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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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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
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

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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
Pictonite
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our voyage on the beautiful Pearl Here's my account of our trip on the Pearl, from October 19 - 26. I will try to include as many items as possible to help others who plan to sail on the Pearl, and with this itinerary. About us: We ... Read more
Croiseur
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are an active family of 4 from MontrEal, Canada who like to stay away from the tourist crowds. Our kids are 2 & 4 years-old and are already well traveled. We've hiked the Rockies, explored euro cities, lived on a barge for a week in ... Read more
terrymtex01
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
7,580 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2008
Background - This was our sixth cruise together, one with Carnival , one with Royal Caribbean and now four with NCL. Previous cruises with NCL were one on the Sun and two on the Star. We are 44 and 36 years of age. Pre cruise - We ... Read more
chatdad
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
199 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2008
Let me make one thing perfectly clear (shows my age) - A cruise, regardless of what I may say below, is a cruise and I'd rather be sailing on my vacation than not. So without further ado, a recap of last week's sailing of the Pearl on ... Read more

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Debbie42467
Member Since 2004
1 review
723 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2008
This was our 5th cruise , 2nd with NCL. I chose to take this short 2 nighter to Great Stirrup Cay. I thought this would give us an opportunity to become familiar with the ship before our April 12th sailing on the Pearl. This is long ... Read more
sns101098
Member Since 2008
1 review
252 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2008
My husband and I were trying to decide what to do for our ten year anniversary, when I found a weekend cruise on the Pearl. This was perfect. We would only be away four days with travel. We were leaving our fourteen month daughter home ... Read more
LMAYA1520
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have cruised with Carnival, Royal Caribbean and recently with Norwegian. I went on Norwegian because I was interested in the Free Style cruising. I loved the idea of eating with who I wanted when I wanted to eat and wearing what ... Read more
msydpdx
Member Since 2007
13 reviews
823 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is our second cruise on M/S NCL Pearl out of Seattle, our fourth cruise on NCL (2 other cruises on M/S NCL Jewel out of Miami), and our second reposition. EMBARKATION: We arrived at the Pier about 10:15 a.m. (a wee bit early) ... Read more
Whidbey
Member Since 2008
1 review
65 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2008
My husband and I boarded the NCL Pearl in Seattle. Family drove us to the ship and dropped us off right in front of the terminal. Embarkation was exceptionally smooth. It was a very short walk into the terminal. Upon entering the ... Read more

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nderoche
Member Since 2006
1 review
476 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2008
Seattle was great fun before the cruise....Pike market is a must!! Embarkation is always good with NCL in our experience. We were on the ship by 11:30 with a glass in hand. If you do not take part in the M&G aboard you will miss some ... Read more
alibubba
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
279 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2008
We drove up to Seattle from Portland to get on the Pear. We were armed with two suitcases and one carry on that was empty so that we could put our many purchases in it for the trip back. We carefully planned our clothes and took along ... Read more
ships in the night
Member Since 2008
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2008
Okay, I am finally back to the real world, and we were cruising Sept. 7 - 14 on the Pearl. I HAD to go to Alaska because I just quit teaching and I did not want to be around when school was starting. What an opportunity! We booked my ... Read more
usmc_guy
Member Since 2008
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation from the Port of Seattle was very good, a representative took us up to the VIP lounge where they processed you and gave out room keys. We were then escorted aboard the ship and told we could go have lunch at Cagney's Steakhouse ... Read more
nalumax
Member Since 2008
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My partner and I (53 and 44 respectively) had never cruised before but always wanted to try an Alaska cruise. We got our wish on the 9/14 sailing of the Norwegian Pearl. The trip was fantastic. Any issue I mention below is really just ... Read more

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lestat
Member Since 2008
1 review
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were on the 9/7/08 sailing of The Norwegian Pearl. We live in Washington State so we were able to drive to Seattle. We are first time cruisers so we didn't really know what to expect. Parking at the parking garage at Pier 66 could ... Read more
creekcabin
Member Since 2007
1 review
22 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2008
My husband and I have not cruised since our honeymoon and this cruise was to celebrate our 16th Anniversary along with my daughter and son-in-law's 25th Anniversary celebration, so needless to say the years have really changed the sailing ... Read more
Asima
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I am taking the time to write this review to offset some of scathing reviews I have read on here! Bottom line...we had a fabulous vacation and you will too. Alaska is gorgeous and the cruise line was above average. I am 30 and went on ... Read more
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Lois G.
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2008
I have trouble understanding all the gripes about this ship, for some of the postings on this board. My husband and I sailed with good friends of ours on this cruise and had a wonderful time. Our friends have been cruising many times ... Read more
TMLAalum
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
3,098 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2008
This was my husband's and my first cruise as very active 60 something year-olds. I was concerned about so many things after reading some extremely negative reviews on this board. Well, after our experience I find it quite challenging to ... Read more

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