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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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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

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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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TravelbugKY
Member Since 2009
1 review
The ship: The Norwegian Pearl is set up well. The ship was very new, clean and modern. The crew was wonderful and very attentive. We tried a balcony room this time and it was terrific. The ship was full, so there were lots of people from ... Read more
karen327
Member Since 2008
1 review
724 forum posts
We drove 2 hours to Indianapolis, stayed overnight at a Comfort Inn that had a park and stay program, then flew into Fort Lauderdale early Sat. morning. We took a cab to the Holiday Inn on Miami Beach, and ended up having about 24 hours ... Read more
Budgettraveler
Member Since 2009
1 review
This was our first time on NCL, so we had to get used to that style of Cruising. But the Pearl was fun overall. Embarkation We had a friend drop us off at the cruise terminal. I guess I was confused about how much to tip the porters ... Read more

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smithfieldman
Member Since 2009
1 review
Let me start by saying that this was my first cruise, but I did a ton of research and also talked with some close friends who have cruised many times. After doing a ton of online research...I found the Pearl and I will say the 2 things ... Read more
cruiseduce
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
Sailed February 2009
We were extremely disappointed with the NCL jewel and NCL in general. My wife and I recently completed our ninth cruise with NCL onboard the Norwegian Jewel. The main dining room service has become slow and unprofessional. Eating ... Read more
tazzicat
Member Since 2009
15 reviews
This was our 15th cruise and we consider ourselves seasoned travelers. We always arrive at least a day early in our embarkation port and several days early in ports like Auckland or Istanbul. In Miami we like Embassy Suites at MIA - we're ... Read more
coka
Member Since 2000
6 reviews
4,499 forum posts
This was my 22nd cruise on NCL and I have sailed Carnival 7x, Princess 3x, and Royal Caribbean 2x.  I choose NCL because they have the most genuine, sincere, friendly, and dedicated employees.  Additionally, NCL has great past ... Read more
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scottoftheforest
Member Since 2009
1 review
Ship: NCL Pearl Miami/Western Caribbean Feb 22 09- Mar 1 09 7 day cruise Ports Roatan Island Honduras Belize City Belize Cozumel Mexico Great Stirrup Cay Bahamas Pre trip Miami: Readers Digest version: Hotel Roma- don't stay here- bad ... Read more

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my2honeypies
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
33 forum posts
Sailed February 2009
Pre cruise: We were in Fort Lauderdale for a few days before the cruise and arranged for a limo to drive us to the port in Miami. We used Leblanc Limousine. Since we were 6 people, this was the least expensive method. We had very ... Read more
9illi9an
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
90 forum posts
Sailed February 2009
EMBARKATION: We arrived at around 11:00am, and had no problem whatsoever. Maybe because we arrived earlier than we had before, the chaos we've witnessed in the past was nonexistent. We simply unloaded the car, were greeted by a ... Read more
momeagle36
Member Since 2008
1 review
140 forum posts
Sailed February 2009
We arrived In Miami on 2/21/2009 we Flew Via Jet Blue this was a great flight we left Newark on time and arrived in Miami on time, Our driver from LeBlanc Limo was already at Baggage claim with a sign with our name in it when we arrived ... Read more
fourstar
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
29 forum posts
Sailed February 2009
We have been on approximately ten cruises and I can honestly say that the embarkation onto the Pearl was the fastest and nicest of any I have experienced. We got to the Port of Miami around 11:30 a.m. and went directly onto the ship with ... Read more
wendyparmer
Member Since 2002
5 reviews
84 forum posts
We had a fantastic time on our Norwegian Pearl. It was our 25th cruise but only the 2nd on Norwegian. We were celebrating Valentine's Day, our 26th wedding anniversary and my 45th birthday. We flew into Miami from Atlanta on Saturday ... Read more

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tmllvr
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
141 forum posts
We have just returned from a 7-day sailing on the Norwegian Pearl. We traveled as a party of 5. Myself, DH, DD (5), Bff and her son (13). We sailed from Feb 1 - 8. We left Toronto on January 29 and drove to Buffalo to stay near the ... Read more
KToHIo
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
2 forum posts
My boyfriend B & I are from Ohio and wanted to take a nice, warm vacation in January 2009. We planned it perfectly, it was the COLDEST week of the year back home while we were gone! Which meant it wasn't the warmest vacation we had ... Read more
triplerr
1 review
The Good: Nice rooms, great beds and very friendly room cleaning staff, A+. Entertainment, activities and shows, B+ we really enjoyed #1 Sharkbait, #2 Second City and #3 Dance Reviews. Nice cafeteria food selection, if I wanted to eat ... Read more
papa squid
Member Since 2007
1 review
51 forum posts
Sailed January 2009
I will preface this review with 2 comments. First this is a beautiful, modern, well maintained ship. Second the management has no concern for the welfare of their passengers. This ship visits 4 ports, the first is the island of ... Read more
islandvoyager
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
1 forum post
NCL Pearl 1/11/09 - 1/18/09 Embarkation - Arrived at 11:30AM; check-in was quick, but we had to wait until 12:40PM to board because the ship was late arriving and some passengers had not disembarked yet (NCL's story). Later we heard ... Read more

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