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tortoisegirl
Member Since 2009
1 review
60 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We went on a Alaska cruise, mid-May 7 night round trip Seattle. Itinerary included Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Victoria, & Glacier Bay. Note that this itinerary is very convenient and the most affordable, but not a great choice if ... Read more
kiesm001
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Took advantage of a special offer to take this early season cruise and it was a nice way to spend a week with the 80 y.o.+ in-laws who can't get around as easily these days. Alaska is a bucket list destination and it did not disappoint. ... Read more
hcardwell
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Full Disclosure - This was mine and my husband's first cruise. That being said, we did A LOT of research on not only this cruise line, but this specific ship. We also read tons of reviews on Cruise Critic and other sites pertaining to ... Read more
mistertoaster
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
81 forum posts
0 helpful votes
A brief background on this cruise is in order before commencing the review. The NCL Sun was originally scheduled for a two week drydock in San Francisco. For reasons known only to NCL, that drydock was shortened to one week. This led to ... Read more
CyndiSue
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
I have always wanted to take an inside passage Alaskan cruise. Hubby had never cruised and was resistant at first, but finally agreed and off we went, along with our adult son and daughter-in-law (separate cabins). Flew from Houston to ... Read more

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charlie54933
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
I read every single review on this site for this ship before my cruise, so I thought it only fair to post one for someone else looking for tips on Norwegian Jewel to Alaska. I rated this cruise a 4 only knocking down one point for food. ... Read more
ChrisVaile
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
My friend and I wanted to go to Alaska, and we consulted with a travel agent who booked this cruise for us. I read reviews ahead of time which were mostly positive. This cruise was phenomenal. Not only was the location amazing ... Read more
jsull826
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Always fascinated by the Alaska scenery and untouched areas. As latitude platinum members, we were able to pre-board and disembark with priority. Seattle terminal is not an especially user friendly port to sail from. Small in ability to ... Read more
elehuak
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Oceanview of room 8550. I booked Oceanview guarantee. So, yes, I'll get whatever they give. But I probably wouldn't do guarantee again when for few dollars more you can get a better view. Upon arrival my room still had the last ... Read more
drohrich56
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we really enjoyed it. You cannot beat the breathtaking beauty of Alaska. We also lucked out with unusually warm weather for this time of year. The ship is starting to show some age. The embarkation seemed ... Read more

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catwrangler4
Member Since 2016
1 review
41 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I liked the freestyle that Norwegian offered. The restaurants were good and the specialty were great. All the employees were friendly and some learned our names quickly which was nice. The embarkation in Vancouver was too long but that ... Read more
clicko
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We took the NCL Pearl from LAX on April 30 to Vancouver, then continued on the 10 Alaska ending in Seattle. Total of 15 days. The Pearl and staff were a disappointment. When selecting the free Unlimited drink package, we ... Read more
poof246
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
One would think that even if one is staying in a regular stateroom, that NCL would offer at least decent conditions. The hallways on level four always stank of feces, like every toilet on that floor was backing up. Food was fairly ... Read more
edmac
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Enjoyed the cruise & the staff were just great--food was good not as great as expected, dining rooms were much better than the Buffet--food was hot & service was wonderful. As a first time cruise I found the time on board a little ... Read more
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Sandal23
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Had a wonderful time on our first ever Cruise to Alaska! I traveled with my elderly Mother and everyone was so helpful and attentive, embarking onto the ship was a breeze as my Mom used a walker and we were wisked through the long line ... Read more

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Leifberickson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Have cruised a moderate number of times on various cruise lines, including NCL. The good news is that the staff and crew were for the most part very friendly and professional. That being said, it was nearly impossible, other than in the ... Read more
emohio
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My daughter and I went on a mother/daughter cruise. I have an arthritic back and on a walker. For the most part the crew was very accomodating. I was upset because we purchased spa packages. The unisex whirlpool was not accomodating to ... Read more
jlstx
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
This is my 9th cruise with 7 of them being on NCL ships. I’ve been a member of NCL’s loyalty program, Latitudes, for about 20 years, but at this time I’m not feeling the loyalty love in return. After all the cruises, I ... Read more
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Kaptivate
Member Since 2015
1 review
27 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
So let me start my saying that when I started planning our cruise to Alaska I looked at almost every cruise line available. We settled on NCL because there would be three of us and we didn't want to be sharing a room. Therefore we really ... Read more
Angelrelaxer
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I have cruised Norwegian line for the last 8 cruises and have found it a great delight, especially on the Pearl. However this particular cruise felt devoid of the joy and excitement I felt from the crew and the itinerary of the past. We ... Read more

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rdpierluisi
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We did our cruise on the last week of the season, from 20-27 Sept, 2015. Although rain was predicted beforehand, it turned out to be almost perfect, even warm enough at one point for me to sunbathe on our balcony. This was after almost 2 ... Read more
Lightkeeper
Member Since 2011
1 review
200 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As of this cruise, we have been on eight cruises with our daughter, with the first cruise being when she was almost two years old. Much has been written about the Pearl. Your overall experience, will depend on whether your personality ... Read more
chrisanderson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This is definitely not my first cruise, I'm currently a platinum member with Carnival. I decided to give NCL a try, and this is my results. The Norwegian Pearl is a very clean ship, actually better than Carnival. The Alaska trip was ... Read more
raccoon2015
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from our first NCL cruise. We had some tremendous disappointments occur that we wished to share. To be fair, I wanted to start with the positives that distinguished NCL from the other lines we have sailed. ... Read more
tobyjugs001
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
So many great things have already been said about this particular cruise. Our experience was just as good. Boarding went very smoothly.All the staff were very helpful and made sure you knew where you were going. Once on the ship we ... Read more

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