7 Night Alaska & Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip) Sail Date: August 26, 2007 Ship: Norwegian Pearl Cabin Type: Balcony Traveled As: Couple Reviewed: 10 years ago
An excellent ship and wonderful cruise experience. Off ship trips were mediocre at best.
Food and Dining
5 out of 5
Ship had free-style cruising. We dined when we wanted, where we wanted, and with whom we wanted. In short we were not tied down to any specific schedule. They provided a variety of restaurants and we selected the type of restaurant we wanted to eat on each day. Quality of the food was excellent, and the service was outstanding.
3 out of 5
Activities were good; entertainment was very good on some nights, and ok on other nights.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
The entire staff is well trained to please customers. Extremely helpful, polite, courteous and attentive, and readily available. Every place you look someone was there to help, greet and serve.
5 out of 5
Ship is beautiful and very large, but very accessible once you become accustomed. Very neat and well maintained.
Cabin / Stateroom
5 out of 5
We had an outside balcony room. The room provided a great deal of comfort, including a king-size bed, and room maintenance was superb.
The ship arrived at 6:00PM. We toured Bushardt Gardens in the dark. This was absolutely stupid since you can't see anything, and not worth $89pp(again purchased in advance on ship).
Don't Miss: Victoria,BC appears to be an absolutely beautiful city. I regret we did not spend any time since the ship was leaving at midnight.
White Pass railway was a good trip. Comfortable, relaxing and nice sights to see. Panning for gold was a waste. Again, $145pp (on ship) is greatly overpriced.
Don't Miss: White Pass Railway (but don't purchase on ship-there is an extra charge).
We went whale watching for a second time (previously done in Hawaii). It was a waste. Mendenhall glacier was nice to see. This trip was purchased on board for $134pp. Absolutely not worth the money!
Don't Miss: In retrospect, Juneau looked like a nice little town. We should have just walked around town or taken a tour of the town.
Pros: The ship was excellent in every way.
Cons: Purchased on ship for off-shore excursions. Extremely over-priced and minimal satisfaction.
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