Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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2 out of 5

Alaska Cruise on Norwegian

Sail Date: May 07, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

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 Quality
Seemed old and run down. Needed lots of maintenance
Food and Dining
Bland and never very hot
Service and Staff
The working staff bust their tails and are very friendly
Ship entertainment, what can you say.
Onboard Activities
Same as any other cruise
Destinations and Excursions
Excursions are expensive, but there are a lot of them
Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
Wish we had more time, it is a beautiful city
Ketchikan, Alaska
Loved it.
Juneau, Alaska
Take the Mt Roberts Tram and keep your eyes open. I saw a mother bear and two cubs below the tram.
Skagway, Alaska
Small, but really cool
Cruise Glacier Bay
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
Great whale watching there and a really cool resaurant/bar with fantastic views
Sitka, Alaska
Again, small, but very neat place
Victoria, British Columbia
Have to go to Buchardt Gardens, they are fantastic
Seattle, Washington
Not much time there, but it looked like we want to visit again and spend more time there


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

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