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Overall the Cruise was excellent value and my partner realised a life time ambition to visit Alaska. Although we did see a number of whales in their natural habitat, that was our main goal, this was generally at a distance, particularly on the whale watching excursion, and overall we were very disappointed. Food and service overall was excellent, staff very friendly and attentive. Although the entertainment staff were very enthusiastic and helpful the actual entertainment, with the exception of Nicola Ward, who was fabulous, was very average at best. We booked a whale watching and zip lining excursion with the cruise but we're very disappointed with them. The communication from the excursion staff was poor and offered very little value add. The excursion providers were very helpful but we were appalled to find out we could have booked the excursions directly at the port for approximately 50% less than NCL. There is no way NCL can justify the extortionate price they charged for the excursion and we would recommend to anyone going forward to book direct.

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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review by kknoxuk

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2018
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
Overall the Cruise was excellent value and my partner realised a life time ambition to visit Alaska.

Although we did see a number of whales in their natural habitat, that was our main goal, this was generally at a distance, particularly on the whale watching excursion, and overall we were very disappointed.

Food and service overall was excellent, staff very friendly and attentive.

Although the entertainment staff were very enthusiastic and helpful the actual entertainment, with the exception of Nicola Ward, who was fabulous, was very average at best.

We booked a whale watching and zip lining excursion with the cruise but we're very disappointed with them.

The communication from the excursion staff was poor and offered very little value add.

The excursion providers were very helpful but we were appalled to find out we could have booked the excursions directly at the port for approximately 50% less than NCL.

There is no way NCL can justify the extortionate price they charged for the excursion and we would recommend to anyone going forward to book direct.
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BB 10040
Clean, tidy and functional
Deck 10 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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