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Our Family (of 4 - 3 Adults 1 chikd) just traveled to Alaska by NCL Pearl. We are from India. Except me, all the other (3) family members are vegetarians (Pure Vegetarians) ..We were worried about the food on-board before our trip...Let me say, we are very very happy after the the trip...The food was excellent..just for the Indian pure vegetarian friends , I will list the veg items....and also non-veg Indian foods (Since I am a non-vegetarian I will list non-veg items also)... Served on Garden Cafe (deck 12)...We had a option to go and eat in other (Complimentary places too)..but we didn't go anywhere else ... By the way, there were 3 south Indian cooks and couple of cooks from Goa..Many of the crew members (garden cafe) are from India (Bombay and Goa) and Philippines.. They provided great service.. On board Aug-30 - 2015 (Starting day ..cruise Departure time 4 pm).. We boarded the cruise @ 12.00pm..and guess, the lunch was ready..but little bit crowded on that day..try to board as early as possible..11 to 12.00.. Vegetarian list (I don't remember the list by day..but will go over all the items) 2 Items served for Breakfast (Coconut Chutney and Tomato Chutney was there all days). Lunch..dinner - one curry and one sabji (Poryal), Variety Rice and Naan (Raita , white rice and pickle Served all days) Sunday Lunch: Jeera rice, dal, roti, okra, aloo Dinner: lemon rice, dal, roti, aloo gobi Monday Breakfast: upma, chutney Lunch, pulav, dal maharani, aloo mutter, Naan Dinner: dhania rice, dal makhni, cabbage, naan Tuesday Breakfast: uttappam, sambar, chutney Lunch: rice, dal, naan, mutter paneer Dinner: rice, dal maharani, Naan, jeera aloo Wednesday Breakfast: idly, sambar, chutney Lunch: khichadi, kadi pakodi, naan, aloo mutter Dinner: dhania rice, dal rajastani, nan, alo gobi Thursday Breakfast: poori, channa Lunch: rice, dal makhni, nan, okra Dinner: jeera rice, dal, naan, aloo eggplant Friday Breakfast: pav bhaji, aloo bonda, sambar Lunch: rice, dal, nan, Beans poryal Dinner: saffron rice, dal, nan, aloo mutter Saturday Breakfast: vegetable uttappam, chutney, sambar Lunch: rice, dal, naan, eggplant and aloo Dinner: kuska rice, dal, naan, aloo jeera Sunday Breakfast: poori, sabzi Noodles and fried rice almost every day ..indo-chineese style Non - Veg items -- lunch and dinner ( 2 items ...one curry and some Variety Rice ) Chicken Noodles and fried rice almost every day ..indo-chineese style Fish Bajji.. Palak chicken, butter chicken, tikka chicken, chicken kurma and chicken Biryani Lamb curry, pork Vindaloo and beef curry Fish cury (Goan style) -- 3 days Fish fry (one day) chicken wings (one day) Plus Thai items like chicken green curry and more.. And lots of food from different regions. like, Thai, Mexican, Italian, Pizza, American and chineese.... PLus Best coffe, lemonade and Orange juice...Lots of Cakes..plus othe desserts... Other than food...casino, theater events were good... For Kids, SPlash acadamy Was excellent..Different activities (Theme) every day..My son (4yr old) enjoyed a lot and made lots of friend on board... As for as the port trips... We enjoyed the Helicopter ride in Juneau. little pricy..but it was Awsome.. Skagway..Train ride...was good.. Ketchikan..Widerness boat ride...didn't see anything..i would say it was below average. Victoria.. Butchart Gardens and downtown... Butchart Gardens was good..but the issue was, the cruise arrives the port @6pm.by the time you reach the Butchart Gardens, it gets dark..and it is very hard to see anything..We were lucky, they had fire works on the day we visited the garden..the fire works was excellent..but, I couldn't see much in the Butchart Gardens... Overall, excellent trip...I would highly recommend this Cruise to Alaska.

