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dunkindo2000
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Wanted to take my dad on an Alaskan cruise. My husband and I have been cruising since 2003. We took this exact cruise, exact ship to the exact port in 2007. At the time, NCL was my favorite as they were the first ones to introduce ... Read more
Alex Knoell
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Everything went as planned. We spent time off the ship in every port, including Seattle which was our departure point. Out excursions were great, especially the whale watching/Mendenhall Glacier excursion. Cabins were cleaned and ... Read more
tiffmeyer
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our very first cruise so we have nothing to compare it to, but we were pleased. We had an inside cabin which worked out fine. It was dark and easier to sleep. Cagney's Steakhouse was so delicious. O'Sheehans had a great breakfast ... Read more
RBaker
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Well..where shall I start... My first experience with NCL was in 2001 on the NCL Sky. Perfect vacation cruise to the Eastern Caribbean on a brand new ship. Private dining, same table every night, same waiter, same maître d', same ... Read more
DrJBP
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
I have cruised on a number of different cruise lines to various destinations around the world. I always thought my trip on one of the small Luxury Ships would have surpassed any of the larger ships in attention to detail and personal ... Read more
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wwecoowner
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
FOOD & DINING Not a thing to complain about, especially from a guy who dislikes cooking. I personally prefer healthier options and trust that they had a ton of them. We also dined at 3 specialty restaurants per our tradition and ... Read more
Kelly5472
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
My husband and I travel quite a bit, so we have a lot to compare this cruise to. We did the Alaska cruise for my in-laws 50th anniversary. We chose mid-ship mini-suite with a balcony for our cabins, and were happy we did, because we ... Read more
EHarris266
Member Since 2011
1 review
8 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I am a 52 year old female and have been on several Caribbean cruises. I was traveling with my husband and mother-in-law. We brought her a light weight wheelchair on the cruise which turned out to be an excellent idea. Since we had a ... Read more
sjl1222
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This was my second Alaska cruise (my fourth overall). I went two years ago on the same route with Princess, so that cruise is still fresh in my mind for comparison. Overall, I think Norwegian did a much better job for a few different ... Read more
cruise0987
Member Since 2017
1 review
STAFF The staff we encountered during our cruise were awesome! They were friendly and helpful. They were very nice and social with our children. My kids loved the interactions and smiles and it made us feel welcome. CRUISING WITH ... Read more
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Gino1414
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We are loyal NCL customers and loved a repeat of The Alaskan Experience. The Pearl is an older ship, but in a good refurbished state. Our cabin, with balcony on the 11th floor was adequate for three of us, and very clean. We purchased ... Read more
flaremom
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
June 2017 Spent 2 days exploring Seattle before the cruise- got a City Pass and would totally recommend that to all. A seven day Alaskan trip out of Seattle for a friends birthday. There we a total of 6 of us in 3 separate cabins. Mine ... Read more
Californiamom72
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I took our first cruise last week aboard the Norwegian Pearl to Alaska (june 18-25). We really didn't know what to expect too much. We were a clean slate hoping for a trip of a lifetime since we were celebrating our 20 year ... Read more
nclansing
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
First cruise. Alaskan cruise. Ports were nice but only in Skagway long enough to do something. Buffet food about Dennys quality but the specialty dining (Braziilian steakhouse and Teppenyaki) were good. Dining rooms food same quality as ... Read more
Bella Rose1964
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
Our AAA travel agent recommended this cruise line for our 30th Anniversary celebration. The ship is very nice and we were happy with our starboard balcony room. Our room steward, Akmed, was fabulous in every way. This was our first ... Read more
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rpiwonka
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We chose this cruise to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We had cruised to Alaska with NCL 1 1/2 years ago and really enjoyed it so we thought to do it again. We were not disappointed. This was our 4th trip on the Pearl and ... Read more
SKfromDallas
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This is the 2nd cruise I have been on, and there was a lot of hype about doing the Norwegian Haven option (e.g. butler, private courtyard with mini swimming pool, priority for embarkation, private restaurant for breakfast/lunch, etc.). We ... Read more
bamacheese
Member Since 2007
1 review
1 helpful vote
Family cruise with Daughter, 2 Grandkids, ages 12 and 13, myself(70) and my wife, a trip meant to be cruise as a family ,celebrating our lives. NCL was incredible in handling a glitch ,of our making , to even board the ship. With their ... Read more
RRat
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
This was my first Alaskan cruise, but my fifth overall cruise. I've had 3 Carnival cruises and one cruise on the Norwegian Gem. We came to Seattle a couple days before the cruise left and stayed by the airport. The train is a very ... Read more
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eyejay
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Went with NCL many years ago on an older ship, The Dream. We came to call it the Nightmare. Everything that could be bad on a cruise, was. Swore never to use NCL again. Now that the bad memories have faded, we thought we would give NCL ... Read more
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papertole
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose Alaska cruise for its breathtaking scenery. It was our first ever cruise experience and overall we had a good time. The embarkation and disembarkation went pretty smoothly, there were cruise line and port employees around to ... Read more
rusticfurnituremaker
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
1,209 forum post
8 helpful votes
This cruise choice was purely based on itinerary and price. We have sailed on this line seven times, and have taken 35+ cruises overall. We sailed on the Norwegian Escape prior to this cruise and absolutely loved that ship. My cabin ... Read more
terrinnp
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was our first time cruising with NCL but have been on other cruise lines in the past. Never again. We loved the total NCL experience. The level of service was exceptional. Everyone was so kind and helpful. The staff seemed to ... Read more
wingdingjg
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
96 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our second cruise to Alaska. Our first was with Royal Caribbean in 2010 (north to south). We picked NCL this time because we wanted a roundtrip cruise out of Seattle that went to Glacier Bay National Park. We also picked NCL ... Read more
Travel2Liberate
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was our 11th cruise with NCL and our 1st cruise to Alaska. I read reviews prior to our trip and set realistic expectations. The ship is great, our balcony cabin (8034) was good for the price we paid, but the food was seriously ... Read more
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