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Norwegian Pearl Review

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Review for Norwegian Pearl to British Columbia
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: May 2013
Cabin: Mid-Ship Balcony

We left Los Angeles on a cold and dreary day (highly unusual for us). We were in a Balcony Room 9618.. The room was very clean and our cabin steward was always there to make sure everything was just as we liked it. DH and I are very relaxed cruisers and we just take life as it comes - never been on a cruise we did not enjoy. Sure issues come up - but heck that's life...and I don't have to cook or clean (always a plus).

Towel Animals are back - we did not have them on our last few cruises (note- not on NCL) and our cabin steward always surprised us with different animals. My personal favorite was the monkey swinging from the middle of the cabin.

We enjoyed the Free Style Dining - we never made reservations and always got right in except for one time, and that was our fault for going right at the main dinning time. At which time we decided to try one of the Pay for Restaurants - La Cucina.. again we did not have reservations and at first we were told there were no tables available, would we like to make a reservation for later - we declined and stated that it was no problem we would just try another restaurant - at which time the lady at the front desk said she would try and squeeze us in - and yes you guest it - we got in.. Excellent service and great Food.

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony

Cabin BA

Nice room with a nice view. Bathroom small however love the glass doors on the shower.

Port Reviews

San Francisco

We have been to SF many times so just walked off the ship and met a friend. Pier 39 was just a short walk away. If this is your first time in SF I would recommend the Hop on Hop Off Bus or a tour to Alcatraz..


Been there, done that... Victoria is a strange port and the dock is about a 2 mile walk away to the main part of town - so unless you love to walk take a tour. It's a beautiful city and if your there during the day - try to have Tea at the Empress Hotel...


We had been there before and love the city. Nice and clean and easy to get around. This time a friend picked us up and gave us a tour. Rain, Rain, Rain. First timers definitely take a tour.

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