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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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mtprh
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
It was crazy at the port trying to sign in, it was a mess. Everything is old on the ship, carpets etc. Could not get a good night sleep with a foam bed that I sunk into, it was very old & hot. The pillows were lumpy. The cabin ... Read more
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DISNEYMAMA18
Member Since 2010
1 review
58 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We just got off the Norwegian Pearl yesterday. After reading some of the reviews on this site and others, I admit I was nervous. My mind was put at ease very quickly. This cruise was great. The food was better than expected. We ... Read more
shankster
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Alaska was a "bucket list" thing for me so I did this cruise as a "Cruise Next" deal when I was on the Norwegian Getaway in the Caribbean. I originally booked a normal balcony cruise but after doing a little research, ... Read more
EliseC
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose the Alaska cruise because we live in Florida and wanted to experience something completely different and far away. We chose Norwegian because we heard a lot of good things about them, and at the time we were looking to book, they ... Read more
JimAbby
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Trip to celebrate 30th wedding anniversary. While the destination was great, this ship had MANY shortcomings. Embarkation was relatively painless and received decent marks. Pretty much downhill from there. Bed linens were stained ... Read more

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GroupAlaska
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because we were attending an event in Seattle, and we are so happy we did. We were traveling with 3 other couples and during the planning, someone suggested that instead of 4 cabins, we could all stay in The Haven's ... Read more
Cathyandsteveg
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
10 helpful votes
2016 July 30-Aug 7 Alaskan cruise We booked this cruise in July 2015 . We got a balcony room…and in doing so we got the liquor package free. I prepaid the gratuities, preordered all of our excursions, preordered the photo ... Read more
lchen428@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
The 7-Day Glacier Bay from Seattle cruise was my second cruise and first time cruising with NCL. I was impressed by level of service provided prior to, during, and after the cruise. Three weeks prior to the cruise data, I completed and ... Read more
Narniaman
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Staff: Very, very friendly and helpful. Food: Outstanding!! The buffet was consistently very, very good. . . including treats such as prime rib! The specialty restaurants were on par with a good restaurant you would find in a good ... Read more
philleng
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We loved our experience! The ship, and service, and food, and destinations were all great. Be warned - Norwegian is completely aggressive in trying to empty your wallet before the cruise is over. We made a game out of resisting the ... Read more

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kadrury
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We have cruised with Disney on our two previous cruises. This was our first cruise with Norwegian. Not impressed with the ship and services on board. The room was nice but the quality/conditions of the linen was poor...stains on the ... Read more
bja3437@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Just returned from the Alaskan cruise on the NCL Pearl (July 17-24), and wanted to post a short review. Overall the ship is average at best. The food is not good, and the bar / nightlife is boring. The shows are fun and enjoyable. NOTE TO ... Read more
casavaldez
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We have sailed twice with Norwegian 20 years ago. At that time we were convinced that there was not another cruise line that we would ever sail with. However, after this last cruise, we will be looking at all options for our next cruise. ... Read more
Honest Reviewer
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
I set this cruise up for my elderly parents as a retirement gift. PROS: The room was nicer than expected. Had a king size bed, with a pull-out sofa. We were on the starboard side (right) with a balcony. Housekeeping and wait staff ... Read more
George19
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Nickle and Dime and fraud I would never recommend NCL because of how they bill. What could have been a great cruse experience has turned into a negative because of what we have to do to remove fraudulent credit card charges. And we ... Read more

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Donna Davis
Member Since 2010
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We traveled as a party of 6, my husband and I in one room,our daughter(age 29) and sister in one room and my sister's daughter and granddaughter(age 12) in a room. I had read some not so good reviews about the Pearl and was pleasantly ... Read more
Seattle_diver
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
130 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This year's family vacation was an Alaskan cruise. This was my 3rd NCL cruise. The other 2 were to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. Alaskan cruise things to know: 1) Relax! The Alaskan cruise has a very different vibe than a ... Read more
ricks503
Member Since 2014
1 review
15 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My wife had had breast surgery 3 weeks before the cruise and we wanted to get away from home and just relax. We had been to Alaska before and enjoyed ourselves. This time, we just wanted to relax and not feel any pressure to sight-see ... Read more
Cool Cruise Curmudgeon
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
PRO's: We have cruised several times, and the Norwegian Pearl was a nice cruise ship, with a mixed group of passengers (families, seniors, young couples, etc.). The food was generally good and varied, but virtually everything was ... Read more
shields503
Member Since 2013
1 review
63 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This is my third time travelling to Alaska but my first time traveling on Norwegian. I have to say I found the ship to be very limited as compared to other cruise lines. If you like to eat, this is a good ship. There are a number of ... Read more

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michelleg519
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Let me begin by saying this was my 6th cruise with NCL, so you can obviously tell me enjoy sailing with them. Below is a recap of our trip by bullet so it is easier to learn more about the cruise/ship depending on what you are looking for. ... Read more
misslyss1220
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
353 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Background info: I’m 31 and DH is 32, no kids. This was our 3rd cruise together (first on NCL together), and my 10th cruise overall (5th on NCL). I had not sailed on NCL since 2005 on the Dawn. We traveled in a group of 10 (me and ... Read more
Ellimitz
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We selected this cruise ship because it had good reviews for teenagers & we were bringing 2 teenage granddaughters. Our biggest problem on this cruise was related to our youngest granddaughter who is 12, & suffers from Cebral ... Read more
6thking@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
The overall experience beat our expectations. Point by point Pros, than Cons - - Arrival and departure were easy. We checked in with the Suites table and they moved us along. On departure, our flight left at 11:30am, but we ended up ... Read more
sydgolston
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Excellent experience for our family, but it must be said: this line scrapes every nickel it can from your pockets. Excursions, expensive on all cruises, were utterly outrageous: $199 for a ride to the Mendenhall Glacier and and two hours ... Read more

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