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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Norwegian Pearl

5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 13, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 10502

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I loved the upgrade to the Penthouse and all the amenities. I was disappointed in the pool sizes and the crowdiness, but the overall ship was wonderful. The restaurants, the bars, the entertainment and the staff was outstanding!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
With the Penthouse, we had priority embankment. It worked, we went around most people, but did not meet our concierge until the next day.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
I did not care for the buffet. The steakhouse and Italian restaurant were phenomenal. I thought the main dining room for breakfast was wonderful. With the upgrade, we ate at Moderno for breakfast and lunch and thought that was fantastic. The first day, the lines were long for drinks, but after that it was easy to get drinks. The drinks were made perfectly and had a wide variety of drinks on tap and brands.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The spa was great, the rock climbing walls was closed. One rim on the basketball court was bent and unusable. Bingo was $39, a but expensive for 3 games. The pools were small and always full.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Shows were wonderful. Bands at the pool were great and the live music at the various bars were great. The karaoke was the best I have ever experienced!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Romel, our butler, was outstanding. He was always there, he truly made out trip! Anoop, our concierge, arranged for our reservations and assisted in disembarkment. I thought every employee was kind, professional and helpful!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
I thought the ship was well maintained. The back of the boat had black soot from the ships exhaust, but overall I was very impressed with the overall care.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I loved it, very large inside and out. The decor was modern, room was very quiet and dark when the curtains were closed. I would stay in that room again!

Ship tip

Be prepared for the size of the pool and the crowdiness around the pool area.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
We had priority disembarkment, even though it was not beneficial, I thought the disembarkment went seamless.
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