mostly pleasant

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 22, 2012
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago

see below. we had an ok time but were a bit screwed by the childcare staff and the ventilation in the cabin.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
the baking was very good, the savory food mostly good with some big misses.


3 out of 5
the music/shows are spotty, ranging from good to terrible. way down from years ago. disclosure: I am a professional music producer and I used to work on ships, including NCL ships. the gym was great. didn't do the spa but it looked good, and the sports stuff, pools, etc were all fine.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
the poor rating is only because the staff was 3/4ths surly. the facilities were fine; the schedule so-so

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
good friendly staff, some excellent at their jobs, the childcare staff was bad news though.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
nice ship overall, but slightly drab/funky in places, but I cut them slack cause ships never stop. some ugly carpeting, etc. too much shiny brass and metal - cheesy...

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
pet peeve - mechanical ventilation is not able to be shut off completely. meaning when you don't have a patio room, the air gets super dry. both my kid and I got bad sinus infections by day 5 as a result. other than that the cabin was fine.

Pros: the gym, the staff, some of the food

Cons: the childcare, the entertainment

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? No.

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