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Took this cruise because only thing with good itinerary and schedule. Concerned because Carnival competitor, but okay overall. Great ports, but 4 tenders. Process for tender tickets inefficient, Required somebody getting up before 6 to get in line . However, kudos for captain for getting us into Mykonos when other ships didn't try. Ship was in good shape, and pleasant. Didn't have higher end fell like HAL or Celebrity. But did have more quiet inside spaces than on Celebrity Reflection. Balcony room decent size. Clever bathroom design. Senior crew was very accessible. E.g. Captain and Hotel Manager spent 20 minutes at CC meet-and-great. Excellent house-keeping. Otherwise service acceptable, but not good. Disembarkation not smooth Food in steakhouse and french was excellent. Brazilian mediocre. Everything else--so/so. Entertainment--good Overall-- OK ship, and loved itinerary. Compared to prior cruises, much better than Carnival (not hard to do). Definitely not as good as HAL or Celebrity. Wouldn't use NCL if HAL or Celebrity running similar route. It doesn't cost that much more to go with nicer line.

Great ports, nice ship, everything else so/so

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review by vancy

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Took this cruise because only thing with good itinerary and schedule. Concerned because Carnival competitor, but okay overall. Great ports, but 4 tenders. Process for tender tickets inefficient, Required somebody getting up before 6 to get in line . However, kudos for captain for getting us into Mykonos when other ships didn't try.

Ship was in good shape, and pleasant. Didn't have higher end fell like HAL or Celebrity. But did have more quiet inside spaces than on Celebrity Reflection. Balcony room decent size. Clever bathroom design.

Senior crew was very accessible. E.g. Captain and Hotel Manager spent 20 minutes at CC meet-and-great. Excellent house-keeping. Otherwise service acceptable, but not good. Disembarkation not smooth

Food in steakhouse and french was excellent. Brazilian mediocre. Everything else--so/so.

Entertainment--good

Overall-- OK ship, and loved itinerary. Compared to prior cruises, much better than Carnival (not hard to do). Definitely not as good as HAL or Celebrity. Wouldn't use NCL if HAL or Celebrity running similar route. It doesn't cost that much more to go with nicer line.
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