Norwegian Pearl - Great Experience
Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Sail Date: September 16, 2007
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
Review SummaryThis 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.
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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