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lorifl2
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
Naplesqt
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three 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
cherylandmikem
Member Since 2015
1 review
27 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is the first NCL cruise I have taken in more than 30 years (with my first wife). My second wife and I were surprised and pleased with so many things aboard, we booked two future cruises with the CruiseNext staff. Among the Pros: ... Read more
Cruise nonna
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Jewell is a smaller ship and well run. The staff is friendly but not overly "familiar" which I appreciate. We had great weather which added to the beauty of Alaska and happy cruisers. The entertainment, especially the ... Read more
cger61
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have previously sailed on the Norwegian Jewel to Alaska in 2015, although the earlier cruise was the 10 day version not the 7 day version. I will be sharing with readers my perceptions of the good, the bad, and the ugly. To begin with, ... Read more

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cielodelmar
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
daddy1164
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This trip was a graduation gift for my grandson. The travel arrangements were made about a month before departure and Norwegian was chosen due to the relatively low cost and the incentives that were included. Embarkation was a little ... Read more
kaila.petty@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We embarked the Norwegian Jewel on June 4th from Seattle. We stayed in an inside room, no window or porthole. SHIP: PRO: The ship was overall very clean. CON: The ship was very outdated. CABIN: Overall our cabin was ... Read more
Tecuya
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
1 helpful vote
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
stevans106
Member Since 2008
1 review
265 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I have been on 14 cruises before this one but it was our first Alaskan cruise. We knew everything to expect within the walls of the ship but everything else was wide open for exploring. The ship is smaller and older than the ... Read more
IuliaT
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
That cruise was chosen because of embarkation from Seattle (no need to flight). Also I've been traveling with NCL before. Price was almost the same in compare with other cruise lines but that one was selected because of Latitude rewards ... 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
7 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

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trivimp
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
8 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
2 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
Bonlifecoffee
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We had previously done a Caribbean cruise on the same ship. It's well laid out but nothing overly memorable. This was our first time doing Alaska and our first suite...wow. Alaska is beautiful and while the weather was a bit chilly, I ... Read more
craiginoregon
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was my first time on NCL. The ship left Seattle on Saturday May the 21st. I had the best food, entertainment, and Customer service ever on any cruise ship. This is the 4th cruise line I've been on. The ship's captain talked to ... Read more
DJKMS
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
After reading reviews and taking the suggestion of a travel agent we booked this cruise. We were not disappointed. I believe that the crew members were all very helpful, courteous and pleased to assist. Many different dining choices, we ... 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
4 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
5 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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