This was our 4th cruise with NCL. We boarded in Vancouver and spent a wonderful 21 days with the Pearl and her staff. The ship was clean. The public areas were well tended and the public bathrooms were always clean and in good working order. The staff, from kitchen to housekeeping to fitness center could not have been more welcoming, kind, enthusiastic and helpful. Our cabin was adequate but there were times when it was a bit noisy because of the music drifting up from one of the venues. There was one problem with our shower door and I let our steward know. The door was repaired within a few hours. Food choices were overwhelming.If you could not find something to please your appetite you didn't look hard enough. Entertainment was varied and wonderful. The Pearl dance troop, singers and band were top notch. They left us singing and dancing on the way back to our cabin. Ports of call were interesting and the staff did a great job at the Panama Canal with a documentary film and an on board commentator throughout the journey through the canal. On the con side, I wish there were more enrichment opportunities, not sales pitches. Those became so annoying that I refused to purchase anything from any of the onboard vendors. There should have been more complementary gym classes. The fees for the classes were outrageous. In summary, this was a great cruise and we will be sailing with NCL again. The cost of the trip was significantly less than it would have been with any other carrier I researched.
Had everything that we needed. It was clean and in good working order. The steward was fantastic and treated us to occasional special little surprises. We sleep and shower in the cabin and spend the bulk of our time out and about so an inside cabin is a good value.