Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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5 out of 5

Upa and Downs

Sail Date: September 29, 2007

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

At times some things fall through the cracks. This was evident in our preboarding and most evident in our debarkation. Pre boarding there was no bus to take us to the pier from the airport, (transportation had been pre-paid). We finally got a shuttle that wanted to leave us off at a differnt ship. He finally left us off at the correct ship after I demanded that he do so. We shouldn't have had to go through this. The dates of our cruise were there for a long time, so there is no excuse for NCL not having proper transportation already in place. Upon return we were offered the BAGS program, which sounded great. This was even a worse disaster. According to the program you put your luggage outside your door the night before docking and pick your baggage up at your destination baggage claim (Orlando Florida) for us. To say the least this did not happen. It was a complete disaster. This is not the first time this program has been offered, so I lay all the blame at the feet of NCL. They will be hearing from me. The cruise itself was wonderful, very relaxing. We saw some very good shows, and we saw some shows by the Jean Ann Ryan Co. that we had seen seven months previously on the same ship, shame on them. The only other thing that bothered us was the lack-luster of the activities program (it was flat).Will I cruise with NCL again the answer is yes. The good far outways the bad. The positive far outways the negative.

Pros: Freestyle dining

Cons: Activities Department

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? Yes!

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