the rain forest sky walk .

Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua

4 out of 5
Rosario Equestrian event.

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

4 out of 5

Acapulco, Mexico

4 out of 5
Saw the divers from a boat. Wished we had seen it from shore. The boat experience was probably a 3.5 level experience. Very slow with too much wasted time selling drinks.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5
Well done tender transport. Enjoyed walking around the harbor.

Ensenada, Mexico

4 out of 5
First time for us here. We got a horse and carriage to take us on an hour ride and enjoyed it a lot. Walking the streets is an ordeal with all the vendors as it is in all the ports.

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5
Easy disembarkation. All went well.


5 out of 5
We walked off and it took a very short time, less than 30 minutes including customs.
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