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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Pearl

7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 21, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

LOVE THE DAYS AT SEA,VERY RELAXING.I DON'T GET SEA SICK SO EVEN THE ROUGH DAYS I ENJOY.IF YOU ENJOY STROLLING THE DECK THEN BRING SOMETHING WARM AND WINDBREAKER BECAUSE ON DECK WHEN THE SHIP IS MOVING IT IS CHILLY AND HIGHLY WINDY.THE INSIDE PASSAGE /GLACIER BAY/CRUISING INTO VARIOUS PORTS JUST WONDERFUL,DON'T MISS IT.

  IN GENERAL OFTEN GO AS SINGLE SO DON'T LIKE PAYING DOUBLE PRICE FOR CABIN,ESPECIALLY WHEN BOOKED A WEEK PRIOR TO SAILING AND THEY ARE TRYING TO FILL THE ROOMS.I LIKE NCL'S RELAXED DINING OPTIONS AND NOT REQUIRED TO BRING SUIT AND TIE JUST TO EAT IN MAIN ROOM.NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT FOOD,JUST DISAPPOINTED NO BAKED ALASKA OFFERED ON ALASKAN CRUISE.ESPECIALLY LIKED THE OUTSIDE DINING AREA AFT,WELL COVERED AND USUALLY OUT OF THE WIND.

     WIDE CHOICE OF PORT ACTIVITIES BUT DUE TO PAYING DOUBLE FOR ROOM ON SHIP AS SINGLE WAS LIMITING PORT ACTIVITIES.I DON'T LIKE PAYING AS MUCH AS OR MORE THAN MY PLANE TICKET FROM CLEVELAND TO SEATAC FOR AN ACTIVITY.SO IN JUNEAU WALKED FROM SHIP TO VISITORS CENTER , DID MY OWN ARRANGED SHUTTLE TO   GLACIER WITH COMBINED TICKET UP MT.ROBERTS,DON'T MISS VIEW AT THE TOP.AT SKAGWAY READ ABOUT HIKE TO WATERFALL AND DID THAT FOR FREE,2 MILES OUT AND BACK.TRAIN RIDE IN SKAGWAY NOW UP TO $150.00.  AT KETCHIKAN DID EXTENDED HIKE AROUND THE TOWN ALSO FREE AND GOT SOME GREAT VIEWS OF AREA WISH WE HAD MORE TIME THERE.VICTORIA DID NOT EVEN GET OFF THE SHIP.

  NCL HAD SOME UNUSUAL TIMES THEY WERE IN THE PORTS.6 AM TO 2PM IN ONE OR 6PM TO MIDNIGHT IN VICTORIA.AND 2PM TO 10PM IN ANOTHER. MOST PRICES OF PORT ACTIVITIES WERE ALL OVER $100 AND WITH 3 LARGE SHIPS AT EACH PORT  I THINK ACTIVITY PRICES COULD BE LESS ESPECIALLY THAT TRAIN RIDE.

    IN GENERAL EVERYONE SHOULD EXPERIENCE A CRUISE UP THE INSIDE PASSAGE.

 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship tip

DON'T NEED TO PACK SUIT ANYMORE FOR DINNER.ENJOYED HAVING FISH EVERY DAY ESPECIALLY THE POACHED SALMON.LOVED SITTING OUTSIDE AT THE GARDEN CAFE.IN GENERAL NO COMPLAINTS OF FOOD OR SERVICE.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

3 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

1 out of 5

Traveler Photos

KETCHIKAN GARDEN CAFE ON SHIP SKAGWAY WATERFALL  MT ROBERTS
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