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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
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Norwegian Pearl

5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 03, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8019

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This was our first cruise and we were very happy with the experience.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Issue was one of the cards did not work. It was replaced first at check-in but did not work when we were boarding. We had to wait 20 minutes for a new card to be brought to us.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Did not do specialty restaurants. The dining rooms and buffet suited our dietary needs well.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pools, fitness center, spa all good.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Asst Cruise director and staff were engaging, funny and made the programs and shows enjoyable.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very impressed that our room steward knew our names by the first evening. He was professional and friendly.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
We wanted a small ship for the first time and this worked well for us. Ship was kept well and always saw staff keeping it in good shape.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Thought that the cabin was going to be smaller than it really was. Bathroom was also well sized. Did not have an issue with being an inside cabin but will probably get a balcony cabin for the added space.

Ship tip

Go early for the deck chairs. They get taken fast. People come and hold 5-10 chairs each.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5
Visited with friends.

Harvest Caye, Belize

2 out of 5
Here’s where I was most disappointed. Everything except for the beach, pool and nature area costs money. It’s truly not a private island where the benefits of freestyle cruising would have been in place. We did not stay there long. Went back to the ship to eat and relax.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
Enjoyed this port. Spend most of the day at a local beach club which for $35 gave you all you can drink and a lunch including one shared appetizer. Weather was perfect that day as well.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Did “on your own” and it was easy and fast.
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