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Travel2Liberate
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was our 11th cruise with NCL and our 1st cruise to Alaska. I read reviews prior to our trip and set realistic expectations. The ship is great, our balcony cabin (8034) was good for the price we paid, but the food was seriously ... Read more
jrg0214
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
This was the best vacation ever! We enjoyed every minute of it. The views from the ship are amazing! We still can stop talking about it. I would suggest everyone takes this cruise! You will never forget it! The Shore Excursions, Whales ... Read more
Annjenette
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
As first time cruisers we were overwhelmed and excited - the ship was amazing and the cruise staff were outstanding - from the washy washy guys to the Captain - top notch! The freestyle dining fit our schedule and all of our unique dining ... Read more
drumming cruisers
Member Since 2012
9 reviews
112 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarkation was great. We upgraded to a Haven suite got on ship 5 minutes after we checked in, around 11:30am. Took us to Cagney's for lunch. Menu was not for us so went to buffet. At 1PM cabins were ready. A few weeks before we went on ... Read more
pophi00
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Chose this cruise for visit to Glacier Bay at best price. Liked the casual atmosphere. Crew and service were very good. Restaurants generally very good. Get the lemon cheesecake in La Cucina. Don't miss Moderno. Didn't try the spa ... Read more
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chandler8az
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Wanted a cruise to Alaska and received a call from a Cruise Consultant shortly after deciding on an Alaska cruise. Should have checked out reviews prior to booking with Norwegian. Food was average to mediocre - only good dinner was at ... Read more
LindaJ24
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
The staff on the Norwegian Pearl was very accomodating and friendly. There were always activities to take part in or choose to relax and take in the amazing scenery. The Summer Palace and Indigo restaurant both served wonderful meals and ... Read more
Koala_D
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
93 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My only complaints were the entertainment... which I thought was very poor, and the activities. Our room and room steward were amazing... excellent! The food was fantastic... especially in Cagney's and in the Summer Palace. Danijel ... Read more
rodetoyou
Member Since 2013
1 review
53 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Alaskan itinerary was a bucket list cruise. We were very pleased with the experience and would definitely recommend doing an Alaskan cruise to anyone interested. However, we would not recommend the trip be done on the Pearl. We have ... Read more
LuLu2010
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We live a couple hour drive from Seattle so we did not have to fly in. We parked in the parking garage directly across from the pier that Norwegian docks at, Republic Parking Northwest. After you park they parking staff will load up your ... Read more
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sunscreen123
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
The ship was very clean and in very good condition and crew makes sure that every ones hands are sanitized before entering the dining venues.The cabin had plenty of storage,king size bed was firm and comfortable and our cabin steward ... Read more
TX2AK!
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Five years prior we cruised on The Pearl with family & had such wonderful memories of the amazing mountains, glaciers, wildlife, and ship accommodations that we chose this to be our 40th wedding anniversary celebration trip. Once ... Read more
Lori Hawaiian
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise, our first, because of the freestyle, casual theme. Use a porter at the baggage drop-off area to avoid going through that long line. The rest of the embarkation process was smooth and quick. Our mid-ship balcony cabin ... Read more
Jkrip
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Had heard Alaska was an experience you should not miss. It was our 50th anniversary and it was our present to each other. The weather was exceptionally good as what rain we had was at sea & at night the temp was in the high 50's and ... Read more
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KansasinJune
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We had a voucher from the Casino at Sea program and selected an Alaska cruise (NCL Pearl) based on family recommendation, Embarkation went relatively easily even though another passenger was berating the manager in charge of ... Read more
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lightbalb2003
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
21 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Really enjoyed my first trip with Norwegian on the Pearl. We had great weather on our Alaska voyage! The freestyle dining was wonderful and a nice departure from the likes of Carnival, MSC, and Royal Caribbean (who I have cruised with in ... Read more
SeattleSeattle
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose the NCL Pearl to Alaska for the Freestyle cruising - choosing when to dine, and wearing casual clothes, the beautiful scenery, and the cheerfulness of the well-trained crew. Our cabin, 9663, was cozy but well-organized with ... Read more
KCcruisin07
Member Since 2007
1 review
1,938 forum post
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise, as we wanted to go to Alaska, and we like freestyle dining. We had cruised the Sun a few years ago and loved it. This was a last minute booking. Embarkation: a little over 3 hours and 10 minutes. We finished one ... Read more
Momof2kyds
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We just had the most amazing Alaskan cruise on the Norwegian Pearl! The ship was perfect for us. We like to hang out on the deck and enjoy the fresh air and there were so many great spots to do that. Our room was perfect....comfortable ... Read more
sorrythatusernametaken
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Norwegian Pearl is the worst cruise ship ever. We sailed on the Epic May 2016 and had a great cruise so picked another Norwegian ship. Big Mistake, the Pearl Staff May 2017 was awful, guest services was appalling, food average for buffet ... Read more
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BarryO47
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose Norwegian for the cruise itinerary, reasonable cost and their casual dining approach in the main dining rooms. There was no requirement for formal attire with collared shirt, pants and shoes the guideline. Tables were arranged to ... Read more
mlpmlp
Member Since 2013
1 review
Our favorite destination and was our favorite cruise line until this last one (8 total to Alaska) Seattle port ADA Wheelchair assist was not available at baggage drop off, even though we confirmed days ahead this service would be ... Read more
littlegit
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
31 forum posts
The Pearl is a nice sized ship and we enjoyed our full transit Panama Canal voyage. The food was good enough that we both gained a lot of weight. If we had used the excellent fitness center perhaps the scales would have been kinder ... Read more
JRBurwell
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
We wanted to see the new locks of the Panama Canal and get a respite from the cold of the northwest. Our travel agent offered an exceptional value for our cruise. We enjoyed our mid ships mini suite very much and our cabin steward was a ... Read more
Molson04
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We choose the The Haven on the Pearl, a very excellent choice. All of the crew took excellent care of us, from JonJon, Bencar, Budi and Yahira to the friendly staff in the restaurants. They are all great ambassadors for NCL and should ... Read more
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