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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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papa squid
Member Since 2007
1 review
51 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
bierste
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2009
First time cruisin' with the Pearl. 4th NCL cruise. 7th cruise overall. This was a cruising adventure since our party of 7 included my wife's parents who were on board as first timers in order to celebrate their 50th anniversary. ... Read more
Koala_D
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
65 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is just a beautiful ship !! Our balcony cabin was perfect. We had the beds pushed together and they seemed much bigger and the cabin looked roomier. The bathroom was nice. The deck was nice. The flat screen TV and wonderful ... Read more
bierste
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2009
First time cruisin' with the Pearl. 4th NCL cruise. 7th cruise overall. This was a cruising adventure since our party of 7 included my wife's parents who were on board as first timers in order to celebrate their 50th anniversary. It's ... Read more

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Azure Moon
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
1,926 forum post
0 helpful votes
Precruise: Hubby and I flew Air Tran into Fort Lauderdale the day before the cruise. We rented a car from Hertz and drove to Doral, Florida where we spent the night in Baymont Inns and Suites. Our flights were good and on time. ... Read more
ajfcafvsfgo
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I would like to start off by saying, I read Cruise Critic and take others opinions with a grain of salt. I have never considered myself to be a hard person to please. I don't return food at restaurants because I am not happy. I just ... Read more
magnet1640
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
188 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2009
We cruised January 18-25, which ended up very lucky for us, as we seemed to enjoy the best weather of the month. EMBARKATION: Was great..... we arrived past noon. The lines were minimal, and the people were friendly. A glass of ... Read more
ajfcafvsfgo
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed January 2009
I would like to start off by saying, I read Cruise Critic and take others opinions with a grain of salt. I have never considered myself to be a hard person to please. I don't return food at restaurants because I am not happy. I just ... Read more
Ottawa Lynne
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
132 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had a great time aboard the Norwegian Pearl as she voyaged through the Western Caribbean. Unfortunately I had a mishap the night before the trip and was not able to do shore excursions in Roatan or Cozumel. First, we flew into Fort ... Read more

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tiggerfan616
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
2,757 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Pre-Cruise: We had originally intended on flying in the day before but had the opportunity to fly in 2 days before instead. Southwest airlines was very accommodating and changed our tickets without any problems. I was also able to get a ... Read more
jmljr
Member Since 2009
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2009
Hi Everyone, I tend to have a little ADD when it comes to writing coherent reviews, so please excuse me if I jump around a bit. We just returned from a 7-night cruise on the Norwegian Pearl. The itinerary included Roatan, Belize City, ... Read more
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beachcatz50
Member Since 2005
1 review
21 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2009
We booked this cruise in November. My mother and I planned to drive to Florida and spend some time in Ft. Lauderdale prior to the cruise and then on the west coast of Florida after the cruise, then drive back to Maine. My brother, his wife ... Read more
dolphinkisses
Member Since 2006
1 review
90 forum posts
0 helpful votes
A little about us, we are 29 and 30 years old, this is our 4th cruise (past cruisers of RCI, NCL and Princess-this was our 2nd sailing with NCL but our 1st Penthouse experience). We are CC addicts - so we thought it would be proper to give ... Read more
CanadianTwosome
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
4,173 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I'm currently sitting on the deck of the Pearl in fairly high winds while my daughter experiences the 'wave pool' and I'm waiting to watch the helicopter depart with a sick child. Earlier today the Captain informed us that we would be ... Read more

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vnfinelli
Member Since 2008
43 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
NORWEGIAN PEARL Western Caribbean Jan. 4 - 11, 2009 by Mary & Vincent Finelli In December 1966 the Norwegian M/S Sunward sailed into the newly constructed Miami Port. All 8,600 tons of her carried 558 passengers and her ... Read more
bakerintn
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
4,682 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2009
NCL Pearl 7 day Western Caribbean Jan 11-18 Background: We traveled with a group of 6 friends in their 60's. All had cruised before a few times. We drove to Miami in our own car. Miami Parking: Used CBM parking through United ... Read more
tomsuelaw
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
650 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are a family of three me, my husband, and 7 month old son. We also traveled with my parents. This is our 2nd cruise, both with NCL, 1st with our son. We had a great time and would do it over in heartbeat! We chose NCL for the freestyle ... Read more
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

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leenerh
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
147 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
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

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