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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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1,348 Norwegian Pearl Cruise Reviews

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Ujima1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was my first time using Norwegian Cruise Lines. I was not disappointed! Everything was flawless and organized from beginning to end. The cabins were spacious and allowed for easy movement of my friend who had limited mobility. ... Read more
Patterman45
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
The cruise was great! But, don't have high hopes for the food. It all looks good but tastes like cardboard. A lot of choices when it comes to the buffets but the quality leaves a lot to be desired! The La Bistro was a prime choice for ... Read more
travelcommons
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
17 forum posts
2 helpful votes
If you are reading this, chances are that you: (1) recently sailed this ship and itinerary and want to know how others felt about the cruise or (2) you are thinking about sailing this ship and/or itinerary. Before you read any further, ... Read more
hiepdng
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
All of the staff are excellent, smiling whenever you have eyes contact with them. Not just your room, everywhere is clean. The entertainment is great. I skipped some keys entertainment such as casino, dancing, wine drinking because I ... Read more
dckmusic
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I first have to say that after our last experience on the Sky, we had lower expectations this time around. We completely avoided the spa as we found the pressure to purchase all the "extras" was irritating and didn't want to be ... Read more

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NedziweCruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was a fabulous experience! The ship is gorgeous and the staff is incredible. They work so hard and are running around doing multiple assignments, yet they never forget to be kind and treat you like royalty. The rooms are clean and ... Read more
deedee0814
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 4th cruise, my 2nd Norweigan cruise but my 1st to Alaska. The Pearl was sold out and packed with people. Alaska was wonderful...should be on everyone's bucket list! Getting on the ship could not have been easier, very well ... Read more
golden6911
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 20th anniversary cruise with my husband. I chose NCL because of it's casual vibe and the flexibility, plus the ability to eat in all different kinds of restaurants sealed the deal. Pros: 1) Specialty dining food quality ... Read more
mhlm
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is my thoughts on a cruise that I had lots of high hopes for WEBSITE The NCL website is just wasted space on some server. When you search the site and find the shore excursions you want to take and add them into shopping cart ... Read more
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Orygungirl
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
107 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I just returned from Alaska on the Pearl. It was actually my second trip on her this summer. I never managed my first review since I headed out another trip right after, so I will cross reference a few things. This was more of a last ... Read more

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Mucellin
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We had an awesome cruise! Alaska was so beautiful and very majestic! We especially liked the dog sled ride, riding the train and Glacier Bay. The Pearl was a beautiful ship with a friendly and dedicated crew! Thank you for the ... Read more
clb5
Member Since 2015
1 review
24 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was the first cruise for our family. My mother wanted to cruise Alaska and my wife and daughter and my sister, her husband and two boys came along. Think of my review score as 3 out of 5 rather than "average" because I do ... Read more
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Janella and Tom
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
When I embarked I arrived at the dock at 1:00 pm. I did not realize that they would be serving food in the cafeteria when I got on the boat. If I would have known that food was available just as I arrived I would not have spent $29.00 for ... Read more
CharissaP
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was my first time on a cruise and I had a wonderful time! It's amazing how much goes in to running a ship! I enjoyed the food and the activities! Here are a few things we did! Rock climbing--so fun and worth a try! Yoga--cost ... Read more
Hgordon
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Handicapp accessibility especially embarking and debarking was non existent. The elevator was never staffed leading to a total free for all with only 1 elevator assigned to all 14 floors for those with special assistance. This lead to ... Read more

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Angie Randall
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Excellent staff! Clean ship, great accommodations, good food, good entertainment, love the tax & duty free shops on board & the most beautiful scenery you can imagine! Again the staff from the buffet to customer service to our room ... Read more
Ranger521
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
I had never cruised before and heard so many great things about taking a cruise, especially how amazing the food was on board. My father recently passed and we decided to book a cruise to Alaska to take my mother who had not enjoyed a real ... Read more
lindparker
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just returned from the 7-day glacier bay roundtrip on the Norwegian Pearl. This was the first cruise for my husband and daughters (ages 8 and 10), and first real cruise for me (I'd been on a short Ensenada cruise out of Long Beach as a ... Read more
fcm253
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 5th cruise, 2nd on Norwegian. The Pearl is a lovely ship but old and shows its age. When you are going to Alaska and the weather is cold you spend very little time on deck. That being said, the theatres were not large ... Read more
BeachBuddyCrew
Member Since 2014
1 review
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We had an aft mini-suite and it was very comfortable! The storage will ample for two people, the beds were comfortable, all around very pleased. We took three excursions - my favorite was the kayaking in Ketchican. We also visited an ... Read more

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1959Cruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was our (my wife and I) first cruise. Based on TripAdvisor reviews and friends, we chose an Alaska cruise with Norwegian as our first attempt. We probably spent more than we absolutely had to but some of the expenses made first time ... Read more
Treasure Hunter
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
I picked ncl for a few reasons. Even though we are elite on princess and sailed to alaska 15 years ago with our son and daughter ( then in their twenties)and had a wonderful time, princess was not an option this time. We needed connecting ... Read more
Christina4816
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and what an excellent choice. It was fantastic. Here's my tips: - Go mid-ship, get the patches that go behind your ear, day two half the ship got sea sick. Even people who said "I don't get motion ... Read more
Jetter28
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
My husband and I love to vacation on cruises. We love cruising the water and being able to see so many places in a short time. Between us, we have probably been on 15 cruises in our lives and have always enjoyed the Norwegian line because ... Read more
Copwtrips
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Just got off our Alaskan cruise after staying in the Haven suite. Talk about great service. From the moment we checked in, in the VIP lounge, to lunch in Cagneys and to be greeted by the butler, Bagus who knew our names from the first ... Read more

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