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New Orleans Norwegian Pearl Cruise Reviews

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Second Class Encounter

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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nrobin

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

Been cruising for over 30 years. This was the first time on NCL and we took this cruise because of the "ports of call". First, two ports were cancelled and one was added before sailing. many things went wrong as soon as we got underway. -Plumbing problems (2X) in the cabin, no cold water -Small light fell out of the ceiling -Pre-order of meals screwed up 3X. Request was for no ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


Panama Canal Cruise April 2018

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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Hummdeb

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the embarkation city, length of cruise, value of cruise and we wanted to go through the canal. The crew on the Pearl were excellent! They were very attentive to our needs and had very positive attitudes. We observed that as they interacted with each other, they were happy and had fun performing their jobs. We believe that these positive attitudes translated over to ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Not the cruise of my dreams.

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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mowenalexander

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

My life goal is to visit at least half of the countries of the world (98). When I saw this cruise advertised, it had four countries in Central American that I had never been to, Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Early in 2018 (I booked in August), prior to sailing we were told that Honduras was taken off the itinerary, then a few weeks later they decided to bypass Guatemala. In its ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Panama

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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Heatherris

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I wanted to go through the Panama Canal The food was not up to the level I have been use to it was just so so They ran out of items before we reached out destination which is unacceptable The officers were not very friendly they were not around much and when they were very sour faced I did not see the captain accept at picture time I have been on other cruise lines where officers and the ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony


New Orleans to Seattle, through the Panama Canal

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Robbiesports

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We wanted to sail through the Panama Canal, and along the way, we made stops at Cartagena, Columbia; Costa Rica; Leon, Nicaragua; Antigua, Guatemala, Acapulco, Mexico; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Los Angeles and finally Seattle. We live three hours from Seattle, and it was great not having to fly across the country again to get home. We loved Jim Badger's piano playing and jokes onboard each ...
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Sail Date: April 2018


Amazing re-positioning cruise from New Orleans to Seattle via Panama Canal

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BC1229

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I chose this cruise because of the multiple ports offered many of which I had not visited. The Norwegian Pearl is a beautiful well maintained ship which is staffed by the most amazing crew ever. I have cruised multiple times and have enjoyed most all of the staff on all my cruises, but the Pearl's staff seemed to genuinely enjoy their work and their coworkers. They were all friendly and ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony


Thoroughly Enjoyable Long Repositioning Cruise

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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JC Cruise

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

A Panama Canal crossing has long been a bucket list, and the opportunity to see so many other countries was also an attraction. Unfortunately, NCL dropped Honduras and Guatemala from the ports of call, substituting another port for Honduras and gaining another sea day instead of Guatemala. We never did get a clear answer regarding why Guatemela was dropped, and the email communications from NCL ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


5 Star well done NCL

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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Pushawayfromthetable

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Choose this cruise for the Panama Canal itinerary. Had great weather which helps, but really an amazing cruise start to finish. Ship was in great shape, staff were fantastic and hard working. Met lots of great people. I was very impressed with this NCL cruise. Food was great and available all the time so were cold drinks. Buffet is laid out nicely so line ups are minimal. It was so popular ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


21 day repositioning cruise through the Panama Canal

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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RLloyd66

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

I have taken cruises before and I have cruised on several different cruise lines. This was my first repositioning cruise and I hope to answer some of the questions I had about this type of cruise. We chose this trip because of the departure port and the itinerary. New Orleans Embarkation: We live a few hours from New Orleans and took the train down the day before. Our assigned check-in ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony


Disappointing

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Panama Canal & Central America

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Jadebroad

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Cruise offered was back to back through Panama Canal and on to Alaska. Two ports were cancelled (were not told why) so assume that is why we arrived in LA at 12 midnight and could not get off ship until the following morning after 7 am - as ship was leaving at 2 pm in afternoon - there was no time to travel into the city and return in time to board ship. The customs took so long that we finally ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


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