Lived up to expectations

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Sail Date: May 01, 2010
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago

We had so much fun, the weather was wonderful, food was really good ( if you are used to big-city 5 star restaurants you will not be wowed, but it was really good food). We did not use the specialty restaurants. The room was terrific, we had the balcony mini-suite and we were totally comfortable. The bathroom in the stateroom was really nice. The spa was an extra charge ($99/week) but it was a sea of pampering tranquility on the busy ship, and it had the best view, basically the same as the captain! Be careful if you book a 50 minute massage that they don't just do a 75 minute massage and bill you for it. We did the Murder Mystery and will not do that again, it was lame and excrutiating....but the food for the Murder Mystery meal was good!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
Something for everyone.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our stateroom stewards were absolutely fantastic.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
They took huge care to make sure no one got sick, constant cleaning of hands, but they made it fun and part of the culture.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We are used to living in a motorhome for a week at a time, and our minisuite felt a lot like that sense of scale. We had everything we wanted. We were mid-ship port side and even though one of us was worried about being seasick, we never felt a thing the whole cruise.

Pros: Overall everything was lovely, but especially the adults only spa and the nice clean room

Cons: The cruise director was annoying and they push too much to sell at the spa, but these were minor things.

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? Yes!

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