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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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BobE
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
708 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
7 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
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
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

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enjoy49
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed May 2016
My cruise was fantastic. I can't say enough. I cruised with a friend with limited mobility. Every staff member we met couldn't help her enough. Two days before we left for the cruise an outsell offer to a two bedroom suite was sent. ... Read more
hanmember
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
97 forum posts
Departure City: Vancouver. There is so much to see and do. After booking this cruise, we took a separate vacation months before to explore Vancouver. If you have a few extra days, be sure to visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Grouse ... 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
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
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

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catwrangler4
Member Since 2016
1 review
41 forum posts
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
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
154 forum posts
5 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
638 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

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tg52tg52
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
148 forum posts
7 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
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
Retiredsailor
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
26 forum posts
10 DAY PANAMA CANEL FROM MIAMI (ROUNDTRIP) We depart from Ottawa On, on the 03 Apr 2016 to fly to Miami. On arrival in Miami we flagged down the shuttle to Embassy Suite at the Airport, we had gotten the Cruise Package which included ... Read more
cruisinlibrarian
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
167 forum posts
7 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

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Pastor Gary
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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
3 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
elliemae69
Member Since 2016
1 review
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

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