Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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2 out of 5

It was okay

Sail Date: March 13, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

Most of the staff did not speak English. When asked questions, they often smiled and walked away, or went and got someone who could understand you. Compared to a previous cruise line, this cruise charged extra for EVERYTHING! If you didn't want the buffet or main dining room, all other choices were extra $$. Also had several restroom issues.

Pros: The cruise itinerary

Cons: Ship vibe and staff

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? No.

Ship Quality
Our entire floors restrooms went out one day, on another day our females companions had to go to 3 different floors to find a working restroom and on another day the mens restroom had toilets just overflowing with water.
Food and Dining
Food often cold at buffet, and other dining options all cost extra.
Service and Staff
Many of the staff did not speak English and could not communicate with you.
Cabin / Stateroom
Decent size, no issues in room.
A few good shows and activities, mainly the comedian and newlywed game. Went to a few of the shows in the theatre and ended up leaving.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Very beautiful. We did the clear bottom kayak trip that was okay, would recommend a different excursion or no excursion. We wondered around afterword and it was an amazing place.
Belize City, Belize
Just a beautiful place. We didn't wander to far out of the port area as our excursion took most of the day.
Don't Miss: Catamaran and snorkel was amazing!
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Very friendly community. A lot of shops and things to do outside of the port. We did a Dune Bugie tour that would have been better if we just did it by ourselves. We didn't take the Dune Bugies off of the Mexican highway.
Don't Miss: Go out of the port to all the shops and restaurants. Very Friendly.
Key West, Florida
We did snorkeling, which was okay. Water was not as clear as other ports. Very friendly city to just walk around and roam. Also offer bike or scooter rentals. Will go back here again.
Don't Miss: Gotta have the freshest best tasting Key Lime pie ever!!!

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