Kiddie cruise from hell

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 26, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9546
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

We spent our time on board stumbling over kids which made up about 30% of the passengers. Paid up for an outside balcony stateroom and every time we tried to enjoy it, we were chased inside do to the noisy family next door. The staff was excellent as is the ship. Food was about average with the buffet being about the same as your local Golden Coral. Thank god for the premium drink package. Our highlight was the helicopter excursion and exploration to a glacier, but rather than take a cruise, we could have flown to Juneau and accomplished that for a lot less money while avoiding the circus. What next, people on board with their pets?   

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
weather was a factor with too much time at sea

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
Way too many on board and too many at evening shows

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
clean but small. couldn't use balcony as the family next door were always there and very loud,

Ship Tip

I think this trip may have been better if taken the first week in September when all the US kids are back in school, however we had numerous foreign passengers on board with children too.

3 out of 5
Been there, done that. But a must see. Pikes market and the little known "underground" tour.
3 out of 5
If you're a hiker, take the tram up and hike the mountain top trails.
1 out of 5
4 blocks of jewelry and junk shops and you seen and walked the whole town

Cruise Glacier Bay

3 out of 5
1 out of 5
Bigger than Skagway but more of the same. Raincoat is a must.
5 out of 5
A beautiful city but not enough time to explore
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