Wonderful Christmas Cruise

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 10
Helpful Votes: 92

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Norwegian Pearl

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 23, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 14014

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This cruise was one of the best ones we have been on due to the Pearl being decorated for Christmas.


5 out of 5
The lines were long but that was the port issue, not NCL's fault

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We ate in every restaurant on the ship and the meals were always above par

Great Outdoors Bar

5 out of 5

A great place for breakfast and lunch and always a wonderful view

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Pool and hot tub was great. We were in the Haven area so never more than four or five people there at one time.

Bridge Viewing Room

5 out of 5

Always fun to watch the crew work


5 out of 5
The shows were very good. Some of the best we have seen on a ship

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Every one from our Butler Gary, the courtyard butler and our room steward were great. never saw anyone who was not smiling and enjoying their job.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
We love the Pearl, this is our 5th cruise on here and already have one next one booked. The trans-Atlantic/Europe cruise in April/May of this year looked too good to pass up.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The stateroom was great. It was three rooms plus a balcony. We had chosen that room on purpose becaused we had stayed in it before and loved it. It has a Tub and a full size shower plus two sinks in the bathroom so lots of room and the bed faces a full size window so every morning when you wake up you have a great view! Our stateroom also had a Ginger Bread House in it loaded with candy.

Ship tip

Dont miss going to the Summer Palace restaurant. Lots of people miss out and it is included in the price so no extra cost.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5
Arrived the day before and attended the Christmas boat parade which had over 1,000 boats in it.

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5
One of the cleanset islands in Belize and so many options on things to do. What a great place to spend Christmas Day!

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Great shopping and lots of excursions to choose from

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
We have been here many times and the island has lots to offer tourist

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
One of the cleanest islands in the Caribbean and very friendly people.


5 out of 5
No issues

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