Norwegian Pearl Review

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Our cruise of a lifetime, a 14 day adventure on the Norwegian Pearl

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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jun 2019
Cabin: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

Although the Pearl is not one of the larger NCL ships, we chose this cruise for the Itinerary it offered to Scotland, Norway, Ireland, France, London, Belgium and Amsterdam. Embarkation went smoothly in Amsterdam as well as the day we ended our cruise in Amsterdam. Our ship was very clean, having been refurbished in 2017. We had a Mini Suite on Deck 11 and was pretty nice and roomy for us, considering we usually get Balcony cabins. Our cabin steward was from Indonesia. Dedy was very friendly and helpful to us the whole cruise. The entertainment was outstanding, with at least 11 different shows in the theatre of our 14 day trip. The lounges were great, and we enjoyed the Spinnaker Lounge allot. There were plenty of activities offered during the cruise. Dining and services were pretty good, although some food was not as good as others, we found plenty of venues to eat at, and we mixed it up, having eaten in 5 Specialty Restaurants and the rest in the Main Dining and O'Sheihans and Garden Buffett. Takes at least 90 minutes though. We found the whole staff of the ship very friendly and helpful. The only rudeness we noticed came from ship passengers. I think their expectations are too much and they should research a ship well before choosing a cruise and ship. All of our shore excursions were great! We especially loved our Flam and Geiranger, Norway Fjords scenery. Totally beautiful! We have sailed on the larger NCL ships, Epic and Breakaway before, and enjoyed them. But in our opinion, the Pearl was outstanding for us and we enjoyed our 14 day cruise of a lifetime.

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

Cabin MA

This was the 1st time we have booked a Mini Suite as we usually book regular balcony cabins. Our room was great! Very roomy for us with plenty of storage space for our 14 days of clothing we brought along. Our cabin attendant was outstanding! Balcony was also bigger that most regular balcony cabin balconies are.

Port Reviews


Our Embarkation and Disembarkation in Amsterdam Port went smoothly.

Invergordon (Inverness)

Having visited here and Inverness for 4 days in 2017, we chose to stay on the ship at this Port


Very enjoyable shore excursion and a good tour guide as well


This was beautiful and the scenery along the way in both directions was great! Our guide was very knowledgeable


Did the Hop On Hop Off bus tour for 4 hours here in Dublin

Brugge (Bruges)

This was a 6 hour tour and we found it very scenic and a charming city!

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