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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska & Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 13, 2010
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Excellent, everything I had hoped for in a 1st cruise.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food, great, a wonderful variety, and plentiful. Drinks, a good variety, but sometimes "watered down". ALWAYS ready to serve though.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Comedians and Jugglers, fantastic. Dancers very nice. Second City performers...uggh, loss them. They think more of themselves than the audience does. Frankie Valley singers..ok, stick to singing and lose the attempt at comedy.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Staff seems highly motivated, friendly, especially officers, and senior staff members.

The ships excursions desk personnel could do better, responded in a curt manner when I inquired about the fact that most shops would be closed when we arrived in Victoria BC. I got basically, "that's just the way it is" and didn't want to venture on info not related to the excursions offered.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was gorgeous, always well kept.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Size, great, wouldn't settle for less than a balcony stateroom for Alaska!
3 out of 5
Fun at the Lumberjack show, and of course shopping. Wished for more time there.
Don't Miss: No answer there, plenty of great excursions, hard to pick one.
1 out of 5
Got there when most stores closed. Much of the time there it was dark so hard to sightsee that way. Wished for more time there during the day! Left early, had fun on practically empty vessel.
Don't Miss: The local chocolate
5 out of 5
We focused on shopping, not interested in train rides
Don't Miss: Great jewelry buys!
5 out of 5
Best of all port stops for me.
Don't Miss: Whale watching, glacier viewing

Pros: The glaciers, the scenery, the wildlife

Cons: Wish there were more elegance, i.e. ice sculptures, non-consumable chocolate sculptures, an actual ball, or formal. TOO much accent on mass consumption.

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? Yes!

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