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Lessa11
Member Since 2009
1 review
179 forum posts
Sailed August 2009
First off, I'd like to thank all the CC people for all of your advice. I researched everything to death and thought I'd picked the perfect cruise line, but in retrospect, maybe not. Don't get me wrong, the ship is very nice, but I think my ... Read more
DCMonagle
Member Since 2009
1 review
Sailed July 2009
Embarkation was simple. If you stay in a certain class rooms, you are eligible for some kind of VIP embark. That includes being taken back ways and into a private check in counter with snacks and beverages. Your concierge and butler will ... Read more
efrost
Member Since 2009
1 review
Sailed July 2009
I'd like to start off by saying we've been on 10 previous cruises which included Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Celebrity, so this was our first NCL cruise. We booked this particular cruise because it's one of three ships that go to ... Read more
ConnieG
6 reviews
Not rated Sailed July 2009
Warning!  This is a long and detailed, yet helpful and organized review.  I'm pretty opinionated and I'm quite frugal, so keep that in mind.  Also, the review is geared towards adults and for people who are not in balconies ... Read more
Newbie0210
Member Since 2008
1 review
79 forum posts
Just returned from the Pearl roundtrip from Seattle to Alaska from July 19 to 26. Many great moments can be attributed to things I learned here on Cruise Critic. I wondered if I would continue to visit CC after my cruise, but I already ... Read more
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SandyAtSea
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
381 forum posts
We were on the July 12 sailing from Seattle. We had been watching the weather for a couple of weeks and it appears the July 5 sailing got absolutely perfect weather - highs in the 70s and 80s and sunny all week - but by July 12 it was back ... Read more
tahoeca
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
68 forum posts
Sailed July 2009
Ship: Amazing, beautiful and impressive, still looks new. Easy to get around and if you get lost just asked someone. Suite: I am so glad we had a suite because of the privileges you get with it. Your own concierge, butler, breakfast and ... Read more
EileenN
Member Since 2000
1 review
2,712 forum posts
We are a family of 3, dd in a wheelchair and I use a rollator. Left home on July to Seattle for two days before the cruise. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express at SeaTac. They picked us up at the airport and provided short trip ... Read more
starbuck2000
Member Since 2009
1 review
Sailed July 2009
I will try to be objective as I can as all experiences are based on your previous experiences. We have cruised over a dozen times on different ships, but this is the first on NCL . It was the new and highly touted "Pearl"  that I ... Read more
jah 1
Member Since 2009
1 review
Sailed June 2009
My partner and I went on our first ever cruise in June of this year. We have always been more adventurous travelers, and didn't think the canned entertainment of a cruise ship was likely to be our thing. We were prepared to try it for the ... Read more
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edspot
Member Since 2005
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed June 2009
We have benefitted greatly from the insights and experiences of others in these travel review sites, so find it important to put our two-cents in as well. We enjoyed the Norwegian Pearl through Alaska's Inside Passage and found the ... Read more
ColoradoNavigator
Member Since 2009
1 review
Sailed June 2009
My husband, 18 year old daughter and I traveled to Alaska on the Norwegian Pearl the third week of June 2009. We are from Colorado, so we are somewhat used to colder weather and so the 50 - 60 degree temps did not bother us. This was our ... Read more
rvgal01
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
OK so This was our first cruise ever....   We chose NCL for the freestyle cruising as we have 2 teenager and a mother in law to please.  Glad we did.  The Pearl is a lovely well taken care of ship. The staff were friendly ... Read more
shellgoodman
Member Since 2002
1 review
298 forum posts
Seattle - The start of our trip was almost a disaster.  Our flight was to leave from DFW to Seattle with a connection in St. Louis.  As we were about to take off to St. Louis, the captain told us of a radio problem on the ... Read more
Pigmoon
Member Since 2008
1 review
6 forum posts
Sailed June 2009
A fantastic trip on the Pearl to Alaska.  It surpassed all the reviews we read beforehand and easily exceeded our expectations in every way.  Now on to the basics.My wife and I are 40 yr olds from Oklahoma City, traveling with my ... Read more
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dakotaiv
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Cruise Review: NCL Pearl, 7-day Glacier Bay, Round-trip, Seattle, May 31 - June 7, 2009 This review is VERY long - sorry! We are cruise specialists, so we look for as much helpful information as we can find in preparing our reviews. There ... Read more
InTheWASide
Member Since 2006
9 reviews
4,209 forum posts
This weekend cruise was incredible. I did a series of short and cheap cruises in April/May 2009 as a way to escape the realities of my mom having passed on February 9 from numerous cancers that went undetected in her body until a couple ... Read more
balancaster
Member Since 2009
1 review
Our grandson just turned 12 years old and we figured that he was getting to the age where he wouldn't want to be in a cabin with us much longer, so we splurged and took him on this cruise.  It was a wonderful experience.  Great ... Read more
philamike
Member Since 2006
10 reviews
765 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2009
Return to the Pearl! This was my seventh cruise in two-and-a-half years, but the first time I returned to a ship I've sailed before.  I sailed on the Norwegian Pearl in April 2008 on a Caribbean itinerary, shortly before NCL ... Read more
SaySumthing
Member Since 2009
1 review
147 forum posts
We cruised to Alaska on the Pearl 5/17-24. This was the second Alaska cruise for my DH and myself. We traveled with my two boys (1, 3) and my best friend. All three of their first time cruising. This was our first trip with Norwegian and ... Read more
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goneaway
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
This was my 5th cruise with my husband - all of which have been on NCL.  We flew into Seattle the evening before our cruise and stayed in a nearby airport hotel.  We found that those hotels are much cheaper than the ... Read more
AWENINAZ
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
640 forum posts
Sailed May 2009
We sailed on the Pearl to Alaska May 17-24, 2009. This was our second cruise on NCL, third cruise overall. We're just ordinary middle-class people. We don't expect a lot and we aren't demanding. We just expect smiles and reasonably ... Read more
msydpdx
Member Since 2007
13 reviews
823 forum posts
Sailed May 2009
Background: This was our ninth sail with NCL, third on Pearl, and fourth this year. We previously sailed Pearl to Alaska in fall of 2007 and took her reposition from Seattle to Miami last fall. She is a beautiful ship and our trips aboard ... Read more
lauraleigh9mm
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
406 forum posts
This was our first NCL cruise- We had been on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, and Carnival previously. Embarkation: This was by far the fastest we have ever gotten on board. I don't know if it was 15 minute and we arrived at about 12:30. ... Read more
clarkg
Member Since 2002
4 reviews
921 forum posts
Sailed May 2009
This is our 10th cruise, 6th on Norwegian. This was just a quick, cheap weekend away. We drove down  because we had to get to the Port of Seattle before 8am as the buses (arranged through travel agent) were leaving between 7 and ... Read more
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