Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Deck Hand

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7+ cruises

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3 out of 5

Freestyle Dining Not so Free

Sail Date: January 06, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Balcony

One of Norwegian's newest ships and it is gorgeous. Very friendly and helpful staff all around. You hardly felt a wave on the ocean the ride was so smooth. To combat noro-virus, they had hand-sanitizing stations everywhere, and I mean everywhere, which is a little bit of a put off, and I didn't like the freestyle dining. While the food was okay I think that because of the various dining rooms they couldn't focus on the "wow" factor in the main dining rooms. The 2 "specialty" restaurants which were "free" were hard to get reservations at (and they didn't tell you you should make reservations") and the other 5, you had to pay surcharges ranging from $10 to $20 per person to eat at them, which was not addressed. Beautiful pool/deck area which quickly filled up during our "at sea" days making it hard to find lounge chairs; but the sun was shining and the smooth ride made a good time by all.

Pros: Hardly feel you are on water

Cons: Freestyle dining; hand-sanitizing stations at every corner.

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? Yes!

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