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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska & Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 16, 2010
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Extremely clean. The staff was so friendly...always smiling, always offering help. I was very impressed with that. Plenty of activities. And most of all, we never felt pressured to do or not do anything. Magnificent!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
With the exception of the Mexican Restaurant it was great. BIG PROPS to Cagney's Steakhouse. It was our Pearl Anniversary (30 years) and the entire staff came out and sang "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" to my wife and I. They presented us with a beautiful cake as well. FIRST CLASS!


5 out of 5
The Cruise Director Andy is a hoot, and he did a great job pumping up everyone for all the events without bing pushy. I really appreciated the daily write-up they provided us to make us aware of all the activities.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
I think they need to relax their policy about age groups. My grandson was just 2 weeks shy of his 13th birthday, but they made him stay with the 10-12 year olds. I think they should all kids within a month of their birthday to join the older kids, with parental consent. It was a dissapointment as he's very mature for his age.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Absolutely wonderful people. We really enjoyed the diversity too! We met people from the Phillipines, Nicaragua, Peru, Kayman Islands, etc.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Convenient access to everything. and did I say, the Freestyle was a big plus??

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Immaculate! that's all there is to say!
5 out of 5
Fun time panning for (salted) gold. LOL Salmon bake was great!
Don't Miss: Not sure. The gold panning was fun, but once is enough for me.
3 out of 5
the 2bl decker bus tour was a disappointment. First words out of the driver's mouth was, "there really isn't a whole lot to see here." I thought it was a joke but he was right. We spent 80 bucks to drive around a few blocks and get very little info. Next time I'll skip this port.
3 out of 5
The train ride and gold panning.

Pros: Freestyle, Freestyle, and um...Freestyle!

Cons: The mexican restaurant was horrible, terrible food, and the service was worse. Everything else was great!

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? Yes!

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