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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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badgambler
Member Since 2009
1 review
37 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My Cruise History: Carnival Fascination 2000 D Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas 2005 A Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas 2006 A++ Norwegian Pearl 2008 A+ EMBARKATION: We flew from Philly to Ft. Lauderdale the night before and ... Read more
hyker1
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Upon arrival in Miami, we became concerned to hear of the woman who had been lost at sea while traveling on the NCL Pearl three days prior. We felt truly awful for her family, but also wondered how it would impact our cruise. We were ... Read more
leenerh
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
146 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2008
We arrived in Miami the 27th for a 28th departure. We arrived at port at 11:30 and were on board within 20 minutes. We would have been on sooner but we were directed to the wrong line. We were in an AB penthouse for 5 of us in ... Read more
ketzelacruising
Member Since 2008
1 review
193 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2008
This was our 3 NCL cruise in the A3 category but first time on Pearl. Very sad to be off! We flew in from Baltimore to FLL the night before on AirTran. We had not used them before, but the flight was on time and terrific. Picked up our ... Read more
light22
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just returned from our 1st cruise aboard NCL's Pearl. We had a trip to the Western Caribbean during the Dec x-mas holiday. Ship - we liked the ship layout - very easy to navigate, clean and we liked the design - good colors, nice art ... Read more

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CDR_BILL
Member Since 2008
1 review
120 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I have extensive cruise experience in the past four years with Celebrity (8 cruises), RCL (3 cruises), Carnival (1 cruise), and (NCL 7 cruises). In the past 18 months we have been aboard cruises for a total of 52 days. We have ... Read more
wkelly5688
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
151 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed on Pearl December 7th. We flew to Miami on Saturday the 6th and took a taxi to our hotel room at the Intercontinental. Very nice upscale hotel. Got a great deal at Double Click dot com. Super nice room, and the friendliest most ... Read more
Yuridog
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
137 forum posts
0 helpful votes
"Roatan is a miserable place....don't get off the ship, unless you have a shore excursion booked", so said the Captain over the PA system. This became quite an opportunity for comedic fodder the rest of the cruise. "I wouldn't take my ... Read more
minisuitemama
Member Since 2008
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2008
I'm not the type to complain; a bad day cruising is better than any day working, but the childcare program on NCL's Pearl compared to Carnival and Royal Caribbean is lacking in both substance of activities and frequency of events. While I ... Read more
Groovers
8 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2008
An absolute perfect cruise, the weather was good for that time of the year. The PEARL, she's only two years old and you can really tell it, they are taking real good care of her...... very, very clean and well managed. We found the ... Read more

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kavanaugh77
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
199 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2008
My DP and I flew into PIE on a Direct flight from South Bend IN, on Allegiant AIR. booked 2 days before flying (the Day after Thanksgiving) for ONLY 126.00 each. rented a car from PIE and Drove to Miami returned the car at MIA and took a ... Read more
lamar74
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our fourth Caribbean cruise, having previously been on Holland America, Royal Caribbean, and Princess. We also had an Alaskan cruise with NCL, and three Disney 3-day cruises. My wife and I traveled on the Pearl the week after ... Read more
jasmine196
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
93 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2008
Just wanted to give you a review of my trip on NCL Pearl. We just got back yesterday and as I write this the floor is still moving, hehe. A quick background, my best friend and I are 30, and this is my 4th cruise and her 3rd, and our ... Read more
msfofo
Member Since 2008
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I had an amazing honeymoon!!!!!! This was our first cruise and I did a lot..... A LOT of research. We flew from Atlanta to Miami on Sunday morning. Our flight was at 8:40 we arrived right on schedule in Miami at 11:10. We got ... Read more
WannaBGambla
Member Since 2006
12 reviews
36 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2008
This is the 6th Thanksgiving cruise my sister and I have taken, out of a total of 16 cruises on various lines. We had lunch in Miami and then joined the line for embarkation. From this we learned to get to the port before noon, unless we ... Read more

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Maddog59
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2008
I'm feel it's my duty to pay back all those who provided info on this board and am, therefore, submitting this review. However, I am certain that the NCL evangelists may dislike or dispute what I feel is a fair evaluation. Background: ... Read more
Barefoot Traveler
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2008
Trek to the point of embarkation, south from Orlando, save $22 and take Toll Road 528 to I-95 and get off the FL Turnpike. Travel time is the same and there's more amenities. Night prior to cruise, recommend the Embassy Suites, ... Read more
akachop
Member Since 2008
1 review
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Background: Family of 4. Husband, wife, 2 boys ages 6 & 8. We had taken one cruise prior to this (on Royal Caribbean) 14 years ago for our honeymoon. Chose Norwegian specifically for its "freestyle" program. We thought this would be ... Read more
Shawna S
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, and we were very pleasantly surprised by the Pearl. Everything was new, clean and stylish. Rooms (we had a balcony room) were well appointed, tons of nooks & crannies for storage, bathrooms were bigger than ... Read more
darrenpb
Member Since 2008
1 review
34 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2008
EMBARKATION DAY We drove from Tampa to the cruise terminal in Miami the morning of the cruise. Because we arrived relatively late at 2PM and because there were five other cruise ships in port loading passengers at the same time, the ... Read more

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jenn83
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After reading many fantastic reviews on the Norwegian Pearl, I expected that my cruise experience would be stellar. My first experience with Norwegian will likely be my last. I found that the staff on board were extremely rude and had ... Read more
Stepjarsteve
Member Since 2005
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2008
First let me start out by saying a cruise, no matter how bad, it is still a vacation away from home, with your family. So how bad could it really be. Now the reason though we booked the cruise was because the price was unbeatable but we ... Read more
bg
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2008
We are both 52 years old, this was our 8th NCL cruise, and our previous experiences aboard the Norwegian fleet gave us every confidence to recommend this cruise to our travelling companions, therefore we were a group of four. Embarkation ... Read more
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hari7552
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
3 travelers i am 35 wife 34 and 3yr old son It's 3rd cruise first for our son departed from Miami Not a problem smooth sailing THE Boat IS SPOTLESS ( compared to RCL explorer and adventures of the sea) dined at summer place - very nice ... Read more
delaforest
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2008
This was the 3rd cruise my husband and I have been on. We always travel with a group of friends. My review is also their review. We have always used Royal Caribbean in the past. My husband is 62, a civil engineer and I am 60, a crisis ... Read more

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