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Rstamper
Member Since 2002
4 reviews
1,792 forum post
I was on a 1-night cruise on the Pearl Sept 20th. I went with my mom and sister and two of my mom's friends. I stayed the night in Seattle at my sister's house. It was my other's sister's birthday, so we went out to dinner the night ... Read more
compayre
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
3 forum posts
Sailed September 2009
This was my second coastal cruise on the Pearl from Vancouver Canada. We live close to Vancouver so that makes a cruise from our home city very appealing. We cruise to Alaska quite often, the scenery in Alaska is breath taking. My first ... Read more
nwburton
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
3 forum posts
We selected this particular itinerary because of the proximity to Portland, with the ship leaving from Seattle, and the "Pearl" was the newest ship sailing up to Alaska. This was my first experience with Freestyle Cruising and I was a ... Read more
medicalma'am
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
2,083 forum posts
We met 19 friends and family from around the country in Seattle for this cruise. We did the Seattle Underground tour on Sat. afternoon. Save your time on this one and read about it. The tour guide was funny and entertaining but that is ... Read more
msydpdx
Member Since 2007
13 reviews
823 forum posts
Background: This is DH's and my 11th sail with NCL and we combined this little overnighter after taking Norwegian Star on her 7-day Sawyer Glacier cruise. We stayed overnight at the Comfort Inn at Sea-Tac as we were flying back in from ... Read more
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jkluvs2cruise
Member Since 2009
1 review
Not rated Sailed September 2009
NCL Pearl was our second cruise experience, and our first and last trip on Norwegian Cruise Lines. Having a very positive and classy experience on The Grand Princess 2 years ago, we had something to compare to. We were extremely ... Read more
texas_sunshine
Member Since 2010
1 review
This was my husband and my first cruise. It was our gift to ourselves for our 10th wedding anniversary. I had been reluctant to try a cruise because I tend to like to be independent when I travel and avoid tourist places and I thought for ... Read more
Rannia
Member Since 2009
1 review
I went on the August 30th sailing to Alaska with my parents. It was really exciting for us because it was our first cruise and our first time visiting Alaska. We drove to Seattle and spent a night at a local hotel before embarkation. The ... Read more
Hawaiidan
Member Since 2007
8 reviews
5,407 forum posts
Sailed August 2009
I read with interest all sorts of pros and cons about the pearl. Some from first timers and others from 2 to 3 timers and more timers. Many if not all compare the ship to others, and other lines which is not totaly fair as each line ... Read more
sunnysides
Member Since 2007
1 review
5 forum posts
Up front I want to say that this was a far better cruise than my last experience on a different cruise line. First of all, our cabin and the entire ship were immaculate and kept that way. No strange smears on surfaces and no funny odors ... Read more
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tmytrvl
Member Since 2009
1 review
7 forum posts
This was our 5th cruise, 1 on Premier, 2 on Carnival and our second cruise on the beautiful Norwegian Pearl to Alaska. Traveled with my husband, my sister and her husband, ages range from 45-53. We shared a AF mini-suite on Deck 11. We ... Read more
HuggyBee
Member Since 2009
1 review
34 forum posts
Sailed August 2009
First, let me say that this was our third cruise, our first with NCL. Our previous cruises were with Carnival to the Caribbean. The thought of not having a set dining time appealed to my and DH, so I decided to give NCL a try. I think ... Read more
niyaka
Member Since 2009
1 review
7 forum posts
Traveling to Alaska was an amazing experience, and overall, my husband and I enjoyed our time on board the Norwegian Pearl (8/23 - 8/30). This was my second cruise (having gone on one with Carnival about 8 years ago with my family to the ... Read more
MSahara
Member Since 2009
1 review
29 forum posts
Sailed August 2009
Hi, I hope this detailed long review will be beneficial to you. We just returned from a week long cruise on the Norwegian Pearl leaving out of Seattle on August 30th-Sept6th. I've cruised before on other cruise lines, my friend had ... Read more
The forever cruiser
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
89 forum posts
Sailed August 2009
This was my 4th cruise. I'd never cruised norwegian before. I've cruised with Carnival before to the caribbean. This time I cruised with my husband and 7 y.o. child. First the best...Alaska was beautiful. It rained every single ... Read more
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Cruiser0427
Member Since 2009
1 review
There were charges for everything. Want to tour the ship and see how it runs? Service charge! Want to bring a bottle of wine on board ship from port? If they don't confiscate it, they have a corkage fee! The only line to do so! ... Read more
kici560
Member Since 2009
1 review
Sailed August 2009
This is our 3rd cruise but first time with NCL. Don't get me wrong the scenery in Alaska was absolutely gorgeous just as what it's advertised no more no less. However, the cruise experience took a different direction. There were 27 of us ... Read more
Foxy Lady 1952
Member Since 2008
1 review
40 forum posts
We collectively decided as a family to take the Norwegian Pearl's Aug. 16-23, 2009 Alaskan cruise based upon its itinerary and promise of freestyle cruising. The itinerary had a lovely unique route sailing one day through Glacier Bay ... Read more
MDcruiser07
Member Since 2007
1 review
5 forum posts
Sailed August 2009
My family and I just completed a 7 day trip to Alaska (8/23-8/30) on the Norwegian Pearl. While this was our 14th cruise, it was the first time to experience NCL and their "freestyle" cruising. This was intended to be a special 75th ... Read more
bensmom1
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
88 forum posts
This was our third cruise, second with our son (now 6) both previous cruises were on Carnival. We chose the Pearl for the round-trip from Seattle, what we'd read about the ship, freestyle dining, and the itinerary (especially Glacier ... Read more
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pilgrim2010
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed August 2009
NCL's smoking policy is a joke. Our cabin smelled like it was an ashtray upon check in. There were cigarette butts on the balcony along with ashes. It was as if a chain smoker had been in there for a year or more. The pillows ... Read more
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
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