Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Great Cruise

Sail Date: October 10, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The Norweigan Pearl is a great ship. The layout is wonderful and easy to navigate. There are many varieties of restaurants (at additional cost) and activities (some at additional cost). The staff is very friendly and helpful. You do get very tired of everytime you sit down being asked multiple times if you want to buy overpriced drinks.

Pros: Ship was clean, Comedy was awesome

Cons: Stage show with the dancers - awful - Never ending string of bar service personnel

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? Yes!

Food and Dining
The food was good, some was great. Free-style dining is the only way to go. It makes everything better not to be forced to dine with strangers or at a designated time. You definately sense they try to force you to the additional cost specialty restaurants for the "best" food.
The comedy groups were the best - none can top Sharkbait's shows. The other items were pretty routine - trivia, games, karaoke. This was the first cruise that the "vegas" type show was terrible. The Frankie Avalon show was like watching a bad barbershop quartet - lame jokes, terrible choreography.
Ship Quality
spotless, not as gawdy as some cruise ships
Cabin / Stateroom
The beds are great, the balcony was fun. The room has plenty of space and you don't get that claustrophic feel as in some rooms
Service and Staff
Several staffers remember your name and address you when they see you on the boat.
Belize City, Belize
Water - scuba, snorkel and the shopping was fun
Don't Miss: Scuba diving
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
the beaches and views of the island were amazing
Don't Miss: Beach or ziplining
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Shopping area is very new and clean, not a lot of variety mostly tourist stuff. Hard Rock Cafe and Fat Tuesday restaurants. The swimming pool in the middle of the shopping district is unique and fun
Don't Miss: Mayan Ruins
Key West, Florida
Shopping and water play. We visited during the day so didn't get to experience the nightlife
Don't Miss: Chocolate dipped Key Lime Pie on a stick

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