Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Contributor Level: Third Mate

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7+ cruises

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4 out of 5

First Cruise on Norwegian line

Sail Date: August 07, 2016

Reviewed: 3 months ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

i have cruised plenty but this was a first on Norwegian...we loved a lot about it...but also found a few things lacking...overall it was great! One big thing that was different and we didn't see anywhere on their site beforehand was about the cash accounts...we always do cash accounts and if we need a few dollars to go into port we get some off the sign and sail...also use cash off it for the casino...well on Norwegian you cannot do either...so needless to say...we were upset...and Norwegian lost out! We didn't gamble....we came home with the money we probably would have lost! They require a credit card...well heck no!

Also...found the restaurant service to be abit lacking....carnival has them beat on that....and for sure carnival steakhouse it way better....but that is not enough to keep me from booking another! Just won't eat at the steakhouse...and won't back with cash!

Cruise Photos

Cabin / Stateroom
When they say obstruction...they ain't kidding....could not see a thing....cabin was okay...nothing special....as with all ship cabins...need more outlets...I brought a extension with plugs...but they really need to address the issue
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
we didn't find anything interesting to go watch in the day...there was a lot of long hrs of what do u wanna do?
Entertainment
Never saw a show listed that made me get up and go see it
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Had dishes just sit on my table even after the waitstaff came by...didnit pick up....food in steakhouse not what I expected from that level...they need to check out how carnival does it
Seattle, Washington
Juneau, Alaska
Tracy Arm Fjord is the excursion to do. Have been on cruise that takes you into it....so much better that glacier bay....if you do nothing else...do this.
Skagway, Alaska
Train....a must.
Cruise Glacier Bay
If you have seen Tracy Arm Fjord...it's had to get excited about seeing this....
Ketchikan, Alaska
Been here three times...and you must go to George Inlet Lodge and eat the crabs....they will bring them till you cannot eat anymore!
Victoria, British Columbia

Tip

Skip the steakhouse....outback is as good....I was very disappointed. We loved the Irish place on deck 8 we stayed on same deck...very convenient...and didn't have to fight to get table



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