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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review by neelio

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Norwegian Pearl
Norwegian Pearl
Member Name: neelio
Cruise Date: July 2012
Embarkation: Seattle
Destination: Alaska
Cabin Category: MA
Cabin Number: 11042
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   2.0 out of 5+
Dining 2.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        13-15 1.0
        16+ 1.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 4.0
Service 2.0
Value-for-Money 2.0
Rates 1.0
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NCL Pearl to Alaska
The good...

- The staterooms (we had one deck 11 mid-ship interior and one deck 11 mid-ship mini-suite) and stateroom steward were outstanding, clean, comfortable and well provisioned

- The specialty restaurants were very nice, both in quality of food and service and the premium charged was well worth it, given the poor quality of the included dining

The bad...

- The main dining rooms and buffets were poor, both in terms of quality and service, it took too long to get drinks and a couple of times they brought the wrong drinks, there was not enough seating in the buffet and the main dining room was only open for breakfast until 9am, the quality of the fish and meat was substandard at best

- The teen program is non-existent, many events were canceled and the counselors were surprisingly unfriendly and unenthusiastic - I wouldn't take teens on an NCL cruise

- Overall the attitude of service staff in the main restaurants and bars was not up to par, they were less than friendly and less than attentive

The ugly...

- There was an atmosphere of hard sell on everything, it felt as though they know that you are a captive audience so they use everything chance they get to peddle something or another, even after paying top dollar for a spa treatment, there was very hard sales pressure to purchase their beauty products

Publication Date: 08/06/12
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