Norwegian Cruise Line --- Less than Satisfactory: Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review by sandinmytoes126
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Norwegian Cruise Line --- Less than Satisfactory
Destination: British Columbia
Embarkation: Los Angeles
The boat had old tvs that had very limited channel selections....on other ships you could rent movies or go to a movie theater...not so here. The ship has no indoor pool so if the weather is bad you have no other option. The jacuzzis were crowded and allowed children in them (something I have never seen on any other cruise line).
There was no full menu for room service and there was a definite language barrier with the cabin steward.
The entertainment was fairly good, but having seen ice skating shows, acrobats and other variety show options on other cruise lines sit still did not measure up to other experiences.
The ship was clearly overcrowded and the center atrium area reminded me of the old elementary multi-purpose room .... guest service, the tour excursion desk, the future cruise office, coffee shop....central meeting area...night club...gift shop and outside tables were all crammed into a small space. Upstairs on the floor above there were 2 restaurants that spanned the walkway so you had to walk through them to get from one side of the ship to the other....during the day one doubled as an arts and craft area.
The real telling level of concern about your Norwegian experience was that there was no client feedback survey at the end. So it appeared that this line doesn't want any feedback to use to enhance the future traveler's experience.
My advice...if you are looking for a bargain and don't care about having more elaborate food or entertainment experience than ...you can give it a whirl...but be warned....you may still be disappointed.
As for us...we will avoid this line...opt to not cruise like a norwegian and choose others that we have been more than happy with. Less
Cabin furniture was rusty. The size of the cabin was smaller than other ships. The layout of the bathroom was nice. The cabin steward was less than personable and had a clear language issue when communicating with us.
Lovely ship, fantastic service...
Panama Canal Miami to Seattle
Compared to Carnival