June 2016 - Norwegian Pearl to Alaska - Inside Passage
Le Bistro was by far the nicest place to eat. The furnishings were really showing their age, i.e., carpet that was torn or pulled up, deck railings that were old and battered, musty odors in parts of the ship, older TV sets, pillows that didn't smell very fresh, shower doors that are quite outdated.
We had booked 4 staterooms for a family reunion, and while the cruise was fantastic, the food service (especially la cucina where we waited over 1 1/2 hours to be served, even though we had a 530 reservation and I got my cocktail as they were serving the dinner), was not really worth the upgrade in price (if we had not chosen the specialty dining package).
We are getting ready to book another family reunion next year with my husband's family, and we will not be considering using this ship based on the issues stated above. We may consider NCL, but not this ship.