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yayalang
Member Since 2010
1 review
I am traveling with a group of ladies: CD - a mother of 4 and a housewife, a second time cruiser from Carnival CL, TM - CD's daughter and it is her high school graduation present to go on this cruise and her birthday, a first time cruiser ... Read more
papadah
Member Since 2007
1 review
12 forum posts
This was our 3rd cruise. One with Holland America and one on NCL Sun. All have been enjoyable but the latest on the Pearl was best. We noticed a month before the cruise that there had been a price drop so we were able to upgrade our inside ... Read more
julespel
Member Since 2010
1 review
We were first time cruise. Cruised out of Miami, flew in and spent two days (including New Years) in South Beach before the cruise. Definitely fly in the night before. Had we cruised a week earlier we would have been stuck by two-plus feet ... Read more
castlecruisers
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
This was our 5th cruise in the last 4 years. We have yet to have a "bad cruise experience" like some others have listed previously. We were traveling by car from Jacksonville, FL, about a 5 hour drive, so we left home at 5:00 am to give us ... Read more
signora
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
1,528 forum post
Sailed December 2009
This was a great cruise. Embarkation was smooth, and we soon found ourselves having lunch in an empty Summer Palace. Service there as everywhere else was absolutely excellent. We were also very pleased with the quality of the food overall. ... Read more
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ronnilivingston
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed December 2009
Ship, service and food were terrific. Loved the staff and had a great cabin with balcony. Ate breakfast and lunch in the great outdoor cafe each day and the quality and quantity of the food was better than expected. Dinners were in the ... Read more
leestown
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
13 forum posts
Flew from CVG to MIA 12/18, stayed overnight @ Doubletree Grand Biscayne Bay..wonderful hotel and has several restaurants/bars, small grocery/deli and liquor store on site. From our bay view room, we could see the cruise port and ships ... Read more
cherise97
Member Since 2010
1 review
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) should really be called the "Nickle and Dime Cruise Line (NCL). Having traveled on Royal Caribbean and Celebrity, I was really expecting a cross in between cruise lines, but really it's just a half-step above ... Read more
Sailawaytoday
Member Since 2007
1 review
198 forum posts
Sailed December 2009
We were a group of 14, and our family of 4 (two adults,two boys 15 and 11) shared a balcony cabin. This was our first NCL cruise, and based on Cruise Critic comments, I was apprehensive. We had a great week, and I was pleasantly ... Read more
zoeyroey
Member Since 2009
1 review
4 forum posts
Hello everyone, i just returned from an amazing cruise with my family for new years on the NCL Pearl. Great great great!! We are major cruisers ... we have been one one Princess cruise, one Carnival cruise, one Disney cruise and two ... Read more
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Dr0884
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed December 2009
I just returned from a 7 night cruise on the NCL pearl: Dec. 26 - Jan. 2. The ship was nice and the ports were fine so I'll get right to the issues my party and I had. THE SERVICE IS TERRIBLE. How so? NCL thought having a collective tip ... Read more
lbmii
Member Since 2009
1 review
23 forum posts
Sailed December 2009
we went with 2 families, one from chicago and one from cleveland. we have 4 kids...12,13,15, 16. we all had a great time. we are all experienced cruisers and mainly do royal caribbean or celebrity. we chose ncl for something different. ... Read more
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skskpdx
Member Since 2009
1 review
23 forum posts
We booked the 7 day cruise on Priceline, 1 month before the actual cruise. We were having mixed feelings on how it would be and whether traveling with a 3 year old will be good or not since the reviews we read were either excellent or not ... Read more
teencruiser3174
Member Since 2009
1 review
Sailed December 2009
For my first cruise, I was pretty impressed with the outcome. The food was good (all except for the pizza, that tasted like crayons), the restaurants open all night were great! Like after teen club ended at about 1am you could go up and ... Read more
islandgirlejfan
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
2,612 forum posts
Sailed December 2009
This was our third cruise on NCL and for the most part we just love them because of their innovative approach to cruising! Embarkation was quick. The ship was clean everywhere we went. Tables were cleaned anytime someone got up in the ... Read more
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RDELAG
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
NCL PEARL - Dec. 09 (Eastern Caribbean) We went to our honeymoon to the incredible NCL Pearl. It´s our first cruise and definitely our way to cruise. We loved freestyle cruising. We decided when to eat, when to sleep, when to visit ... Read more
Bobbie Ford
Member Since 2004
1 review
234 forum posts
Sailed December 2009
Our friends and us have cruised the Caribbean several times already. This time we opted to use the Norwegian Pearl as our destination. We chose to relax and enjoy all the amenities the Pearl had to offer. We were not disappointed. We ... Read more
lovestoski
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
Sailed November 2009
There were 7 in our group and all of us related in some way. We ranged in age from 23 to 67. We have all cruised before and had the same complaints about the Norwegian Pearl and the service provided by the crew. There were long wait times ... Read more
Marys123
Member Since 2009
1 review
My husband Randy and I were excited to go on a cruise to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We both are retired so we don't travel very often. I booked the cruise two months before and explained the purpose of the cruise and I wanted a ... Read more
k9Rulez
Member Since 2006
1 review
88 forum posts
Sailed November 2009
This was our 5th cruise, 2nd on NCL, and we will definitely sail NCL many times in the future. A week before the cruise, we received an upsell from a minisuite to an A3 Courtyard Suite. The 2nd bedroom allowed us to invite my Mom and ... Read more
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Mickeddie
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
44 forum posts
Not rated Sailed November 2009
Just got back from the Norwegian Pearl. I have learned you can spend days reading other people's reviews of the ship, but it all comes down to the individual experience. Things that one person thought was a lovely touch, someone else will ... Read more
Mikebart65
Member Since 2009
1 review
My wife and I recently traveled on the Norwegian Pearl for a 7 night Eastern Caribbean Cruise. Our ports of call were Samana, St. thomas, Tortola, and their own private island in the Bahamas. The ports were all nice except for Samana, ... Read more
Silentobserver
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 forum posts
I'm not your usual cruise passenger. For instance, I travel alone, which means I get the privilege of paying twice for my cruises. Also, I'm a seasoned traveler outside the cruise world and I know how to travel well without spending a ... Read more
ggraphix
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
50 forum posts
Sailed November 2009
This cruise on the Norwegian Pearl was the fifth for us. The ship was the most beautiful and contemporary that we have sailed on. We are active, empty-nesters who don't particularly enjoy cruising with small children. We booked a ... Read more
PinkSand26
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
110 forum posts
Sailed November 2009
My husband and I got married in June 2009 and decided to take a late honeymoon. We researched a lot of places in the Carribean, but couldn't decide on a spot that was within our price range, so we decided to book a cruise with NCL Pearl to ... Read more
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