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620 Norwegian Pearl Alaska Cruise Reviews
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OneLoveAdventure
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
4 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
gvelasco
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
5 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
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Sacha10
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
3 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
florenceo
Member Since 2013
1 review
21 forum posts
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
Darita
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 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
Nancy 03894
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I hadn't been on a cruise in 30 years. Everything has changed. We went to Alaska with another couple that has cruised on Norwegian many times. We sailed on the Pearl. We had an inside cabin that I thought was a bad idea. The cabin ... Read more
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ktaylor8324
Member Since 2016
1 review
Wanted to see Alaska and it was the best deal around. Never sailed NCL and it was a genuinely great ship. Found no faults with the ship and the crew were very friendly. Entertainment was very good. Tim Kaminski, the juggler, and the ... Read more
Read2020@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We received the cruise from Pechanga casino.celebratedo our 55 anniversary? Well taken care of. Wheelchair assistance was great. Had a rented. Mobility scooter,easy access to all venues. Very accomating. Casino was good,very ... Read more
budhakitty
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
27 forum posts
Took the NCL Pearl to Alaska. It was an incredible trip! Embarkation was smooth and easy. From the time we entered the port to the time was got on the ship was probably a total of 20 minutes. We really enjoyed the specialty ... Read more
rdthorne45
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
We did the cruise & land package a couple of years ago so this time we decided on the 'abbreviated' cruise from Seattle with the chance of seeing Glacier Bay which was canceled last time. Embarkation & disembarkation went well. ... Read more
Chefangela
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I hated it. The best thing about the cruise was the food. There was always a wait on the elevators. The bars were always too crowded. Most of the time the bartenders were very rude. I thought the nightly shows were silly. Every time ... Read more
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Dkkai
Member Since 2009
1 review
271 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
We cruised a similar itinerary last year and enjoyed it very much. Selected the NCL Pearl this year as we wanted to see Glacier Bay. It was worth it, big time. Embarkation was smooth with little wait. Effectively walked aboard. Pearl is ... Read more
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mojoracer
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
Expectations were set low on this good deal price cruise. The ship is in decent shape for 12 years old. Only real wear point was dingy carpets here and there. The crew was very good and pleasant. Embarkation went very fast! Cabin ... Read more
Rushman58
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My family and friends (12 total) decided last year to book an Alaskan Cruise out of Seattle about 12 months out. Just a quick background, my wife and I have been on about 20 cruises on Carnival, Norwegian, Disney, and Royal Caribbean, and ... Read more
mester.fran@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
My husband and I (50’s) are enjoying several travel excursions per year. The cruise was exactly what we expected. The entertainment was excellent. The food was average. I wish NCL would do the same reservation policy as ... Read more
Sherrielyne
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
The cruise was overcrowded. The resturants were always packed and finding a table was impossible. The only way we could find a table was to hover around and pounce when someone left a table. There were kids left unsupervised and running ... Read more
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Sehwong
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
I go on this cruise every year. I love the inside passage. It is a relaxing cruise for me to unplug. I love the Pearl. It's a perfect sized ship for someone like me who likes midsize ships. The best kept secret on the Pearl is the ... Read more
kazalcruise2
Member Since 2015
1 review
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
3-4 stars. Nice ship - liked the room layout, picture window deck 5 close to elevators. Captain Paul was available for photo ops, could b seen walking down the halls as were other officers. We did separate our beds t make a wider center ... Read more
GingeredMelodyTravles
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
I chose the NCL based on a previous cruise to the Caribbean which was a great experience. This cruise did not even come close to the level of service or quality unfortunately. Embarkation was crazy but moved along quickly. My husband ... Read more
Maggiefrye
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
The best part was that I got to see many Orca whales! The train ride was good. The Butchart Gardens and Victoria city tour was a rip-off. We were in the gardens for only about 45 minutes before the fireworks and the tour consisted of going ... Read more
paiagirl
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
1,542 forum post
2 helpful votes
We decided about 4 weeks before the cruise, out of the blue, to book this cruise because we wanted to see the Salmon Run since we have never seen it in our other 3 Alaska cruises. The SeaTac Holiday Inn Express was our overnight stay. ... Read more
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