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We like small cruise ships, about 2500 passengers. The food at the dinning room was great and so the food in all the specialty restaurants. The buffet, indoor and on the pool deck, was ok, just ok. Best is to eat the dinning room, two locations, including breakfast and lunch. Evening shows were great and well organized, no need to make reservations. Large game room, large library, large gym, indoor spa with hot pools, sauna...etc for about $30.00 a day, per person. Shampoo and style for the ladies is limited in appointments so reserve ahead of time. Small casino with min bid of $6.00 at the black jack table, we enjoyed our time there. Many dance clubs, piano sing-along, karaoke bar, sport bar, cigar room, large coffee restaurant with limited sandwich menu. Our room was cleaned twice a day, nice staff, very friendly, complaints were addressed immediately, photographers are everywhere for pictures. In the Caribbean there is not much to see, so pick your off shore tours very carefully.

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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review by mitakart

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We like small cruise ships, about 2500 passengers. The food at the dinning room was great and so the food in all the specialty restaurants. The buffet, indoor and on the pool deck, was ok, just ok. Best is to eat the dinning room, two locations, including breakfast and lunch. Evening shows were great and well organized, no need to make reservations. Large game room, large library, large gym, indoor spa with hot pools, sauna...etc for about $30.00 a day, per person. Shampoo and style for the ladies is limited in appointments so reserve ahead of time. Small casino with min bid of $6.00 at the black jack table, we enjoyed our time there. Many dance clubs, piano sing-along, karaoke bar, sport bar, cigar room, large coffee restaurant with limited sandwich menu. Our room was cleaned twice a day, nice staff, very friendly, complaints were addressed immediately, photographers are everywhere for pictures. In the Caribbean there is not much to see, so pick your off shore tours very carefully.
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Cabin Review

Owner's Suite with Large Balcony
Cabin H3 9166
The room was not as big as we thought it would be, was not cleaned when we arrived, the ship is not new so a lot of water stains are on the walls and rust in the balcony rails. The bed skirt was dirty and torn, but was replaced with a better skirt after we complained. Overall, the room did not worth the amount that we paid for. We were disappointed.
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