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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
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

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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
FRIEK005
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was our first time sailing on Norwegian. We have previously sailed on Celebrity and Royal Caribbean. There are several reasons why we wouldn't sail on Norwegian again. The buffet (both at breakfast and lunch) was nothing short of a ... Read more
misshousam
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose Norwegian because of the limited choices of ships going our direction in our time limit in Alaska, offer of premium food/drink package, and opportunity for excursions. However, we will NEVER RECOMMEND THEM AS A VACATION CRUISE ... Read more
fwright4450
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Full disclosure: this was my first cruise since a high school booze cruise to the Bahamas (30 years ago). This was a long-planned cruise with my wife, 12 year old daughter, and two other families (a total of 6 adults and 6 children under ... Read more

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CraftySabine
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This is my second, and most likely last NCL cruise. The first was the Pride of America in Hawaii. It was fantastic. I can't say enough good stuff about it. This Alaska cruise, completely opposite. I have been on 4 Caribbean cruises with ... Read more
michelleg519
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Let me begin by saying this was my 6th cruise with NCL, so you can obviously tell me enjoy sailing with them. Below is a recap of our trip by bullet so it is easier to learn more about the cruise/ship depending on what you are looking for. ... Read more
misslyss1220
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
353 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Background info: I’m 31 and DH is 32, no kids. This was our 3rd cruise together (first on NCL together), and my 10th cruise overall (5th on NCL). I had not sailed on NCL since 2005 on the Dawn. We traveled in a group of 10 (me and ... Read more
Ellimitz
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We selected this cruise ship because it had good reviews for teenagers & we were bringing 2 teenage granddaughters. Our biggest problem on this cruise was related to our youngest granddaughter who is 12, & suffers from Cebral ... Read more
6thking@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
The overall experience beat our expectations. Point by point Pros, than Cons - - Arrival and departure were easy. We checked in with the Suites table and they moved us along. On departure, our flight left at 11:30am, but we ended up ... Read more

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sydgolston
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Excellent experience for our family, but it must be said: this line scrapes every nickel it can from your pockets. Excursions, expensive on all cruises, were utterly outrageous: $199 for a ride to the Mendenhall Glacier and and two hours ... Read more
norcalnick
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Had a great time on this cruise, much better than I had anticipated. It gave me a newfound appreciation and fondness of Alaska, and is definitely a trip that everyone should do at least once in their lifetime! We arrived in Seattle ... Read more
Leisureworlder
Member Since 2014
1 review
61 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 2nd Alaska cruise on the Jewel. We weren't able to cruise through Tracy Arm, so the sights were not quite as spectacular. We did pass a pod of whales and that was great! Ketchikan and Skaggway are always great for shopping. ... Read more
judithrose
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
My husband and I wanted to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with our adult children and granddaughter by going on a cruise. This was our first experience with Norwegian and IT WILL BE OUR LAST!! We flew into Seattle and had no ... Read more
Starsmitten
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I had always wanted to do the Alaska cruise and so we decided to go with NCL. This was a 7 night cruise starting from and terminating at Seattle. The embarkation was pretty smooth and the ship was sparkling, it is 10 years old but ... Read more

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Kriptonik
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Dining: I will start by saying the Dining was great, and what little entertainment they had, was also pretty good (Wasn't much of it). Enjoyed the buffet, and dined at a few of the specialty restaurants. I would do that part again. ... Read more
churchtrisha@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
positives... chose this cruise because of the free style no dressing up etc.liked the itinery.which did not disappoint. Our cabin with a balcony was clean if a little tired looking ( the whole ship needs a refurbishment) .Our room ... Read more
jrecksiek
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
There were 9 people in my traveling party. We chose Norwegian because they offered a decent price for the cruise that we were interested in taking. We also liked the idea of not having a formal night as we knew that we were already going ... Read more
cparr
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Not sure why I chose Norwegian. I had only sailed on Carnival and really wanted to try another one. The views from our cabin AFT 9278 were spectacular. Whales, iceburgs, otters, eagles. You could not ask for better. BUT - the food ... Read more
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RJPerque
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
14 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We came into Seattle three days early...super clean and interesting city with much to do. Embarkation was very fast and efficient.... 1/2 hour tops... It pays to have the luggage tags and paperwork all ready. Disembarkation... Just ... Read more

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