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BryanHS
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We have sailed with NCL several times before and so were used to their standards. We did our research beforehand starting with speaking to crew who had previously done the cruise and then we searched the online forums and critics ... Read more
pwk0000
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We have been on NCL a few times now - the breakaway - the pearl - and Spirit This one was a bit lack lustre. Bad news first: The garden Restaurant... a nightmare finding anywhere to sit at meal times... there seems to be a lot ... Read more
iamqueenbecca@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed three weeks ago
We flew to Anchorage and took a bus ($45, not with NCL) to Seward. We got directions to a park a took a walk in Anchorage before getting on the bus, very friendly people. Embarkation in Seward went quickly, but it was raining and the ... Read more
Nancy 03894
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I hadn't been on a cruise in 30 years. Everything has changed. We went to Alaska with another couple that has cruised on Norwegian many times. We sailed on the Pearl. We had an inside cabin that I thought was a bad idea. The cabin ... Read more
ktaylor8324
Member Since 2016
1 review
Wanted to see Alaska and it was the best deal around. Never sailed NCL and it was a genuinely great ship. Found no faults with the ship and the crew were very friendly. Entertainment was very good. Tim Kaminski, the juggler, and the ... Read more

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Read2020@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We received the cruise from Pechanga casino.celebratedo our 55 anniversary? Well taken care of. Wheelchair assistance was great. Had a rented. Mobility scooter,easy access to all venues. Very accomating. Casino was good,very ... Read more
hiroller@tularosa.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
After a lot of research we choose Norwegian Jewel for our 40 year anniversary to Alaska. As first time cruisers I was nervous about what to expect but thanks to the wonderful staff I am now ready to cruise again! The ship was very easy to ... Read more
sbayes
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
The main problem with sailing on this ship is communication. Most of the staff could not understand English and if the questions asked of them where outside the parameters of their spiel they just looked at you with a dumb look and said ... Read more
pamelamedlock
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We had friends and family who had used the Jewel and decided to try it. It was excellent in every way and highly recommend it to anyone. The crew were beyond friendly,helpful and entertaining. The food was awesome. We ate the buffet a ... Read more
htwalker@msn.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 1st cruise and I celebrated my 70th BD the day we embarked. First let me say that the experience exceeded our expectations. We chose NCL for several reasons ; price, schedule, reputation and the Free Style dining. We found ... Read more

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4774Papa
Member Since 2010
17 reviews
10,232 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was for a SEVEN day cruise Alaska, Vancouver and Canadian Rockies We planned our trip around a seven day cruise on the Norwegian Sun from 5-12 September 2016. We left home on 24 August and arrived home on 16 September. The ... Read more
BostonGal35
Member Since 2012
9 reviews
76 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed on the Norwegian Sun to Alaska from September 5th thru 12th. Sailing was one way, Vancouver to Seward. This was our first time on the Sun, our 9th NCL cruise overall (past cruises, all reviewed here on CC, include Star (2x), ... Read more
rdthorne45
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We did the cruise & land package a couple of years ago so this time we decided on the 'abbreviated' cruise from Seattle with the chance of seeing Glacier Bay which was canceled last time. Embarkation & disembarkation went well. ... Read more
Chefangela
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
I hated it. The best thing about the cruise was the food. There was always a wait on the elevators. The bars were always too crowded. Most of the time the bartenders were very rude. I thought the nightly shows were silly. Every time ... Read more
Dkkai
Member Since 2009
1 review
267 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We cruised a similar itinerary last year and enjoyed it very much. Selected the NCL Pearl this year as we wanted to see Glacier Bay. It was worth it, big time. Embarkation was smooth with little wait. Effectively walked aboard. Pearl is ... Read more
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mojoracer
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
1 helpful vote
Expectations were set low on this good deal price cruise. The ship is in decent shape for 12 years old. Only real wear point was dingy carpets here and there. The crew was very good and pleasant. Embarkation went very fast! Cabin ... Read more
Debtarheelgirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
MOST excellent ship and staff - most courteous service - ports of call were greatly described in detail. Service entering and exiting the ship each time was beyond welcoming. Loved the hand sanitizer, hot wash cloths and cookies and ... Read more
SueHarms@Comcast.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was the second cruise I have been on... and I really DON'T think I will do another.... bottom line very expensive, food is MARGINAL (and yes we paid the "better dinning package" and the Drink package ) While the ... Read more
Rushman58
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My family and friends (12 total) decided last year to book an Alaskan Cruise out of Seattle about 12 months out. Just a quick background, my wife and I have been on about 20 cruises on Carnival, Norwegian, Disney, and Royal Caribbean, and ... Read more
mester.fran@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
My husband and I (50’s) are enjoying several travel excursions per year. The cruise was exactly what we expected. The entertainment was excellent. The food was average. I wish NCL would do the same reservation policy as ... Read more

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Sherrielyne
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
The cruise was overcrowded. The resturants were always packed and finding a table was impossible. The only way we could find a table was to hover around and pounce when someone left a table. There were kids left unsupervised and running ... Read more
Sehwong
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
I go on this cruise every year. I love the inside passage. It is a relaxing cruise for me to unplug. I love the Pearl. It's a perfect sized ship for someone like me who likes midsize ships. The best kept secret on the Pearl is the ... Read more
kazalcruise2
Member Since 2015
1 review
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
3-4 stars. Nice ship - liked the room layout, picture window deck 5 close to elevators. Captain Paul was available for photo ops, could b seen walking down the halls as were other officers. We did separate our beds t make a wider center ... Read more
davetav
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Just got back from a 7 day cruise to Alaska on the Jewel, and had a wonderful time. Cruised with my wife, 7 year old daughter and 88 year old mother (birthday wish). We flew to Seattle a day early, and toured the city and had a great ... Read more
abbykeenan
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
My Mother wanted to visit Alaska and we have cruised with Norwegian in the past and enjoyed it. We normally stay in a balcony but due to the higher cost of Alaska we got a inside room. The inside room was fantastic, I was worried but this ... Read more

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