Pros and Cons on the Norwegian Pearl

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: December 01, 2009
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Restaurant variety and freestyle dining wonderful.....but regular dining not so great!

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Okay...not wonderful

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
They were all pleasant enough but not very professional or particularly helpful.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Decor, layout, condition of public areas....very nice but cleanliness not what we would expect.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Only issue was cleanliness

Pros: Freestyle Dining

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

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? No.

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