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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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Tecuya
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 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
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
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
34 forum posts
10 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
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
3 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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
707 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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Opihi
Member Since 2003
1 review
118 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our third cruise to Alaska. All onboard NCL. First was on the Sun, second on the Star, and this one on the Pearl. We haven't experienced any other cruise line to compare as more seasoned Cruise Critics have done, but we have ... Read more
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Gatorjw
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our first ever cruise. We enjoyed the cruise and the ship was beautiful. The staff was amazing and all were very attentive to our every need, however, we were misled a bit on our state room window and what that really was. We ... Read more
tortoisegirl
Member Since 2009
1 review
67 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We went on a Alaska cruise, mid-May 7 night round trip Seattle. Itinerary included Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Victoria, & Glacier Bay. Note that this itinerary is very convenient and the most affordable, but not a great choice if ... Read more
kiesm001
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Took advantage of a special offer to take this early season cruise and it was a nice way to spend a week with the 80 y.o.+ in-laws who can't get around as easily these days. Alaska is a bucket list destination and it did not disappoint. ... Read more
NSnJW
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We let NCL handle all of our travel. It took over 2 hours after we landed in Vancouver to get on the bus to the port. Then customs went as smoothly as most customs stops. After that we were herded into a room of folding chairs because ... Read more
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big_lar_1
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
aReview of Norwegian Pearl - 10 night Alaskan Cruise, May 5, 2016 Just back from this 10 day cruise and thought I would share my experience to help future travellers. Embarkation (Vancouver) - If you fly in to Vancouver and are going ... Read more
drohrich56
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we really enjoyed it. You cannot beat the breathtaking beauty of Alaska. We also lucked out with unusually warm weather for this time of year. The ship is starting to show some age. The embarkation seemed ... Read more
catwrangler4
Member Since 2016
1 review
41 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I liked the freestyle that Norwegian offered. The restaurants were good and the specialty were great. All the employees were friendly and some learned our names quickly which was nice. The embarkation in Vancouver was too long but that ... Read more
clicko
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We took the NCL Pearl from LAX on April 30 to Vancouver, then continued on the 10 Alaska ending in Seattle. Total of 15 days. The Pearl and staff were a disappointment. When selecting the free Unlimited drink package, we ... Read more
rsato
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
152 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My wife and I sailed on the NCL Pearl during a "Pacific Coastal" aka repositioning cruise from Los Angeles to Vancouver BC. This was our 7th NCL cruise and the 2nd on the Pearl (last being a 2014 cruise to Alaska). We chose this ... Read more
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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
636 forum posts
6 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
4 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
126 forum posts
6 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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