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debbrn
Member Since 2006
1 review
141 forum posts
Sailed October 2009
Hi all, Just returned from a fabulous cruise!! A little information before I start. I live in Miami, and love to travel! Always looking for a way to do that. Found this cruise on the Pearl 3 days before the ship set sail from Miami. My ... Read more
VegasMark
Member Since 2005
19 reviews
387 forum posts
My 35 year old brother and I (32) took our parents on a cruise for their anniversary for the 3rd consecutive year. Since we don't spend a lot of time in the room, we've always gotten one interior cabin for the four of us. This has never ... Read more
purplegoose
Member Since 2008
1 review
244 forum posts
I wasn't going to write a review because I felt it had already all been said. However, after reading a few of the recent negative Pearl reviews I could no longer keep my mouth shut. While it is true I have to other cruise to compare this ... Read more
Daveydolittle
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed October 2009
This was cruise #7 for us and it had been 10 years since we did a cruise. Cruises are priced cheap and we thought it be a good time to take advantage of the discount pricing. We choose an Eastern Caribbean itinerary and choose the NCL ... Read more
Crazy4Vacation
Member Since 2009
1 review
This was our 4th cruise in the past 15 months. We chose NCL to try something different - hoping to broaden our cruising options. We started having concerns when we realized we called NCL prior to the cruise and would get different ... Read more
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titlehere
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
Our family tries to go on a cruise every year and we usually sail with Royal Caribbean and Princess, but this cruise with Norwegian was at a time when the whole family could attend. This experience was lackluster and sub-par in most ... Read more
can'twaittogoagain
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
860 forum posts
Sailed October 2009
About us: We are baby-boomer husband/wife from the Midwest who took a first cruise in 2002 on NCL Sun, fell in love with cruising... and keep coming back for more. This was our 9Th cruise with NCL. Prior cruises: 4 on the Sun, 2 on the ... Read more
BIN
Member Since 2007
1 review
389 forum posts
Sailed October 2009
my wife and i were on the Oct 17th sailing of the Pearl. it was our 6th cruise overall but only the 2nd with NCL. our 1st experience was not too hot (sailed the Sun back in Feb of '08). but NCL gave us a couple of incentives that we ... Read more
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cruzinnman
Member Since 2002
1 review
284 forum posts
I enjoyed the Pearl. She was clean, had a great crew, good entertainment, nice parties and a good itinerary. You can see the dining room and specialty restaurant menus at the link below. You can also see snapshots of some of our favorite ... Read more
HawkOnTheSeas
Member Since 2009
1 review
7 forum posts
Sailed October 2009
This was a one-week "romantic" escape for my wife and me. We boarded the Pearl in Miami on an eastern Caribbean itinerary which was a bit different than "typical", calling on Samana in the Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, Tortola, and ... Read more
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Host Graham
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
491 forum posts
Embarkation: It was clear that NCL does not have its own terminal building in Miami, however we used the RCI Terminal for check in and boarding, (disembarkation was completed at the end of the voyage in the Carnival Terminal). Upon arrival ... Read more
cthornton99109
Member Since 2009
1 review
This is my 5th cruise though I had not cruised for 8 years. I have been on Carnival and Holland America. On Holland America, we had a suite and decided to choose a suite on NCL. We had already booked a cruise to Europe on the NCL GEM, but ... Read more
Hoya83
Member Since 2009
1 review
Sailed September 2009
The Pearl is a beautiful ship. It was incredibly clean and easy to navigate. The Crew was helpful and polite. Our service throughout the ship was professional, courteous, and helpful. Room: We had a balcony on the 9th deck forward. This is ... Read more
CaptainDMW
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
251 forum posts
The Pearl Lives Up To Its Name!! My wife and I took the Pearl's 14 day repositioning cruise (LA to Miami via the Panama Canal) that left Sept 26th. Most of my comments on food or service are based on more than my own experiences as I ... Read more
cruisingholly
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
I was the Tour Conductor for a group of 27 people on the September 26 sailing of the Norwegian Pearl, from Los Angeles to Miami. Our itinerary included Cabo San Lucas, Acapulco, and Huatulco, Mexico; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Puntarenas, ... Read more
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dwsurfin
Member Since 2005
1 review
35 forum posts
There have been many reviews on this board already about NCL and in particular the Pearl so I will try and focus this review on our opinions compared to what we expected based on all the reviews read pre cruise. We have previously cruised ... Read more
krhpee
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
396 forum posts
While loving the cruise and the Canal experience, NCL Pearl left something to be desired to my and my husband. We are not hard to please people but I do expect some basics. First off, our cabin was not clean. It had empty wine bottle still ... Read more
hannahsdad
Member Since 2005
1 review
66 forum posts
Sailed September 2009
This is the first time I have cruised. So you think I may not be qualified to review a cruise since this is just my first cruise? Well, I should explain this is the first time I have paid to cruise. In fact. I have been living on cruise ... Read more
Surfside805
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
Sailed September 2009
This was a "repositioning" cruise - Started in Vancouver, B.C., with stops in Astoria, Oregon, San Francisco, and ending in Los Angeles. My husband & I were looking forward to the "freestyle" cruising - we're not into getting dressed ... Read more
Rstamper
Member Since 2002
4 reviews
1,793 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
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compayre
Member Since 2002
3 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
2,089 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
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
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