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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Alaska & Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 15, 2012
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the ship greatly, dining was extreamly nice with great service and menu. I do believe that a gratuity should not be automatic or it is not a gratuity. When the gratuity is automatic the service personnel tend to not give the extra to earn it. I understand that most people today are cheap and do not tip properly, but a gratuity should be a gratuity. If they do not make enough money that should be reflected in the original cost not a manditory gratuity, which is not a gratuity at all!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Again a reflection of the mandatory gratuity!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Pros: Great food\, smooth getting on and off the ship

Cons: with the new manditory gratuity a few of the staff\, Bar tenders specifically were rude and ignored me. If they had to earn a gratuity\, as it was established to be\, they would work hard to earn it.

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? Yes!

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