Alaska Cruise on Norwegian

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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Norwegian Pearl

10 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Vancouver To Seattle)

Sail date: May 07, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10018

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

The trip itself was great and a trip to Alaska is what everyone should do. Just not on the Norwegian Pearl. The ship seemed very old and run down. The glass and windows were very dirty and has water spots all over them. You couldn't take pictures through them. The paint was peeling all over our balcony. The bed was very lumpy. Throughout the entire cruise they are selling something, makes it feel like a hustle rather than a vacation. The communication was very poor. We never knew what level to get off on at the ports and it seemed to take forever to arrange.  But there was some up sides too. The staff is great and they work very hard. Our room steward was fantastic. Food was average , but not very hot. There was some GI illness and I got it, but the medical staff was great and really took quick action. Overall the cruise was great and the location was perfect, just wished we could have been on a different ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Bland and never very hot

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Same as any other cruise


3 out of 5
Ship entertainment, what can you say.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The working staff bust their tails and are very friendly

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Seemed old and run down. Needed lots of maintenance

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The room steward made it very liveable. The paint was peeling on the balcony and the glass was very dirty/spotted like it had not been cleaned in a long time.

Ship tip

Always get a balcony for a room, it is well worth the extra cost.

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
Wish we had more time, it is a beautiful city

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Take the Mt Roberts Tram and keep your eyes open. I saw a mother bear and two cubs below the tram.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Small, but really cool

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
Fantastic!!! It was soo cool to watch the ice break away and listen to the loud thunder sounds it makes

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

5 out of 5
Great whale watching there and a really cool resaurant/bar with fantastic views

Sitka, Alaska

5 out of 5
Again, small, but very neat place

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Have to go to Buchardt Gardens, they are fantastic

Seattle, Washington

3 out of 5
Not much time there, but it looked like we want to visit again and spend more time there
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