Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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3 out of 5

NCL Pearl offered a great way to see Glacier Bay

Sail Date: June 28, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

We loved the Alaskan scenery and wildlife.  The NCL Pearl cabin and porter were excellent.  The Balcony provided a nice spot to avoid the crowds, but noisy neighbors with screaming children made it unpleasant at times.  Also our daughter's cabin space was polluted with smoking neighbors on the balcony. Food was OK, but offered very little chance to reserve the upper scale spots.Wink

Cabin / Stateroom
Nice cabin with friendly porter. Enjoyed his towel creations! Was smoking allowed on the balconies?
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Seattle, Washington
Juneau, Alaska
Skagway, Alaska
Cruise Glacier Bay
This feature was the best of the cruise! Fantastic views and nicely described by the Ranger.
Ketchikan, Alaska
Victoria, British Columbia


We were surprised that it was impossible to book a reservation for an upscale dinning spot. The café experience was dreadful and over crowded with many large groups overflowing at multiple tables. Perhaps there should be a limit of the size of the families sailing together to 8.

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