Another wonderful cruise on the NCL Pearl

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 54

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Norwegian Pearl

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 12, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 9004

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We were traveling with four friends and all of us had a great time. We like doing longer cruises, five nights is too short.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Cagney's and La Bistro were excellent. The food was delicious and the service exceeded expectations.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The hydrotherapy pool ins the spa is a great experience.


3 out of 5
Our friends attended the Legends show and thought it was so-so. We all attended the duo quintessence and thought it was amazing.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our butler, Peter, went well above and beyond to make our cruise wonderful. He anticipated our requests and was always there at a moment's notice. Anell, our server in La Bistro really made the dining experience even better. Anoop, the concierge, also enhanced our trip.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This was our third cruise on the Pearl and is our favorite NCL ship. We have also sailed on other NCL mid sized ships (Dawn, Star, Jade and Gem) but like the Pearl the best. We much prefer to sail on the mid sized ships. We also have done two cruises on the NCL Epic and Escape, both mega ships, and think they are just way too big! We also sailed on the Regent Mariner and think this ship was a bit too small.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We love the Haven Owner's Cabin. There is plenty of room and having two balconies ( afront one and side one) is surely a plus.

Ship tip

Book the Haven and be spoiled for the entire cruise.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida Did not visit port

We live in the Tampa area and visit it often.

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
We did the swim with the stingrays & snorkel. While meeting at the pier was disorganized, once we were underway it was a very enjoyable excursion. One I would recommend.

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
We have been to Cozumel before so did not do an excursion. The shops were OK, but many offer the same products.


5 out of 5
We were escorted off the by our concierge very early. Immediately got a porter to retrieve our luggage and breezed through customs. We had opted for valet parking so our car was retrieved in less than 5 minutes. This was the best disembarkation experience we have had.
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