Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
7+ cruises

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5 out of 5

wow, what weather we had!

Sail Date: May 07, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We did the 10 day cruise at the end of the Pearl's repositioning cruise from Miami.  We got on in Vancouver and departed at Seattle.  We had the best weather of any Alaskan cruise we have ever had.  The ports were all very good.  We especially enjoyed Icy Straits.  The highlight of the ship was the outstanding attention, friendliness, and service of the crew.  The officers were approachable, and the workers amazing!  The main criticism is that the required beginning drill was a complete waste and extended into the leaving of port on the beginning of the cruise.  We were unable to hear any of the instructions given over the ship's loud speaker system.  Leaving port at the beginning of the cruise is a highlight, and that was a very strong negative!

Ship Quality Good
Food and Dining Many options, and overall good... not fantastic
Cabin / Stateroom very good
Service and Staff
Arby (sp) did a great job. Dingo Dave, did well and was friendly and senceable.
Entertainment Tim was great
Destinations and Excursions
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
Public transportation from airport to cruise terminal is very manageable and reasonable.
Ketchikan, Alaska
Juneau, Alaska
Skagway, Alaska
Cruise Glacier Bay
Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska
Sitka, Alaska
Victoria, British Columbia
Seattle, Washington
Much to see here, but transportation from cruise terminal to airport is not easy or cheap.

Tip

The hotel staff does an excellent job. There was a breakout of the cruiseing crud that the ship recognized and made every attempt to control.



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