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Norwegian Pearl Review

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My first cruise - highlights!

Review for Norwegian Pearl to the USA
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Vicky Vacation
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2014
Cabin: Mid-Ship Balcony

My very first cruise was a 5 day repositioning from Vancouver to Los Angeles, with my sister who has been on several cruises. My impressions of the Norwegian Pearl:

It was bright and airy. Our room (with a balcony) was bright, and clean. I found it very comfortable; there was enough room to relax and the balcony was a real plus.

The food was pretty decent with only one exception: La Cucina, the specialty Italian restaurant. I had ordered a pork loin and it was a salty, tough piece of shoe leather. The accompanying gnocchi was pretty chewy too, and not in a good way. However, I felt I ate very well at the buffet and in the Indigo, Teppanyaki and the russian-themed restaurant. I realized I had to pick and choose; for example, the scrambled eggs were obviously reconstituted dried eggs (yech) BUT the omelettes were freshly made and very good. I really enjoyed the Indian dishes served each day in the buffet; they were very tasty.

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Mid-Ship Balcony

Cabin BA

The room was comfortable, bright and clean. The carpet is a bit tired.

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