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nikestx
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise because we heard great things about it, and because we wanted to go to Alaska. The ship was in great condition, and the staff were all helpful and friendly. We were very impressed by the entertainment onboard the ... Read more
Narniaman
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Staff: Very, very friendly and helpful. Food: Outstanding!! The buffet was consistently very, very good. . . including treats such as prime rib! The specialty restaurants were on par with a good restaurant you would find in a good ... Read more
philleng
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
We loved our experience! The ship, and service, and food, and destinations were all great. Be warned - Norwegian is completely aggressive in trying to empty your wallet before the cruise is over. We made a game out of resisting the ... Read more
kadrury
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We have cruised with Disney on our two previous cruises. This was our first cruise with Norwegian. Not impressed with the ship and services on board. The room was nice but the quality/conditions of the linen was poor...stains on the ... Read more
bja3437@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Just returned from the Alaskan cruise on the NCL Pearl (July 17-24), and wanted to post a short review. Overall the ship is average at best. The food is not good, and the bar / nightlife is boring. The shows are fun and enjoyable. NOTE TO ... Read more
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casavaldez
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We have sailed twice with Norwegian 20 years ago. At that time we were convinced that there was not another cruise line that we would ever sail with. However, after this last cruise, we will be looking at all options for our next cruise. ... Read more
Honest Reviewer
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
I set this cruise up for my elderly parents as a retirement gift. PROS: The room was nicer than expected. Had a king size bed, with a pull-out sofa. We were on the starboard side (right) with a balcony. Housekeeping and wait staff ... Read more
George19
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Nickle and Dime and fraud I would never recommend NCL because of how they bill. What could have been a great cruse experience has turned into a negative because of what we have to do to remove fraudulent credit card charges. And we ... Read more
Donna Davis
Member Since 2010
1 review
6 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We traveled as a party of 6, my husband and I in one room,our daughter(age 29) and sister in one room and my sister's daughter and granddaughter(age 12) in a room. I had read some not so good reviews about the Pearl and was pleasantly ... Read more
Seattle_diver
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
140 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This year's family vacation was an Alaskan cruise. This was my 3rd NCL cruise. The other 2 were to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. Alaskan cruise things to know: 1) Relax! The Alaskan cruise has a very different vibe than a ... Read more
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ricks503
Member Since 2014
1 review
15 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My wife had had breast surgery 3 weeks before the cruise and we wanted to get away from home and just relax. We had been to Alaska before and enjoyed ourselves. This time, we just wanted to relax and not feel any pressure to sight-see ... Read more
Cool Cruise Curmudgeon
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
PRO's: We have cruised several times, and the Norwegian Pearl was a nice cruise ship, with a mixed group of passengers (families, seniors, young couples, etc.). The food was generally good and varied, but virtually everything was ... Read more
shields503
Member Since 2013
1 review
63 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This is my third time travelling to Alaska but my first time traveling on Norwegian. I have to say I found the ship to be very limited as compared to other cruise lines. If you like to eat, this is a good ship. There are a number of ... Read more
michelleg519
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Let me begin by saying this was my 6th cruise with NCL, so you can obviously tell me enjoy sailing with them. Below is a recap of our trip by bullet so it is easier to learn more about the cruise/ship depending on what you are looking for. ... Read more
misslyss1220
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
361 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Background info: I’m 31 and DH is 32, no kids. This was our 3rd cruise together (first on NCL together), and my 10th cruise overall (5th on NCL). I had not sailed on NCL since 2005 on the Dawn. We traveled in a group of 10 (me and ... Read more
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Ellimitz
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We selected this cruise ship because it had good reviews for teenagers & we were bringing 2 teenage granddaughters. Our biggest problem on this cruise was related to our youngest granddaughter who is 12, & suffers from Cebral ... Read more
6thking@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
The overall experience beat our expectations. Point by point Pros, than Cons - - Arrival and departure were easy. We checked in with the Suites table and they moved us along. On departure, our flight left at 11:30am, but we ended up ... Read more
sydgolston
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Excellent experience for our family, but it must be said: this line scrapes every nickel it can from your pockets. Excursions, expensive on all cruises, were utterly outrageous: $199 for a ride to the Mendenhall Glacier and and two hours ... Read more
RJPerque
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
14 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We came into Seattle three days early...super clean and interesting city with much to do. Embarkation was very fast and efficient.... 1/2 hour tops... It pays to have the luggage tags and paperwork all ready. Disembarkation... Just ... Read more
NOKIDSCRUISER
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
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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
6 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
bluealaskacrafter
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
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