wow, what weather we had!

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Norwegian Pearl

10 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Vancouver To Seattle)

Sail Date: May 07, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review Summary

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 Experiences

Food and Dining

Many options, and overall good... not fantastic

Entertainment

Tim was great

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Arby (sp) did a great job. Dingo Dave, did well and was friendly and senceable.

Ship Quality

Good

Cabin / Stateroom

very good

Ship 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.

Ports Of Call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
Public transportation from airport to cruise terminal is very manageable and reasonable.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

3 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

5 out of 5

Sitka, Alaska

3 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5

Seattle, Washington

3 out of 5
Much to see here, but transportation from cruise terminal to airport is not easy or cheap.
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