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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Sail Date: July 01, 2012
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
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.


5 out of 5
We enjoyed the main show nightly\, we participated in most of the late night gameshows. Could not have asked for more.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Oh goodness\, where to start. Never a frown\, never a request that couldn't be accommodated. AAAplus rating for the staff.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
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.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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.

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!

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