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Pearl Mist Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Don’t go down with this ship

Pearl Mist Cruise Review by Sadly

16 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2018
  • Destination: Canada & New England

We chose this cruise to be with our aging parents. The good news: nobody died. The bad news: we had to live through a week of noisy nights, cheap over cooked or processed food, missed excursions, and cheap accommodations.

We arrived at ports only to be told we could not disembark because of weather. Our itinerary changed with no notice as the staff made poor decisions about excursions. It was obvious from the forecast, for example, that we would not be able to take a tender off the ship to nearby Campobello Island, but we left the safe docking at delightful Eastport, Maine anyway and spent the day anchored two hundred yards away from shore. This happened again two days later when the decision was made to change course to avoid heavy winds while knowing we couldn’t get into the next port. We backtracked to St John’s the next day on a Sunday when there was nothing to do.

The food would make Denny’s look like five stars

No exercise facility, unless you want to risk falling overboard in a gale

Spent an hour waiting in freezing temps for a tender with no explanation as to why none was coming as we were 7 minutes from the ship.

The lounges were cramped and did not afford views creating a very claustrophobic environment especially since we spent so much time on board.

The entertainers were lovey people; however, their style was not our style but they seemed to be appreciated by many of the guests. If they were only a few of several choices for entertainment, they would have been fine (for others).

Since this was a very expensive cruise, per capita per day, we expected the same quality service and amenities that we have enjoyed on other luxury cruise lines. We were sorely disappointed from the moment of check in to our disembarkation. If the cost of this cruise had been significantly lower, our expectations would not have been so high.

I have no desire or intention of taking another Pearl of the Seas or American Cruise line cruise again.

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Cabin Coach 314

Tight. Old furniture that opened in the heavy seas

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