cruise Alaska 2016

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 42

Overall rating:

1 out of 5
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Norwegian Pearl

7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 12, 2016

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 4590

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Our steward was GREAT. The rest of the cruise was a mistake. From the dirty handrails to the 'all about money' attitude that the officers and the 'powers that be' was our last NCL. The price dropped significantly before our cruise and I tried repeatedly to get a reduction in price for the overall cruise, OR a drink package, OR a meal package, OR excursion money....NONE of which was offered or available. EVERYthing cost too much...from laundry service to a glass of wine. Really rediculous. PLUS, I caught the maitre D' giving a 'suite' passenger special priviledges (opening a bar for a couple), AFTER another couple had noticed that the bar was closed and should've already been opened. Didn't matter because the bar tender wasn't opening the bar UNTIL the money folks showed up. PLUS, my relative on the Pearl at the very same time was upgraded from a suite to a better suite for unknown reasons??? Really, now.....that's over the top! PLUS, the spa treatments were much higher than other cruiseships!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


5 out of 5
Stardust dancers and singers were pretty good.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
EXCEPT our steward who was really nice, clean and helpful.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Was supposed to have been a window, but turned out to be a porthole.

Ship tip

My husband is vegan and we ask specifically for vegan choices. ONLY vegetarian choices were offered. PLUS, we BOTH got the noro virus and the ship was more concerned about keeping the sicknesses on the ship quiet than getting us well!

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

1 out of 5
WAs sick so couldn't get off ship . Not there long enough to enjoy anyway.
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