Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Pros and Cons on the Norwegian Pearl

Sail Date: December 01, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The ship was beautifully designed and lovely as well as our room with balcony but our room was not the cleanest. We hardly ever saw our steward. Loved the restaurants we had to pay for (Cagney's, C'est Magnifique and La Cucina) but overall the regular dining areas food and service left a lot to be desired. Maybe the problem is we are comparing it to other cruise lines and it fell short. We felt the waiting staff could use a bit more training. The shows were okay but nothing like on other ships. If you had never been on a cruise before, you probably would not notice the disappointment so much.

Pros: Freestyle Dining

Cons: Expensive drinks, mostly poor port excursions and Samana, especially

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? No.

Cabin / Stateroom
Only issue was cleanliness
Food and Dining
Restaurant variety and freestyle dining wonderful.....but regular dining not so great!
Okay...not wonderful
Service and Staff
They were all pleasant enough but not very professional or particularly helpful.
Ship Quality
Decor, layout, condition of public areas....very nice but cleanliness not what we would expect.

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