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ktaylor8324
Member Since 2016
1 review
Wanted to see Alaska and it was the best deal around. Never sailed NCL and it was a genuinely great ship. Found no faults with the ship and the crew were very friendly. Entertainment was very good. Tim Kaminski, the juggler, and the ... Read more
Read2020@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We received the cruise from Pechanga casino.celebratedo our 55 anniversary? Well taken care of. Wheelchair assistance was great. Had a rented. Mobility scooter,easy access to all venues. Very accomating. Casino was good,very ... Read more
budhakitty
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
27 forum posts
Took the NCL Pearl to Alaska. It was an incredible trip! Embarkation was smooth and easy. From the time we entered the port to the time was got on the ship was probably a total of 20 minutes. We really enjoyed the specialty ... Read more
rdthorne45
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
We did the cruise & land package a couple of years ago so this time we decided on the 'abbreviated' cruise from Seattle with the chance of seeing Glacier Bay which was canceled last time. Embarkation & disembarkation went well. ... Read more
Chefangela
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I hated it. The best thing about the cruise was the food. There was always a wait on the elevators. The bars were always too crowded. Most of the time the bartenders were very rude. I thought the nightly shows were silly. Every time ... Read more
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Dkkai
Member Since 2009
1 review
271 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
We cruised a similar itinerary last year and enjoyed it very much. Selected the NCL Pearl this year as we wanted to see Glacier Bay. It was worth it, big time. Embarkation was smooth with little wait. Effectively walked aboard. Pearl is ... Read more
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mojoracer
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
Expectations were set low on this good deal price cruise. The ship is in decent shape for 12 years old. Only real wear point was dingy carpets here and there. The crew was very good and pleasant. Embarkation went very fast! Cabin ... Read more
Rushman58
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My family and friends (12 total) decided last year to book an Alaskan Cruise out of Seattle about 12 months out. Just a quick background, my wife and I have been on about 20 cruises on Carnival, Norwegian, Disney, and Royal Caribbean, and ... Read more
mester.fran@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
My husband and I (50’s) are enjoying several travel excursions per year. The cruise was exactly what we expected. The entertainment was excellent. The food was average. I wish NCL would do the same reservation policy as ... Read more
Sherrielyne
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
The cruise was overcrowded. The resturants were always packed and finding a table was impossible. The only way we could find a table was to hover around and pounce when someone left a table. There were kids left unsupervised and running ... Read more
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Sehwong
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
I go on this cruise every year. I love the inside passage. It is a relaxing cruise for me to unplug. I love the Pearl. It's a perfect sized ship for someone like me who likes midsize ships. The best kept secret on the Pearl is the ... Read more
kazalcruise2
Member Since 2015
1 review
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
3-4 stars. Nice ship - liked the room layout, picture window deck 5 close to elevators. Captain Paul was available for photo ops, could b seen walking down the halls as were other officers. We did separate our beds t make a wider center ... Read more
GingeredMelodyTravles
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
I chose the NCL based on a previous cruise to the Caribbean which was a great experience. This cruise did not even come close to the level of service or quality unfortunately. Embarkation was crazy but moved along quickly. My husband ... Read more
Maggiefrye
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
The best part was that I got to see many Orca whales! The train ride was good. The Butchart Gardens and Victoria city tour was a rip-off. We were in the gardens for only about 45 minutes before the fireworks and the tour consisted of going ... Read more
paiagirl
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
1,542 forum post
2 helpful votes
We decided about 4 weeks before the cruise, out of the blue, to book this cruise because we wanted to see the Salmon Run since we have never seen it in our other 3 Alaska cruises. The SeaTac Holiday Inn Express was our overnight stay. ... Read more
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mike201057
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was my first cruise and my wife's 4th cruise. Her other cruises were with another line She said this was by far the best. I chose NCL specifically because of the "Freestyle" aspect. Do what you want when you want, wear ... Read more
klrgourmet@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Chose it because it looked like a great value for seeing AK and it didn't disappoint. This was the best cruise I've ever been on! I was truly amazed at how the staff took time to get to know you. The Hotel Director, Cary is an awesome ... Read more
mtprh
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
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
59 forum posts
9 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
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
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
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EliseC
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
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
4 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
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
12 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
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