Norwegian Pearl - Great Experience

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


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Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska & Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 16, 2007
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
This was our first cruise and we had a wonderful experience. The Norwegian Pearl is only one year old and everything looks new. Our mini-suite far exceeded our expectations. The bathroom was actually big enough for 2 people at the same time!!. The suite was very roomy, with desk, couch, comfortable bed and private deck. There was more than enough storage.
We have travelled a lot but never taken a cruise before because we thought it would be too formal and too regimented. Freestyle on the Norwegian Pearl was just the opposite. We did dress up several nights for dinner, but never felt like we had to. We ate whenever we wanted to and didn't have to decide ahead of time. The food was good and there were many choices of restaurants. There were also many choices of activities and entertainment each day. The best show was Sea Legs - talented singers and dancers gave us a Broadway quality review.
The Alaska itinerary was a wonderful experience, inside passage, juneau, skagway, ketchikan, and best of all Glacier Bay. The scenery was incredible and we were lucky enough to see some whales. We will cruise again with NCL.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
food was as good or better in the restaurants that didn't have a surcharge as in the restaurants that did.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
There was one excellent review (Sea Legs). Other entertainment was just so-so.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
staff was friendly and anxious to please

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
beautiful public spaces, everything kept spotless

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
mini suite was comfortable, spacious, and kept very clean
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: tram, mendenhall glacier

Pros: mini-suite, freestyle, friendly crew

Cons: price of drinks, commercialism - constantly trying to sell something, limited room service menu

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? Yes!

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