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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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524 Norwegian Pearl Alaska Cruise Reviews

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Gatorjw
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
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
60 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
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
1 helpful vote
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
drohrich56
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we really enjoyed it. You cannot beat the breathtaking beauty of Alaska. We also lucked out with unusually warm weather for this time of year. The ship is starting to show some age. The embarkation seemed ... Read more
catwrangler4
Member Since 2016
1 review
41 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I liked the freestyle that Norwegian offered. The restaurants were good and the specialty were great. All the employees were friendly and some learned our names quickly which was nice. The embarkation in Vancouver was too long but that ... Read more

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clicko
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We took the NCL Pearl from LAX on April 30 to Vancouver, then continued on the 10 Alaska ending in Seattle. Total of 15 days. The Pearl and staff were a disappointment. When selecting the free Unlimited drink package, we ... Read more
poof246
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
One would think that even if one is staying in a regular stateroom, that NCL would offer at least decent conditions. The hallways on level four always stank of feces, like every toilet on that floor was backing up. Food was fairly ... Read more
Leifberickson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Have cruised a moderate number of times on various cruise lines, including NCL. The good news is that the staff and crew were for the most part very friendly and professional. That being said, it was nearly impossible, other than in the ... Read more
emohio
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My daughter and I went on a mother/daughter cruise. I have an arthritic back and on a walker. For the most part the crew was very accomodating. I was upset because we purchased spa packages. The unisex whirlpool was not accomodating to ... Read more
jlstx
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
This is my 9th cruise with 7 of them being on NCL ships. I’ve been a member of NCL’s loyalty program, Latitudes, for about 20 years, but at this time I’m not feeling the loyalty love in return. After all the cruises, I ... Read more
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Kaptivate
Member Since 2015
1 review
27 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
So let me start my saying that when I started planning our cruise to Alaska I looked at almost every cruise line available. We settled on NCL because there would be three of us and we didn't want to be sharing a room. Therefore we really ... Read more
Angelrelaxer
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I have cruised Norwegian line for the last 8 cruises and have found it a great delight, especially on the Pearl. However this particular cruise felt devoid of the joy and excitement I felt from the crew and the itinerary of the past. We ... Read more
rdpierluisi
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We did our cruise on the last week of the season, from 20-27 Sept, 2015. Although rain was predicted beforehand, it turned out to be almost perfect, even warm enough at one point for me to sunbathe on our balcony. This was after almost 2 ... Read more
Lightkeeper
Member Since 2011
1 review
200 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As of this cruise, we have been on eight cruises with our daughter, with the first cruise being when she was almost two years old. Much has been written about the Pearl. Your overall experience, will depend on whether your personality ... Read more
chrisanderson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This is definitely not my first cruise, I'm currently a platinum member with Carnival. I decided to give NCL a try, and this is my results. The Norwegian Pearl is a very clean ship, actually better than Carnival. The Alaska trip was ... Read more

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evatonyp
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
I need to preface this review, in that it has been over 30 years since my wife and I have been on a cruise, and a lot has changed. We had a great time on our 7 day Alaskan Cruise, but it took a little time to get use to the size of the ... Read more
cruisingNCL15
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Very disappointed in NCL…I was on Vacation to get away from City noise and hustle bustle. To no avail, while in the most beautiful part of the world…Glacier Bay, in Alaska, NCL had construction going on around the pool or ... Read more
lynne214
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
The Norwegian Pearl was my first cruising experience, which I really enjoyed. The crew did a wonderful job and their service was excellent. There were many activities offered on board, and the ship information was always available and ... Read more
cruisecriticalfamily
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We stayed in room 11524. A two bedroom family villa. One nice thing about being in a suite is priority embarkation in Seattle. We where on the boat in 30 minutes. Nice room but located under the gym. Can you imagine what we heard every 6 ... Read more
coffeegirl1958
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Although this was my first cruise, I was blown away by all of the fantastic staff and services provided by NCL Pearl. We (8) women had the time of our lives. There aren't enough words to describe how wonderful it was. Since being home I ... Read more

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Shipmate987
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Pros : The staff and their supervisors are amazing in supplying a very high level of service The comic quitar player and piano player are excellent The food is well prepared and the ship is very clean Cons This is where the title quote ... Read more
cole2014
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
The Norwegian Pearl is a beautiful ship in need of some technological updates. Be prepared to spend as much on the shore excursions and food and drinks as the cost of the cruise. The activities aboard the ship were all geared to spending ... Read more
Tuasdad
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
For months we looked at reviews and wondered what our experience with NCL would be. There is something I saw a while back that summed it all up: There is no such thing as a bad cruise. Catastrophes aside, this is true. No matter the ... Read more
Tahoelovers
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We flew to Seattle a day before our cruise to avoid any flight delay issues. Four of the five of us had cruising experience with one rookie in the group! The embarkation process ran smoothly for the most part; however, we were told by ... Read more
goldenpup
Member Since 2005
1 review
77 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
The NCL Pilot's Choice Glacier excursion in Juneau was awesome, well worth the price. Would do it again! Ships that docked in the morning due to weather had this excursion cancelled, we docked later in the day and our excursion was able ... Read more

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