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New Orleans Norwegian Pearl Cruise Reviews

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Second Class Encounter

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nrobin
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Been cruising for over 30 years. This was the first time on NCL and we took this cruise because of the "ports of call". First, two ports were cancelled and one was added before sailing. many things went wrong as soon as we got underway. -Plumbing problems (2X) in the cabin, no cold water -Small light fell out of the ceiling -Pre-order of meals screwed up 3X. Request was for no ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


5 Star well done NCL

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Pushawayfromthetable
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Choose this cruise for the Panama Canal itinerary. Had great weather which helps, but really an amazing cruise start to finish. Ship was in great shape, staff were fantastic and hard working. Met lots of great people. I was very impressed with this NCL cruise. Food was great and available all the time so were cold drinks. Buffet is laid out nicely so line ups are minimal. It was so popular ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Cruise of a lifetime!

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Janners77
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Prior to our cruise we spent 4 days in New Orleans. Very fun city. Restaurants we would recommend are: The Joint (BBQ) Katies (one of the best meals I have ever had) and the Cafe Cakery for breakfast. We chose the cruise based on the itinerary through the Panama Canal. We enjoyed Belize and the private island. We were looking forward to Costa Rica and Guatemala that were also on the ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


21 days through the panama canal

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retiredincloverdale
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We did this cruise because of the ports of call. Left from new orleans and went to seattle. The ship is very nice and clean, room also very good. The crew was always happy and friendly. Food was better than expected. We missed two ports of call and were not told was not told why, this is one reason we chose this trip was for the ports of call. Smoking was really bad on the ship as they have a ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window


Panama Canal Cruise April 2018

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Hummdeb
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the embarkation city, length of cruise, value of cruise and we wanted to go through the canal. The crew on the Pearl were excellent! They were very attentive to our needs and had very positive attitudes. We observed that as they interacted with each other, they were happy and had fun performing their jobs. We believe that these positive attitudes translated over to ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Amazing re-positioning cruise from New Orleans to Seattle via Panama Canal

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BC1229
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I chose this cruise because of the multiple ports offered many of which I had not visited. The Norwegian Pearl is a beautiful well maintained ship which is staffed by the most amazing crew ever. I have cruised multiple times and have enjoyed most all of the staff on all my cruises, but the Pearl's staff seemed to genuinely enjoy their work and their coworkers. They were all friendly and ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony


Not the cruise of my dreams.

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mowenalexander
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My life goal is to visit at least half of the countries of the world (98). When I saw this cruise advertised, it had four countries in Central American that I had never been to, Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Early in 2018 (I booked in August), prior to sailing we were told that Honduras was taken off the itinerary, then a few weeks later they decided to bypass Guatemala. In its ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Panama

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Heatherris
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I wanted to go through the Panama Canal The food was not up to the level I have been use to it was just so so They ran out of items before we reached out destination which is unacceptable The officers were not very friendly they were not around much and when they were very sour faced I did not see the captain accept at picture time I have been on other cruise lines where officers and the ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony


Thoroughly Enjoyable Long Repositioning Cruise

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JC Cruise
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

A Panama Canal crossing has long been a bucket list, and the opportunity to see so many other countries was also an attraction. Unfortunately, NCL dropped Honduras and Guatemala from the ports of call, substituting another port for Honduras and gaining another sea day instead of Guatemala. We never did get a clear answer regarding why Guatemela was dropped, and the email communications from NCL ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


First Panama Cruise

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Old Dog
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Always wanted to do a cruise through the Panama Canal, from gulf side to Pacific ocean. Lots of ports for excursions. Was a great experience. Spent couple days in New Orleans before boarding ship for cruise. Also spent a couple of days in Seattle before flying home. Checked off three items on our bucket list with this cruise. Over three hundred passengers from Australia. Several ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


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