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1,620 Norwegian Alaska Cruise Reviews
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blitzo
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Had been to Alaska before (Princess) and wanted to go again. Booked this cruise on Norwegian because it was longer then Princess and less expensive. Now I know why its less expensive, because you get less. It starts with boarding in San ... Read more
Cpt Skip01
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was a 14 day NCL cruise to Alaska. The Norwegian Sun is one of the smallest NCL ships and I really enjoyed not being so overwhelmed by crowds both on and off the ship. The Sun visited several ports I'd not visited on my two previous ... Read more
jduncan23
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We joined the ship at San Francisco for the Alaska cruise and in spite of having an arrival at the pier time we had to queue for about forty five minutes outside the terminal. Being a hot day I was not too happy about this. Once inside the ... Read more
sunscreen123
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
The ship was very clean and in very good condition and crew makes sure that every ones hands are sanitized before entering the dining venues.The cabin had plenty of storage,king size bed was firm and comfortable and our cabin steward ... Read more
TX2AK!
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Five years prior we cruised on The Pearl with family & had such wonderful memories of the amazing mountains, glaciers, wildlife, and ship accommodations that we chose this to be our 40th wedding anniversary celebration trip. Once ... Read more
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Lori Hawaiian
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise, our first, because of the freestyle, casual theme. Use a porter at the baggage drop-off area to avoid going through that long line. The rest of the embarkation process was smooth and quick. Our mid-ship balcony cabin ... Read more
Jkrip
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Had heard Alaska was an experience you should not miss. It was our 50th anniversary and it was our present to each other. The weather was exceptionally good as what rain we had was at sea & at night the temp was in the high 50's and ... Read more
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KansasinJune
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We had a voucher from the Casino at Sea program and selected an Alaska cruise (NCL Pearl) based on family recommendation, Embarkation went relatively easily even though another passenger was berating the manager in charge of ... Read more
lightbalb2003
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
21 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Really enjoyed my first trip with Norwegian on the Pearl. We had great weather on our Alaska voyage! The freestyle dining was wonderful and a nice departure from the likes of Carnival, MSC, and Royal Caribbean (who I have cruised with in ... Read more
SeattleSeattle
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose the NCL Pearl to Alaska for the Freestyle cruising - choosing when to dine, and wearing casual clothes, the beautiful scenery, and the cheerfulness of the well-trained crew. Our cabin, 9663, was cozy but well-organized with ... Read more
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JerrieB
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Always wanted to see Alaska. Decided on the Norwegian cruise because of the great extras. Had the beverage package, which was really great. Check in lines unbelievable. We were in 3 different lines for 2 hours. Really bad ... Read more
josgan
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
I chose the cruise because it was available at the time I wanted to take vacation and I had wanted to go to Alaska for a while. The Alaska portion of the trip was fantastic and I highly recommend it, I had beautiful clear skies and ... Read more
gdaym8
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Reading the blogs in regards to the Norwegian Jewel were spot on. Ranking: 1) Entertainment (the entertainment staff really does a great job on the Jewel) 2) Activities (there is something to do every hour of every day on the ... Read more
KCcruisin07
Member Since 2007
1 review
1,938 forum post
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise, as we wanted to go to Alaska, and we like freestyle dining. We had cruised the Sun a few years ago and loved it. This was a last minute booking. Embarkation: a little over 3 hours and 10 minutes. We finished one ... Read more
Momof2kyds
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We just had the most amazing Alaskan cruise on the Norwegian Pearl! The ship was perfect for us. We like to hang out on the deck and enjoy the fresh air and there were so many great spots to do that. Our room was perfect....comfortable ... Read more
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sorrythatusernametaken
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Norwegian Pearl is the worst cruise ship ever. We sailed on the Epic May 2016 and had a great cruise so picked another Norwegian ship. Big Mistake, the Pearl Staff May 2017 was awful, guest services was appalling, food average for buffet ... Read more
BarryO47
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose Norwegian for the cruise itinerary, reasonable cost and their casual dining approach in the main dining rooms. There was no requirement for formal attire with collared shirt, pants and shoes the guideline. Tables were arranged to ... Read more
mlpmlp
Member Since 2013
1 review
Our favorite destination and was our favorite cruise line until this last one (8 total to Alaska) Seattle port ADA Wheelchair assist was not available at baggage drop off, even though we confirmed days ahead this service would be ... Read more
ARCJCM Travel Videos
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We recently returned from an eight-day inside passage Alaska cruise on the Norwegian Jewel. We sailed in an Owner’s Suite (10004), which is part of The Haven. This was our first cruise, and we were big cruise skeptics. Our ... Read more
Rocketman000
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Just came off the Vancouver/Alaska/Seattle , 8 days cruise. The staff were ALL very friendly, and the ship was very comfortable and clean. We enjoyed all the shows, and the entertainment ( except the comedian ) he wasn't that great. ... Read more
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RolandNeave
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Our family of 5 adults booked the Garden Villa and thoroughly enjoyed its 5,000 sq ft with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a vast living room with spectacular views and grand piano, and outdoor decks on 2 levels. The service by our butler, ... Read more
Donkeylady
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
20 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This is the first cruise with this company. The food on the boat was exceptional and the staff were lovely,nothing was too much trouble and any request were dealt with quickly and efficiently. The boat however was tired and our cabin which ... Read more
beckanddav
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
We loved everything about the cruise. The staff were so friendly and happy. They did a terrific job. The food delicious and lots of variety to choose from (we ate every meal at the buffet at our 11 year old's request and were never ... Read more
MrsTocko
Member Since 2016
1 review
86 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We have been back from our cruise just over a month. We spent 11 days (9/19-9/30) on the Norwegian Sun, sailing Alaska and then Pacific Coastal. I have been thinking about what and how I want to tell you about our experience, I am going ... Read more
enjoysummers
Member Since 2015
1 review
24 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Apart from my poor cabin choice, we really enjoyed our first NCL cruise to Alaska. We enjoyed the MDR, Le Bistro, Cagney's and La Cucina. I wouldn't have been disappointed if I only had to eat in the MDR, though the menu was a bit ... Read more
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