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Norwegian Pearl is a fantastically fun ship from its imaginative decor (blown-up photos of wild animals or foreign landmarks in stairwells, jewel-tone carpeting, a Victorian/steampunk-style vibe in the ...
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cruisinlibrarian
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
166 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Since the Panama Canal was on my bucket list of places to see, this partial transit cruise from Miami fit our schedule perfectly. While this was our first time on the Pearl, we have done all the other "jewel" class ships and ... Read more
Pastor Gary
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was our 5th cruise with NCL. Loading and unloading went smooth as normal. Our room steward was great and kept our room neat and clean with some new towel animals. entertainment was way below par from previous cruises. Do not order ... Read more
newbie68
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
30 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise in two years. We had previously sailed on the Reflection (Celebrity) the Getaway, the Sky and this cruise. Embarkation was smooth and reasonably quick. We arrived at the pier around 11:40 A.M. and we were on the ... Read more
elliemae69
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
I have never seen so many morbidly obese, immobile senior citizens in one place in my life. I was shocked at the demographics of the passengers on this cruise. Having said that, we did meet several super nice folks on this cruise with ... Read more
datdat11@verizon.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
The best cruise we've had yet. Awesome entertainment,great itinerary nice clean ship. A wonderful crew on this ship. Everyone was friendly and more visible than on previous cruises. The activities director seemed to be everywhere making ... Read more

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tricia@silverpen.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
This was my third cruise, and my first with NCL. I was part of a third-party tour group, and our group embarked later in the afternoon. There were no lines, and the process was quick and easy. Our cabin was ready when we arrived, and our ... Read more
achistory46
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my 10th cruise with Norwegian and my second aboard the Pearl so I pretty much thought I would be experiencing things that I am generally used to and happy with.. However I must say that the itinerary and staff on this cruise were ... Read more
Justno
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was my first and last cruise. I cruised on the NCL Pearl to the Panama Canal. I prefer paying for my vacation and vacationing without the worry of penny pinching. Unfortunately, for this vacation I felt like I was watching my nickels ... Read more
oladyrobin
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our 24th cruise and the 4th with Norwegian. after a terrible trip on the escape I was skeptical about this trip but had already booked. However it was a whole different story with this ship and in a good way. my negatives were ... Read more
biffmar4
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Like others that have posted about unknowingly booking on the Gronk party cruise, my wife, myself and our two best friends fell victim to it as well. This was our third cruise on Norwegian and will be our last. We arrived at the port ... Read more

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Dust2Diamonds
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Having sailed on the PEARL previously, I was excited to be on board again and share the next several days with 7 friends. 8 ladies, high school friends, and having all hit a milestone the previous year was a reason for fun and sun. We ... Read more
fargonana
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My husband and I planned a short cruise with our daughter and family on Feb 19-22 to the Bahamas. After embarking the Norwegian Pearl we noticed that this was not an ordinary cruise. The music at the Sail Away Party was so loud we had ... Read more
CruisinMaterial
Member Since 2005
24 reviews
10,604 forum posts
2 helpful votes
About Me: I’m a 34 year old male who sailed solo on the Groove Cruise (GC) on Norwegian Pearl from January 22 – 26, 2016. I’m an avid cruiser and lover of House and Trance music but I do not attend the land-based ... Read more
sandiditto@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We have used NCL so many times we are platimum members. This cruise was not so up to par so to speak. We were to receive choclate and strawberries in our rooms upon checkin. Four days later I had to call and ask for them. I was told I ... Read more
brothermac1
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We had read numerous reviews about this ship, and were frankly a bit apprehensive before boarding. The embarkation process was painfully slow, but once we finally got on board, here's what we have heard, and our response to it: The food ... Read more

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Steven1971
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
My wife and I were looking forward to this trip and were very disappointed in the quality of experience on the NCL pearl. We have taken 5 cruises in the last 9 years, the last three with Norwegian. I expect to continue to cruise ... Read more
kellenz
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I have cruised with Norwegion before, and several other cruise lines, but probably will look for another cruise line next time. When I first got on the boat I had high hopes for a wonderful cruise. My first experience with ... Read more
alobrasil.info
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
After hearing many good comments about a cruise, me and my husband decide to go for the first on a cruise, the Norwegian Pearl. The ship is beautiful, outside and inside, big enough for the amount of people travelling on it. The ... Read more
krbeau00
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Food; Lotus Garden restaurant food and service great, summer palace, chairs uncomfortable and service got slower with each day. Choices were eh. Indigo same as summer palace, smaller, less crowded, but slow service. Tepanyaki, was good, ... Read more
Shazzer4400
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I booked this cruise somewhat at the last minute and were really looking forward to an easy getaway (we live close to the port in Miami). We had sailed on the Pearl before (to Alaska) and loved the ship, so we were very ... Read more

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leaclingman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Room 14510 Dec, 2015 Room: The Haven, as always, is an awesome part of the ship, pricey yes, but worth it if you want to splurge. We did the two bedroom villa, which is configured with a small “child’s bedroom” ... Read more
bettebookblue
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We recently went on the NCL Pearl.....I was disappointed w/my expectations. After saving to go on a pre-Xmas cruise, I was really looking forward to it. All I can say is at least the shore excursions I'd booked was good & the days we ... Read more
Happy NCL Cruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
NCL continues to provide top-notch service, great itineraries and a well-run ship.. Our 3rd trip on Pearl in 2015 was the best yet based on a great group of "Cruise Critic'rs" on top of 3 educational and well run shore ... Read more
VRC-50
Member Since 2010
1 review
29 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
The Good - Buffet, Jim the Piano Man, Tim the Comedian, "Oh, What a Night!", Fitness Center Teppenyaki, Friendly Staff. The mediocre - Half of the shows, Menus in the main dining room. The Bad - The food in the main dining ... Read more
khavens
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
This was our 7th cruise with Norwegian, and 2nd on the Pearl. By far this was our favorite. The crew and entertainment were OUTSTANDING. We were thrilled with the "oh what a night" show featuring the music of the 4 Seasons. ... Read more

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