Good but not great

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 06, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 10577
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

The cruise overall was good.  We would have rather had a specific time for a sit down meal every night rather than wait at a restaurant or feel like cattle at the buffet and then waiting to sit when no one is moving from their table any time soon.  Don't understand how people have been on this cruise for 2nd or 3rd time.  The entertainment was very good.  Would have rather seen more of the "real" Alaska rather that the ports of call where the native's live off the cruise ship's coming into town.

Food and Dining

site down dinners were better. Although more or less same kitchen buffet food is buffet food - enough said

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
counld have had more interaction with guests - some type of entertainment by pool other than live band.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

didn't use it at all

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Room was more than adequate. Did not feel cramped at all. We had a larger family and was questioning whether to get adjoining rooms - so glad we didn't. Gave the girls our space and quietness and the boys had their mess and television at night. Our cabin steward was great.

Ship Tip

There are activities on board for the children but they don't tell you until you get on board that they are an additional fee to utilize.

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Worst day we had - rain, which is usual, but extensive fog so we werent able to go on our helicopter excursion.
5 out of 5
Did bus rise and then train ride up to the Yukon. Bus driver Kelly was Awesome. I would recommend the bus/train trip. Better way to see more. Caribou crossing was nice too. Awesome sled dogs there, even a new litter of puppies.

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
Awesome and tranquil, as hard as it seems with 2400 passengers
3 out of 5
Nice city. walked the town. Some interesting places
5 out of 5
Beautiful city. recommend doing tour once get off ship. Lots of cards, etc to take you around for much cheaper. Beautiful city, unfortunately can't take advantage becuase you dock so late.
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