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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review by lgbill: NCL Pearl Feb 2013


lgbill
5 Reviews
Member Since 2009
3 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 4.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities Not Rated
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 5.0

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NCL Pearl Feb 2013

Sail Date: February 2013
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami

Sailed on Pearl out of Miami on 2/10/2013. Embarkation was easy, on board by 12 and room was ready. We do mini-suite to get a bathtub, makes the bathroom and shower space much larger. First thing noticed is that cabins on 11 in middle of ship have very large overhang that blocks almost all sun except at early morn or late afternoon. Overhang also has vertical beam that hangs down from above. This causes any noise or conversation from adjacent balconies to echo back. We occasionally had very loud talkers on adjacent balcony. I would avoid these cabins next time. Move down to deck 10 or lower, or go aft or forward.
Food was very good in main dining rooms, we do not do the premium restaurants.

We are casino users, and had the free drink cards. Bar service in casino was very bad. They seemed to go out of their way to avoid patrons. Casino also raised minimum on some machines last few days of cruise.

Had issue with billing procedures. We had a $175 credit, More but did not realize on board credit did not apply to daily gratuity fees. Daily check of account did not reflect this, the credit was applied to total bill. But the final bill charged us for the unused credit we didn't know we had. To be consistent, daily bill check should have shown credit unused.

Those were the negatives, but overall it was a wonderful cruise. Did the Duns Falls in Jamaica, Turtle Farm in Grand Cayman. Grand Cayman was very nice. Jamaica was ruined by aggressive peddlers at every turn. Less


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Cabin review: Norwegian Pearl 11546

We do mini-suite to get a bathtub, makes the bathroom and shower space much larger. First thing noticed is that cabins on 11 in middle of ship have very large overhang that blocks almost all sun except at early morn or late afternoon. Overhang also has vertical beam that hangs down from end of overhang. This causes any noise or conversation from adjacent balconies to echo back. We occasionally had very loud talkers on adjacent balcony. I would avoid these cabins next time. Move down to deck 10 or lower, or go aft or forward.

Port and Shore Excursions


Shopping galore. Free wifi across the street at coffee shop.
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Turtle Farm

(5.5)
Great island, great Turtle Farm. Very clean and lots of turtles. Large salt water snorkel feature and fresh water waterpark. Bring swimsuit. Snorkel feature is a huge circular natural water path. Next time I will be sure to use it.

Ok. Had my own snorkel gear but left mask on board. You can not just rent a mask, even though they sell snorkel tubes. So I had to spend $30 for the whole package.

Dunn's River Falls

(4)
Did the climb. Amazed at how dangerous it seemed to be. Peddlers on way to bus were very aggressive. Just go straight to bus and avoid the tourist trap walkway.

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