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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review by Joyful100

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Norwegian Pearl
Norwegian Pearl
Member Name: Joyful100
Cruise Date: April 2012
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Western Caribbean
Cabin Category: MA
Cabin Number: 11054
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        13-15 5+
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 2.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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Pleasantly Surprised
My first cruise experience with Norwegian Pearl was wonderful. The embarkation process was a bit slow took about an hour and a half to get on the ship. After getting on there was a nice buffet lunch and a nice welcome party by the pool.

The staff on the Pearl were friendly and really had great customer service. My family and I were really impressed - smiles and a hellos everywhere we turned.

The on-board activities were wonderful -- activites like Bingo, trivia games, Wii challenges, dance classes, health seminars e.g. how to increase your metabolism .... I got so tired trying to fit all the activities in!!!

Everynight there were broadway type shows/juggling/comedy sketches to keep one entertained. Some were better than others. I really enjoyed the crew talent show on the last sea day -- it was amazing!

The nightly parties were great -- even though I personally think that mixing generations is kind of difficult but the Pearl staff handled it well.

The teen club was amazing -- I hardly saw my 13 year old -- she had lots of fun and made lots of friends.

The food was good. Buffet had lots of different choices even though the selection tended to be repeated but choices were adequate enough for the week. If you are a dessert lover then the buffet is dangerous -- different desserts every day. Icecream (hard and soft serve every day).

Fitness centre was adequate I would say about 10 treadmills, 10 ellipticals, 2 recumbent bikes, 2 upright bikes and strength training sessions. There were some classes like spinning offered but for an extra fee.

Ports of call were good -- I only got off on the private island and Jamaica. Advice --- research the tours that you want to take before going -- when you are there becomes pretty overwhelming with all the choices.

Disembarkation was a night mare -- wish the cruise line could work with customs to make the process better. Took me about 3 hrs to make it through the line!

All in all very lovely vacation. Will cruise again with Norwegian.

Publication Date: 04/11/12
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