Norwegian Seattle Cruise Reviews

Your selections (clear selections):
Norwegian (NCL) x
Seattle x

Norwegian Cruise Line

Cruise Critic Overview

1,197 Norwegian Seattle Cruise Reviews
Cruiser rating
Excellent
562
Very Good
274
Average
168
Poor
111
Terrible
46
See reviews for
Family Cruises
Family Cruises
325
First-Time Cruisers
First-Time Cruisers
134
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
81
Senior Cruises
Senior Cruises
56
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
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
Compare Prices on Norwegian (NCL) Cruises
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
pnerissa
Member Since 2011
1 review
299 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Thank goodness I didn't sail for the food. I chose this itinerary for the Alaska ports of call and my Alaska bucket list (Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, Sitka, Victoria BC and Vancouver, BC.) I was on the same cruise as ... Read more
froaddindude
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Overall the cruise was alright considering my wife and I have been on a dozen or so cruises and my mom traveled with us who has been on over 30 cruises. The destination of Alaska was first time that my wife and I had been up there, we ... Read more
Donna Jordan
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it was affordable, and it hit every single port of call I was interested in seeing in Alaska. We had an inside cabin, and it was plenty roomy for what we needed it for. We spent most of our time on the deck, ... Read more
Compare Prices on Norwegian (NCL) Cruises
Cruise1969
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My wife and I (late 40’s) sailed on the 10-day Alaska cruise 9/17 – 9/27 (Last cruise of the season). We’ve sailed NCL, Carnival, Princess and Royal Caribbean. Weather was unseasonably beautiful (50-55 degrees, and it ... Read more
NrsFrg31
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My husband and I had a short window to take our honeymoon (14 months after getting married) so we elected to do an Alaskan cruise instead of going to Europe. Since Europe was the original plan we had saved/budgeted plenty of money to make ... Read more
albertzerok
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
If you don't mind golden corral quality food or less 3 times a day, I guess it's not bad. The truth is, the food was absolutely horrid, and I don't mean, not good, I mean, not edible some times. It was probably the biggest disappointment ... Read more
lee9
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
47 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
I loved my 10-day Alaska Jewel cruise in September, weather was really nice for being late in the season, we even were lucky to have sun at Glacier Bay, it was the highlight of the cruise, the Captain brought the ship for a close-up ... Read more
Helpful? Thank lee9
OpenMind
Member Since 2012
1 review
64 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
NEVER AGAIN!...This is the title of my review. Yes, after being Silver member of Norwegian Cruise line (using this cruise line many times for different destinations) - this cruise to Alaska with NCL will be my LAST cruise with them. And ... Read more
Compare Prices on Norwegian (NCL) Cruises
thecatservant
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
We chose this specific cruise because it was a 10 day rather than the normal 7 day Alaskan cruise. We loved that we could visit ports we had never been to before! Both the embarkation and disembarkation were extremely well organized. ... Read more
brittani299
Member Since 2016
1 review
65 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I enjoyed our cruise to Alaska very much. This was my 4th time going to Alaska and my husband's 2nd time. I normally do 7 day ones but we went for a 10 day. We started in Seattle and ended in Vancouver BC. The ports we went to were ... Read more
pwk0000
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We have been on NCL a few times now - the breakaway - the pearl - and Spirit This one was a bit lack lustre. Bad news first: The garden Restaurant... a nightmare finding anywhere to sit at meal times... there seems to be a lot ... 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
Compare Prices on Norwegian (NCL) Cruises
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
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
crowba70
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
staff was good some where not happy but still helped when asked. Main dinning was below avg food and when lobster was on the menu there was an up charge of $25 to get lobster. the app had the entertainment nights wrong so I missed the one ... Read more
lineman99
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
The Jewel is an older ship ( I believe 2006 retro fitted 2014 ) but very nice to cruise on. We had a 10th deck balcony room with a great ocean view. A tad smaller than used to but still good. Our steward was always keeping room stocked ... Read more
Compare Prices on Norwegian (NCL) Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?