Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4 out of 5

Alaskan Cruise

Sail Date: September 18, 2016

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

Tim Kaminski, the Comedian, was hilarious! We attended as many shows as possible because he was very funny and enjoyable! In Juneau, we took the Mendenhall Glacier tour and was just dropped off the Glacier.  We were able to see a female bear and her three cubs walking nearby where we were standing by the Glacier.  We then took a tram, run by the Tlingit Indians, to the top of the mountain.
The two Skagway tours, Yukon Scenic and Street car were enjoyable.  The tour guides were knowledgeable and entertaining.
The Lotus Garden food was scrumptious and the service was outstanding! The Summer Palace. Indigo, and O'Sheehan's offered little in selection choices.  The food was not good in the three restaurants listed above. Menu didn't change much from day to day.  On  complimentry dining, additional charges should not be on menu.  Garden Cafe and the Great Outdoors food was just fine. Not impressed with  Beverage set up in Garden Cafe, was awkward.  Have food trays for those who need them. Stateroom was great and our stateroom steward, Parman, was professional, courteous, and genuinely caring to ensure we were enjoying our cruise and alerting us to points of interests like whale watching from our balcony.

Embarkation and Disembarkation Embarkation was excellent! Disembarkation was a mess! We needed to leave and choose to walk off with our luggage. We choose the designated ticket and were told there would be an announcement to leave the ship. Over the intercom, a message was made to stay in stateroom until message for early walk offs ?7:30-08:00 was made. At 7:45, an announcement had not been made, so we left our stateroom and then had to figure out where to go since there hadn't been an direction given on that, either!
Cruise Glacier Bay Listen to Ranger giving information about glaciers. Clarify in daily newsletter how long ship would be in Glacier Bay.
Victoria, British Columbia Don't bother getting off - no assistance with travel plans and it was late night that we were there.


Go Royal Caribbean! Don't need dress up clothes for any dining areas.

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