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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review by stormie07

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Norwegian Pearl
Norwegian Pearl
Member Name: stormie07
Cruise Date: January 2011
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Western Caribbean
Cabin Category: MB
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5+
Rates 4.0
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Another Excellent Experience on Norwegian Cruise Lines
We were delighted with virtually every aspect of the cruise, from the destinations (Roatan, Belize, Costa Maya, and Key West) to at-sea time. The staff was courteous, personable and wonderfully helpful and accommodating, the on-board entertainment -- particularly the "Oh What A Night Tribute" quartet --were excellent, and the food in the speciality restaurants we visited every night was consistently superb.

Breakfasts and lunches in the Garden Cafe were varied and delicious; we really loved the assortment of fresh fruits and the wide range of breakfast fare.

Two of our group loves STRONG coffee and we found a coffee making machine near the kid's cafe that grinds the beans and makes delicious, fresh coffee. That was a special treat.

We also discovered, toward the end of our cruise, that the Indigo Restaurant offers after hours "comfort food" that includes burgers and tasty buffalo chicken wings. Yum! The french press coffee in the specialty restaurants was wonderful!

The only two things we didn't like were:

1) the smoking on board. We had three adjoining mini-suites with balconies and the smell of cigarette smoke wafted up or sideways into our space -- we weren't sure where it was coming from -- but it really put a damper on the thrill of being outside to experience the ocean air. Several of us are fragrance and smoke sensitive, so that was a big negative.

2) the inability to open the partitions between our three adjoining balconies. On our past cruise with NCL, we were able to have the partitions between our adjoining balconies opened, so we could socialize without the six of us being cramped in one of the mini-suites. On this cruise, however,we were informed that balcony partitions had to be closed during time at sea and could only be opened for the brief time we were in port. Since we were on excersions whenever we landed, we could not enjoy the option of the open partitions.

Publication Date: 02/14/11
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