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kristinacolby
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I wanted to escape the Midwestern winter and go somewhere warm so we sailed on the Norwegian Pearl in February 2017 to the Caribbean. We are ages 30 & 33 and had only been on one cruise each with family when we were ... Read more
archaeodani
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was a charter via Sixthman == Walker Stalker cruise. The ship was awesome, the food excellent and the staff amazing. The excursions on Great Stirrup Cay were incredible.. DEFINITELY will go on another, non-themed cruise soon. ... Read more
nino2jojo
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I recently had the opportunity to take a cruise on the Norwegian Pearl. I sailed on January 25th on a 4-day cruise to Cozumel Mexico. I had high expectations for this cruise, as I’ve heard nothing but good things from everyone who I ... Read more
tombaud
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I went down with 7 people for a quick getaway. The ship had a $180 a person inside cabin which included the free drink package. Several of our people chose this and were very happy. My wife and I got a balcony suite with drinks and ... Read more
jlojill
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this as a quick escape from Winter and this was the perfect 4-day Getaway. The boat was amazing and very clean, modern, up-to-date. Our room was probably the best room we've ever had on any cruise. It was small, but very nice and ... Read more
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tache
Member Since 2007
1 review
8 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
We embarked out of Miami. That was not a pleasant experience. The fact that NCL was so disorganized and communication was terrible made the first impression of Norwegian a bad one. Once on the ship however, my husband and I were ... Read more
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Galene78
Member Since 2016
1 review
39 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our second cruise with Norwegian (and second total). We chose it for the length, price and because we had never been to either of the ports (Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Key West, FL). Embarkation was terrible. Port of Miami ... Read more
asubraman1
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Went on the 5 night Jamaica/Key West Cruise from Miami. Thoughts by category. Ship: Feels Old and fairly Dated.. surprising that is was given it was suppose to be renovated in 2013. Was ok clean, but just very old. Embarkation: ... Read more
Djrody3
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Let me start with the good things. The ship was beautiful and very clean, not just the cabin but all public areas too. The food was very good with excellent service at all the restaurants. The bars were good too but I would suggest they ... Read more
eggplant7
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
55 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Let me first say that this cruise was taken to use a cruise credit earned from a previous negative experience with my cabin on a Hawaii cruise in July, 2016 on the Pride of America with Norwegian Cruise Line. If I didn't have to use this ... Read more
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ladyjade3
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Where did I get that idea? We sailed with our 4 and 6 year old sons for the first time and were really looking forward to some mommy and daddy time, and we got some, but not nearly enough. The kids program closes from 12-2 and from 5-7 ... Read more
Needrelaxation
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Choose NCL based on approval ratings, a personal recommendation, destination and price. Embarking was an unpleasant experience. With priority boarding I expected more of a flare. We were directed to a roped off area where snacks were ... Read more
dmdgrn
Member Since 2011
1 review
78 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for a few good reasons: perfect length for a short girls getaway, great pricing, great booking perks, and prior experiences with NCL. However, to my surprise, this cruise did not meet my expectations. I was hoping ... Read more
bjwax
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I cruised the Norwegian Pearl last week to Ocho Rios and Key West. It was the worst of the 8 cruises that I have been on. It took 2 hours and 45 minutes to board. We waited in the hot sun, not knowing were the end of the line was as there ... Read more
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Seven Cruises
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary- one port in Mexico, four ports in Central America, and one port in South America, and the length of the cruise - eleven nights. Watching the ship go through the Panama Canal was very ... Read more
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Elijah598
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Ok, the first time I went on a cruise, I sailed on the NCL Dawn with my new wife. It was then that I fell in love with cruising. However, since then, we have sailed on a number of other cruise lines and I must say I have been spoiled. ... Read more
tgtcat6
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We originally chose the cruise because it went to the ports we wanted to see and we were able to get it for a pretty cheap price. This was my first NCL cruise and liked the fact that you could do things when you wanted and not on a ... Read more
twils2006
Member Since 2011
1 review
46 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Pros: Embarkation the best, lunch then cabin was ready. Disembark a little chaotic as we left at 9. Advice leave earlier to avoid lines. Excellent ports of call. Did all our own research on ports and tours and was not disappointed in ... Read more
M1chiganGirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We choose this cruise because it was on sale and wanted to visit some new locations, such as the Panama Canal and Cartegena, Colombia. Went with a group of family members and friends between the ages of 30 - 70 and there seemed to be ... Read more
mitakart
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We like small cruise ships, about 2500 passengers. The food at the dinning room was great and so the food in all the specialty restaurants. The buffet, indoor and on the pool deck, was ok, just ok. Best is to eat the dinning room, two ... Read more
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toseawego
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed December 2016
I'm sorry to have to report this was the worst experience on a cruise we have ever had. This is my 17th crusie and I've used several other crusie lines including a Norwegian crusie once before. From the start things we questionable. ... Read more
britain22
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We took this cruise over the Christmas holidays since it sailed into the panama canal along with three other ports. The food was above average in all the restaurants we dined in. The entertainment was above average compared to other cruise ... Read more
FloaterGirl
Member Since 2013
9 reviews
65 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We have cruised on the Pearl several times and we have always enjoyed the smaller ship "feel" of it. The Pearl did not fail us this Christmas. And, as always, we attribute the success of NCL to the staff so I'll start there. ... Read more
ToddKTT
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was our third cruise aboard the Norwegian Pearl. We chose this itinerary because it sailed into ports we have never visited. The ports we hit were Oranjestad, Aruba, Cartagena, Columbia, the Panama Canal and Colon, Panama, and ... Read more
jmd718
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Overall, I gotta tell ya, this was a great cruise experience. The incredible crew, delicious foods and wonderful entertainment. We are both retired, in our 60s, excellent health and have many years of international travel experience. We ... Read more
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