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jordannat
Member Since 2009
1 review
36 forum posts
I am going to write this review, the best I can, and hope to provide the most accurate information and also give insight to other people. I travelled on the Pearl with my boyfriend; we are both under our 30's, and my parents who are in ... Read more
colover
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
43 forum posts
Background: We're in our early forties, active, love the outdoors and travel frequently. Cruising isn't our favorite method of travel, but we got a great deal and it's a fun way to travel with our kids. This was our third cruise; the ... Read more
beetle9
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
420 forum posts
Was our 1st ncl cruise having been on 14 ccl cruises was not sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. Got to the dock early but was thru the check in line very quickly and was at the buffet getting a snack before noon. Crew was ... Read more
puddinpop
Member Since 2009
1 review
13 forum posts
Background on us: early 30 somethings who have cruised before on Carnival, but never on NCL We drove from Tampa to Miami and stayed the night at the La Quinta East, by the airport. Used an online code (they did ask for id, but I said ... Read more
BACKGROUND/PRE-CRUISE: We just returned from the NCL Pearl Eastern Caribbean cruise, 10/31-11/7. We are from the Midwest and are in our early forties. We don't have any children, so it was just the two of us. This was our 11th cruise, and ... Read more
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fgasparro
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
1 forum post
This review is the second review that I've done on this ship with in the last 24 months. It was our return trip to the Pearl after using NCL's cruise consultant on board last time to pre-book and get an immediate on board credit. If you ... Read more
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
388 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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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