Disappointing cruise on the Pearl

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall rating:

2.5 out of 5
Norwegian Pearl

14 Night Panama Canal Partial Transit (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 25, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Food was disappointing. Summer Place and Cagney’s were the only good meals we had. Garden cafe was awful!! Service was excellent! Every service was nice and friendly.

Embarkation

1 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar

4 out of 5

Very nice and cozy bar great bartenders

Topsiders Bar and Grill

1 out of 5

I didn’t trust the food after I got sick first night I ate it.

Teppanyaki

1 out of 5

Entertaining but food was horrible!!Our fried rice was greasy with whatever they used garlic butter and the soy sauce overpowered the whole dish. Yuk!!Shrimp was big and filet was tough. Cook was entertaining.

Shaker's Martini & Cocktails Bar

4 out of 5

Loved the martini’s. Great bartenders

Sake Bar

3 out of 5

It was just okay

Maltings Beer & Whiskey Bar

3 out of 5

Good drinks.

Lotus Garden Asian Restaurant

1 out of 5

Another terrible Asian meal. So disappointing as we were looking forward to this restaurant.

La Cucina Italian Restaurant

1 out of 5

Couldn’t eat the pizza packed with a pond of cheese and tons of pepperoni. Disgusting. Gnocchi tasted like paste and chewy or gummy. Left without eating anything.

Java Cafe

1 out of 5

Bar at night was ok and fun. Coffee was horrible and bartender really didn’t want to make a espresso. Too much work I guess.

Great Outdoors Bar

4 out of 5

Enjoyed this area late evening.

Garden Cafe / Kid's Cafe

1 out of 5

Couldn’t eat that food. It was like a cafeteria. Lost appetite after looking at how much people ate. It was grazing. Cattle food. Very dissapointing. Same food everyday.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Loved our steak cooked to perfection and the shrimp cocktail was to die for. Service was excellent!

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5

The Shopping Galleria

3 out of 5

Like any shop

Art Gallery and Internet Cafe

1 out of 5

Can’t believe you could not get a few free minutes. We paid almost $7,000 for a cruise and couldn’t get some internet.

Hot Tubs

1 out of 5

Always people in it never could use it alone.

Body Waves Fitness Center

3 out of 5

Nice view and great facility

Pearl Club Casino

1 out of 5

Just okay like any casino

Bridge Viewing Room

3 out of 5

Very interesting

Bowling

1 out of 5

Not open when we wanted to use it

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Spinnaker Lounge

5 out of 5

Great band and music was fantastic

Bliss Ultra Lounge

3 out of 5

Very cold inside.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5

Ship tip

Boring long cruise

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

1 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

2 out of 5

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

2 out of 5

Santa Marta, Colombia

2 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

2 out of 5

Colon, Panama

3 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

2 out of 5

Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala

2 out of 5

Belize City, Belize

2 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

2 out of 5

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
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