5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Sail Date: January 06, 2008 Ship: Norwegian Pearl Cabin Type: Inside Reviewed: 10 years ago
The ship is beautiful. It is pretty easy to navigate, there are signs everywhere. And if you do need help finding something, the staff is very friendly and helpful with everything.
Food and Dining
5 out of 5
Freestyle dining was awesome. It was really easy to get reservations at the specialty restaurants and the number of options is incredible. The quality of food could have been slightly better in the buffet. But the food at the specialty restaurants and main dining rooms was really good overall. Cagney's Steakhouse was incredible. I liked that they had TV screens all over the ship indicating how full each restaurant was so you knew if they would be able to accommodate your party.
5 out of 5
I loved the juggling act the first night. It was hilarious and the guys were very talented. I also loved the second city performances and all of the different game shows that they had throughout the week. It was fun getting to know fellow cruisers that way. There was an endless amount of things to do and they were all a lot of fun.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
The staff on this ship was awesome. Everyone we came in contact with was very friendly and helpful. They were very knowledgeable too.
5 out of 5
The ship was only a year old on our trip and it showed. Everything was very clean and new. The decor was a little out there but nothing too distracting.
Cabin / Stateroom
3 out of 5
We had an inside stateroom with 3 people in it that had accommodations for 4 people and we were crowded just with 3, I cant imagine putting 4 people in that room. Our room stewards were amazing, the room was always clean and the towel animals were adorable! They were very friendly as well.
The beach at cozumel wasn't that great, the sand was just ground sea shells and there were a lot of rocks in the water that made swimming difficult. Also the shopping was either junk souvenirs or expensive jewelry, nothing in between. Maybe we would have enjoyed one of the excursions there better than going out on our own but who knows. At least the weather was gorgeous.
We didn't do an excursion here either but we had a blast. The weather was also amazing here. The shopping was about the same as Cozumel, cheap souvenirs or expensive jewelry, so we didn't spend much time on that. We saw a sign for the public bus system which was $2.50 per ride, much cheaper than a taxi would be and the drivers and locals were pretty helpful letting us know where we needed to be to catch the bus (van actually). We went to Turtle Farm which was really cool. We got to see the adults as well as the babies, and even pick up some of the turtles for photo ops. The tour there was very informative without dragging on for long. We went to seven mile beach after that which was beautiful! The water was crystal clear and there was real sand, unlike in Cozumel.
Don't Miss: Turtle Farm
Pros: The cruise director's staff and all of the events/entertainment that they planned
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