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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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theodoru
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
222 forum posts
Sailed April 2009
We are all experienced cruisers, having cruised on multiple lines including Carnival, Princess, and RCCL. I am a silver Latitudes member, and this was the eighth cruise I have taken on NCL. Day 1: Embarkation Our plane landed early and ... Read more
jengl
Member Since 2009
1 review
Sailed April 2009
The problems began on the day of embarkation. I had a cabin with my adult daughter and grandson. It was announced, before the cruise departed Miami, that we would have a safety drill wherein we were to gather life jackets and report to our ... Read more
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dalgirl
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
2,186 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Embarkation: This was the first time we chose to drive instead of fly into Miami. The port was very, very crowded, and ours was one of the last cars admitted into parking deck C before it was closed. Once DH parked the car and made it ... Read more
Dszm09
Member Since 2009
1 review
We were nervous about our first cruise. We're hooked! We had a great time on the Norwegian Pearl. We stayed at the Ritz-Calton Key Biscayne the night before. Great hotel and very easy drive over to the Port of Miami. When we got to the ... Read more
coruna1
Member Since 2006
1 review
Let me start by saying we are a family of five, My kids are 14,7 and 7 months. We arrived on Sunday at 9:00am to Ft Lauderdale, we use sas for the transfer to the pier in Miami $20 per adult $10 for my 7 year old and the infant was free. ... Read more

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teacher_md
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
532 forum posts
Pre-Cruise Details We arrived in Miami late on Friday, April 3rd. We took a taxi from Miami International Airport to our hotel in downtown Miami, the Miami Intercontinental. We got a good deal on Priceline, but they offered a $20 ... Read more
tripletmom
Member Since 2009
1 review
Sailed April 2009
I won't be wordy with this but all in all one of our best ever family vacations because everyone could do just what they wanted when they wanted to. Negatives were the long line on and off - off was worse because we were not expecting ... Read more
Princess Pearl
Member Since 2009
1 review
85 forum posts
Well, I have been writing this review in my head since we started this journey. Even started typing it out once and then my laptop decided to quit before I had it saved! So now I will start again...it might get long, I'm trying very hard ... Read more
sonalanjaria
Member Since 2007
1 review
62 forum posts
Just came back. Will try to be as objective as can be. Loved the itinerary. We were a group of 17. We had two inside cabins on deck 9, and 3 balconies. Embarkation was easy enough. Though the fellow that checked us in may have been a ... Read more
4QS
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
Arrival / Embarkation: We arrived around 10:00 AM on Sunday on a flight into Miami airport. We were concerned that we did not book a transfer thru the cruise line and taxi logistics might be a challenge. We were pleasantly surprised when ... Read more
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sweepwinner
Member Since 2008
1 review
8 forum posts
This was our third NCL cruise...first on the wonderful old Norway, then the (leaves a lot to be desired) Norwegian Sky. We are frequent cruisers (I think this was our 17th, on 6 different cruise lines) so I think I have a pretty good ... Read more
sirjohn1962
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
We went on the Western Caribbean cruise aboard the Norwegian Pearl, March 15 - 22, 2009. This was our second cruise; the first was with Holland America aboard the MS Westerdam. We had a great time but were a bit disappointed comparatively ... Read more
mikec609@yahoo.com
Member Since 2009
1 review
My wife, son (5 1/2 years old), and our friends along with their son (2 1/2 years old) recently sailed on the Norwegian Pearl (March 29 - April 5, 2009 in the Western Caribbean). My wife has now been on 13 cruises and this was my 10th ... Read more
boca trvlr
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
Embarkation: 1:00p.m. Our party was separated because we were traveling in two different cabin categories. Even though I am a Latitudes Member, we did not yet qualify for express service. That is only for Gold level and higher. It took ... Read more
lvcruises
Member Since 2007
1 review
425 forum posts
We just got back from the Pearl...hard to come home. We live in Charlotte, NC so we drove to Miami. We left 3/27 and stopped in GA at a LaQuinta. Got to Miami Saturday afternoon and stayed at the LAQuinta East by the airport. You can ... Read more

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markpc17
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
11 forum posts
We arrived into Miami Saturday night, stayed at the Hyatt 15 minutes from the port (Hotwired a deal) and it was quite easy to check-in. We waited perhaps 30 minutes total by the time we were entering the ship. No complaints there. First ... Read more
Paulcruise
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
Sailed March 2009
This was our 17th cruise overall, and my 6th on NCL. NCL has always been our cruise line of choice as we love Freestyle cruising. Our previous NCL cruiseshave always been outstanding in all regards. That was not the case on this cruise. ... Read more
kimbavan
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
Sailed March 2009
We arrived at Fort Lauderdale airport promptly at 9:30 am. We flew in through Spirit Air. Not worth the savings. The plane was dirty, gum stuck to seats, pop smeared on the windows and old garbage on floor and in the chair pockets. Too ... Read more
lifes2short1207
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
233 forum posts
Six of us (three couples) were on the NCL Pearl March 8-15, 2009. Our Western Caribbean itinerary included Roatan, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel, Mexico; and Great Stirrup Cay; Bahamas (NCL's private island). ROOM: We had ... Read more
dcrje
Member Since 2009
1 review
Sailed March 2009
We just returned from the NCL Pearl. Really quick, the ships public areas were very nice, and clean, although not a great layout. Our cabins, 2 adjoining with balcony to accommodate a family of 5, were not the cleanest. There were ... Read more
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jlmza2350
Member Since 2003
1 review
45 forum posts
We flew into Miami the night before and stayed at the Doubletree Miami Mart. The rooms were just adequate, but the airport shuttle was very efficient and there was plenty of options in the morning to get to the port. Embarkation was ... Read more
TorontoCruiser6
Member Since 2009
1 review
We're a family of five (kids aged 14, 12, 9) on our 6th cruise. Never had a bad cruise, and likely never will. Criticisms are all minor (none came close to interfering with our enjoyment of the cruise). In past cruises, we've been in ... Read more
Fisical1
Member Since 2002
1 review
423 forum posts
Sailed March 2009
We arrived the day prior to the cruise and stayed at the Marriott Biscayne Bay. We used points for this. We had a great room on the 29th floor that overlooked the bay. It was amazing to see all the ships come in in the morning. Embark: ... Read more
trintrav
Member Since 2001
8 reviews
343 forum posts
Let me start by saying we are experienced cruisers with over 20 past cruises. We are also big fans of NCL as we are now Gold Latitudes members. This is our 2nd NCL cruise in less than 6 months, and we have another booked in the Fall. We ... Read more
kmc09
Member Since 2008
1 review
39 forum posts
Saturday March 7, 2009 Up way to early at 3:30 am to catch out 6:00 flight out of Manchester, NH. Have a connection in Cleveland and arrive in Miami by noon. Van transfer was pretty quick and we are checking into the Sofitel around 1:00 ... Read more
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