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1,622 Norwegian Alaska Cruise Reviews
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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
Sarah6246
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose the NCL Sun as we've done many NCL cruises in the past and like the Freestyle options, especially since it was just two of us on this cruise. We did Alaska because we've never been there and it was Zika free. The Boat: I ... Read more
OneLoveAdventure
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was our second cruise with NCL, the first being on the Breakaway. The Pearl is smaller yet still has much to offer, and allows a more personable atmosphere. The decor of the Pearl was more visually appealing than the Breakaway with a ... Read more
jumping person
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see Alaska, had sailed on NCL previously and was when I was able to use my vacation time. Both the embarkations and disembarkation went smoothly and quickly. The service we received from ALL ... Read more
rexmt2
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Very pleased overall, I would much preferred a total non-smoking cruise. We had to pass thru the casino to get to the showroom or go up or down a level to avoid it. The activities were enjoyable other than having so many that we wanted ... Read more
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gvelasco
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I had an absolutely amazing time on the Norwegian Pearl! There was 11 in our group for a family vacation including my 18 month daughter who we added at the last minute with no issues. We disembarked out of Seattle and the process of ... Read more
dixiecrockford
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We've been on this itinerary on another cruise line (10 years ago), so we knew we'd love the scenery. Plus, because we live in Seattle, it was super convenient to just walk on & off the ship (no hassle of travel, extra nights at ... Read more
Sacha10
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Wanted to go to Alaska and this seemed an ideal way to do it. The Pearl is a very nice ship, well run with friendly crew. I enjoyed the main dining rooms and that fact that we could eat at any time as a party of two. The quality of ... Read more
BryanHS
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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
pnerissa
Member Since 2011
1 review
299 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Thank goodness I didn't sail for the food. I chose this itinerary for the Alaska ports of call and my Alaska bucket list (Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, Sitka, Victoria BC and Vancouver, BC.) I was on the same cruise as ... Read more
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froaddindude
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Overall the cruise was alright considering my wife and I have been on a dozen or so cruises and my mom traveled with us who has been on over 30 cruises. The destination of Alaska was first time that my wife and I had been up there, we ... Read more
Donna Jordan
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it was affordable, and it hit every single port of call I was interested in seeing in Alaska. We had an inside cabin, and it was plenty roomy for what we needed it for. We spent most of our time on the deck, ... Read more
Cruise1969
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My wife and I (late 40’s) sailed on the 10-day Alaska cruise 9/17 – 9/27 (Last cruise of the season). We’ve sailed NCL, Carnival, Princess and Royal Caribbean. Weather was unseasonably beautiful (50-55 degrees, and it ... Read more
NrsFrg31
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
My husband and I had a short window to take our honeymoon (14 months after getting married) so we elected to do an Alaskan cruise instead of going to Europe. Since Europe was the original plan we had saved/budgeted plenty of money to make ... Read more
albertzerok
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 forum posts
4 helpful votes
If you don't mind golden corral quality food or less 3 times a day, I guess it's not bad. The truth is, the food was absolutely horrid, and I don't mean, not good, I mean, not edible some times. It was probably the biggest disappointment ... Read more
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lee9
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
56 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I loved my 10-day Alaska Jewel cruise in September, weather was really nice for being late in the season, we even were lucky to have sun at Glacier Bay, it was the highlight of the cruise, the Captain brought the ship for a close-up ... Read more
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OpenMind
Member Since 2012
1 review
64 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
NEVER AGAIN!...This is the title of my review. Yes, after being Silver member of Norwegian Cruise line (using this cruise line many times for different destinations) - this cruise to Alaska with NCL will be my LAST cruise with them. And ... Read more
thecatservant
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this specific cruise because it was a 10 day rather than the normal 7 day Alaskan cruise. We loved that we could visit ports we had never been to before! Both the embarkation and disembarkation were extremely well organized. ... Read more
brittani299
Member Since 2016
1 review
70 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I enjoyed our cruise to Alaska very much. This was my 4th time going to Alaska and my husband's 2nd time. I normally do 7 day ones but we went for a 10 day. We started in Seattle and ended in Vancouver BC. The ports we went to were ... Read more
pwk0000
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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
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john and Wendy Crane
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
we booked this cruise in 2015, and looked forward to it for an entire year...we were not disappointed...it was our first time on this cruise line... the ship was very much up to our expectations, and the crew and staff always ... Read more
florenceo
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
25 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The dining package was great! We really enjoyed Cagney's Steakhouse and the Brazillian one. The itinerary was a really good one. I like the Alaska cruises to include Glacier Bay. I like that NCL has added hand dipped ice cream to ... Read more
iamqueenbecca@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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
dani_
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Pros - Dining was amazing (coming from someone who is particular about food - i recommend the hibachi and Indigo restaurant) - Service and staff very attentive - Ship is huge and has a lot of amenities that keeps you busy - ... Read more
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Darita
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
16 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
From my 1st cruise in 2005 until 2010, I only cruised on Norwegian. After being on the horrible Norwegian ship, The Spirit, I swore I would never cruise with NCL again, and Princess has been my cruise line of choice since then. However, my ... Read more
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