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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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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
alobrasil.info
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
After hearing many good comments about a cruise, me and my husband decide to go for the first on a cruise, the Norwegian Pearl. The ship is beautiful, outside and inside, big enough for the amount of people travelling on it. The ... Read more
krbeau00
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Food; Lotus Garden restaurant food and service great, summer palace, chairs uncomfortable and service got slower with each day. Choices were eh. Indigo same as summer palace, smaller, less crowded, but slow service. Tepanyaki, was good, ... Read more
Shazzer4400
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I booked this cruise somewhat at the last minute and were really looking forward to an easy getaway (we live close to the port in Miami). We had sailed on the Pearl before (to Alaska) and loved the ship, so we were very ... Read more

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sodennis
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
25 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I had been through the canal six times on the USS Boston (three tours of duty in VN) and wanted my wife to see the canal. We watched from the lounge and it proved to be a wonder for all the folks that were in with us. We ate most of ... Read more
leaclingman
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Room 14510 Dec, 2015 Room: The Haven, as always, is an awesome part of the ship, pricey yes, but worth it if you want to splurge. We did the two bedroom villa, which is configured with a small “child’s bedroom” ... Read more
bettebookblue
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We recently went on the NCL Pearl.....I was disappointed w/my expectations. After saving to go on a pre-Xmas cruise, I was really looking forward to it. All I can say is at least the shore excursions I'd booked was good & the days we ... Read more
Happy NCL Cruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
NCL continues to provide top-notch service, great itineraries and a well-run ship.. Our 3rd trip on Pearl in 2015 was the best yet based on a great group of "Cruise Critic'rs" on top of 3 educational and well run shore ... Read more
VRC-50
Member Since 2010
1 review
29 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The Good - Buffet, Jim the Piano Man, Tim the Comedian, "Oh, What a Night!", Fitness Center Teppenyaki, Friendly Staff. The mediocre - Half of the shows, Menus in the main dining room. The Bad - The food in the main dining ... Read more

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khavens
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
This was our 7th cruise with Norwegian, and 2nd on the Pearl. By far this was our favorite. The crew and entertainment were OUTSTANDING. We were thrilled with the "oh what a night" show featuring the music of the 4 Seasons. ... Read more
jbrazel1
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We are seasoned cruisers. On NCL alone we have been on 29 cruises. We love freestyle cruising but we liked NCL way before they began freestyle. We flew into Miami one day prior to our cruise. This I do highly recommend as it makes ... Read more
reneemurphy
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Overall, i really enjoyed this cruise. This was my third cruise and my first time with Norwegian. I like the "freestyle cruising" casualness to the whole cruise. I feel like I got a good combination of relaxation and fun ... Read more
CruiserNewYork
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My bf and I took 2 back to back 5 days cruise on the Norweign Pearl and was highly disappointed. I am a veteran cruiser of 20 + years and this ship was by far the worst cruise experience I have ever had. First off, the staff was rude on ... Read more
Julie G.
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I thoroughly enjoyed my first cruise on the Norwegian Pearl in November 2015. The variety and amount of food was never ending and very good. My favorite dessert was their vanilla bread pudding with the caramel sauce. It was to die for! ... Read more

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GWSUBARU
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our sixth and longest cruise. We had used NCL twice b/4 and have been pleased with the results. We did not partake in any of the on board activities accept a couple of lectures on the excursions (we had already booked our ... Read more
TrishtheTraveler
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise on the Pearl. We visited Cartagena, Panama Canal, Colon, Porta Limon, Roatan, Belize and Costa Maya. It is a beautiful, perfect sized ship, not too big or too small. The crew were mostly Filipino and all crew ... Read more
susanstar88
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
61 forum posts
1 helpful vote
All we have to say is a huge OMG for our Thanksgiving cruise! This is the second time on the Pearl, and yes, she's in need of a few touch-ups here & there but ... we love her & the crew! Although we've traveled extensively thru ... Read more
heythereyou
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
481 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our 4th time on the Pearl and Love this ship! Was just a short 4 day cruise sandwiched in between two concert cruises. Was wondering if the ship would still have the changes that are made for the concerts still up: the stage that ... Read more
mariefisher
Member Since 2003
1 review
345 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We sailed for 4 nights and had a great time. Our ports were Key West and Great Stirup Cay. We enjoyed the Pearl so much we only left the ship for a few hours to walk around Key West. What I found amazing was the amount of music found all ... Read more

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Bahamanama
Member Since 2015
1 review
87 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was important to me for a couple reasons. One of my guests was a first time cruiser and this cruise was my first opportunity to organize a Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle. Thanks to NCL staff And all our newfound friends ... Read more
ehhartnett
Member Since 2012
1 review
56 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
My wife and I were excited to go on this cruise on the NCL Pearl, since it would be the first time we had an Aft Penthouse Suite (# 10164) for a cabin, our prior cruises with NCL were in mini suites. Upon arriving for check in at the Miami ... Read more
LetKel
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We were disappointed in the lack of 'class' this cruise provided. "Free-style" shouldn't mean lacking in ANY style. Overall, it just appears that the ship is older and tired looking with a small shopping area and less than ... Read more
japer
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
The itinerary was unique. A combination of seeing the canal at work without having to do the entire transit, and without having to spend extra on excursion(s). The passage into the lake provided all the detail (narrated on board) for the ... Read more
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fredbird
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We went on this cruise because it was a Panama Canal cruise. We could have lived without the rest of the ports we visited. Nothing but tourist traps. Pearl is a nice ship, friendly personnel. Food is not bad, but not ... Read more

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