UGH.... You don't always get a Bargan!
Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: December 14, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Review SummaryWell this is my 3rd cruise. 1st with Carnival and 2nd with Princess. I chose this cruise with CHEAP being the reason. I took 2 first time teenagers with me. I admired the ship somewhat. Did not care for freestyle dining. We could not make reservations bc there was only 3 of us. We were told we could be seated as we walked up. Well that turned out to be atleast a 45 min wait each time. The first day at sea was Opt formal. We chose to dress formal only this night and dine in the summer palace. The formal dining room which on any night was to be NO jeans. As we were seated I noticed the wait staff was wearing T SHIRTS. The table next to us had jeans and t shirts on. Our waiter was occupied with other waiters so much we never recieved the right order. On the other hand the buffet was the best I have seen. Food was tasty and plentiful. However we were asked to move several times to a different table very rudly. ITS A BUFFET! This seemed to be the chosen place to eat as we always had a hard time getting and keeping a table. If you would leave to get water your table was cleaned and occupied. After 10 pm you cannot get anything it is closed. Also we notices several budding romances between wait staff while they were on duty.
Our room was small. However that did not matter as we only slept there and not often. There was several times our room was not made up. I never did know who out steward was???? As other cruise lines make it a point that u know.
Entertainment was ok considering the price of the cruise.
Hot tubs was not HOT. It was rather cool. No poolside games. One day two teenagers was having sex in the hot tub as several employees walked by not to say a thing. EEEWWWW! This was in daylight while children was around. Pool were salt water and not heated.
The main ent. I thought would in the Bliss lounge. Which as I will Quote another review " When does the orgy begin" as it states very clearly. Tho it was not a popular place. The Sky lounge was quite a hot spot. If u want a seat skip out on the main show a little early and get your seat early. The shows there aren't to bad. In the morning of port days I often found myself there with my bionaculars. It was great to get a lounger (oh so soft) and chill. It seemed to be a well hidden secret to most passengers. I found myself there with only a few others. It was so peaceful. Often I would see ppl sleeping there, which I am guilty of.
Not saying I would not take it again if the price is right. I know what kind of quality I will be getting.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: Ummm you can miss everthing! LOL!
Don't Miss: For a beach lover like me Tabayna beach.
Don't Miss: Tequila mmmmm HAHA.
Don't Miss: Stay on the ship....
Pros: Big ship... Cheap
Cons: Wait staff and service.