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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 74

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Norwegian Pearl

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 18, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9152

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

The Pearl is a lovely ship meticulously maintained. Our only slight disappointment was in some of the food offerings. La Cucina was absolutely not up to NCL's usual standards and we found most of the dishes in the main dining room were just too heavily spiced for those of us who prefer milder fare. My Thanksgiving turkey dinner was the worst meal I have had on any NCL ship. Cagney's, as usual, was fantastic.


2 out of 5
Arrived at about 11:30am and did not get on the ship until 1:30pm due to the security line being closed for about an hour. Once opened there as only one line for all of us.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5
We only attended the two production shows and both were excellent. The show featuring the impersonators was excellent--felt I was actually seeing Michael Jackson.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Although at first we felt the cabin was small, we soon found it had everything we needed and more than enough space for our things. Our cabin steward Quinn was phenomenol. He kept our cabin in perfect shape and produced the first full-sized towel alligator I have ever seen. It filled the entire bed!!

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

4 out of 5
Although we did not tour the city, e did enjoy the evening before the sailing there and had a great Cuban meal at La Teresita. Getting to and from the port was very convenient.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Took the Jose Cuervo excursion which was beyond our expectations and a huge value for the money we spent.

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5
Did the Mayan Ruins and Spice Farm--both sites excellent and very informative. Highly recommend that tour.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Any time you can have gorgeous parrots and capuchin monkeys playing with you and posing for great photos it is a good day. The tour to Gumbalimba Preserve wqs worth every penny.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
This tour was good, but after the first three phenomenal ones our standards were a bit high. But it did have the full temples for us to view and climb whereas the ones in Belize were more foundations, stelae and tombs. The two tours complimented each other so what one missed the other had for a total Mayan experience.


5 out of 5
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