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sprinkles07
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
My bucket list thing to do was go on a cruise to Alaska. I was booked on the Norwegian Jewel with a life long friend who hadn't even been a plane before, let alone a ship!! The ship was awesome!! The crew was very personable. The ... Read more
Debrajump
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
My husband and I are 1st time cruisers. We have been married for 34 years and are a couple in our fifties who love to enjoy life. We have two daughters and five grandchildren. We live in a small town in Oklahoma. We flew from Dallas Fort ... Read more
drumming cruisers
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
91 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Embarkation in Seattle was 15 minutes from check in at 11:30 to boarding ship. Ate lunch at O'sheehans. Chicken pot pie was wonderful! My DH had the burger and thought it was great. cabins were ready at 1pm, 1st time we have had had ... Read more
Sally Forth
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
1,770 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
My mom is in her 80s and wanted to treat her daughters and granddaughters to a cruise while she is still able to travel. We chose this cruise and itinerary because it is difficult for my mom to fly, and we wanted round trip from either ... Read more
travels my middle name
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We had an inside cabin for 4, 2 adults and 2 teens. While it was small we all had a good time, there were some issues with 4 of us and 1 bathroom, but with 2 extra mirrors in the cabin we managed. Only issue we had was the hair dryer is ... Read more

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dahals
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
We were very disappointed that NCL has cut back so much. We appreciated the free offers at booking and picked the ultimate drink package. Once on board, good luck finding a bar server and then getting them to take your order. Many were ... Read more
suzyjane
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Traveling with four other couples, we began our journey in the beautiful city of Vancouver - arriving a day early to take in that city's charm. We stayed at Hotel Le Soleil in the downtown area, where we had a great experience. The staff ... Read more
bghrist
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
To be fair, we selected Norwegian because it is known for being more casual with free style dining that allows you to choose when and where you dine. And we got exactly that. I packed way too many business casual clothes. Jeans would have ... Read more
Helenabc
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
This cruise was my husband's retirement gift to us. We had always wanted to see Alaska and thought this would be a great way to do it so we booked our trip on the Norwegian Sun. The whole process of checking in and getting settled into ... Read more
NedziweCruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was a fabulous experience! The ship is gorgeous and the staff is incredible. They work so hard and are running around doing multiple assignments, yet they never forget to be kind and treat you like royalty. The rooms are clean and ... Read more

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deedee0814
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 4th cruise, my 2nd Norweigan cruise but my 1st to Alaska. The Pearl was sold out and packed with people. Alaska was wonderful...should be on everyone's bucket list! Getting on the ship could not have been easier, very well ... Read more
golden6911
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 20th anniversary cruise with my husband. I chose NCL because of it's casual vibe and the flexibility, plus the ability to eat in all different kinds of restaurants sealed the deal. Pros: 1) Specialty dining food quality ... Read more
mhlm
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is my thoughts on a cruise that I had lots of high hopes for WEBSITE The NCL website is just wasted space on some server. When you search the site and find the shore excursions you want to take and add them into shopping cart ... Read more
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Orygungirl
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
107 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I just returned from Alaska on the Pearl. It was actually my second trip on her this summer. I never managed my first review since I headed out another trip right after, so I will cross reference a few things. This was more of a last ... Read more
netrobotics1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
I loved this cruise. My wife and I's first. I think it was key to have an aft-facing balcony. Seeing Dawes glacier bracketed by a 180 degree rainbow with waterfalls coming out of the mountains on the side was perhaps the most ... Read more

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Larlin
Member Since 2011
1 review
168 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I have cruised, but never on NCL. We decided to bring our two grandchildren, ages 6 and 11. We stayed at the Westin in Seattle the night prior to embarkation, thought it was quite nice. On Saturday, August 15, 2015, ... Read more
RossandRebecca
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Cruise and ship exceeded our expectations. Four ports plus Seattle. Learned this part of Alaska is a temperate rainforest having lush forests, waterfalls everywhere, spectacular mountains and of course the glaciers..scenery rivaled only by ... Read more
toothpicker
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We were on the August 10th Southbound Sailing. Our group included myself, my 67 year old mother and my eight year old daughter. A truly great time was had by all. We are experienced cruisers and have sailed on lines both more and less ... Read more
raven21
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
We have never been "cruise people". Never had any desire but, this year, instead of Europe, we wanted to stay in the states but, find something unique. It just so happened that this year several people mentioned that one of ... Read more
dianaleeq
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
My son took me on this fabulous cruise. I didn't know what to expect but all I can say is it was amazing! The crew were the friendliest people I have ever met. The ship was even more than I expected. My steward was so great and kind and ... Read more

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Dan and Jan
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We flew into Fairbanks a day early to take Barrow Excursion, great experience! We started in Fairbanks with The Norwegian land tour, it was very nice. Riverboat in Fairbanks, domed top railroad, and the Denali tundra tour were all great. ... Read more
johnoklee
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was the first for my wife and I and we went on it just for a holiday getaway. Being my first cruise, I was pleasantly surprised that all the crew members made my holiday as comfortable and pleasant as possible. It was ... Read more
Mucellin
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We had an awesome cruise! Alaska was so beautiful and very majestic! We especially liked the dog sled ride, riding the train and Glacier Bay. The Pearl was a beautiful ship with a friendly and dedicated crew! Thank you for the ... Read more
clb5
Member Since 2015
1 review
24 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was the first cruise for our family. My mother wanted to cruise Alaska and my wife and daughter and my sister, her husband and two boys came along. Think of my review score as 3 out of 5 rather than "average" because I do ... Read more
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Janella and Tom
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
When I embarked I arrived at the dock at 1:00 pm. I did not realize that they would be serving food in the cafeteria when I got on the boat. If I would have known that food was available just as I arrived I would not have spent $29.00 for ... Read more

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