Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review by Bob Z: Norwegian Pearl

Norwegian Pearl 4
Bob Z
Member Since 2014
0 Forum Posts

Overall Member Rating

Norwegian Pearl

Sail Date: January 2014
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami

The ship is a bit tight size wise for the 2,400 passengers it held for the Country Cruise we went on...rooms w/ ocean view port holes are a bit smaller than other lines, hallways tight, as were public areas. This ship was built in 2006 and is being maintained well but, it's design & some fixtures are starting to show their age. I think I would take into account a ships age and probably not go on anything more than 6 years old.

Room was well kept & clean but, just a bit smaller than other lines we've been on. It's a matter of a few inches but, one side of the bed did not allow passage for one of the guests in a King room. That could have been solved by not designing a desk that had useless trim work that extended out just far enough to block access (or move the bed over an inch or two).

The food was very good, they always changed the selections and the hours of operation were much better than some other lines. They have freestyle dining and it seemed to work More well as you could get into any dining room with no wait. We did speak with other passengers on other NCL ships in various ports and they said they had to wait for what they felt were long times to be seated & served. Our ship had constant entertainment provided because it was booked for a Country Music theme so, it's possible that under different circumstances we could have had wait times ?

Cleanliness was good, especially in light of the fact that this cruise had a party theme that might well have created more loose debris but, it didn't. Considering the ship was 8 years old I must say it was one of the smoothest rides we've had so, perhaps the conditions were better but, we've sailed in January before and this seemed pretty smooth, especially since it wasn't a large ship...93 T.

Getting on and off the ship was a 10+ so, your first and last impression were done well. Less


Published 01/28/14

Helpful? Thank Bob Z
0 Helpful Votes

Read more Norwegian Pearl cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic's Norwegian Pearl Review >>

Compare Prices on Norwegian Pearl Western Caribbean Cruises

Cabin review: 5572

Room was well kept & clean but, just a bit smaller than other lines we've been on. It's a matter of a few inches but, one side of the bed did not allow passage for one of the guests in a King room. That could have been solved by not designing a desk that had useless trim work that extended out just far enough to block access (or move the bed over an inch or two).

Bob Z
Member Since 2014
0 Forum Posts
Cabin
Dining
Embarkation
Enrichment Activities
Entertainment
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Public Rooms
Rates
Service
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?
Skip X

See Norwegian Pearl deals up to 82% off:

September Deals
Norwegian Pearl 74% Loved It

 
5-day Pacific Coastal From Vancouver
See all Norwegian Pearl Deals >>

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.