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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

3.5 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: 10035

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

The cruise was fine overall. It was fun but I would definitely choose a different cruiseline next time.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embarkation was quick and easy. Probably the quickest and easiest I've ever had. Took away a lot of the stress.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The buffet was definitely not my favorite. Not much variety and just not good overall. My favorite meals from there were the made to order eggs and the tacos. The sushi in the japanese restaurant (cost not included) was probably some of the best I've ever had in my entire life. It was SO GOOD

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The pool was a little cold but fine, aside from the fact there was no big screen in the pool area. People were also extremely rude with the chair situation. They would leave stuff on chairs and stay in/next to the pool the entire time which was totally rude and unfair! As someone who lifts, the fitness center was great. It was also a sneaky place to refill water bottles, as water was hard to come by for free (which makes 0 sense). The casino was fun, but I was a bit disappointed to find only one roulette table. The one dealer also kept taking my chips away when I had won, and they had to keep checking the cameras and then giving me my winnings. Mr sexy legs was hilarious per usual. The movie channel every night was also great.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
DJ Alex played great music, would have liked to see more of him.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Probably like 2 great bartenders at the sky bar. The rest were just okay. Ignored a lot of people, and some drinks were HORRID. Had to stick to things that couldn't be messed up, like beers, wine, or mimosas.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Fine I guess. Main atrium wasn't all that.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The area our cabin was in was amazing. Right by the elevators and on deck 10. What more could I have asked for? The cleaners on the other hand... not the best. They did say good morning each day which was sweet. We tried to order breakfast the night before and never got it. It seemed all they did was replace towels and make beds. They kept leaving the trash/food in our room.

Ship tip

Choose Carnival or Royal Caribbean instead.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5
Didn't do anything here. Was fine.

Harvest Caye, Belize

4 out of 5
The sand was a little rough, and we didn't get much sun. But the area was really nice!

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

3 out of 5
No excursions....big mistake. DO AN EXCURSION HERE. Even if it is just a beach break. Otherwise, you are stuck with shops and a pool that makes you pay $16 for a drink if you want to use a chair. I went with one friend, we bought one drink each. We finished the drinks, and decided to move over to chairs more in the sun once someone left. We were told we needed to buy another drink or we could not stay in the chairs. So we left.

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
Easy, but EARLY. I was prepared to leave the ship at noon, and instead they kicked us off at 8:30am. Spent HOURS in the airport. UGH
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