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We liked ease of leaving from our home port. This was a Thanksgiving Cruise. Aft balcony cabin on deck 11 was very large. There was a bathtub with sliding doors and a commode with a door. The balcony could hold a chaise lounge, two chairs and a table. The casino allowed smoking and that was a negative for us. The piano bar was lively. The shows were good but no large productions like those on Royal Caribbean. The real disappointment was the quality of the food. The food tasted very generic and lacked the wow of many other cruise lines. There was no escargot, lobster or baked Alaska. The servers in the dining room never brought over fresh black pepper or grated cheese. Only once in 7 days were we asked if we would like coffee after dinner. There was no music in the dining room yet there was a large piano. The ship was very clean and lots of washy-washy before entering the Garden cafe . The adult pool was very small and lots of kids in all the hot tubs. For the same prices, I will go back to Royal Caribbean.

Great cabin, mediocre food

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review by Bondfire13

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2018
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony
We liked ease of leaving from our home port. This was a Thanksgiving Cruise. Aft balcony cabin on deck 11 was very large. There was a bathtub with sliding doors and a commode with a door. The balcony could hold a chaise lounge, two chairs and a table.

The casino allowed smoking and that was a negative for us. The piano bar was lively. The shows were good but no large productions like those on Royal Caribbean.

The real disappointment was the quality of the food. The food tasted very generic and lacked the wow of many other cruise lines. There was no escargot, lobster or baked Alaska. The servers in the dining room never brought over fresh black pepper or grated cheese. Only once in 7 days were we asked if we would like coffee after dinner.

There was no music in the dining room yet there was a large piano.

The ship was very clean and lots of washy-washy before entering the Garden cafe .

The adult pool was very small and lots of kids in all the hot tubs.

For the same prices, I will go back to Royal Caribbean.
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Aft-Facing Balcony
Cabin B1 11136
Clean and spacious. Bathtub with sliding doors and separate commode with slider. Very large balcony, really liked the blue louvered stateroom doors as you walked down the hallways.
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