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Member Since 2010
1 review
25 forum posts
When I booked this cruise I was worried that this either won't be enjoyable for my in-laws (whom I am traveling with for the first time) or my kids who are only 4 ½ and 2 1/2 and cannot do many of the excursions offered. But at the end of ... Read more
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
285 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Pre-Cruise Stay We arrived in Vancouver a couple of days early and booked a great hotel (Westin Bayshore) on Priceline for a fantastic rate. We loved the city of Vancouver and wish we would have had more then two days there. The Hotel ... Read more
Member Since 2011
1 review
66 forum posts
I was a first time cruiser on the Pearl for the Eastern Caribbean April 3-10, 2011 and out of a scale of 1-10 I would score our trip a 12! I literally had the best week of my life. The staff on the Pearl was outstanding! Even though it is ... Read more
Member Since 2005
8 reviews
2,016 forum posts
Norwegian Pearl - Cruise Critic Review - April, 2010 Four of us took a week-long repositioning cruise from Los Angeles to Vancouver BC. I have done the US West Coast repositioning cruise a couple of times, including trips on the ... Read more
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
2,411 forum posts
Sailed April 2010
Background - DH and I are a mid-50's couple from the Los Angeles area. We have cruised 4 times on NCL in a mini-suite (Star 2007) and owner's suites (Pearl 2007 and Majesty 2009) and once on Crystal Cruise Line in a balcony cabin. DH has ... Read more
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Member Since 2002
7 reviews
30,164 forum posts
Just some background on us as a family: this was a family cruise, two of our daughters, our son in law and our other daughters partner plus us. We have cruised over 20 times. our daughter and son in law about 15 and our other daughter, is ... Read more
Member Since 2010
1 review
We really enjoyed our vacation on the Pearl. This was our first time on NCL and I really am hooked on the freestyle dinning. Although even with the fixed dinning times it is only dinner that is fixed on other cruise lines. So to say that I ... Read more
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
198 forum posts
i know there are some die hard NCL cruisers out there. this is my sixth cruise and my sixth major cruise line. of the six i would place NCL near the bottom. if you have booked or are thinking of booking dont fret, you will have a 'fair' ... Read more
Member Since 2004
1 review
449 forum posts
We were very fortunate that our 19-yr old daughter, 21-yr old son and his 21-yr old girlfriend all had the same week for spring break, despite the fact that they attend 3 different colleges. This afforded my wife & I the chance to take ... Read more
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
35 forum posts
This was my second cruise with NCL and I have to say if all cruises are as good as this one, I'm hooked!! We booked this cruise at the last minute and got a really good deal on 2 inside rooms. We drove to Miami (12 hours) since trying to ... Read more
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Member Since 2008
1 review
4 forum posts
I want to start with a positive. The ship is beautiful and spotless. My room was always very nice and clean. We loved the pool area. My first complaint would be with the staff. They weren't friendly. They did their jobs well but they had ... Read more
Member Since 2008
1 review
64 forum posts
This trip started with my husband and I flying into Ft Myers on 3/20. We stayed at the Marco Island Marriott for two nights, and were married in Naples on 3/21. The hotel was beautiful, but we were so busy with the wedding, we didn't ... Read more
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
256 forum posts
Embarkation - This was so easy! We caught a shuttle from our hotel, the Hyatt Place Miami Airport West/Doral at about 12:00 and we were on the ship by about 1:15! Not bad for driving time to the port, check in and security! First ... Read more
Member Since 2010
1 review
29 forum posts
Sailed March 2010
This was my first cruise. I am a 24 year old college student. I went with 5 of my buddies who are all around my age. It was an awesome trip. Rooms: We had a inside cabin and to be honest I only spent about 6 hours a day in there so it ... Read more
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
Norwegian is really promoting their Freestyle concept but it ends up being chaotic and disorganized. Cruises are known for two outstanding features: fantastic food and service. Norwegian disappointed on both of these. First, the ... Read more
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Member Since 2010
2 reviews
174 forum posts
Sailed March 2010
Before I start, let me say that this was a great trip and NCL really impressed everyone on our trip! We cruised out of Miami on 3/13-3/20. Some members in our party flew out of Detroit, and the rest drove from Canada (2 days) and stayed ... Read more
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
76 forum posts
Sailed March 2010
Just returned from the Pearl 3/6-13, 2010. Had sailed RCCL in 2005 so it had been a few years since my last cruise. I was not disappointed in any way. The Pearl is a BEAUTIFUL ship. I was traveling with my mother (a senior) and my daughter ... Read more
Member Since 2010
1 review
I went with my family. My wife and I, my son, 18 and daughters 14. We had a good time, but there was this annoying nickeling and diming every second. Every were you turn there was extra charges.If you ask for a ice tea it may take 15 ... Read more
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed February 2010
It was our first cruise. we were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Arrived in Miami 12PM Friday night. Marriott Biscayne hotel was nice ,transfer to ship was ok. Watch out for the luggage sharks loading your luggage for transfer to ... Read more
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed February 2010
NIGHT BEFORE: Stayed at the Airport Regency in Miami. They have a 24 hour shuttle, which was important to us as we did not arrive until 11:00 p.m. the night before our cruise. Shuttle also took us to port in the morning. Older, but clean ... Read more
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Member Since 2000
6 reviews
4,514 forum posts
Sailed February 2010
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Two colleagues (ages 46 and 66) escaping the perils of a cold winter. My 40th cruise, 28th with NCL, and my colleagues third cruise with NCL. HOTEL INFORMATION: Pre-cruise we stayed at the Viceroy in downtown ... Read more
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Member Since 2010
2 reviews
205 forum posts
This was our second voyage with Norwegian. Our first was on the Dawn in November 2006 which, unfortunately, never made it to the Bahamas due to mechanical problems. The Pearl made up for that fateful voyage a thousand times over. We flew ... Read more
Member Since 2007
13 reviews
823 forum posts
This is DH's and my 14th cruise with NCL, the fifth on Norwegian Pearl, four of them with Captain Lars Bengtsson. We only cruise NCL as we have been so satisfied with the beauty of the ships, the cleanliness, the camaraderie of the ... Read more
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
134 forum posts
A year ago my family cruised on the Pearl to the western Caribbean and without going into specifics there were a few problems and I left my cruise unhappy with the experience. We decided to give it another go but this time the eastern ... Read more
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
Not rated Sailed February 2010
This was our 11th cruise, second on Norwegian, first since they have switched to Free Style Dining. We travelled with two other couples who were also experienced cruisers. There were many things about this cruise that were excellent. The ... Read more
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