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Narniaman
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Staff: Very, very friendly and helpful. Food: Outstanding!! The buffet was consistently very, very good. . . including treats such as prime rib! The specialty restaurants were on par with a good restaurant you would find in a good ... Read more
philleng
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We loved our experience! The ship, and service, and food, and destinations were all great. Be warned - Norwegian is completely aggressive in trying to empty your wallet before the cruise is over. We made a game out of resisting the ... Read more
suzidc@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
We had a wonderful vacation to Alaska aboard the Norwegian Jewel from 7/23/16-7/30/16. We sailed from and returned to Seattle. I wrote this because I read EVERYTHING there was before taking our cruise and there were somethings that I never ... Read more
ledaebel
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
31 forum posts
Our family group included 3 adults, 2 teens and 3 generations. We started a day early in Anchorage and took the Denali 11 day express. The Lakefront Hotel was lovely and helpful. Prices, of course for meals and such, were high but we ... Read more
wildcatwmn
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
56 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise. The sun is an older, smaller ship, but by nature of that, there were far less passengers, even at capacity and you never felt that it was crowded. In general it does not have a big "wow" factor ... Read more

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Belle Lake
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was a 50 year wedding anniversary trip. The room was quiet, and the service was excellent. The food in the formal dining room was superb, and the buffet in the café was good with many choices for breakfast. All of the crew ... Read more
kadrury
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We have cruised with Disney on our two previous cruises. This was our first cruise with Norwegian. Not impressed with the ship and services on board. The room was nice but the quality/conditions of the linen was poor...stains on the ... Read more
bja3437@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Just returned from the Alaskan cruise on the NCL Pearl (July 17-24), and wanted to post a short review. Overall the ship is average at best. The food is not good, and the bar / nightlife is boring. The shows are fun and enjoyable. NOTE TO ... Read more
sgfink
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We spent 2 days in Seattle at the Marriott prior to boarding the Jewel and had a wonderful time there. The Marriott is right across the street from the Port so we just walked over with our suitcases when it was time for the cruise. ... Read more
casavaldez
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We have sailed twice with Norwegian 20 years ago. At that time we were convinced that there was not another cruise line that we would ever sail with. However, after this last cruise, we will be looking at all options for our next cruise. ... Read more

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Honest Reviewer
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
I set this cruise up for my elderly parents as a retirement gift. PROS: The room was nicer than expected. Had a king size bed, with a pull-out sofa. We were on the starboard side (right) with a balcony. Housekeeping and wait staff ... Read more
George19
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Nickle and Dime and fraud I would never recommend NCL because of how they bill. What could have been a great cruse experience has turned into a negative because of what we have to do to remove fraudulent credit card charges. And we ... Read more
Oceangoing007
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
The ship is very dated The food was not very good anywhere in the free places, not sure about paying for more since we did not go to the pay restaurants. I felt like my college food was better then the Deck 12 Buffet. The Staff ... Read more
LovingRetirement67
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I'm a planner and I booked this cruise back in Feb. 2015, for my husband and I and our grown daughter, son-in-law, 10 yr. old grandson and 7 yr old granddaughter. At the time I debated whether to book a Disney cruise or NCL's Nickelodeon ... Read more
MrHaney
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
7 helpful votes
A travel agent selected Norwegian Sun for a northbound group Alaskan cruise and land tour due to pricing. Knowing nothing is perfect, we were satisfied overall with both the cruise and the land tour. Ship: Although the ship is older, ... Read more

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Donna Davis
Member Since 2010
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We traveled as a party of 6, my husband and I in one room,our daughter(age 29) and sister in one room and my sister's daughter and granddaughter(age 12) in a room. I had read some not so good reviews about the Pearl and was pleasantly ... Read more
Seattle_diver
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
127 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This year's family vacation was an Alaskan cruise. This was my 3rd NCL cruise. The other 2 were to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. Alaskan cruise things to know: 1) Relax! The Alaskan cruise has a very different vibe than a ... Read more
ricks503
Member Since 2014
1 review
15 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My wife had had breast surgery 3 weeks before the cruise and we wanted to get away from home and just relax. We had been to Alaska before and enjoyed ourselves. This time, we just wanted to relax and not feel any pressure to sight-see ... Read more
Cool Cruise Curmudgeon
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
PRO's: We have cruised several times, and the Norwegian Pearl was a nice cruise ship, with a mixed group of passengers (families, seniors, young couples, etc.). The food was generally good and varied, but virtually everything was ... Read more
shields503
Member Since 2013
1 review
63 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This is my third time travelling to Alaska but my first time traveling on Norwegian. I have to say I found the ship to be very limited as compared to other cruise lines. If you like to eat, this is a good ship. There are a number of ... Read more

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vcamer
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose the Alaskan Jewel for the Northwest Passage for our 40th wedding Anniversary. We had a great time. However I want to point out that we would have given a rating of excellent but we were unhappy with a few things. 1. Not ... Read more
mgm1012
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Nothing Less Than Fabulous. We stayed in The Haven on the ship. Amazing 2 bedroom/2 bath suite. Private dining. Butler. Personal Concierge. Lots of attention. Even had a choice of pillows. The ship had everything you would want to ... Read more
JohnAM
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was a really great cruise for the wife and I. This was our fifth cruise but our first one to Alaska and it rocked! It was our third cruise with NCL, second time with the ultimate beverage package, and first time with the ... Read more
itgeekgal
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our 1st and unfortunately last NCL experience. We had a good time cause that's what we do, but NCL could have made it much better. Embarking and debarkation were the best, otherwise we were disappointed. - Room service was ... Read more
feisty pirhanna
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise and ship for the Alaska experience. Our check in process was hours long due to slow computers. Not starting off well. We stayed in the Haven. People in the cabin next door were smoking. Our cabin was smoke ... Read more

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