Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Alaksa was awesome. Norwegian could have done better... (2.5 stars really)

Sail Date: May 26, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

I had always read that Carnival was not the best cruise line (I've taken several) so we decided on Norwegian. When I stepped on the Norwegian ship, I was expecting it to be better than Carnival. I was disappointed. Alaska, of course, is an excellent destination. But the Norwegian Pearl was not great. The food was ok - definitely not great. The service was fine - definitely not great. The freestyle dining means that you don't make any personal relationships with the wait staff - which is a shame! Plus, the food is just like you would get at a Denny's. Now, before you say anything - I love Denny's. So, I'm not saying the food was BAD, it was just not great. The ships activities were fun - very good entertainment. And the trip itinerary was wonderful and the shore excursions were great. So mainly, the food and service were not up to Carnival standards.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Definitely not great. I was disappointed.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions

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