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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 03, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 11636
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

The room and dining service were magnificent.  Lots of personal attention from the cabin steward and dining room staffs, all with objective of making the cruise a memorable experience.  Special kudos to Santosh, maitre d. in the Indigo restaurant and to Nancy Mendoza in the Garden Cafe.  They went the extra mile to assure our special meals were prepared and served to our liking and satisfaction. Our cabin steward Carlos, took care of our rooms even making special arrangements for the Sabbath for us.


The Garden Cafe is great for quick and delicious breakfast and lunch with a tremendous selection to satisfy all.


Some of the shows were great. I especially enjoyed the Tim the comedian and Ray the magician.  I thought I had seen them all, but Ray had some new tricks up his sleeve (?) or whatever.  Tim got the whole crowd doing the Wizard of Oz again. My wife especially liked the husband-wife Circus Soleil act.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

Had a balcony suite cabin with great views. Was able to use the balcony when in port and at Glacier Bay; unfortunately, Alaska under way is kind of wet/cold for relaxing on the balcony. the cabin steward, Carlos , was great.
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
You can book excursions for the Mendenhall glacier and whale watching at the pier for less than booking through NCL.
5 out of 5

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
The itinerary allows too little time for Ketchikan. The boat leaves Ketchikan by 1:00 PM. Get an early start if you want to see something.
3 out of 5
Again this is a short stop; arrives at 6:00 PM and leaves by midnight.
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