7 Night Alaska & Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip) Sail Date: September 02, 2007 Ship: Norwegian Pearl Cabin Type: Oceanview Traveled As: Singles/Friends Reviewed: 9 years ago
the ship was very clean, staff was friendly, however the eating areas where at times limited, having wait for a place to sit after getting your meal. It would have been nice to hear more up beat music for at least part of the cruise. the majority of the music was very easy listening, perhaps not the most recent hits. although it i did enjoy it at times, it seemed that's all they played.
Food and Dining
3 out of 5
there were times that we had to wait and look and look for a place to sit. the main eating area did not seem to accomadate large amounts of people at once, since there were long lines at times. at the "sit down" restaurants the choices were very limited and alot of the times the food was less than average...not the exceptional gourmet meals expected from such a prestigious cruise line
3 out of 5
the onboard entertainment was average. nothing that i was excited about. i would like to have seen more upbeat activities and more of them in general. i found that there were activities that i would like but i had an excursion booked, and when we were at sea not much to choose from. the instruction for the cruise director was exceptional...would have been nice to be able to listen to it from our cabin...a speaker option in the cabin would have come in handy rather than having to open the door everytime there was an anouncement overhead...
Service and Staff
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
in the description of the bars and restaurants they fail to mention that all the bars are sitting right next to each other....the name is bar city....there was a really neat area the martini bar...i would have like to hear some contemporary music in a bar like that but unfortunately that wasnt the case because right next to is was a piano bar that was the entertainment for the entire site....a real shame .. i would have like to enjoy my martinis there.. there's nothing wrong with a piano bar, if you're in the mood for it. .i would like the options of different sitting areas with a different experience and different music. i think norweigan, neglected the younger passengers and focused on the over 50 crowd...definately not for the younger crowd or party people...this cruise is for a very calm pace and mellow atmosphere...if ncl would create areas where for different interests...rather than making the entire cruise, as it seeme to me, an over 50 cruise, it would have been better.
Cabin / Stateroom
3 out of 5
the cabin itself was pleasant and very clean. good size and comfortable space. however it was in the aft and seemed to be right ovver some type of workshop or engine room and there was a lot of noise and banging heard at all hours
the helicopter ride to the glacier was very exciting and fun....i think that 12 hours in skagway was a very long time to be there..the town is very very small...only about 15 blocks long or something like that. ..they are better spend at juneau... but oh well..
Don't Miss: helicopter ride to the glacier
this port of call was a waste of time we arrived at victoria at 6 pm. a lot of shops were closed as well as potentially interesting excursions were all done , even the museum was closed when we got there....total waste of time. :( the street performers were the highlight of the evening.
Pros: cleanliness of the ship.
Cons: all on board activities seemed to be geared towards older people
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