England and Norway by oil docks and long taxi trips to the cities

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

1.7 out of 5
Norwegian Pearl

14 Night European Jewels (Amsterdam Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 11, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

Never expect great food Truth about no special treatment Never hand over your passport

Embarkation

1 out of 5
Ten hours to be able to enter our room

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Asian and Indian food ... horrid biscuits and gravy (please learn that a crumpet is not a biscuit)

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
The high point was “hop scotch with crew members “ ... I’m not lying

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Two great shows the rest could best be described as embarrassing

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Our helper Victor was great but if you see an important person in white and gold buttons - RUN , I swear lots of embarking lies , transportation lies (helped the cruse obtain extra cash without telling us of free transport) BUT worse and I’m sure is breaking Federal law - they announced that it was mandatory to surrender your passport before leaving the ship to enter Dublin... We asked the ships official what was the reason and they said so the passport could be stamped ! Takes one second , we asked what was the real reason (no answer) I said I didn’t see any government official and what was their authority to take my passport! Well , then she says “ well you don’t have to turn you passport over “ LIES ! We kept ours , please never hand them over to a boat jockey that puts your identity in a plastic tub and keeps them overnight !!!!!

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Even though the Pearl was redone , pealing paint , rust stains and worn carpet was the norm

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Ok , except you had to go out of the can to clean up - tiny toilet area (larger folks need not apply) and did I mention that the ships toilets broke twice in two weeks ? Like playing the lottery

Ship tip

Dont

Ports of call

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2 out of 5
A lovely stop in Amsterdam viewing oil tanks

NEWHAVEN HARBOUR (EDINBURGH), SCOTLAND

1 out of 5
More money out of the pocket to get out of a shipyard of containers and oil tanks

Invergordon (Inverness & Loch Ness), Scotland

1 out of 5
Two hour bus ride with more money out of the pocket

Bergen, Norway

4 out of 5
Nice , a bit of a walk to town

Flaam, Norway

3 out of 5

Belfast, Northern Ireland

1 out of 5
Another pay trip to get out of a dock filled with containers and dry docks

Dublin, Ireland

1 out of 5
Tried to take my passport

Le Havre (Paris), France

3 out of 5
Another two hour pay trip to see Paris for three hours

Tilbury (London), England

3 out of 5
A 40 minute walk to the train station (an hour on the train to get to London ) ... the cruise line didn’t tell us there was a free bus to and back from the train

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

3 out of 5
Not bad , another pay bus trip

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
Once again a mix up occurred ... wrong tags had to stand In Line for 35 minutes ...finally we just went down and got off -forget the color bands !another pay bus trip to the airport,but worth the 70 bucks
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