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Norwegian Pearl is a fantastically fun ship from its imaginative decor (blown-up photos of wild animals or foreign landmarks in stairwells, jewel-tone carpeting, a Victorian/steampunk-style vibe in the ...
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561 Norwegian Pearl Alaska Cruise Reviews

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Honest Reviewer
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I set this cruise up for my elderly parents as a retirement gift. PROS: The room was nicer than expected. Had a king size bed, with a pull-out sofa. We were on the starboard side (right) with a balcony. Housekeeping and wait staff ... Read more
ricks503
Member Since 2014
1 review
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife had had breast surgery 3 weeks before the cruise and we wanted to get away from home and just relax. We had been to Alaska before and enjoyed ourselves. This time, we just wanted to relax and not feel any pressure to sight-see ... Read more
Cool Cruise Curmudgeon
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
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
misslyss1220
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
351 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
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

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Ellimitz
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
0 forum posts
3 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
sydgolston
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 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
RJPerque
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
NOKIDSCRUISER
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Too many bratty kids on the boat! We chose this line because of the price. We got a very good discount. Well, i guess we got we paid for. The best time of the cruise was when we were off of the boat. However, the last stop in ... Read more

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CHESTERVM316
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We went on this cruise because we wanted to see alaska. The embarkation and disembarkation went pretty smoothly. The ship was very nice, clean, good directions on the walls to get about the ship. Our cabin was very clean and well ... Read more
igmnfu24
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We spent our time on board stumbling over kids which made up about 30% of the passengers. Paid up for an outside balcony stateroom and every time we tried to enjoy it, we were chased inside do to the noisy family next door. The staff was ... Read more
Mattman1
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We arrived at the Seattle pier to find no signs or people to tell us where to go. You actually have to take you bag to a small room that is not labeled and then goto another building that is not labeled to check in for the ship. We found ... Read more
California78
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for our annual family vacation. It was our second cruise with NCL, and the first to Alaska. We stayed in the Pink Diamond Haven Suite (10504), which was fantastic with it's two balconies (double-long port-side and ... Read more
bluealaskacrafter
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took the Inside Passage round trip Seattle cruise on the June12th sailing. My husband and I had previously sailed on NCL twice - in 2011 in Baltic and in 2013 in the Mediterranean and loved NCL. This time we brought my sister and my ... Read more

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FireGuy12
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my very first cruise and Norwegian nailed it. The accommodations were good, the food was good, the ship was real nice and the entertainment was great. We flew from BWI to Seattle, WA on Friday the 10th. We toured downtown ... Read more
drumming cruisers
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
95 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Embarkation - not enough seats in embarkation area. Stood for an hour before boarding ship at noon. Ship - Once on board, had a wonderful frozen peach margarita and husband had a Bahama mama. Headed to buffet. Was pretty good. Cabins ... Read more
windjmr
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We chose this cruise because it was round trip from Seattle, it went through the inside passage and it cruised Glacier Bay. The crew was wonderful and I liked the freestyle dining at night. We left the ship, went through customs and got to ... Read more
andym888
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
lorifl2 reviewed this same cruise taken the week before ours. I will only write about different experiences, so read hers too. This was our first cruise, so we can't compare to other lines. Scroll to the end for details on accessibility ... Read more
lorifl2
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our first trip to Alaska, sailing on the Norwegian Pearl to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We were offered an upgrade from a balcony mid-ship room to an aft penthouse suite 8130 four days before sailing and snatched it up, ... Read more

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Naplesqt
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Layout is terrible - you're supposed to follow the fish to find the front of the boat. The only place I saw fish carpeting was in the hallway to the rooms. Movie night was located in the 2 story atrium. The first floor has a very ... Read more
cielodelmar
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Background: Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Pearl, Alaska Cruise. The whole group was four couples, but the following are mostly my and my husband's experiences. My husband and I are in our 20's, if that matters. Our ports were Juneau, ... Read more
Gunnyh
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Norwegian because I don't have to get dressed in a monkey suit. if I don't want to. This was our second cruise with Norwegian and by far much more tiring. It seemed like it was non stop for us. But that's why it was so much fun. Now I ... Read more
Tecuya
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
This was my very first cruise so I don't have anything compare it to. I can only tell what what surprised me, what I liked and didn't like. I traveled with my daughter and granddaughter. Since our cruise was stopping in Canada we had to ... Read more
corner46rincon27
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our experience on the Pearl was overall very good. The mini suite was great with a curtain to divide the beds which were comfortable. The food was excellent with a lot of variety. The entertainment was okay, but not geared to our age ... Read more

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