Sirena is an Excellent Addition to the Fleet

Sirena Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
Verified Review
16 Night Panoramic Panama Canal (Miami To Los Angeles)
Sail Date: November 25, 2016
Ship: Sirena
Cabin Number: 7088
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 months ago

The Sirena provides the same warm and welcoming atmosphere as the Regatta. The two new specialty restaurants are outstanding, especially Red Ginger. The Grand Dining Room's new approach to lunch is called Jacque's Bistro, but there isn't much different from before -- which is perfectly fine because both approaches to lunch result in great lunches.  The staff is friendly, competent, and the usual credit to themselves and their employer.  We have already planned to cruise again on the Sirena.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

Afternoon Tea is a terrific feature.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin is very well designed with lots of drawers and hangers. The cabin staff works quickly and thoroughly day and evening.

Ship Tip

Book your next cruise while you are on this one in order to get an excellent deal, with all credit going to your own travel agent.

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Clearly they've put a great deal of work into this private beach area. The tenders from Norwegian are not as easily boarded as the ship's own tenders -- just be more careful.
5 out of 5
Cartagena is no longer a place to avoid altogether for fear of violence; just be normally careful.
5 out of 5
Every bit as interesting as it ever has been, plus you can observe a little of the new shipping canal.

Golfito, Costa Rica Did not visit port

The ship did not visit Golfito as Hurricane Otto had caused extensive damage.
5 out of 5
The mangrove river trip allowed us to encounter more birds and animals than we did on the Amazon
5 out of 5
The excursion to the original Leon and current-day Leon was excellent, as it brought together historical and social issues from 500 years ago, 50 years ago, and today.

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Did not visit port

Did not go ashore.
3 out of 5
Experience the playground of the formerly famous and many others.
3 out of 5
Experience the playground of countless seekers of fun in the sun.
5 out of 5
Unexpectedly beautiful approach to the harbor. Be on deck as you arrive in the port.
5 out of 5
The Port of Los Angeles is a lot more efficient than when we last visited -- we quickly found our luggage, went through customs, and got a taxi and were out of there in mere minutes.
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