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3.8 out of 5

PRETTY SCENERY BUT VASTLY OVERCROWDED by judypet2

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This trip left a bad feeling in regard to taking another cruise with Norwegian. The overcrowding resluting in injury, the constant sales hype, and the strange hours in ports made me feel it was all about money and the trip did not seem relaxing.

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4.5 out of 5

Great experience with a few hickups. by tellerrich

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It was hard to ask questions after booking the cruise. The cruise lines were always telling us we had to go through our agent and vise versa. Toward the last days leading up to the cruise it was difficult to get any information. I enjoyed the cruise, but I was very upset about the availability of a person to speak with concerning questions.

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4.9 out of 5

Beautiful ship, wonderful crew. We were fortunate with wonderful weather for that time of year. Only one rainy day! Would do it again from Seattle. Parking across the street from Pier made it easy. by tljab

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Pearl was just redone about a year ago. Beautiful decor and condition. Lot of variety in entertainment. Shows were fabulous. Good variety. Crew was exceptionally friendly, and cruise director was very funny and enthusiastic. We had a great, relaxing time! Would do it again. Definitely will look for this ship in itineraries.

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4.2 out of 5

Alaska was amazing by ccfkmf30

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Alaska was beautiful. Food on ship was not that good.

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4.2 out of 5

Whales, whales, whales!! by JRTUCSON

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This wasn't our first time on the Pearl (had been out of New Orleans to Western Caribbean last year) so we knew what to expect with the ship. Not totally updated, there are enough places to go and enjoy yourself. Favorite spots are the Topsiders bar - awesome service with the view off the back - and the martini bar near the casino. (Note to all cruises: can we cut out smoking in the casino some day? The smoke travels all over the ship and it's really disgusting.)

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3.7 out of 5

Disappointed at the least by bulliecreekfarm

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the excursions were not up to snuff we paid good money to see whales and all we got to see was black spots a 1/2 a mile away and i was not happy and we didn't see any eagles or bears

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2 out of 5

Okay by cwilson261

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Cruise was okay, but not spectacular. This was not one of the best cruises I have taken. Had a better time on the Hawaiian Cruise.

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4 out of 5

A dream vacation by fanny007

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A great destination, excellent weather all week. I was never too crazy about going to Alaska but I am so happy I did go. Words can not describe the beauty of the area. Yukon, Canada region is out of this planet. Skytour in Skagway with Brian was the best.

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4.3 out of 5

Great experience by robertbovee272

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Very poor channel selection for T.V. and no sports. Room stewart was great very helpfull and battender Augge( Ithink) at the main floor deck 7 across from guest service was fantastic.

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4 out of 5

Wonderful Alaska trip by dasrina

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Beautiful scenery , gorgeous Glacier, worth the trip

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4.9 out of 5

Great Alaskan Cruise by GwackC

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It was a wonderful 7 days. We enjoyed the ship immensely and the crew. There was plenty to do onboard and the ports were great. We look forward to cruising with Norwegian again.

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5 out of 5

Awesome Alaska Trip by vlp1129

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Enjoyed our room and the ship. Everyone was very friendly.

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3.3 out of 5

Alaskan Cruise by enijamu

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Very noisy. Constantly heard loud banging noises and could not sleep. Complained to Guest services and someone was sent to investigate the problem but the problem was never resolved.

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4.5 out of 5

Great Alaskan cruise by relaxandream

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We had an amazing time. The views were unbelievable. The service was nice. Everyone liked it.

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4.8 out of 5

Awe-inspiring Alaskan Cruise by sandcrab710

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We had a great time exploring Alaska in the various ports. The ship had a lot of fun activities and a wonderful, friendly staff who were always ready to help. The excursions were quite expensive but since we figured this was a once in a lifetime trip, we splurged. Every tour guide was super informative and we felt like family by the time we were done. The only things I would change would be to add some dairy free options onboard such as almond milk for those of us with dairy issues. Also, with all the active excursions and walking during the day, it would've been helpful to have the cruise parties start a little earlier than 11 pm! We were too tired to dance by then.

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4.7 out of 5

Amazing Alaska Cruise by bettyvonwerlhof

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This was our first cruise, and our first trip to Alaska - we had a wonderful time and recommend it highly!

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4.9 out of 5

NCL Pearl, best cruise to Alaska in July 2018 by Beachygirl7707

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Fun, relaxing ship that wasn't so large we got lost! We loved the small venues and initiamte feel that this ship offered over the Mega ships like Bliss, Getaway, Epic or Escape (ALl of which we have been on to compare) This was one of our fav NCL ship and we loved Alsaka, the weather and especially the people.

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2.7 out of 5

Never Again... by billsrealm

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All in all, we will not return to this company. When you add up all the small errors, the bigger mistakes, the sloppiness of how many things were done coupled with ZERO peace and quiet, we did not enjoy this cruise at all other than the scenery. We have already booked a 2-week cruise on a different type of ship for the next trip and we plan to return to Alaska without the NCL Bus. For the money, we did not receive a good value.

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4.5 out of 5

First Time Cruiser - Extremely Satisfied by YankeeDoodle89

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We enjoyed the freestyle cruising. We aren't big drinkers so we passed on the all inclusive beverage package - it was just as well as I didn't care for any of the red wines they served. I found the complimentary beverages (water, lemonade, ice tea, coffee, teas, juices) more than sufficient. There were tons of hand sanitizer stations around the ship keeping us all healthy. Liquid soaps in the heads, though the shampoo was pretty bad. Tons of storage in our cabin. We actually had spare shelf and drawer space! Very few people participated in the dress up night or white night, and only a few people hung 'door art'. Our cabin steward was the best...we tipped him in advance but regret not giving him his final tip the night before we left because a new steward showed up the day we disembarked... I have a bad feeling our steward didn't get his whole tip :( Wear a watch so you don't have to drag your cell phone around to tell time - not many clocks on the ship. There were tons of activities - far more than we could get to. Loved the spa - it was very generously sized and I liked showering there will the ample towels and robes vs our room. Worth every penny of the price for the pass (cheaper if you buy in advance.) We all thought the food was great. Cagney's and the Bistro were great specialty dining options. Initially I thought the serving sizes at O'Sheehans were small, but after I adjusted to the idea that I could order as much as I wanted they seemed just fine. It was a good way to avoid waste. Remember, they are expecting each person to order an appetizer, soup/salad, entrée and dessert. Since you wouldn't take a doggie bag home, it makes sense to cut back on serving sizes.

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2.9 out of 5

Alaskan cruise on Norwegian pearl, Alaskan sites amazing, cruise ship mediocre by aliciav9693

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I believe there are better cruise lines out there that offfer better evening shows. Everything is extra on this ship,

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