Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review by CRUISERBUSTER

Home > Reviews > Member Reviews > Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review by CRUISERBUSTER
Norwegian Pearl
Norwegian Pearl
Member Name: CRUISERBUSTER
Cruise Date: June 2011
Embarkation: Ketchikan
Destination: Alaska
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Cruise Line
See More About: Norwegian Pearl Cruise Reviews | Alaska Cruise Reviews | NCL Cruise Deals
Member Rating   2.0 out of 5+
Dining 1.0
Public Rooms 1.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 2.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        10-12 1.0
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 1.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 3.0
Write a cruise review!

Show the Lowest Price
Departure Month
Please select at least one vendor.
Avoya Travel
Expedia
Travelocity.com
Onboard.com
LuxuryCruiseConnections
Direct Line Cruises
CheapCruises.com
Cruise.com
Priceline.com
American Discount Cruises
iCruise.com
Sponsored Links:

red arrow


Ship Facts: Norwegian Pearl Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Norwegian Pearl Deck Plans
NCL - PEARL (GRADE D); NEEDS IMPROVEMENTS...
I cruised to Alaska on June 11, 2011 by NCL - Pearl.

My experience with NCL - Pearl specific to the food and seating was very disappointing. Food quality was not great; not tasty; did not want to go for the second serve; tables ran out; we had to walk and take food to other decks constantly; dining areas were overly crowded; tables were unclean; waiters were working quietly - as if just doing their routine job - no smile in their face as if forced to work. Long wait for getting dining tables booked inspite of freestyle dining programs. One good thing they offered pagers! The chefs were not as great as Carnival or Disney. Overall I give "D" grade to NCL when I give B+ to Carnival and A+++ to Disney.

The mini suite interior was good but dusty, I saw accumulated dust on the TV and cabinets all seven nights! The cabin steward was ok; at least attempted to talk to me once or twice. Honestly I hardly saw them in the deck for one or two occassions only!!! In comparison to Disney and carnival, I used to see the cabin steward almost all the time working very hard and greeting me all the time until the last day!!!! There were only few TV channels for the kids and it was disappointing. Diney and carnival had several channels!!!!

The pizza was not available 24 hours; had to wait for very long time; chocholate mike ran out quickly; was never replaced. Dessers ran out quickly, never rplaced. Late diners dispponted with cold, tepid food, did not stay warm.

Full A+++ grading for the embarkation process...no dobut NCL Rocks here!!!!

That was quick and well arranged!

Final note: Unless I see a dramatic improvement, I dont recommend NCL for rest and relaxation! If you have a good budget and want to enjoy your life try Diney and Celebrity. With moderate budget try Royal caribbean, Princess, Carnival.....

NCL???? A big NO NO....not worth it, dont waste your money and importantly your vacation!!!!


Publication Date: 07/03/11
More Norwegian Pearl Cruise Reviews

Read the previous Norwegian Pearl review Read the next Norwegian Pearl review

Like This Review?



Register for a Meet & Mingle!
More Alaska Cruise Reviews
Cruise Critic's Norwegian Pearl Review
NCL Cruise Deals
NCL Message Board
Write a cruise review!
About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe
X

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.