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    Dorion, Canada
    joined Sep 2010
    post 1/1
    cruiser #3888
    sailing the Panama Canal in Jan. 2011

    Hi Our friends, my husband and I are sailing the panama canal in Jan. departing Miami and ending our cruise in LA. We are sailing with NCL on the Star. Has anyone done this cruise. If so, how was it. Was the ship and the ports nice. Any info would be great. thank you Dale
    Huntsville, AL, United States
    joined May 2010
    post 13/260
    cruiser #577
    Lifetime Member
    Re: sailing the Panama Canal in Jan. 2011

    We have done complete transits of the PC twice--but both on Royal Caribbean so I know nothing about your chosen ship. The cruise itself is very interesting and the day of the actual canal transit is extremely interesting. We had some expert on board who gave commentary all day. As you transit the canal it is usually very hot and you lose the ocean breeze. Be sure and move about the ship during the day in order to get different perspectives. Not sure what your included ports are, but be sure to eat some pineapple in Costa Rica
    United States
    joined Nov 2010
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    cruiser #4362
    Re: sailing the Panama Canal in Jan. 2011

    Hi, my family and I sailed on the NCL Star this last April/May to the Mexican Riveria. The Star is a nice ship, easy to get around. The crew that we interacted with were awesome! We had an aft suite. Loved it but this was just after the dry dock in Vancouver and someone decided to move the Spinnaker Lounge right below the cabin we had. Bring earplugs for sleeping if you have a cabin above the Spinnaker Lounge.