This was the first time my wife had been to Europe, so what better way to see lots of places and spend five days as see crossing the Atlantic than sail on the beautiful Norwegian Pearl.
We have sailed the Pearl Five times and loved it every time. The ship is in great repair and the staff is always friendly. The food on every cruise we have made on the Pearl is always above par to say the least. Embarkation out of New York was a breeze and getting off the ship in Amsterdam was just as easy. No issues or time wasted on either end of the 2 week trip. Our stateroom was amazing and had its own private hot tub on the balcony along with a tub and seperate shower in the stateroom. The haven area was great, as it was on all our other trips on the Pearl. In two weeks we ate in every resturant at least once and some twice and they were all above other cruise lines dining experiences. The entertainment was equal to or above what we have had on other ships. The Ports were all really exciting and we had an excursion picked for every port so there was no disappointment there either. All our excursions were booked thru NCL and they were worth the money. Our only regret was we had to come back to the real world of work at the end of our cruise.
We have come to feel like we know this ship better than most other ships we have been on and we have never been disappointed with anything on the Pearl. Service, food, entertainment, staterooms and public areas are always the best that can be expected of a cruise ship.
We have stayed in this suite three times before and the identical Suite 15000 twice before. We chose it for the view and for the private hot tub on our balcony. The butler, room steward and concierge were all great to work with on the Pearl. Redilo, the Haven courtyard valet went out of his way to take care of my wife and I with food, drinks and making our time in the courtyard so much better than other ship"s haven areas. This was our third time of having him as the valet and he is the best! When we stay in the Haven area we feel both spoiled and pampered beyond any of our expectations.
Times square and the shows are great
We did a walking tour of Cork and also walked on our own around Cobn. Loved both locations
Loved the city tour and then got off the bus and toured Gueniss factory on our own.