A great cruise with very good weather in December. Our third cruise with NCL and never disappointed. The western Caribbean itinerary is interesting and diverse visiting 5 different countries. The ship, food and crew were all excellent.
Nice ship, food, drinks, staff, and activities. We have taken this cruise 4 times and have already booked again next year. This cruise had the oldest passengers and the most overweight passengers of any cruise we had been on. America's obesity problem was front and center. Perhaps being 9 days accounts for this. Even though I am "old" I prefer cruise where the age is a little younger.
Overall, and not in any way because of the Pearl or her amazing crew and staff, we were getting a little itchy to get home on the 7th day. Maybe 7-day cruises will be better for us, and the cool and cloudy weather didn't help, but we still had a great time. The Pearl also has an Alaskan itinerary, which we will look into! Arrivederce and Bon Voyage!
As usual, NCL always puts on a great cruise with quality dining and an informal and relaxed atmosphere. We book in the Haven and it provides us access to the private dining area. The staff and crew are extremely friendly and competent.
Overall the cruise was excellent and I have no complaints. In general I will not cruise again b/c I want more beach time and you only get that if you go directly to a resort. I traveled for 7 nights and got 1 comfortable day of beach on Harvest Caye.
Overall the trip was good and I am glad we had a chance to get away. The kids enjoyed the teens lounge. We enjoyed the entertainment, gym and balcony room. The excursions were great. I enjoyed all the ports we visited. I did not like the fact that the ship store was very limited on necessities and that a self laundry facility was not available, but the bundle laundry service was good.
Norwegian treated us like royalty. I don't know how the staff deals with rude people. I couldn't do it without a tazer. The staff deserves accolades for being so cheerful and congenial. They work 8 straight months without a day off, 2 shifts a day. Yes, you read that right. 8 months, 7 days a week. Two shifts a day. I dont know how they can be so constantly "UP". Norwegian must put Xanax or antidepressants in the crew's water supply, that's all I can think of. We always enjoy our cruises on Norwegian.
Overall we had a very nice time ,the staff or crew ,made this happen ,very genuine ,sincere,friendly ,people, we opted for the drink and specialty package ,the draught beer selection was very good ,the wines ,you could select where very good ,cocktails where we'll put together ,with a lot of top shelf booze,cagneys steak house ,twice,love the 8 oz fillet ,nice atmosphere in there, also the bistro twice ,food was very good and service in both places was excellent.
This cruise was a birthday celebration for 3 of our 4-person party and we each had a rock roaring time! We were each able to pursue our individual interests yet come back together to enjoy each other's company as a group. We LOVED IT and each expressed the desire to sail again. ALASKA here we come!!!
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