Love the freestyle cruising

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Sail Date: December 01, 2007
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago

I have been on many cruise lines, but I am now hooked on freestyle cruising. The only complaint I have about Norwegian cruise line is the food.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
They need to improve the food. On a nine day cruise I only found about 3 entrees which appealed to me at the Summer Palace. In comparison, there might be one night on other cruise lines in which nothing on the menu appeals to me. I did not like the way they did lobster night. I was given a half of a tail an some other sea food to fill the plate. The desserts were kind of blah. I usually skipped dessert in the Summer Palace and got ice cream at the buffet.


5 out of 5
I loved the entertainment on this ship. I attended every show on all 3 cruises. I am not into the singing and dancing shows, but they were worth going to. the gym was great. They had more tread mills than any other ship I have been on. The gym is open 24 hours making it easy to avoid the peak hours.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I am always impressed by the staff. On this ship most of the staff works 10 months straight, 7 days a week and at least 10 hours a day and they are still pleasant.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is 1 year old and has been well maintained. The layout is simple to learn. The decor is much brighter and colorful than other cruise lines.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This is my third cruise on the Pearl. The first 2 cruises I stayed in an insde cabin which was fine except for the bathroom. I am over six feet tall and did not have enough room to sit straight on the toilet. The wall is about 6 to 8 inched from the front edge of the toilet. I had to sit sideways to do my business. The balcony cabin offered just a few more inches for me to sit straight. The showers are a plus. They are average in size, but have a removeable shower head with great water pressure. I purchsed a bar of soap in the gift shop because in am not into the shower gel they provided.

Pros: Freestyle cruising, 24 hour gym, great entertainment

Cons: The food

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? Yes!

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