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Sehwong
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
I go on this cruise every year. I love the inside passage. It is a relaxing cruise for me to unplug. I love the Pearl. It's a perfect sized ship for someone like me who likes midsize ships. The best kept secret on the Pearl is the ... Read more
kazalcruise2
Member Since 2015
1 review
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
3-4 stars. Nice ship - liked the room layout, picture window deck 5 close to elevators. Captain Paul was available for photo ops, could b seen walking down the halls as were other officers. We did separate our beds t make a wider center ... Read more
GingeredMelodyTravles
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
I chose the NCL based on a previous cruise to the Caribbean which was a great experience. This cruise did not even come close to the level of service or quality unfortunately. Embarkation was crazy but moved along quickly. My husband ... Read more
Maggiefrye
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
The best part was that I got to see many Orca whales! The train ride was good. The Butchart Gardens and Victoria city tour was a rip-off. We were in the gardens for only about 45 minutes before the fireworks and the tour consisted of going ... Read more
paiagirl
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
1,552 forum post
2 helpful votes
We decided about 4 weeks before the cruise, out of the blue, to book this cruise because we wanted to see the Salmon Run since we have never seen it in our other 3 Alaska cruises. The SeaTac Holiday Inn Express was our overnight stay. ... Read more
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mike201057
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was my first cruise and my wife's 4th cruise. Her other cruises were with another line She said this was by far the best. I chose NCL specifically because of the "Freestyle" aspect. Do what you want when you want, wear ... Read more
klrgourmet@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Chose it because it looked like a great value for seeing AK and it didn't disappoint. This was the best cruise I've ever been on! I was truly amazed at how the staff took time to get to know you. The Hotel Director, Cary is an awesome ... Read more
mtprh
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
It was crazy at the port trying to sign in, it was a mess. Everything is old on the ship, carpets etc. Could not get a good night sleep with a foam bed that I sunk into, it was very old & hot. The pillows were lumpy. The cabin ... Read more
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DISNEYMAMA18
Member Since 2010
1 review
59 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We just got off the Norwegian Pearl yesterday. After reading some of the reviews on this site and others, I admit I was nervous. My mind was put at ease very quickly. This cruise was great. The food was better than expected. We ... Read more
shankster
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Alaska was a "bucket list" thing for me so I did this cruise as a "Cruise Next" deal when I was on the Norwegian Getaway in the Caribbean. I originally booked a normal balcony cruise but after doing a little research, ... Read more
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EliseC
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We chose the Alaska cruise because we live in Florida and wanted to experience something completely different and far away. We chose Norwegian because we heard a lot of good things about them, and at the time we were looking to book, they ... Read more
JimAbby
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Trip to celebrate 30th wedding anniversary. While the destination was great, this ship had MANY shortcomings. Embarkation was relatively painless and received decent marks. Pretty much downhill from there. Bed linens were stained ... Read more
GroupAlaska
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because we were attending an event in Seattle, and we are so happy we did. We were traveling with 3 other couples and during the planning, someone suggested that instead of 4 cabins, we could all stay in The Haven's ... Read more
Cathyandsteveg
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
12 helpful votes
2016 July 30-Aug 7 Alaskan cruise We booked this cruise in July 2015 . We got a balcony room…and in doing so we got the liquor package free. I prepaid the gratuities, preordered all of our excursions, preordered the photo ... Read more
lchen428@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
The 7-Day Glacier Bay from Seattle cruise was my second cruise and first time cruising with NCL. I was impressed by level of service provided prior to, during, and after the cruise. Three weeks prior to the cruise data, I completed and ... Read more
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nikestx
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
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
4 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
8 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
10 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
195 forum posts
6 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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