Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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7+ cruises


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1 out of 5

cruise Alaska 2016

Sail Date: June 12, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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!

Cabin / Stateroom
Was supposed to have been a window, but turned out to be a porthole.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
We didn't stay at most ports long enough to enjoy an excursion.
Onboard Activities
Stardust dancers and singers were pretty good.
Service and Staff
EXCEPT our steward who was really nice, clean and helpful.
Food and Dining
Seattle, Washington
Juneau, Alaska
Skagway, Alaska
Cruise Glacier Bay
Ketchikan, Alaska
Victoria, British Columbia
WAs sick so couldn't get off ship . Not there long enough to enjoy anyway.


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!

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