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Norwegian Pearl Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2295 reviews
6 Awards

Great cruise and what a view of Alaska! 7 day on the Pearl.

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Alaska
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2018
Cabin: Mid-Ship Balcony

If you walk away unsatisfied with the opportunities this cruise provides, then you are probably hard to satisfy. Balcony Room, 9th floor, Mid ship, Starboard. Great staff, buffets way above average, (remember it IS a BUFFET). Top notch specialty restaurants. And the views were spectacular. Were the Excursions bought on the ship more expensive than booking yourself? Yes they were. But that is the price for the insurances that come with it. They will wait if the excursion runs over... etc. Are you confident in your decision making? Book 'em yourself! YOU make YOUR trip. Can things get jacked up? Sure. Your soup was cold, etc. Wow. Suck it up and get something else. The passengers were the only people we had any issues with. Rude, arrogant and demanding. But I am not going to blame the cruiseline for that. I even had a vendor tell me they dislike dealing with people off NCL cruises. That is the same as letting cold soup give NCL a poor rating. Do your research, ships go where they can, SAFELY. They will not risk going to port if it is going to damage the boat and end the cruise. I could go on, but then you might not like me... lol. It was a phenomenal vacation with 2000 plus great people! I personally feel we did not have enough time in Ketchikan , and arrived to late in Victoria B.C. But that is MY opinion, not the cruises fault. Knew it when I booked it! NCL gave me more than what I signed up for. Gave me opportunities to see the beauty of Alaska. And over fed me, wait, once again, my fault! :) Know the menu before you go. Know the length of stays in each port... You'll do fine.

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony

Cabin BA

Really nice. NOT fancy. Slept there and spent time on my balcony. Cabin Steward, (Dennis who was great), was never in our way. Kept it clean and comfy. Plenty of closet and drawer space as long as you don't pack the kitchen sink. refrigerator is very small. didn't use the coffee maker. Just walked up to the buffet for anything I wanted. did not use room service.

Port Reviews


Cool Port! Didn't feel we had enough time there. WALK to the totem pole museum. Nice uphill walk. River FULL of salmon when we were there.


Had a friend drive us around and went to Pikes Market! Loved it!

Glacier Bay



Bus driver on shuttle to downtown was a plethora of information. That was as good a a tour. Shuttle cost is $13 per person round trip.

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