Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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3 out of 5

It's ok, but I am done with NCL.......

Sail Date: December 26, 2010

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship itself is fine, but the food, crapy night life, the uhappy misreable crew, the embarkation and worst of all the disembarkation process, places you visit (Samana, is a dump! St. thomas is allright, tortola it's ok and the prviate island is nothing to brag about), surrounded by tons and tons of kids (Good luck trying to use any jacusi during your trip., unless you want to spend additonal $100.00 dollars for less crowded jacusi) and it's not exactly you thought it would be............... By the way I am not picky person at all and very easy going NCL pride itself as free style, all that really means is you don;t have a set time for main dining room that's all and nothing else! Comparing this with Celebrity cruises or Royal Caribean, and well you set yourself up for dissapointment.,

Pros: Clean ship, some atcivites here and there

Cons: Too crowded, too many kids, medicare food, lousy crew, bad disembarkation process

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? No.

Food and Dining
Main bufffet is mediocare to say the least!! there is nothing there that makes you want to go there! no exotic fruit or pastries, always out of crossants, afternoon buffet is even worst (all you can get is hot dog and hamburger bascially!) bunch of resturants all requiring reservation and payments from $10 to $25 dollars per person.
(After you have coughed up 2500 dollars excluding air fare, you are not exactly lin a mood to pay additional money for food.......................
Main dining room is good but very limited selections, Le bistro resturant is good, but at $25.00 dollar per person, well it ain't exactly a bargain.
Service and Staff

Pittyfull! with an exception of some people here and there, the crew looked misreable, not exactly there to help you or even pretend. For get about any one of them going an extra mile for you. Just about the worst part is the disembarkation process! instead oif having people situated in different locations directing traffic, they had one short girl standing at the door trying to answer questions.
Hint: Check as late as possible! no point chekcing out early because it will take you some time any way.
Cabin / Stateroom
decoration is basic but fine, size of a room is a typical of any cruise ships. Beds are exceptionaly comfportable. T.V is very small. Majority of channels are dedicated to NCL advertising. The only channels you could get were : ESPN2, CNBC and E and that's about it! No pay per view option, NO DVD.
Entertainment
Good entertianments pretty much has a cost associated with it (Wine tasting, beer tasting,pub crwaling, etc) lot's of seminars to seperate you from your money (buying craps that you don't really need), bliss lounge which acts as a night club plays meiocare music and despite signs for 18+ audiance, it was full of teenagers and kids.
By the way instead of having multiple tenders ready after another to take you to an island, they will only use two, which will take you some time before you get on them, unless you want to wake up early and be first in line.
Children's Programs


For kids this is probably good cruise but other than that for two adults there are better otions out there.
Ship Quality
hip itself is laid out well. No compalin about that. very collor full and nicely decorated. over all looked very clean
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Nice island but you probably need more time to enjoy it.
Don't Miss: N/A
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Very small (reminds of you some of small beaches in New England)
Don't Miss: Nothing to miss
Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I.
It's ok, may be better if you had more time.
Don't Miss: N/A
Samana, Dominican Republic
Poor, poor place! the water fall is ok but I won;t go crazy over it, beaches are full of people traying to sell you crap
Don't Miss: Nothing


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