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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Norwegian Pearl

7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 05, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9167

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We had a great time exploring Alaska in the various ports. The ship had a lot of fun activities and a wonderful, friendly staff who were always ready to help. The excursions were quite expensive but since we figured this was a once in a lifetime trip, we splurged. Every tour guide was super informative and we felt like family by the time we were done. The only things I would change would be to add some dairy free options onboard such as almond milk for those of us with dairy issues. Also, with all the active excursions and walking during the day, it would've been helpful to have the cruise parties start a little earlier than 11 pm! We were too tired to dance by then.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Lotus Garden Asian Restaurant

3 out of 5

Beautiful ambience but service not that great although we were there close to closing time. Food was okay.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Bowling

2 out of 5

After spending thousands for the cruise, thought that the charge of $7 per person for a 2 alley bowling place was a little over the top.

Shore Excursions Desk

5 out of 5

Very helpful and recommendations were all great.

Reception

5 out of 5

Quick and courteous every time.

Hot Tubs

3 out of 5

The hot tubs were PACKED and I never saw anyone adding chemicals. I didn't try it!

Body Waves Fitness Center

5 out of 5

Seeing a whale while working out on an elliptical, priceless!

Basketball / Volleyball / Tennis Court

5 out of 5

Son loved it! Hit it everyday.

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Stardust Theater

5 out of 5

Comfortable and easy to see from any seat although early shows were standing room only.

Bliss Ultra Lounge

4 out of 5

Cool ambience. Lots of karaoke if you are into that sort of thing.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

If you don't buy the internet package, bring some walkie talkies to help family communicate. Wish we would've.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
Great city to explore. Easy public transportation and most site easily accessible on foot from downtown hotels.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Whale watching was great! Saw 6 whales. Rainy and chilly which we were told is typical so dress warm and dry.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Did motor coach and dogsledding tour. So much fun interacting and riding with the pups!

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Did the Backcountry Jeep tour. Had a blast!

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Beautiful city! Able to walk to all the sites. A little boring for children though so left our 14 year old playing on the ship.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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