Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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5 out of 5

Beautiful Ship -- Beautiful Scenery!

Sail Date: September 01, 2007

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The ship is beautiful in every aspect! This was our first cruise and we enjoyed every minute of the trip -- despite some rain showers throughout the journey. We were truly amazed at the talent and skill of the ship's captain and his abilities in being able to maneauver into and out of such small port spaces so flawlessly. Brilliant job! The staff on the ship were wonderful and very friendly, too.

Pros: Stateroom / Friendly Staff / Freestyle Cruising!

Cons: Additional high cost for drinks

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? Yes!

Ship Quality
Amazing ship, beautiful decor, lovely stateroom (we enjoyed a balcony room). Loved the idea of the hand sanitizers strategically located throughout the ship and especially requiring everyone to sanitize hands when embarking onto the ship.
Food and Dining
We really enjoyed the convenience of freestyle cruising. We were always able to get into the restaurants and enjoyed a wide variety of cuisine -- servers were always friendly and courteous.
Cabin / Stateroom
Very comfortable bed, decor was very pleasant, plenty of closet/storage room. Enjoyed the privacy of our balcony deck in order to take in the beautiful scenery.
Service and Staff
We had the best room attendants! They always made sure our room was clean and tidy. Always made up our room in the morning after we left for breakfast and made sure our bed was turned down each evening before we retired for the night. Great job! The other staff on the ship did an awesome job, too. The last day before our cruise ended, I woke up with severe back pain. This happened after the deadline to sign up for the Baggage Airline Guest Services (BAGS) Program where you place your bags outside your stateroom door the night before arriving to final destination and your bags just meet you at your final airport destination (for a small, but well-worth-it, fee). The staff worked with Alaska Airlines and accommodated my situation -- all were very helpful and friendly. When I made it home, my bag was right there waiting for me, too. Thank you NCL and Alaska Airlines! Great Job!!
We enjoyed the entertainment each evening in the Stardust Theater. Great performances with great talent.

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