Alaska in June
Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Sail Date: June 09, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 11634
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago
Review SummaryOverall, a nice vacation, as we had spectacular weather. The ship was clean and our room steward very friendly and helpful. I loved my pass to the spa, it is a very relaxing space with wonderful views from the bow of the ship.
Two main criticisms though. The food was very unimpressive. None of us ever got a steak or fish dish that wasn't cooked to death, and the Garden Café was just madness no matter what time we went. Other guests would take window tables to sight see, leaving us balancing plates of food, cups of hot coffee etc. looking for somwhere to sit and eat. We even saw a sleeping toddler taking up an entire booth. The ship's crew should be monitoring this rudeness and moving people who are clearly not eating to an appropriate viewing area.
Second disappointment was entertainment. We watched several nature documentaries in the theater that had to have been made in the 1980's and were poorly projected, probably off a VCR tape... there was an overall lack of interesting things for our older teenagers to do onboard as well. The climbing wall was only open a couple of hours at a time, often when it was too cold or windy to enjoy. We tried the game room, but there was never space open. Glad we took our Kindles...
In summary, we very much enjoyed Alaska and our shore excursions, but would have enjoyed less mass-prepared food and some social activities for older teens.
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Spring for the spa pass, but do it as soon as you get on board, they only sell a limited number of them.