March 2015 - 21 Night Eastern & Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Pearl
avoid room 8134 aft balcony
Having been on 13 cruises and this our second on The Pearl I have never given any negative reviews. Cruising is a wonderful way to travel and we will continue to do so. Our cabin was a nightmare though. It was located above the Bliss Bar and the noise was often and frustrating. It was constant pounding from the band. The floor vibrated and also the walls. This went on till 3:00 am. I was told by our friends that were on our cruise that they were at the Bliss a couple of nights and left because it was empty but the noise continued often. Calling the front desk was not any help. I suppose there was not much they could do. We also had smokers by our cabin. Enjoying our balcony and the ocean sounds were few and far between. I have asthma so the smoke was something I can't be around. A few times when we returned to our room it smelled of smoke even with the balcony doors shut. I wish I would of known how bad this room was going to be. Do your research on what is above and below your room.I wish when we were booking this that we would of been informed that this room is great if you don't plan on sleeping. Having booked this cruise last September and working to pay it off leaves us pretty disappointed. We were so excited and looking so forward to this vacation. The staff was great and the islands beautiful. The ship was clean. Even when norovirus hit it was handled quickly. Looking forward to our next cruise in the future but may rethink NCL.