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Stay far away. NOT advertised as "family cruise," despite it being one for school vacation. ALL entertainment geared toward children; absolute bore 99% of the time. Whether at sea or in port, activities were all the same and poorly done. Entertainment was professional, but literally 45 minute shows and no adult-centered themes or types of shows. Cruise director was GREAT, as were staff--but it was a boring, unenjoyable cruise for us. We paid thru the nose and our cabin was tiny, tiny, with a deck facing the non-sunny side of the boat. The ship had NO fruit except for really lousy-tasting melon. The coffee was not drinkable. The gym was ice cold and the music was BLASTING 100% of the time. The only fun we had was the art auctions, which we had no particular interest in but that were very well run. Again, staff was wonderful, not their fault. The cruise line ignored our feedback, FYI, Norweigian did not even care! Also, embarking was disaster--lines 1 hour long to get to reception because of problems for everyone.

Great staff, awful cruise

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review by phoxdavis

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2019
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
Stay far away. NOT advertised as "family cruise," despite it being one for school vacation. ALL entertainment geared toward children; absolute bore 99% of the time. Whether at sea or in port, activities were all the same and poorly done. Entertainment was professional, but literally 45 minute shows and no adult-centered themes or types of shows. Cruise director was GREAT, as were staff--but it was a boring, unenjoyable cruise for us. We paid thru the nose and our cabin was tiny, tiny, with a deck facing the non-sunny side of the boat. The ship had NO fruit except for really lousy-tasting melon. The coffee was not drinkable. The gym was ice cold and the music was BLASTING 100% of the time. The only fun we had was the art auctions, which we had no particular interest in but that were very well run. Again, staff was wonderful, not their fault. The cruise line ignored our feedback, FYI, Norweigian did not even care! Also, embarking was disaster--lines 1 hour long to get to reception because of problems for everyone.
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BB 1007
Way overpriced, too small, and uncomfortable. Loud with thin walls.
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