Adventure in Alaska

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 10, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9594
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Adventure cruise. Lots of activities off the boat. Cruise through glacier bay was a highlight. Time in port was a limiting factor, especially in Victoria. Wish we could trade some Skagway time for more in Victoria. Generally good selection of activities especially for a multigenerational trip. Everyone could do their own thing and get back to discuss it for dinner. Food was a bit disappointing, especially all the Atlantic salmon on an Alaska cruise. Crew was friendly and efficient, especially our cabin steward. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food bland but reasonably good. Very unadventurous menu. Standard restaurants seemed much better than the buffet and weren't crowded. But we couldn't get reservations for a group of 10 except very early or late. Ended up eating at 5:30 most nights, giving the teenagers a chance for 2 suppers.


Liked the classical string group. Shows in theater seemed lame.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Rock wall a hit. Younger kids went to group once and refused to return.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good bathroom. Well arranged for couple. Good service from steward.

Ship Tip

Best food was generally the grill lunches midship. Don't think the premium restaurants were worth it, although our granddaughters liked the Brazilian restaurant. Service was good in the regular restaurants, which were much more comfortable civilized than the buffet. Buffet on back of deck was good

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3 out of 5
Railroad was the best sightseeing option, but we should have done an adventure excursion.
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