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Norwegian Pearl

June 2013 - Norwegian Pearl to Alaska - Inside Passage

Alaska in June

Overall, a nice vacation, as we had spectacular weather. The ship was clean and our room steward very friendly and helpful. I loved my pass to the spa, it is a very relaxing space with wonderful views from the bow of the ship. Two main criticisms though. The food was very unimpressive. None of us ever got a steak or fish dish that wasn't cooked to death, and the Garden Café was just madness no matter what time we went. Other guests would take window tables to sight see, leaving us balancing plates of food, cups of hot coffee etc. looking for somwhere to sit and eat. We even saw a sleeping toddler taking up an entire booth. The ship's crew should be monitoring this rudeness and moving people who are clearly not eating to an appropriate viewing area. Second disappointment was entertainment. We watched several nature documentaries in the theater that had to have been made in the 1980's and were poorly projected, probably off a VCR tape... there was an overall lack of interesting things for our older teenagers to do onboard as well. The climbing wall was only open a couple of hours at a time, often when it was too cold or windy to enjoy. We tried the game room, but there was never space open. Glad we took our Kindles... In summary, we very much enjoyed Alaska and our shore excursions, but would have enjoyed less mass-prepared food and some social activities for older teens.

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Ketchikan, Alaska - Get a block or two off the main souvenir shopping street for better shopping
Norwegian Pearl Norwegian Pearl - Spring for the spa pass, but do it as soon as you get on board, they only sell a limited number of them.

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