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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Pearl

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 30, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 11600

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was our first and probably last cruise for a while.


1 out of 5
Embarkation was delayed 9 hours due to heavy fog in Tampa. While we understand that the fog was beyond the control of the cruise line, the actual embarkation process was a mess. We ended up queueing for 3 hours (10 p.m. -1 a.m.) and didn't board the ship until 1:30 a.m. The process could and should have been handled differently.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food in all restaurants across the ship tasted exactly the same. It was tasty, but by the end of the week boring.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The pools were very small, and very very full. The entertainment was good.


3 out of 5
Johnny Cardinale and Greg Gleason were brilliant! But the ship's shows were mediocre.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The staff was largely friendly.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
The ship was very clean and well maintained; however, I was disappointed by the amenities.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The Cabin was the best part of the trip. We had a balcony room, and enjoyed spending time outside.

Ship tip

The ship is smaller than expected. Would recommend sailing during off peak times.

Ports of call

Harvest Caye, Belize Did not visit port

This was the biggest bummer. I was looking forward to going to Belize.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

2 out of 5
Super cheesy and inauthentic. Like Disney but in Mexico. Would not go here again.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Fabulous. We went around Grand cayman by scooter and ended up loving the island!


5 out of 5
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