Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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5 out of 5

Incredible Cruise.

Sail Date: June 15, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

Cruising on the Norweigan Pearl was a relaxing, entertaining, and scenic vacation. There was so much to do for all of us including our 2 children, ages 8 and 5. We feel this is perhaps the best way to see Alaska, and the natural beauty of Alaska is inspiring. We saw whales, seals, dolphins, eagles, bears and glaciers. And even though this was an Alaskan cruise, the ship's pools are plenty warm and our children did lots of swimming. We visited Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway and Victoria British Columbia. The towns were beautiful and offered many excursions, shopping and dining. My husband caught a salmon on his fishing excursion in Ketchikan.The staff on this cruise were friendly and professional. The ship is immaculately clean and comfortable.
Book early to save money, and if you can swing it, get a room with a balcony.

Pros: ports we visited, the layout of the ship, ship's entertainment, scenery from ship, kids' activities, the wildlife we saw, friendliness of the staff, comfort of the ship

Cons: gaining weight from all the delicious food and drinks

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? Yes!

Food and Dining
The food was delicious. We only wish more seafood was offered. Afterall, it was an Alaskan cruise, so fresh seafood should have been abundant.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
There are 3 or 4 different kids' clubs! Plus, free-style cruising lends itself to traveling with children. Our kids ate ice cream and pizza every single day!
Ship Quality
Juneau, Alaska
Lots of cool shopping. The Red Dog Saloon is here.
Ketchikan, Alaska
My husband caught a salmon here on his fishing excursion. We're expecting the salmon to arrive on our door step in Tucson tomorrow, flash frozen and ready to eat.
Don't Miss: The Duck. You go from land to sea in a cool 90 minute tour.
Victoria, British Columbia
Beautiful flowers here!
Don't Miss: Eating at Pescatores Restaurant. It was beyond delicious!!
Skagway, Alaska
We enjoyed the the White Passage Railway tour here.

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