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207 Pearl Seas Cruise Reviews


John5280 avatar

John5280

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fall Great Lakes & Georgian Bay with Canadian Maritime & St. Lawrence Seaway

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After reading the many negative reviews of this ship and cruise company, we were very concerned about doing this extended trip, particularly after having extensive (2+ years) ocean/river cruising experiences on ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Mitchelintervig

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Bail Before You Sail

We chose this cruise based on the destination and the advertising. The destination was perfect. The advertising was a lie. We were told the ship would be at a berth totally different from where, after one hour ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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2410redman

4 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Not the "Luxury" claimed

We chose this cruise because of the route & ports. In previous cruises up the coast to Canada, only the biggest ports were included because of the ship size. So the Pearl Mist being smaller, was able to stop at ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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guninness twosome

1 Review Written

Meals. Ease of navigating the ship. Nice size cabins.

We wanted to see most of the Great Lakes on a small ship. Enjoyed all the ports. Learned much of the history of Erie camel. Niagra Falls. Even the small towns welcomed us. I could smoke an occasional cigarette ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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wayn70

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Pearl Mist Great Lakes Cruise

We wanted to tour the Great Lakes on a small ship in style. To start our days, the breakfasts were always excellent with a nice variety. The portions at each meal were just right. We enjoyed the open seating at ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Rutgers80

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Geriatric cruise

My husband wanted to see the Great Lakes and he loves cruising. We read the reviews and all said “older” passengers. Somehow we didn’t imagine that meant most would be mid 70s to 90s. At 62 that meant we were ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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salandrich

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We wanted to experience the Great Lakes and thought this cruise was a good way to do it. The crew was well trained, friendly and happy but the ship itself was a disappointment. It was rather shabby and in need of ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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TravelGirl561

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great Lakes and Canada

We chose this cruise because it stopped in Mackinac Island and provided a chance to see all five Great Lakes. We stayed in the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee prior to the cruise rather than the recommended hotel ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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JonandJoanne

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Spring Had Not Arrived Yet

We chose this cruise because we had never been to eastern Canada, and it was the only cruise and time of year the ship visited Toronto as well as Montreal and Quebec City. The best part and a surprise treat was ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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GermanCutie

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Canadian Maritime and St Lawrence Seaway combined with Great Lakes and Georgian

I've read many reviews about many cruise lines. I believe that people that are dissatisfied are way more likely to post a review than those who are completely happy with their experience. I'm going to be as ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Cowboyup!1949

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Cruising and making friends

My wife wanted to cruise the Great Lakes and i found this ship that was sailing from Toronto, ON Canada through the Great Lakes and Georgian Bay ending in Milwaukee, WS . The ship's facilities were very good but ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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seamominsb

7 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Good Itinerary; Tired Ship

I chose this cruise because I had never visited the part of eastern Canada the itinerary covered. The staff is attentive, service is excellent, food very good. The the ship caters to seniors but, unfortunately, ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Carolcpt

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Disappointed in Pearl Mist

We missed about 30% of the planned itinerary, including no stop in Casilda. Our trip was cut short as soon as we arrived, by 6 hours. We spent way too much time aboard ship and our land time was constantly changed ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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PGcruisegirl

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A fun way to see Cuba!

Wanted to see Cuba and really enjoyed this circumnavigation tour versus a traditional land tour. The Peal Mist is a small, intimate ship that has top-notch staff and service. It is not a luxury cruise ship and ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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aferrari

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Cruise to Cuba

I chose this cruise because I wanted to learn about the history and culture of the Cuban people. The cruise departed from Fort Lauderdale and went to Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, and Havana. The ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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wranglerguys

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

The Cuba Cruise was so much more than I expected.

Smaller ships are the best way to travel for us. We received a notice in the mail about 9 months ago concerning the Cuba cruise on the Pearl Mist. My husband said let's go. I had also seen the ad in Southern ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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mnavarrette

1 Review Written

Don't trust this line. We did not receive the itinerary as promised

We chose this cruise PRIMARILY for Havana. 2 days were promised. We already had plans to travel via Canada or mexico, but the lure of additional stops and 2 days in Havana were too much to resist. What a BIG ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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kstravels

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise to Cuba

Let me begin this review by saying that anyone who travels to Cuba needs to be flexible or choose a different destination...the Cuban government imposes changes on cruise ship schedules, which is no fault of the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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dritleinr

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Time Touring Cuba

The ship was phenomenal with good food, great cabin (Deck 2), wonderful stops, a two night stay in a 4 star hotel in Havana, and great talks with a person affiliated with National Geographic. The crew was very ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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poppyo

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Boat too small for open ocean/too many glitches

We chose this cruise because it focused on Cuba, not just a "sail by" with one stop, and we had been on this ship on the Great Lakes where it works in the summer. We liked the small boat, but be prepared for rock n ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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davidfhumo

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

WHAT WE WERE TOLD IS NOT WHAT WE GOT

My wife and I, plus another couple, booked the Pearl Seas (PS) 11 day Cuba Cultural voyage. We selected PS because of the itinerary visiting 4 main cities (Santiago, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, and Havana) starting with ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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EthicsGuy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Pearl Mist is really a cruise diamond waiting to be found.

This ship has a great and comprehensive Cuba schedule.The cruise is all-inclusive of excursions and drinks.The staff is outstanding in their attitude and service. No nickel and diming of the passengers. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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LindyFL

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

RUN, don't walk away; give up your deposit

We, as most of the passengers on this ship, choose it because it promised so much time on land in Cuba. THAT was LAST year, NO LONGER. We were in Cuba ONLY 3.5 days. And the ship constantly blamed the government ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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billandjanetdavoli

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Schedule Adjustment Extremely Poor

We wanted to experience Cuba before it gets too commercial so we booked a 12day/11 night cruise on the Pearl Mist. We ended up being on Cuban soil only 4 days of the entire trip, and they added Freeeport, Bahamas ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Suzeqfl

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Way to See Cuba!

We wanted to go to Cuba and visit the smaller ports where big ships can't go. We also prefer the small boats where everyone eats together and you choose where you sit, etc. This ship is as close to a riverboat ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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