Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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1 out of 5

Not a memorable cruise

Sail Date: October 16, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

This cruise is for older people. Activities were extremely limited and the cruise director did not do a good job of hyping up and publicizing events. Events were lack luster and every ends at around midnight. If you are a night owl, this cruise is not for you. However, there were a few shows that were entertaining.

The inclusive food is mediocre and it was a nuisance trying to cruise "freestyle" like the company promotes when dining in each area is limited to certain hours. The food that is inclusive did not taste good. Some of it was good like the salmon but all else was blah. Don't try anything fried but it never comes out crispy. Just soggy. However, although not inclusive, the restaurant Le Bistro is good. Some of the servers were rude and made dining unpleasant. Overall, I'm not ever going to cruise here again. The princess cruises are much better. Heck, I'd even try carnival cruise next time. At least I hear they low how to party.

Pros: Nothing really stood out except murder mystery group. Lunch was awful though.

Cons: The included food was awful an entertainment was extremely limited.

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? No.

Ship Quality
Not the biggest but not the smallest either.
Service and Staff
Some staff, particularly some of the waiters were rude. Our room attendant Rommel made us feel awkward. He kept interrupting us or stopping us in the hallways when he can clearly see that we didn't want to converse with him. He also woke us up from our sleep.
Food and Dining
Awful. I major in marketing and have hosted several events and just can't believe the level of entertainment and promotion is not better. I expected more of NCL.
Cabin / Stateroom
Very clean and looked nice.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Dunn river falls is nice but crowded with tours. You are better off grabbing a taxi and going there ourself. Its cheaper. And you will probably end upfollowing a tour anyway due to the crowd. I wish we could have stayed over night to explore. Jamaica is very interesting.
Cozumel, Mexico
Would be nice to explore less touristy areas.
Don't Miss: Tequila tasting. Delicious. Conch ceviche with locals.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Not much to do here in the short time docked.
Don't Miss: Rum tasting and lunch at Guy Harvey's.

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