Pearl exceeded expectations
Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America
Though it is due for refurbishment in Feb, 2017, the Pearl is still in great shape. What made the cruise special was the quality of the crew and the food. Both are quite good and better than I thought it would be. Their freestyle approach really works. Not once did we have to wait for a table and we went to eat at the main dining rooms both early and late. The food selection and quality were better than anticipated and there was a tremendous selection in the MDR's each night.
Additionally, the entertainment was better than we thought it would be. Dancers and singers were very good, comedians were terrific and there was even a hyponotherapist that did several shows and was quite entertaining.
The only port that could/should be passed by is Santa Marta in Columbia. Ugly and dirty are the descriptors that enter my mind when thinking of this port. All of the others were good to very good.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
We found the specialty restaurants of Cagney's and Le Bistro to be particularly good. If you want a romantic meal go to Le Bistro. The room is beautiful and the service is excellent.