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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Norwegian Pearl

7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 02, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10116

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Other than the WI FI being an horrendous experience, everything else was good. The staff is very friendly . We were surprised how smooth the disembarkation process went. In the past, we were herded into lounges and had to wait a long time to be called.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
As organized as they can be.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Drinks were good and strong enough. Food was abundant. The Summer Palace was the most serene . Overall the food was good but nothing really special. However, we did not purchase the Specialy Dining.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
My husband used the gym and found at times there wasn't enough equipment given the number of people on board. Enough hot tubs even though they are luke warm. That seems to be an industry standard though.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Good

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All staff went above and beyond to serve you.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I give it a 5 because the staff works so hard to keep the place clean. The bar on the 7th deck needs new bar stools. Rather worn out.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Size was appropriate for a cruise ship cabin. Room was cleaned everyday and the room steward was pleasant.

Ship tip

DO NOT EXPECT THE WI FI TO WORK. It would not connect most the time during the cruise.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

4 out of 5
Just embarked . No excursion.

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5
We took the whale watching tour. It was fine but keep in mind the boat has to stay at least 100 yds from where the whales are. The whales do not jump all the way out of the water like in the movies or at Disney.We saw of a lot of tail action.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
We took the train ride which was a little over 3 hrs. That is enough. I wouldn't recommend the much longer one for it would be too much.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
We took the sea plane ride over the Misty Fjords and the views were awesome.

Victoria, British Columbia

4 out of 5
Did not do an excursion. Just stayed on the ship.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very smooth and efficient.
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