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Yorkie0109
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Reservations: Overall the cruise was ok. We'd originally planned to do a transatlantic cruise, but it had sold-out, so this was the only cruise that fitted around the dates. We had been on the Pearl before, so knew more or less what to ... Read more
heavyoiler
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
24 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because we love sailing on Norwegian and had never seen the canal. Our room had an excellent view of the locks and entering Gatun Lake was the highlight of our cruise. Getting on and off the ship went extremely well; ... Read more
gmomt4
Member Since 2015
1 review
The Norwegian Pearl is a beautiful ship! Of course we didn't know that when we booked this cruise almost 2 years ago. We wanted the freedom of freestyle dining & our destination of choice was the Panama Canal. It also had taken me ... Read more
White Plains Chick
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Norwegian offers "Freestyle" Cruising. Smaller ships, and a more intimate experience. The food is excellent, the staff warm and friendly and the amenities and shore excursions are wonderful. Easy on and off for excursions. Lots ... Read more
Tom the Builder
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This is our first time on NCL on the 11 day Panama Canal cruise. Ship: Larger than most ships we cruise on. We always book a ‘mini suite’ regardless of the cruise line or the size of the ship. We enjoyed the larger ... Read more
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Meg1234
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We live in Miami and like to go on cruises because it is super economical since we don't have to book flights. And Norwegian has the best deals going. We picked this cruise because of the amazing itinerary and we have enjoyed Norwegian ... Read more
EllieinNJ
Member Since 2009
1 review
486 forum posts
Originally booked an inside cabin but got an up sell to a balcony two days before sailing. So glad we did. The bow was too crowded but we could see the locks from our starboard balcony if we looked over the railing. Especially with ... Read more
Shynook11
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
13 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I booked this cruise with my husband and 13yr & 10yr old daughters. I knew the crowd for the length and ports would be mostly an older crowd. Let me tell you, they are so much fun! We have sailed in the past on Carnival, Princess ... Read more
lumbie
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Thought it would be a change from other cruises. We have been cruising for a long time and thought we would make a change. We should have stayed with our top of the line cruising with Royal Caribbean. I have never been on a cruise with the ... Read more
Rach2308
Member Since 2017
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
The boat was nicely (& newly) remodeled and the ports were amazing. The room steward (Ivana) was amazingly quick, thorough and kind. The rest of the staff that I came into contact with was slightly rude (I didn't hold it against them ... Read more
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cruiser450
Member Since 2005
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Getting on the ship and leaving the ship were very quick and easy. Our cabin - oceanview with picture window and large enough and had adequate storage. The shower with sliding glass door was a good size. There were too few public ... Read more
ump0727
Member Since 2008
1 review
1 forum post
12 helpful votes
We got this cruise as a promotion for a timeshare purchase we made last year. We had our choice between Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, and since we have sailed both Carnival and Royal Caribbean many times, we figured we'd try ... Read more
tje4481
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was my 2nd cruise with Norwegian (first was on the Jewel) and it was as wonderful as I remembered it was! The Jewel class ships are perfect! I love that passenger list is smaller. My best friend and I decided to take a cruise and ... Read more
dollyrox
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
8 forum posts
22 helpful votes
We have been NCL Latitudes Platinum level members for years. The benefits offered for this level contribute greatly to our reason for booking with NCL instead of with competing lines. On this cruise, we were amazed to see that our benefits ... Read more
mrrastos
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We flew to Miami a day before embarkation to be safe and because we are complete newbies at cruising and even flying commercial airlines. Our hotel was near the Miami elevated train, and passes were only $5 or so for a day, so we explored ... Read more
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kristinacolby
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
11 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
12 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
4 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
6 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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