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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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leastprime
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Cruise Virgin. Main Purpose for this was a pre-cruise to a Hawaii cruise on NCL in June 2016. Secondary purpose was the brief opportunity to see cousins in LA and SF. Third purpose was to scout Victoria and Vancouver. This trip was a ... Read more
AWENINAZ
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
633 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was my 3rd sailing on the Pearl (chosen only for the stop in San Francisco) and 7th overall on NCL. Pre-cruise customer service was disappointing and left me not wanting to sail. I called multiple times pre-cruise to request a ... Read more
tg52tg52
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I was looking for a cruise through the Panama Canal that ended in Los Angeles. The Norwegian Pearl was the only cruise ship to start in Florida and to end in Los Angeles with free style dining. My husband does not want to cruise on a ... Read more
atomax
Member Since 2012
1 review
100 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We wanted to check out the Panama Canal since it's one of the manmade Wonders of World. We did not realize that this was a repositioning cruise until we were on it (the Pearl is headed up to Alaska for the spring/summer). The itinerary was ... Read more
jimread33@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We like the value. Good cruise for a decent price. We like the smaller ships, i.e Sun, Pearl, Star. Entertainment was very good. Our mini-suite was very good, except we would have perferred two easy chairs instead of the sofa. Stateroom ... Read more

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cruisinlibrarian
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
166 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Since the Panama Canal was on my bucket list of places to see, this partial transit cruise from Miami fit our schedule perfectly. While this was our first time on the Pearl, we have done all the other "jewel" class ships and ... Read more
Pastor Gary
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was our 5th cruise with NCL. Loading and unloading went smooth as normal. Our room steward was great and kept our room neat and clean with some new towel animals. entertainment was way below par from previous cruises. Do not order ... Read more
jmmabq
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Embarkation was smooth and efficient. The Miami NCL folks have plenty of experience and it shows. Disembarkation was even easier. We used the easy walk off and were through customs by 8:30. We had an interior room. It was clean and ... Read more
dafcpa
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This was our first time with NCL and we sailed with them because of their itinerary. We had always wanted to do the Panama Canal so we selected this cruise because we could also hit Columbia, Costa Rica, Belize and another Mexico port. ... Read more
newbie68
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
30 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise in two years. We had previously sailed on the Reflection (Celebrity) the Getaway, the Sky and this cruise. Embarkation was smooth and reasonably quick. We arrived at the pier around 11:40 A.M. and we were on the ... Read more

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elliemae69
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I have never seen so many morbidly obese, immobile senior citizens in one place in my life. I was shocked at the demographics of the passengers on this cruise. Having said that, we did meet several super nice folks on this cruise with ... Read more
datdat11@verizon.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
The best cruise we've had yet. Awesome entertainment,great itinerary nice clean ship. A wonderful crew on this ship. Everyone was friendly and more visible than on previous cruises. The activities director seemed to be everywhere making ... Read more
tricia@silverpen.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my third cruise, and my first with NCL. I was part of a third-party tour group, and our group embarked later in the afternoon. There were no lines, and the process was quick and easy. Our cabin was ready when we arrived, and our ... Read more
achistory46
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
19 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was my 10th cruise with Norwegian and my second aboard the Pearl so I pretty much thought I would be experiencing things that I am generally used to and happy with.. However I must say that the itinerary and staff on this cruise were ... Read more
Justno
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was my first and last cruise. I cruised on the NCL Pearl to the Panama Canal. I prefer paying for my vacation and vacationing without the worry of penny pinching. Unfortunately, for this vacation I felt like I was watching my nickels ... Read more

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oladyrobin
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our 24th cruise and the 4th with Norwegian. after a terrible trip on the escape I was skeptical about this trip but had already booked. However it was a whole different story with this ship and in a good way. my negatives were ... Read more
4sunydaz
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Went on the Moody Blues Cruise III, Lovely To See You. This was my husband's and my second cruise. We LOVE the Moody Blues and their cruises. Everything could not have been better. The embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. ... Read more
biffmar4
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Like others that have posted about unknowingly booking on the Gronk party cruise, my wife, myself and our two best friends fell victim to it as well. This was our third cruise on Norwegian and will be our last. We arrived at the port ... Read more
Dust2Diamonds
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Having sailed on the PEARL previously, I was excited to be on board again and share the next several days with 7 friends. 8 ladies, high school friends, and having all hit a milestone the previous year was a reason for fun and sun. We ... Read more
fargonana
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My husband and I planned a short cruise with our daughter and family on Feb 19-22 to the Bahamas. After embarking the Norwegian Pearl we noticed that this was not an ordinary cruise. The music at the Sail Away Party was so loud we had ... Read more

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CruisinMaterial
Member Since 2005
24 reviews
10,648 forum posts
2 helpful votes
About Me: I’m a 34 year old male who sailed solo on the Groove Cruise (GC) on Norwegian Pearl from January 22 – 26, 2016. I’m an avid cruiser and lover of House and Trance music but I do not attend the land-based ... Read more
sandiditto@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We have used NCL so many times we are platimum members. This cruise was not so up to par so to speak. We were to receive choclate and strawberries in our rooms upon checkin. Four days later I had to call and ask for them. I was told I ... Read more
brothermac1
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We had read numerous reviews about this ship, and were frankly a bit apprehensive before boarding. The embarkation process was painfully slow, but once we finally got on board, here's what we have heard, and our response to it: The food ... Read more
Steven1971
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
My wife and I were looking forward to this trip and were very disappointed in the quality of experience on the NCL pearl. We have taken 5 cruises in the last 9 years, the last three with Norwegian. I expect to continue to cruise ... Read more
kellenz
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I have cruised with Norwegion before, and several other cruise lines, but probably will look for another cruise line next time. When I first got on the boat I had high hopes for a wonderful cruise. My first experience with ... Read more

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