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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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546 Norwegian Pearl Alaska Cruise Reviews

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California78
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 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
drumming cruisers
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
95 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
4 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
5 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
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
7 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
10 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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llbcruisin
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I received a Total Rewards voucher for a cruise for two and chose the Alaska cruise because we lived in Alaska for 20 years and have been away from it for the last three. We knew in advance what the scenery and climate would be like, and ... Read more
Lack luster experience
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 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
11 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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poobahapril
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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
BobE
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
704 forum posts
5 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
13 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

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kiesm001
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
NSnJW
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We let NCL handle all of our travel. It took over 2 hours after we landed in Vancouver to get on the bus to the port. Then customs went as smoothly as most customs stops. After that we were herded into a room of folding chairs because ... Read more
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big_lar_1
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
aReview of Norwegian Pearl - 10 night Alaskan Cruise, May 5, 2016 Just back from this 10 day cruise and thought I would share my experience to help future travellers. Embarkation (Vancouver) - If you fly in to Vancouver and are going ... Read more
drohrich56
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 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 May 2016
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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