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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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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
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
275 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

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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
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
3,047 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
cruzer R
Member Since 2008
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
BACKGROUND: My wife and I are from Montana. We planned this out for a year ahead of time. We love Seattle, and cool wet weather. An Addams Family good day of weather agrees with us. We each have our own points of view and interests, so ... Read more
rory thomas
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We loved our Alaskan cruise!!! It was great and we wish we were still there! I hope this review will help other families with children to plan their "trip-of-a-lifetime". My family is in love with cruising and it sure makes everything ... Read more
butler84
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Travel to Port: This was our first cruise. There was 23 adults all family and friends we consider family. We left Boring Oregon on a School Bus. Imagine 23 people and all the luggage, quite the sight. Got into Seattle about 11:45 am. ... Read more

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dbcnwa
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
88 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We arrived in Seattle a day early and stayed at the Westin Seattle. The views from that hotel were great, especially if you splurge a little more for the "Grand View" category. I was able to see the Pearl arrive in port early Sunday ... Read more
rubysage
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We cruised August 24-31 on the Norwegian Pearl. Embarkation was very easy. We arrived early and dropped off our bags. There we were greeted with the letter that so thoroughly upset me. Our ship had a problem with the "thrust bearing" ... Read more
IUChuck
Member Since 2007
1 review
199 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2008
This was our fifth cruise and fourth with NCL. Traveling with my wife and I were our respective mothers, two children (son 21 & daughter 19), two aunts, one uncle, and three friends. We arrived three days early so we had time to ... Read more
psukidd120
Member Since 2008
1 review
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Let me start by saying... I don't know what has been going on in some of the past sailings, so I cannot comment on the many negative things that were written, except to say none of them were true on the sailing we took. There was a couple ... Read more
LokiGB
Member Since 2006
1 review
341 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2008
We're a couple in our 70's, who love a good time. This was our 2nd NCL cruise, the first being on the Pride of Hawaii. We were cruising to Alaska with our daughter and her friend. We flew into Seattle Saturday afternoon. Seattle is a ... Read more

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#1Flyguy
Member Since 2008
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2008
We booked 5 cabins on 11608-11616 August 3-10th. AVOID THIS AREA. There is a kitchen on the deck above and the crew starts Breakfast at 3:00 AM. Rattle, bang, squeak from there on until you get up. Complaints are to no avail, because the ... Read more
indimini
Member Since 2006
1 review
381 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is my review of our cruise to Alaska on the Norwegian Pearl, August 10-17th. Some quick background information - traveling was our family DW (46) DH (44 me), DD (16) DS (10). This was our third cruise, the other two were with Disney ... Read more
alaska2008
Member Since 2008
1 review
38 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise/first time to Alaska and our first vacation without our daughter. We were excited and read the CC boards religiously prior to our trip. (Thank you to all for your wonderful tips!) Honestly, we were a bit nervous ... Read more
figuremom
Member Since 2007
1 review
133 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2008
This was my second NCL cruise, and it won't be my last. The ship is beautiful and spotless. The crew were extremely pleasant and always seemed happy. The dinner in the specialty restaurants were well worth the extra money, with the ... Read more
shelleymp
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
45 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2008
What a fabulous cruise! Alaska is breathtakingly beautiful and we had a wonderful cruise on the Norwegian Pearl. We were somewhat concerned with the spotty reviews but by the end of the cruise we were shaking our heads at where the ... Read more

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