Europe Cruise

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Norwegian Pearl

14 Night European Jewels (Amsterdam Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 11, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9161

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Chose this cruise because of the itinerary. With the exception of London, it did not disappoint.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Would have been 4 or 5 star but it took a long time to get into our stateroom. Not really NCL’s fault, they had to do extra sanitation because of virus on previous cruise.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
All pretty good. Enjoyed the option of several complimentary dining options. Our favorite place for dinner was Indigo.

Maltings Beer & Whiskey Bar

5 out of 5

Great bartender. Convenient to Indigo Dining Room.

Indigo Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Relaxed atmosphere great service.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Didn’t do any activities.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Not a lot of variety

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great location for access to dining rooms and bars. For a small inside room the layout was good. Had plenty of room to put away all belongings v

Ports of call

Amsterdam, Netherlands

4 out of 5
No. Walked around city. Did Hop on Hop off canal and bus tour.

NEWHAVEN HARBOUR (EDINBURGH), SCOTLAND

4 out of 5
Yes. Edinburgh On Your Own.

Invergordon (Inverness & Loch Ness), Scotland

4 out of 5
Yes. Loch Ness and Urqhart Castle.

Bergen, Norway

5 out of 5
No. Walked around and did Floyen tram. Beautiful port.

Flaam, Norway

5 out of 5
No. Hiked on trail by the river. Beautiful.

Hellesylt, Norway Did not visit port

Only a stop to let passengers catch an excursion.

Geiranger, Norway

5 out of 5
No. Hiked trail to waterfall. Beautiful.

Belfast, Northern Ireland

3 out of 5
Yes. Giant’s Causeway. Very crowded.

Dublin, Ireland

4 out of 5
Yes. Glendalough Castle and Wicklow Mountains. Nice excursion.

Le Havre (Paris), France

4 out of 5
Yes. Normandy D Day Beaches.

Tilbury (London), England

2 out of 5
Yes. London by Water and Land. Too much time standing in line and on bus in traffic. Boat ride was only commuter boat for about 10 minutes. Not a good excursion at all.

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

5 out of 5
Yes. Bruges on Your Own. Loved the town. Clean, easy to navigate through city on our own.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Fastest, easiest disembarkation ever.
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