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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Wonderful cruise, despite health issues on board

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review by buddylucky

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2015
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window

This was our third cruise on the Pearl, and our longest cruise, so far! We loved it! Met some very friendly people, both in CC, and aboard ship. The itinerary was great, since we visited five different islands.

We opted for the onboard credit instead of the food or drink packages, and that was fine with us! The regular restaurants have improved their menus, and as Platinum members, we ate at Le Bistro, and La Cocina on two evenings. Again, we enjoyed the food, and the servers were all very gracious. When it became necessary to follow strict measures due to the health issues, our servers were very helpful and accommodating.

We visited the beach at Aruba, and took a bus to gain access at Amsterdam Inn. At Cuacao, we took a tour from the port, which we had not booked ahead. The guide was very helpful, and we enjoyed the air conditioned bus ride. We got off in town, and took the ferry back across. It was a lovely day.

We had pre-booked with Spencer's at St. Lucia. It was really a great day, seeing all of the sites from both land and sea. The personnel were very helpful, and the sites were breathtaking! I highly recommend this tour.

We took the train at St. Kitts. We sat inside, and it was probably more fun to be on the outside. People waved to the train as it passed through the center of the island. Drinks were offered free of charge, and it was a pleasant ride.

At St. Thomas, we went to Cokie Beach, and rented chairs there. It was pretty there, but a little too crowded.

We enjoyed the sea days, as well, and the entertainment was very good every night.

All in all, it was a cruise to remember for us both!

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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window

Cabin was just an oceanview cabin, but it served the purpose. Cabin was kept very clean, and we had a nice view as we travelled.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Enjoyed our extended stay there, in South Beach. Lots to do and see there. Lincoln Road is fun to see. Enjoyed visiting Peter Lik's gallery. Nexxt is a great place to eat, as well as Pizza Rustica, and the Yard House.

St. Lucia

Booked the Land and Sea Tour with Spencer. It was very memorable. Saw Volcano, beach, and beautiful sites on this lovely island. Stopped for delicious lunch, and had an altogether enjoyable day.

Scenic Railway

Saw sites on the way to the train, as well as on the train, itself. Stayed inside the train, and the outside seemed to be more fun. Drinks were complimentary, and a local group sang.

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St. Thomas

Plenty to do at St Thomas. We've been there several times before, so did not go shopping again. Opted for the beach, which was beautiful, but very crowded.


Booked at tour at the port, aboard an air conditioned bus. It was a fun tour, and we stopped to see views, and sample local liquor. Toured through the own, and took a ferry back to the port.


Visited Eagle Beach by bus, with access at Amsterdam Inn. Very scenic tour, seeing lovely homes and scenery. We had stayed at a hotel in Aruba several years ago. There have been some changes since that time.

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