NCL Pearl to Alaska from Seattle; Indian Food, Garden Cafe Buffet

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review by mmp123

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2015
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
Our Family (of 4 - 3 Adults 1 chikd) just traveled to Alaska by NCL Pearl. We are from India. Except me, all the other (3) family members are vegetarians (Pure Vegetarians) ..We were worried about the food on-board before our trip...Let me say, we are very very happy after the the trip...The food was excellent..just for the Indian pure vegetarian friends , I will list the veg items....and also non-veg Indian foods (Since I am a non-vegetarian I will list non-veg items also)...

Served on Garden Cafe (deck 12)...We had a option to go and eat in other (Complimentary places too)..but we didn't go anywhere else ...

By the way, there were 3 south Indian cooks and couple of cooks from Goa..Many of the crew members (garden cafe) are from India (Bombay and Goa) and Philippines.. They provided great service..

On board Aug-30 - 2015 (Starting day ..cruise Departure time 4 pm)..

We boarded the cruise @ 12.00pm..and guess, the lunch was ready..but little bit crowded on that day..try to board as early as possible..11 to 12.00..

Vegetarian list (I don't remember the list by day..but will go over all the items)

2 Items served for Breakfast

(Coconut Chutney and Tomato Chutney was there all days).

Lunch..dinner - one curry and one sabji (Poryal), Variety Rice and Naan

(Raita , white rice and pickle Served all days)

Sunday

Lunch: Jeera rice, dal, roti, okra, aloo

Dinner: lemon rice, dal, roti, aloo gobi

Monday

Breakfast: upma, chutney

Lunch, pulav, dal maharani, aloo mutter, Naan

Dinner: dhania rice, dal makhni, cabbage, naan

Tuesday

Breakfast: uttappam, sambar, chutney

Lunch: rice, dal, naan, mutter paneer

Dinner: rice, dal maharani, Naan, jeera aloo

Wednesday

Breakfast: idly, sambar, chutney

Lunch: khichadi, kadi pakodi, naan, aloo mutter

Dinner: dhania rice, dal rajastani, nan, alo gobi


Thursday

Breakfast: poori, channa

Lunch: rice, dal makhni, nan, okra

Dinner: jeera rice, dal, naan, aloo eggplant

Friday

Breakfast: pav bhaji, aloo bonda, sambar

Lunch: rice, dal, nan, Beans poryal

Dinner: saffron rice, dal, nan, aloo mutter

Saturday

Breakfast: vegetable uttappam, chutney, sambar

Lunch: rice, dal, naan, eggplant and aloo

Dinner: kuska rice, dal, naan, aloo jeera

Sunday

Breakfast: poori, sabzi

Noodles and fried rice almost every day ..indo-chineese style


Non - Veg items --

lunch and dinner ( 2 items ...one curry and some Variety Rice )

Chicken Noodles and fried rice almost every day ..indo-chineese style

Fish Bajji..

Palak chicken, butter chicken, tikka chicken, chicken kurma and chicken Biryani

Lamb curry, pork Vindaloo and beef curry

Fish cury (Goan style) -- 3 days

Fish fry (one day)

chicken wings (one day)


Plus Thai items

like chicken green curry and more..


And lots of food from different regions.

like, Thai, Mexican, Italian, Pizza, American and chineese....

PLus Best coffe, lemonade and Orange juice...Lots of Cakes..plus othe desserts...


Other than food...casino, theater events were good...

For Kids, SPlash acadamy Was excellent..Different activities (Theme) every day..My son (4yr old) enjoyed a lot and made lots of friend on board...

As for as the port trips...

We enjoyed the Helicopter ride in Juneau. little pricy..but it was Awsome..

Skagway..Train ride...was good..

Ketchikan..Widerness boat ride...didn't see anything..i would say it was below average.

Victoria.. Butchart Gardens and downtown... Butchart Gardens was good..but the issue was, the cruise arrives the port @6pm.by the time you reach the Butchart Gardens, it gets dark..and it is very hard to see anything..We were lucky, they had fire works on the day we visited the garden..the fire works was excellent..but, I couldn't see much in the Butchart Gardens...

Overall, excellent trip...I would highly recommend this Cruise to Alaska.
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