Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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1 cruise (first)

Review
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3 out of 5

Alaska Cruise

Sail Date: August 16, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

I like the free-style dining experience, especially the free restaurants besides the cafeteria. Guests should be asked if they want to eat by themselves or sit with another couple at a table.The entertainment should be geared for a greater variety of people. The game room and the library are not spacious enough. During our cruise we could not use them - no place. We noticed that there were  quite a few seniors on board. I would suggest not only to offer a "hot" white night but also another type of entertainment e.g. ballroom dancing. We also enjoyed the movies offered, the magician, the strings, the steel drums and the guitar. We would suggest that when people like to sit outside to enjoy nature the volume of the music should be tuned down a bit ( I can be loud but not ear numbing loud). The musical show offered should not be offensive "Madonna" style. You need to consider that there are children in attendance. I would like to be entertained in a nicer way. We also would like to know what the entertainment style will be of the next cruise we might book. A program of what to expect would be appreciated beforehand. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. This was our first cruise experience. 

Cabin / Stateroom
Our attendant was very friendly and our cabin was clean.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
There has to be a better way to do this. By giving timeslots for arrival and checking in for an example for embarkation. The disembarkation at the end was very good not a massive waiting. The disembarkation in ports was a nightmare.
Ship Quality
Could use larger library and game room.
(Limit times that large families can monopolize those areas and use as a hang-out.
Destinations and Excursions
We booked all our excursions with a travel agent before the cruise an ran into several problems. (Whale watching cancelled),
Tour of NCL for White pass train too early
Tour of Saxman Village not complete as others were and bus windows were fogged, so not much could be observed during busride.
Onboard Activities
see above
Entertainment
see above
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Seattle, Washington
Skagway, Alaska When taking the white pass train, book a later tour so the fog can disappear and you will se more scenery
Cruise Glacier Bay
Ketchikan, Alaska
Victoria, British Columbia
Since we arrived 2 hours later we did not get to see a lot of Victoria.


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