Alaska cruise, August 2014

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


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

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 17, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8018
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

My husband and I booked this cruise as a celebration of our 35th wedding anniversary. We had never been in a cruise before and weren't sure what to expect, but had heard good things about it and so decided to take a chance. We were not disappointed. We had the time of our lives! The officers, crew, and staff of the Norwegian Pearl went out of their way to make this a memorable experience for us. The itinerary, the dining, and the entertainment were wonderful. We especially appreciated the freestyle dining which allowed us to eat whenever and wherever we wanted to, and to choose whether we wanted to dress up or go casual. We chose to book a stateroom with a balcony, and this would be my recommendation to anyone, especially for the Alaska cruise. We were able to take full advantage of scenic viewing, even seeing humpback whales (spouting and diving) from our balcony! We will definitely book with Norwegian again as they met all of our needs and most of our wants.Happy

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Wide variety of complimentary dining choices, as well as options that carried a cover charge

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Enjoyed the shows in the Stardust Theater, especially Oh What a Night and Devlin the Matador of Magic

Children's Programs

N/A

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Jackson took excellent care of us, seeing to our needs without being intrusive.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful ship, clean and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Roomier than expected with the exception of the water closet (toilet) being a bit tight for larger people

Ship Tip

Use the full service dining rooms as much as you can, especially for breakfast and dinner. We found them to be much more relaxing than the buffet lines and the waitstaff made a point of filling the tables next to windows first so you didn't miss the views while dining.

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