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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 24, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 9081
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This is my first time cruising, so I have no other cruises to compare with.  In general, the appearance of public areas is pleasant and clean.  The food in the complimentary restaurants is tasty and varies daily to keep the palate stimulated.  The activities on board of the ship can keep someone busy most of time.  I enjoyed the evening entertainment, except for one where the comedian mostly made fun of the professions of the people he chose to bring on the stage from the audience.  That was distasteful.  As for the cruise destinations, I especially appreciate the time spent at Glacier bay and the fact that the ship spins slowly 360 degree at the glacier so all passengers have a chance to see it up close.  

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
I don't appreciate the show where the comedian brought a lot of audience participants on the stage and made fun of their professions.

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Grediva at the Indigo restaurant. She was attentive and always smiling. Jacob (the shopping consultant) did a good job in presenting the special goods at the different ports.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It is sufficient size for sleeping, yet not too comfortable to stay in for long. It is just right for us because we love to explore the ship and enjoy the ocean.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
See Mendenhall glacier
5 out of 5
The view is fantastic during our journey to Yukon. We saw a brown bear in the wild!

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
The glaciers are amazing. I would not mind staying longer. This is my sole reason on this cruise.
5 out of 5
We saw some huge salmon around the hatchery. The story telling effect of the totem pole is fascinating.
3 out of 5
It was an easy walk to downtown Victoria. Or you can stay at the Pier and walk to the lonesome light house at the tip of the pier.
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