Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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3 out of 5

NCL Alaska cruise

Sail Date: July 08, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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

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

Cons: The food was very disappointing.

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? Yes!

Service and Staff
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.
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!
Ship Quality
Size, layout very nice. Some of the public bathrooms were not kept clean enougn.
Food and Dining
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
Cabin / Stateroom
The stateroom size, decor, overall comfort was great.
Skagway, Alaska
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.
Ketchikan, Alaska
Nice town. Did not go on any tours in Ketchikan.
Juneau, Alaska
Visited Mendenhall Glacier - hard to judge if it was a must see. It was heavy rain and fog, but still a fun trip.
Victoria, British Columbia
Beautiful city. Spouse was ill so did not stay in port very long.

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