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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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NOKIDSCRUISER
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Too many bratty kids on the boat! We chose this line because of the price. We got a very good discount. Well, i guess we got we paid for. The best time of the cruise was when we were off of the boat. However, the last stop in ... Read more
CHESTERVM316
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We went on this cruise because we wanted to see alaska. The embarkation and disembarkation went pretty smoothly. The ship was very nice, clean, good directions on the walls to get about the ship. Our cabin was very clean and well ... Read more
igmnfu24
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We spent our time on board stumbling over kids which made up about 30% of the passengers. Paid up for an outside balcony stateroom and every time we tried to enjoy it, we were chased inside do to the noisy family next door. The staff was ... Read more
Mattman1
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
We arrived at the Seattle pier to find no signs or people to tell us where to go. You actually have to take you bag to a small room that is not labeled and then goto another building that is not labeled to check in for the ship. We found ... Read more
California78
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for our annual family vacation. It was our second cruise with NCL, and the first to Alaska. We stayed in the Pink Diamond Haven Suite (10504), which was fantastic with it's two balconies (double-long port-side and ... Read more

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bluealaskacrafter
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
We took the Inside Passage round trip Seattle cruise on the June12th sailing. My husband and I had previously sailed on NCL twice - in 2011 in Baltic and in 2013 in the Mediterranean and loved NCL. This time we brought my sister and my ... Read more
FireGuy12
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was my very first cruise and Norwegian nailed it. The accommodations were good, the food was good, the ship was real nice and the entertainment was great. We flew from BWI to Seattle, WA on Friday the 10th. We toured downtown ... Read more
drumming cruisers
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
96 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarkation - not enough seats in embarkation area. Stood for an hour before boarding ship at noon. Ship - Once on board, had a wonderful frozen peach margarita and husband had a Bahama mama. Headed to buffet. Was pretty good. Cabins ... Read more
windjmr
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We chose this cruise because it was round trip from Seattle, it went through the inside passage and it cruised Glacier Bay. The crew was wonderful and I liked the freestyle dining at night. We left the ship, went through customs and got to ... Read more
andym888
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
lorifl2 reviewed this same cruise taken the week before ours. I will only write about different experiences, so read hers too. This was our first cruise, so we can't compare to other lines. Scroll to the end for details on accessibility ... Read more

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prof.jrr@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed June 2016
We were booked on this cruise for a family gathering, I will never travel with this co.again. From 1. desk forgot wake up call 2. Room service forgot breakfast 3. Called housekeeping with no reply 4 The food seems to be ... Read more
lorifl2
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our first trip to Alaska, sailing on the Norwegian Pearl to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We were offered an upgrade from a balcony mid-ship room to an aft penthouse suite 8130 four days before sailing and snatched it up, ... Read more
Naplesqt
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Layout is terrible - you're supposed to follow the fish to find the front of the boat. The only place I saw fish carpeting was in the hallway to the rooms. Movie night was located in the 2 story atrium. The first floor has a very ... Read more
cielodelmar
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Background: Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Pearl, Alaska Cruise. The whole group was four couples, but the following are mostly my and my husband's experiences. My husband and I are in our 20's, if that matters. Our ports were Juneau, ... Read more
Gunnyh
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed May 2016
Norwegian because I don't have to get dressed in a monkey suit. if I don't want to. This was our second cruise with Norwegian and by far much more tiring. It seemed like it was non stop for us. But that's why it was so much fun. Now I ... Read more

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Tecuya
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
This was my very first cruise so I don't have anything compare it to. I can only tell what what surprised me, what I liked and didn't like. I traveled with my daughter and granddaughter. Since our cruise was stopping in Canada we had to ... Read more
corner46rincon27
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Our experience on the Pearl was overall very good. The mini suite was great with a curtain to divide the beds which were comfortable. The food was excellent with a lot of variety. The entertainment was okay, but not geared to our age ... Read more
llbcruisin
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I received a Total Rewards voucher for a cruise for two and chose the Alaska cruise because we lived in Alaska for 20 years and have been away from it for the last three. We knew in advance what the scenery and climate would be like, and ... Read more
Lack luster experience
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Filthy carpeting in our stateroom, messed up dinner reservations and more, we will not be cruising on NCL again. Good food and variety at the buffet -- kudos to the chef. Food and service in the specialty restaurants (except Summer ... Read more
calicruzr
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
256 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We choose this cruise based on a Total Rewards promotion for a free cruise... I have been to these ports prior on Carnival and really tried not to compare. I am a platinum member with Carnival and have sailed twice now on NCL.Embarcation ... Read more

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trivimp
Member Since 2016
1 review
44 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Cruised Alaska on the Pearl with my twin sister (we are fifty-ish) and my adult daughter, mid-20s. There were a bunch of firsts going on: first NCL cruise for all of us, first cruise ever for my daughter, first time in Alaska. We ... Read more
duster1
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
If you are tall or heavy, the cabins are too small. Person over 6 feet tall will have problems using the cabin bathroom. Cabin lighting too dim at night. Food was excellent. Buffet staff slow to clean tables, stood at service area ... Read more
poobahapril
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
The Norwegian Peal has very small rooms and the ship needs to be refurbished badly. The bath sinks are cracked and equipped with kitchen faucets. Large paint chips were sheering off the pipes into the floor on the balcony, and it was ... Read more
christi.shedlock@bxs.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
We did the Alaska cruise in May 2016 aboard the Norwegian Pearl. Everything was great from the embarkation to the disembarkation. We flew to Seattle where Norwegian was there to meet us. Transported us to the dock and boarding was ... Read more
BobE
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
708 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our 6th cruise to Alaska and it never gets old....Of our 45 cruises, Alaska it our most favorite. We've sailed on the Pearl 3 other times and it is still a nice ship....It is showing some age and will be going in to dry dock ... Read more
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