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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska & Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 08, 2007
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago

The ship was beautiful. Staterooms were more spacious than I anticipated. Ample closet and drawer space.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
The food was very disappointing. Had dinner in the main dining room twice - did not return. The buffet (although average fare, had the best food on the ship). Poor use of leftovers in the next day's sandwiches


1 out of 5
Hard to find entertainment sometimes. The music choise was geared to people in their 80's or 20's. A couple of night shows in the theatre were very enjoyable (comedy). Aerobic classes were excellent!

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Did not meet anyone willing to go over an above the necessary requirements. Stateroom was not cleaned until late afternoon on some days. Room stewards came at inopportune times to clean (during my nap) and said they either had to clean then or not at all. Asked for additional towels (had to ask 3 times) and each day. They would not give up any extra towels unless I pleaded with them.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Size, layout very nice. Some of the public bathrooms were not kept clean enougn.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The stateroom size, decor, overall comfort was great.
5 out of 5
Nice town. Did not go on any tours in Ketchikan.
5 out of 5
Visited Mendenhall Glacier - hard to judge if it was a must see. It was heavy rain and fog, but still a fun trip.
5 out of 5
Beautiful city. Spouse was ill so did not stay in port very long.
5 out of 5
Loved Skagway. Just walking around town and seeing the sights. The train to White Pass was very enjoyable. Saw the "Old 98's show" - recommend this show.

Pros: The Norwegian Pearl is a new ship - beautiful - very nice staterooms

Cons: The food was very disappointing.

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? Yes!

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