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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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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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phinu
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
110 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Overall this was one of our most favorite cruises (44). The ship was in good shape, the crew was in great shape. Embarkation: Cruise started 10/1 in San Fransisco, we got on in LA and there were not a lot of people getting on. Time ... Read more
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HAGA
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Took this trip (the latest of over 50 cruises) to take the Panama Canal off our "bucket list". NCL got just about everything right . . . from a great variety of food to a pleasant "right size" ship to a fantastic ... Read more
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lgsyst
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Overall this was a great cruise. This was our second cruise on the Pearl and our 8th cruise with NCL. The itinerary was great with the canal being the highlight and Columbia being a close second. All the crew were outstanding. The ... Read more
annelies_bates
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We have cruised Norwegian Sun, Pearl and Getaway. On the Pearl, we started our cruise in Vancouver. Embarking went very quickly and efficiently. The Pearl was a great ship with friendly, helpful people. The food was tasty and hot. ... Read more
dmhbadger
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our first cruise on NCL and we were totally delighted. The cabin steward spoke with us by name from our first meeting, always smiling & happy, our room was kept discreetly tidy, and the towel animals were always fun to see ... Read more

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Gristank
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
This was our 4th cruise with NCL. We boarded in Vancouver and spent a wonderful 21 days with the Pearl and her staff. The ship was clean. The public areas were well tended and the public bathrooms were always clean and in good working ... Read more
PegasusGM
Member Since 2008
10 reviews
388 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We were going to take this cruise 10 years ago and couldn't so we were thrilled when the stars aligned and we were able to do 20 days from Vancouver to Miami for a full transit of the Panama Canal. We are 68, mobile, don't drink. This is ... Read more
poof246
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
One would think that even if one is staying in a regular stateroom, that NCL would offer at least decent conditions. The hallways on level four always stank of feces, like every toilet on that floor was backing up. Food was fairly ... Read more
Leifberickson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Have cruised a moderate number of times on various cruise lines, including NCL. The good news is that the staff and crew were for the most part very friendly and professional. That being said, it was nearly impossible, other than in the ... Read more
emohio
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My daughter and I went on a mother/daughter cruise. I have an arthritic back and on a walker. For the most part the crew was very accomodating. I was upset because we purchased spa packages. The unisex whirlpool was not accomodating to ... Read more

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