A full-time sales pitch
Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Sail Date: September 07, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Balcony
Reviewed: 8 years ago
The new owners of NCL have turned the "vacation of a lifetime" into an annoying series of money-grubbing events.
1. The shopping director constantly "encouraged" us to waste money on over-priced but worthless so-called gems and varnished fossils.
2. Many more on-board restaurants have been converted into extra cost. I cannot understand extra cost for foods like Italian and Mexican which are prepared with low-cost ingredients.
3. Many of the lectures were not really educational as advertised, but were a phony sales pitch. For example, the Alaska food preparation talk was really to get me to purchase Ulu knives.
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: Buchart Gardens
Pros: Freestyle program - no reservations for dinner
Cons: Constantly trying to get me to buy more, more and more