Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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1 out of 5

Pricey, with poor service

Sail Date: April 01, 2010

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

Pool and work out area were small for a ship of this size. Avoid getting off the ship in Samana. Food was slightly better than average. Stewards were incompetent and had no incentive to provide service as their tip is a given (automatically charged to your staterooms). Balcony Suites are nice, but quite cramped. I think NCL would charge for the breeze, if they could. Drinks are all overpriced and a 15% gratuity is ALWAYS added.

Pros: Sushi Bar, St Thomas Blaster tour

Cons: Stewards, service, Samana

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? No.

Children's Programs
Checked my 11 year old boy into his "club". Staff made kids watch Cinderella. My son amused himself with other boys at a table in the corner playing Blackjack.
Service and Staff
Stewards were horrible. Rest of the staff was adequate.
Ship Quality
Newer ship launched in 2006.
Food and Dining
Sushi bar is excellent value.
Cabin / Stateroom
We were just forward of mid ship on 9th floor. Suites were tight for a newer ship. Stewards did a very poor job in cleaning, making-up and turning down rooms.
Its a cruise, not Vegas.

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