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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Norwegian Pearl

7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 11, 2016

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9046

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was our very first cruise and everything was new to us, so we were like kids on Christmas Day!


5 out of 5
Efficient and fast embarkation

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Everything was brand new (to us) as this was our first cruise ever.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We enjoyed the activities, but wish there were more REAL activities. Some are sales pitches disguised as "activities."

Hot Tubs

3 out of 5

Nice hot tubs, but they are always so crowded. People sit in them for hours, so we did wonder about the cleanliness.

Art Gallery and Internet Cafe

2 out of 5

We went to the Art Gallery shows and they seemed to be "staged." We looked at the art from "upcoming artists" that we had never heard of. We won't be back to any art auctions.


5 out of 5
Great. The comedian Tim Kaminski was so funny! We loved Jim Badger at the piano in the martini bar area. He played piano, sang and told hilarious stories every night.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Great service for the most part. Some of the restaurant waiting for food was irritating.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean and comfortable!

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
We spent a week in Seattle prior to our trip and we loved our time in the city.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
This port was one that we would like to return to.


5 out of 5
Seamless disembarkation. Everything went smoothly.
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