So many things ….: Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review by 5280mom

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So many things ….

Sail Date: June 2014
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Seattle
Oh, NCL, our hopes were so high but left unmet after seven nights. Alaska was beautiful as always, but our first cruise on NCL will be our last. Food left so much to be desired, reminded our family of not much more than school lunchroom food. Service in all dining venues was almost non-existent, to the point of us leaving a table at lunch to go retrieve our own Diet Pepsi at a nearby bar! No excuses NCL, shame on you. Your staff seemed overworked and lacking enthusiasm throughout the week. We ventured to Tepanyaki one night, which proved to be our BEST meal of the week! The food was FRESH! Cagney's was a huge disappointment, we left without dessert after having spent 90 minutes in the restaurant with no drink refills and a waiter that was MIA. Crabby shore excursion reservation staff on more than one occasion with more than one person in our group. Hokey nighttime entertainment. I could go on… Only thing I can say is to READ the reviews and plan on getting what they share with More you. Our thoughts were "it can't be that bad, can it?" throughout our planning. We have cruised on three other large cruise lines and will stick with them moving forward. We chose this cruise as it "met" met our schedule, embarkation city, ports and offered connecting balcony staterooms. Less

Published 07/12/14

Cabin review: 10620

We selected this cabin based on location and our need for connecting rooms. Minimal noise as it is sandwiched between two floors of cabins. Close to elevators but not close enough to hear any traffic. Flat panel TV, although very small. Room looks "tired". Worn carpet, cracked bathroom sink, couch that folds out scoots when you lean back on it. Minimal storage compared to other cruise lines.

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