A full-time sales pitch

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska & Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 07, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Balcony
Reviewed: 7 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.
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Ship arrived too late to visit, which was a real disappointment. High rating is based on previous visit to Victoria.
Don't Miss: Buchart Gardens

Pros: Freestyle program - no reservations for dinner

Cons: Constantly trying to get me to buy more, more and more

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? Yes!

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