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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 08, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: GTY
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 3 years ago

We've never been on a cruise before, so our family of 12 (ages ranged from my kids-15 to my parents-75) decided to take this cruise after a friends recommendation and we are very happy we did. The Pearl is lovely, clean and lively. Our room was clean & the bed was comfortable. There are activities every hour so you can stay as busy as you want to be or relax and do nothing. There are activites for the young kids and teens (my teens enjoyed meeting other teens for bowling, dinner, movies, etc.)  There are over 2,400 people the ship, yet we never felt crowded on deck or in the restaurants or in the Garden cafe or while eating at the Great Outdoors. Food was good or as expected when feeding so many, yet it was always fresh and well presented. Service was slow in the Crystal Palace and the Indigo restaurants, however, the Crew members are friendly, sharing a smile with their greeting and worked VERY HARD to help make the experience wonderful for everyone. Alaska is beautiful and we enjoyed our visit in every port the ship docked. I highly recommend this trip to Alaska for the young & young at heart.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
although service was slow in the restaurants, the food was good and hot.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
every hour - be busy or be relaxed

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Loved it ALL

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Teen program offered my 3 teens great fun, movies, bowling, dinner, etc.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Yvette in the Crystal Palace was full of smiles and so friendly, she worked as fast as she could to serve our party of 12.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
lovely

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
bed was comfortable. we were not in our room long enough for it to feel small.

Ship Tip

Enjoy every moment...focus on the beauty surrounding you and enjoy this time with your loved ones... do not focus on what may not meet your expectations as it will take away your positive energy and joy.

5 out of 5
visit Pike's Fish Market & see fish 'flying' --Dine casual at Chinook's at Salmon Bay -delish!
5 out of 5
Mendenhall Glacier (hike to falls), Whale Watching tour-we saw over 30 Orca Whale. Sea Lions, 1 had just given birth & Eagles were close waiting for what they could get
5 out of 5
White Pass & Yukon Train Route + Klondike Gold fields & panning -fabulous time!
5 out of 5
relax on the deck and enjoyed the tranquility of nature
5 out of 5
Lumberjack show + the Lighthouse, Totems & Eagles Excursion was wonderful
5 out of 5
Craigdarroch Castle - beautiful! a must see
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