Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review by Stepjarsteve
- Sail Date: November 2008
- Destination: Western Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside
Ok ok, enough bad stuff, now the good. Our room steward was absolutely the best we have had. We hardly saw him but every time we got back into our room, it was made up and cleaned. Good Job!!! The Free ice cream was a real bonus. It was nice to get ice cream anytime of the day. We had an interior room because we don't care about a big room for we are never in it. With that said, it seems they made the room a little smaller in exchange for a bigger shower. And what a plus that was. It was so nice to have room while taking a shower(not one of those corner showers but it actually had sliding doors). Good Job designers. The entertainment was fine. Some hit, some miss. Everyones different in their taste. For instance, We loved the Second City. Absolutely hilarious. Now the ports of call. In Roatan we did the Gumbalimba excursion and loved it. We felt safe and had fun. The trail that you walk include a swinging bridge, Macaws that are loose and monkeys swinging around loose that jump on you to get food. And once the guide was done you could backtrack on your own. After that they had a pool and beach that you could chill out at. definitely was fun and worth it. In Belize we did the Wildlife River Raft which was unique in that it was truly wild. It was a 45 min. bus trip to the Old Belize river and then a 2 hr trip down the river. It felt like the amazon. Really was wild. We seen wild monkeys, crocodiles, birds and many Iguanas. There were times that it got boring but there was always something new around the river bend. Then Cozumel, which we decide to get a taxi and go to one of their suggested beaches(13$ one way). That beach was a resort called Paradise beach which had wave runners(55 for half hour). Then for 10 a person you could use their beach mats, snorkels, water trampolines. Good times once again. The last was their own island, Stirrup Cay. After Getting off the tender, immediately we felt crowded, not enough chairs, so after a half hour we hopped on the tender back and enjoyed the whole day practically by ourselves on the ship. I must have gone on the slide 10 times. Weeee...
All in all we did have a good time but couldn't help but realize that it could have been better(there is so much more I could write). We made the best of it but the crew could have made it so much better. We don't regret going(the islands were fun) but next time I thing we will wait a few more months and pay for a more expensive cruise, because in the end, you will pay.
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