Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
1 cruise (first)

Review
1

Helpful Votes
4

4 out of 5

Nice relaxing trip

Sail Date: August 30, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Overall, it was a good experience. I would only get the balcony or above. It is totally worth being able to go out and take pictures, sit out there in the private area and enjoy the scenery. It was nice to hear the waves and get the fresh air when ever it felt stuffy. TV could be a bit bigger. The cabins were very quiet and insulated.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our queen bed was very comfortable. We have a memory foam at home and so are very accustomed to comfort. I was concerned at first, but when I slept I was surprisingly happy at how comfortable it was.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
I felt the design colors were a little out of the 1980s.
Destinations and Excursions
Would have liked to see Anchorage. Also the excursions were pricey
Onboard Activities
Quite pricey for games. Seemed like alot of charges for entertainment
Children's Programs
I can't comment. I didn't have children on board.
Entertainment
The entertainment was my favorite part of the cruise. They had a lot to choose from. I particularly liked the shows in the evening. Bingo was very pricey. With all the extra charges on extra entertainment, seemed pricey. We got the thermal spa pass. It was 149 a piece. We only were able to use it 3 days. The second to the last day they had a woman's only entry in the evening. My husband was upset that he paid same as me and didn't get to use it. They also closed down at 8pm the last night and if you go off the ship you aren't able to use it in the evening. The 149 was pricey for the amount of times we could use it. I don't think there should be a woman's night only. Men should be able to use it as much as the women if they have to pay the same amount.
Service and Staff
The staff was very polite.
Food and Dining
The food was pretty good. The desserts were bland. The summer palace had the best atmosphere and food. It looks formal, but I saw a lot of people wear thirty and jeans.
Victoria, British Columbia
Needed more time in Victoria maybe arriving earlier in the day.

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