Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

Great Vacation, awesome value

Sail Date: July 01, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Ship was large, staff was both plentiful and courteous. Choices of activities were excellent providing anyone and everyone something to do nearly all of the time.

Pros: NCL and Freestyle work the best for our family. This Alaskan voyage provided excellent land excusions combined with many activities shipboard. Never a dull moment\, unless a dull moment is what we sought.

Cons: Lack of preparation for the weather. We were alerted to coolenss\, but not the wetness. Perhaps that is our fault for poor research.

Recommends Norwegian Pearl? Yes!

Ship Quality
The crew cleans and repairs as needed so that there just isn't anything to complain about. If something needed fixing\, it was fixed fast and without fanfare. No negatives.
Food and Dining
It took a day to find what worked for us. Buffet aft\, Lunch mid-ship\, Dinner in the various specialty restaurants. While others may complain about the added fee for specialty dining\, we do not take issue with it so long that the price stays reasonable as it is today. We took advantage of multiple specialty dining and in hindsight\, might have done more.
Cabin / Stateroom
It was an inside cabin. Thus\, we want clean and comfortable and we got both. Could it be bigger? Sure. But\, we chose not to select an outside cablin or suite. thus we received the value we chose. It was fine.
Service and Staff
Oh goodness\, where to start. Never a frown\, never a request that couldn't be accommodated. AAAplus rating for the staff.
We enjoyed the main show nightly\, we participated in most of the late night gameshows. Could not have asked for more.

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