This was our 13th cruise and first with Norwegian. We are sold on the Freestyle cruising. Food was probably the best we've had on a cruise ship. We did dinner mainly in the Summer Palace. We did a couple specialty restaurants which were fine but the food in the dining rooms was also very good. Food availability seemed to be everywhere. Buffet was actually pretty good, however sometimes the food wasn't real hot. Depended on when you ate. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Like we have found on past cruises, the more you interact with staff and severs the more enjoyable it will be. Aft cabin was clean and comfortable for a basic balcony cabin. For this cruise our fellow passengers were mainly 60+. Ports of call were nice and excursions were mostly well organized. We felt the ship was in good shape. Lots of activities going on, just need to find them. We will be doing Norwegian again and possibility searching other Pearl itineraries.