very disappointing cruise

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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Norwegian Pearl

9 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: April 13, 2007

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Review Summary

Beautiful ship..with a few exceptions service was not good. Overall the crew seemed very sad. It was as if we were a bother to them. The food was really a disappointment. It was pretty good in the speacialty resturants where they charged a cover, but the buffet and main dining were poor. Maybe thats how they drive you to pay for the speacialty resturants. The whole freestyle thing was overated and misrepresented. Resvervations were difficult to make & many other eating areas were closed early. It was almost as if they were short staffed or at least mismanaged. As ususal on a cruise, the drinks were overpriced but that seems to be the norm. The excursion desk was very bad, poor information on tours and only open 2 hours daily 7-9 during dinner hours and they were unfriendly. On other cruises, we booked on the TV in our stateroom which was much easier. Many people on the ship had that virus and were sick most of the cruise. 2 in our group of six were sick. Disembarking was really unorganized and extremely slow, I'm sure they would blame customs. The one bright spot was our cabin stewards who were very nice. It was a great itinerary and the ports were diverse and fun. We made the best of it, but I could not recommend NCL for future trips.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5
Great port. The Island was very pretty & extremely clean. The views and access to the surounding islands was very nice. The bad part was we only had a half day there.

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5
nice island. we took a tour with one of the drivers at the pier..banana plantations,rum factory, and some really senic spots. Our frinds went diving and said it was terrific.

Roseau, Dominica

3 out of 5
very poor but people wer friendly..

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
enjoyed the downtown areas and waterfront.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Beautiful Island many things to do...of course the day we were in port there were 3 other cruise ships so it was very crowded..We gat a taxi to a great beachfront resturant OJays. It was great.
Don't Miss: o jays fior lunch

Pros: great ports & nice ship

Cons: food,service

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? No.

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