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lobolady
Member Since 2008
1 review
104 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
We chose this cruise date because of other obligations and the ports. Embarkation was a breeze. Vancouver gets my vote for best cruise port. We were through in 5 minutes. Debarking was equally smooth with plenty of cabs. We didn't ... Read more
Lack luster experience
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Filthy carpeting in our stateroom, messed up dinner reservations and more, we will not be cruising on NCL again. Good food and variety at the buffet -- kudos to the chef. Food and service in the specialty restaurants (except Summer ... Read more
calicruzr
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
256 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We choose this cruise based on a Total Rewards promotion for a free cruise... I have been to these ports prior on Carnival and really tried not to compare. I am a platinum member with Carnival and have sailed twice now on NCL.Embarcation ... Read more
trivimp
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Cruised Alaska on the Pearl with my twin sister (we are fifty-ish) and my adult daughter, mid-20s. There were a bunch of firsts going on: first NCL cruise for all of us, first cruise ever for my daughter, first time in Alaska. We ... Read more
duster1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
If you are tall or heavy, the cabins are too small. Person over 6 feet tall will have problems using the cabin bathroom. Cabin lighting too dim at night. Food was excellent. Buffet staff slow to clean tables, stood at service area ... Read more

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Bonlifecoffee
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We had previously done a Caribbean cruise on the same ship. It's well laid out but nothing overly memorable. This was our first time doing Alaska and our first suite...wow. Alaska is beautiful and while the weather was a bit chilly, I ... Read more
craiginoregon
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was my first time on NCL. The ship left Seattle on Saturday May the 21st. I had the best food, entertainment, and Customer service ever on any cruise ship. This is the 4th cruise line I've been on. The ship's captain talked to ... Read more
DJKMS
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
After reading reviews and taking the suggestion of a travel agent we booked this cruise. We were not disappointed. I believe that the crew members were all very helpful, courteous and pleased to assist. Many different dining choices, we ... Read more
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poobahapril
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
The Norwegian Peal has very small rooms and the ship needs to be refurbished badly. The bath sinks are cracked and equipped with kitchen faucets. Large paint chips were sheering off the pipes into the floor on the balcony, and it was ... Read more
benedicta
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
My 1st experience cruise with NCL to Alaska from Vancouver 7 days with my family in May 2016. I guess its gonna be the first and the last. CHECK IN: It was extremely crowded and a little bit messy and the lady who served us is very ... Read more

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CRBrock
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
I have just returned from a 7 night Alaska Inside Passage cruise (May 16 – May 23, 2016) on the Norwegian Sun. Alaska is so incredibly beautiful and awesome that you must see it to fully grasp the majesty of it. However, if ... Read more
rbazor
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I loved the service aboard the Sun, as always the Filipino staff was amazing. The entertainment was good and the staff in the Splash Academy was wonderful to my two girls. I really enjoyed the quality of the food as I have on all NCL ... Read more
christi.shedlock@bxs.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We did the Alaska cruise in May 2016 aboard the Norwegian Pearl. Everything was great from the embarkation to the disembarkation. We flew to Seattle where Norwegian was there to meet us. Transported us to the dock and boarding was ... Read more
Lane vacation
Member Since 2016
1 review
35 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
This was an amazing cruise, the places were fantastic the scenery was the best I have seen .....the places they went to ... Juneau , Ketchikan, skagway and the glaciers were fantastic and being able to lie in bed and watch the mountains ... Read more
BobE
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
705 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our 6th cruise to Alaska and it never gets old....Of our 45 cruises, Alaska it our most favorite. We've sailed on the Pearl 3 other times and it is still a nice ship....It is showing some age and will be going in to dry dock ... Read more
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Opihi
Member Since 2003
1 review
118 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our third cruise to Alaska. All onboard NCL. First was on the Sun, second on the Star, and this one on the Pearl. We haven't experienced any other cruise line to compare as more seasoned Cruise Critics have done, but we have ... Read more
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Gatorjw
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our first ever cruise. We enjoyed the cruise and the ship was beautiful. The staff was amazing and all were very attentive to our every need, however, we were misled a bit on our state room window and what that really was. We ... Read more
tortoisegirl
Member Since 2009
1 review
67 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We went on a Alaska cruise, mid-May 7 night round trip Seattle. Itinerary included Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Victoria, & Glacier Bay. Note that this itinerary is very convenient and the most affordable, but not a great choice if ... Read more
kiesm001
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Took advantage of a special offer to take this early season cruise and it was a nice way to spend a week with the 80 y.o.+ in-laws who can't get around as easily these days. Alaska is a bucket list destination and it did not disappoint. ... Read more
cdf1121
Member Since 2007
1 review
2 forum posts
22 helpful votes
If you are full time cruisers, boy do i have some information for you. We just did a 7 day cruise to alaska, and we got surprised by new policies. 1. You cannot remove the gratuities from your bill, on ship and pay cash like we do. ... Read more

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hcardwell
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
26 helpful votes
Full Disclosure - This was mine and my husband's first cruise. That being said, we did A LOT of research on not only this cruise line, but this specific ship. We also read tons of reviews on Cruise Critic and other sites pertaining to ... Read more
paperclips
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
58 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Embarkation My timing was perfect to miss most of the crowd getting on the ship. I was on the ship my noon in time for lunch. Somehow I missed the porters so I took my own suitcase on. Had to drag it around with me as our rooms ... Read more
mistertoaster
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
83 forum posts
4 helpful votes
A brief background on this cruise is in order before commencing the review. The NCL Sun was originally scheduled for a two week drydock in San Francisco. For reasons known only to NCL, that drydock was shortened to one week. This led to ... Read more
CyndiSue
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
I have always wanted to take an inside passage Alaskan cruise. Hubby had never cruised and was resistant at first, but finally agreed and off we went, along with our adult son and daughter-in-law (separate cabins). Flew from Houston to ... Read more
charlie54933
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
26 helpful votes
I read every single review on this site for this ship before my cruise, so I thought it only fair to post one for someone else looking for tips on Norwegian Jewel to Alaska. I rated this cruise a 4 only knocking down one point for food. ... Read more

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