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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
ladyjade3
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Where did I get that idea? We sailed with our 4 and 6 year old sons for the first time and were really looking forward to some mommy and daddy time, and we got some, but not nearly enough. The kids program closes from 12-2 and from 5-7 ... Read more
Needrelaxation
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Choose NCL based on approval ratings, a personal recommendation, destination and price. Embarking was an unpleasant experience. With priority boarding I expected more of a flare. We were directed to a roped off area where snacks were ... Read more
dmdgrn
Member Since 2011
1 review
80 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for a few good reasons: perfect length for a short girls getaway, great pricing, great booking perks, and prior experiences with NCL. However, to my surprise, this cruise did not meet my expectations. I was hoping ... Read more
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bjwax
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I cruised the Norwegian Pearl last week to Ocho Rios and Key West. It was the worst of the 8 cruises that I have been on. It took 2 hours and 45 minutes to board. We waited in the hot sun, not knowing were the end of the line was as there ... Read more
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Seven Cruises
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary- one port in Mexico, four ports in Central America, and one port in South America, and the length of the cruise - eleven nights. Watching the ship go through the Panama Canal was very ... Read more
Elijah598
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Ok, the first time I went on a cruise, I sailed on the NCL Dawn with my new wife. It was then that I fell in love with cruising. However, since then, we have sailed on a number of other cruise lines and I must say I have been spoiled. ... Read more
tgtcat6
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We originally chose the cruise because it went to the ports we wanted to see and we were able to get it for a pretty cheap price. This was my first NCL cruise and liked the fact that you could do things when you wanted and not on a ... Read more
twils2006
Member Since 2011
1 review
46 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Pros: Embarkation the best, lunch then cabin was ready. Disembark a little chaotic as we left at 9. Advice leave earlier to avoid lines. Excellent ports of call. Did all our own research on ports and tours and was not disappointed in ... Read more
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M1chiganGirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We choose this cruise because it was on sale and wanted to visit some new locations, such as the Panama Canal and Cartegena, Colombia. Went with a group of family members and friends between the ages of 30 - 70 and there seemed to be ... Read more
mitakart
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We like small cruise ships, about 2500 passengers. The food at the dinning room was great and so the food in all the specialty restaurants. The buffet, indoor and on the pool deck, was ok, just ok. Best is to eat the dinning room, two ... Read more
bethash
Member Since 2017
1 review
My first cruise was Destiny with Carnival, second; Valor with Carnival, Third Freedom with Royal Caribbean and the fourth was Norwegian Pearl. I booked this cruise with my husband, some friends came from Puerto Rico. The embarkation was ... Read more
toseawego
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I'm sorry to have to report this was the worst experience on a cruise we have ever had. This is my 17th crusie and I've used several other crusie lines including a Norwegian crusie once before. From the start things we questionable. ... Read more
britain22
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We took this cruise over the Christmas holidays since it sailed into the panama canal along with three other ports. The food was above average in all the restaurants we dined in. The entertainment was above average compared to other cruise ... Read more
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FloaterGirl
Member Since 2013
9 reviews
72 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We have cruised on the Pearl several times and we have always enjoyed the smaller ship "feel" of it. The Pearl did not fail us this Christmas. And, as always, we attribute the success of NCL to the staff so I'll start there. ... Read more
ToddKTT
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was our third cruise aboard the Norwegian Pearl. We chose this itinerary because it sailed into ports we have never visited. The ports we hit were Oranjestad, Aruba, Cartagena, Columbia, the Panama Canal and Colon, Panama, and ... Read more
jmd718
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Overall, I gotta tell ya, this was a great cruise experience. The incredible crew, delicious foods and wonderful entertainment. We are both retired, in our 60s, excellent health and have many years of international travel experience. We ... Read more
ejb cruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I love Norwegian! I traveled with my aunt who is disabled and I was also on crutches. I love the ship, the people, the ports, the length of cruise! We were given a free upgrade to balcony, but this moved us from mid-ship to all the way ... Read more
frenchlovers
Member Since 2008
1 review
3 helpful votes
Looking for new destinations and got a good deal on this cruise......we thought. Mini-suite is roomy enough for 3 people, the food is pretty good and we enjoyed our wait staff in the Summer Palace. Norwegian Pearl has a very poorly ... Read more
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Cuizer2
Member Since 2005
22 reviews
36,045 forum posts
12 helpful votes
NCL Pearl - Partial Transit of the Panama Canal - December 8 -> 19, 2016 Wednesday, December 7 - Travel Day Before I start reviewing the cruise, I thought you would like to know a little about the person writing this. This is my ... Read more
tmcgillivary
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Excellent value for money cruise that started with a smooth embarkation process in Miami. Great mixture of ports of call the highlight being the Panama Canal transit & on-board ship narration plus cultural Cartagena, Costa Rica for ... Read more
Zuletzt
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Their cruises are usually pretty standard. Depending on the ship there are more or less activities but the staff and 'to do's" are about the same. Food was good on this ship. Buffet was better than average and the choices are ... Read more
Tarheel_Cruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
322 forum posts
7 helpful votes
First of all, I cannot overemphasize how fantastic the crew of the Pearl was. I wish I could have given a “Hero Card” to every one of them. Special praise goes to our cabin attendant "Elme" … she was a joy ... Read more
squaredancer44
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
24 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I have had a trip to the Panama Canal on our 'bucket list' for a number of years. When a low cost ten day cruise showed up at Costco we jumped on it. We like Norwegian but they no longer leave from a Texas port and we weren't ... Read more
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