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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

2.9 out of 5
Norwegian Pearl

10 Night Mediterranean (Barcelona To Venice)

Sail date: August 30, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

You would think it was clean the way they have you spray your hands. I saw people use their hands to pick food off the buffet. By the end of the cruise a third of the ship was sick. I think because they did not open the windows on the tinders. It was a 100 degrees and people were coughing everyone was breathing it. I've been on my third set of antibiotics. You spend a thousand per person getting places because they dock so far away. The rating says 2.9 I would give it 1.9. The towns were nice but costly to get to.


3 out of 5
It was fine getting on the ship

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
The first day and last day the food was ok . The rest of the cruise mostly carbs.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Not a lot to do. Pool and pool deck are terrible. Chairs so close you can't move.


2 out of 5
Went for a minute. Not worth you time.

Children's Programs

Just a couple

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The bartenders and waiters tried hard but they knew it was not a great cruise .

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Truly a terrible ship and cruise. You could not walk by the pool chairs. A lady fell hard walking by the pool chairs and broke something I know she had to leave the ship. They took her in a wheel chair.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
It wasn't bad but the sewer backed up down the hall so it smelled bad for a while. The people close to it had to be gagging

Ship tip

Pick another ship. I Wish I had. You go on tinders to get to shore. Which cuts your time in half.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

4 out of 5
Cost money to get to town. Have to take a taxi.

Monte Carlo, Monaco

3 out of 5

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

4 out of 5
We went to Chinque Terra instead. To go anywhere except staying in town you have to take trains and taxi's.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5
To go anywhere you have to take trains and taxi's.

Mykonos, Greece

4 out of 5

Santorini, Greece

4 out of 5
To go anywhere you have to take trains and taxi's.

Kotor, Montenegro

4 out of 5

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5
To go anywhere you have to take trains and taxi's.

Venice, Italy

3 out of 5
To go anywhere you have to take trains and taxi's.


1 out of 5
The ship was late docking. We bought a bus ticket thru the ship. Could not take it still waiting for a refund
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