Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Not as expected

Sail Date: March 21, 2008

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

The ship is very nicely decorated, but it looks as if they were more interested in using the space to put more specialty restaurants than acitivities space for the guests. The back of the ship barely has space for anything. They crammed a golf putting into what looked like a small batting cage. Bowling is inside a bar? Who thought of that? You have to pay to bowl. I thought that was unfair since other activities are included what is different? The food was mediocre, the choices were terrible and it seemed like more people were going to the specialty restaurants than dining in the main dining room. The service staff was very unfriendly. We had to chase people down to clean our tables in the garden cafe. Staff was very serious and didnt even greet people at the door of the restaurants. They all looked overworked! The night shows were terrible. Terrible magic show, horrible dancers and singers. We expected more of this new ship. What a dissapointment.

Pros: Itinerary

Cons: Activities on board

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? No.

St. John's, Antigua
We loved Antigua. Dont miss the church on the hill. Very nice and safe to walk around. We ate at a pizza place close to the pier, poor service but excellent pizza.
Don't Miss: The Church on the hill
Castries, St. Lucia
Did not feel safe walking around so we just stayed around the pier area and took the water taxi to the other side to shop and have drinks. Not a safe place for tourists. A lot of people begging on the streets and men being obnoxious to women even if they were walking with a man next to them. Will not get off next time.
Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I.
Very nice to walk around but it was a holiday so almost everything was closed.
Bridgetown, Barbados
We took the flavours of barbado tour and it was excellent. The guide Carson was wonderful and very informative. Great tour of the city and distillery with two stops at a plantation and mahogany carving place. Beaches looked great but did not have time.
Don't Miss: Flavours of Barbados Tour
Cayo Levantado (Samana), Dominican Republic
I dont know why they stop in this place!! What a waste of time. A lof ot kids begging and following you. Not ready for tourism!

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