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Norwegian Pearl Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2311 reviews
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Sick Ship

Review for Norwegian Pearl to Transatlantic
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10+ Cruises • Age 110s

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Sail Date: Apr 2019
Cabin: Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window
Buckingham Palace Guard. Took the Panorama of London tour that stated it wa
Buckingham Palace

It was 13 days from NYC to Amsterdam I'm an experienced cruiser. This is the first time I have experienced such a sick ship. Norovirus was rampant from day two! Sick passengers or crew were allowed aboard this ship! This was 13 days of pure displeasure. Many of the crew had bad attitudes. I experienced one of the Supervisors making excuses regarding sanitation methodology. With this type of Management attitude, no wonder the virus continued to expand. I missed two ports and NEVER once heard an apology from the staff. The gym was closed. Many other on board amenities were curtailed -- however, the Casino was always open when not in Port. Self-service at the buffet was curtailed. You had to beg for sugar, salt, pepper, catsup, etc.

If you contacted the norovirus, you were quarenteened in your cabin, with your cabin key confiscated. You food was delivered to you on paper plates with plastic utensils. If you had a cabin mate, you could sneak out with them and continue to spread the germs, with no reprocussions unless caught! Thanks to a "sneaker", to whom apparently rules do not apply, I got sick and so did one of my friends! Norwegian, you need better sanitation and better monitoring of sick passengers. I was very disappointed with my cruise and will think long and hard before booking another NCL cruise.

The specialty dining was great at Le Bistro, good at La Cuchina, very good at Moderno. I missed the dinner at Cagney's due to the Norovirus. The two dining rooms had very good food, but they tend to seat solo cruisers in the middle of the floor, and couple's get the better tables. Us solo cruisers DO PAY FOR TWO, and only eat for one.

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window

Cabin OF

Became very close when quarenteened. No chair - only the bed and very uncomfortable stool!

Port Reviews


Still quarenteened!

Le Havre

Rained, but tour guide was very good

London (Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Tilbury)

Was sold as an 8.5 hr. Excursion. Only 7 hours. Tour guide walked very, very fast through congested streets and lost many of the participants

Cobh (Cork)

Was quarenteened thanks to an IDIOT who did not abide by the quarenteen

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