Norwegian Alaska Cruise Reviews

Your selections (clear selections):
Norwegian (NCL) x
Alaska x

Norwegian Cruise Line

Cruise Critic Overview

1,855 Norwegian Alaska Cruise Reviews
Cruiser rating
Excellent
804
Very Good
468
Average
301
Poor
176
Terrible
75
See reviews for
Family Cruises
532
First-Time Cruisers
187
Romantic Cruises
147
Senior Cruises
122
Cruises for the Disabled
59
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
escapees
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
17 forum posts
We had a fantastic time on this cruise. We were expecting rain the whole time, but were greatly surprised with rain only in Juneau. This is our 11 NCL cruise. We enjoyed the food in the main dining rooms. Great service and ... Read more
Mark Banner
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Just returned home from Alaska on Norwegian Sun, always wanted to visit Alaska and had reservations on cruising. Having travelled from Vancouver to Junneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, Victoria BC and Astoria disembarking in San ... Read more
hillbilly_lv
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 6th cruise, but the first on Norwegian. The Pearl is about the right size to fit our tastes. The ship was built I Germany in 2006 and underwent a major refurb this year. Everything was clean and perfect. We sailed round ... Read more
tampafish
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
307 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
My husband and I are in our mid-40's. This was our 4th cruise to Alaska. We chose this cruise because the price was so reasonable and we really love Juneau and Victoria. For this cruise we decided to try a mini-suite. We were put in ... Read more
cmsesq
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
29 forum posts
We have previously cruised with Carnival and Princess. The Pearl was very nice ship, however, a little dirty when things could simply have been wiped down. Unlike the Ruby princess when we felt everything felt spotless. Also considering ... Read more
Compare Prices on Norwegian (NCL) Alaska Cruises
mpatel101
Member Since 2017
1 review
Did a last minute booking on NCL Pearl to Alaska. This was my first time cruising and enjoyed most parts of the experience. -- I had booked a balcony cabin, which was fairly good size. Even though they claim it can accommodate 4 people, ... Read more
Mobster
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Background: 1. Been on Caribbean and Mexican cruises 6 total, but they were many years ago therefore I expected some changes. 2. Live near Seattle so no flight or hotel just drop off at the pier. Ship and room: The Pearl looked ... Read more
Marshal160
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
The cruise to Alaska was my next great cruise destination. It would give me a sampling of areas in Alaska that I might want to go back and visit again for extended stays. The food and service were poor to say the least. The people ... Read more
jsuzieroth
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
My husband and I celebrated our 20 year anniversary by finally taking our honeymoon on this cruise. An Alaskan cruise has always been on my bucket list. I saved for months and was so excited as this was my first cruise. I was extremely ... Read more
POOKYP
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
Sailed four weeks ago
We have been to Alaska 6 times and twice on the Pearl -- all have been on Norwegian! We were on the Pearl in 2011 and was great and now we did it again on the Pearl and it was fantastic! I must say this was 1 of my favorite cruises to ... Read more
Compare Prices on Norwegian (NCL) Alaska Cruises
Summer2017Trip
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Staff was great, ship was in good shape, dining in specialty restaurants fabulous ! Buffet was exhausting as was finding seating for buffet. Because of this, we avoided buffet as much as possible eating in main dining room(s) and ... Read more
Niagara Cruiser
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed September 2017
Let’s begin the review with the fact that we are reasonably seasoned cruisers, having cruised Hawaii three times on two different cruise lines. Our 10 day Caribbean experience was on Norwegian Dawn. We did one wonderful cruise of ... Read more
traveller00
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
This was our second cruise on Norwegian which we thoroughly enjoyed (1st was Breakaway from NY to Bahamas). The food was great and we found all the staff were very welcoming and friendly (special mention to the cruise director Dan!). ... Read more
Achseh
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because it was Alaskan. First time cruising with Norwegian, having cruised in the past with Carnival. First the good - Was happy to find that fellow cruisers were less "selfish" having not great experience ... Read more
artkat
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2017
From Vancouver, BC to Alaska. Excellent cruise. Very good food and drinks. Service was above average for the most part. Very willing to go that extra mile for you. Cabin cleaned twice a day. Well stocked, well maintained. Only small ... Read more
Compare Prices on Norwegian (NCL) Alaska Cruises
ambrjoy9
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed September 2017
Norwegian pearl horribly lacked seating...absolutely no outside along the decks. Only around the pool (by the way i would never recommend this ship for warm weather sailing because the two pools and 4 jacuzzis are side by side....so every ... Read more
LuvChowDawgs
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
115 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2017
No issues worth writing about. For the most part, this Alaskan cruise on the Pearl was just as expected - great! While the employees mentioned that with the recent merge/acquisition with a luxury line, there was a pay cut to most of them, ... Read more
thomasdmd
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed September 2017
We wanted to try an Alaskan cruise, but it wasn't what we expected. We have taken over 20 Caribbean cruises and this was quite dull in comparison. Most passengers were elderly retirees so there was no night life and the experience was ... Read more
fluakqu2
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Ok it has been about 8 years since i was on NCl.. I had no choice this time we were in Washington state. So we wanted to see what everyone has been talking about the Alaska cruise experience!!! Which is only OK. never again. everthing off ... Read more
AWENINAZ
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
653 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2017
This was my 3rd cruise on the Pearl, 4th cruise to Alaska on NCL. New room decor was nice after the recent drydock but public spaces need some refreshing. The room color palette doesn’t match the rest of the ship. Service was ... Read more
Compare Prices on Norwegian (NCL) Alaska Cruises
phissy
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
670 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This is our 7th trip to Alaska on the Pearl. We did notice the changes from the dry dock earlier this year. Overall, pretty nice. Newer, fresher, more modern but did not lose the feel of the Pearl. Glad they cleaned the Chihuly Glass ... Read more
ottoj55
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed September 2017
My wife and I booked the cruise for the destination. We wanted to see Alaska, the cruise line was less of a consideration. After some quick searches we found Norwegian had a trip that fit our schedule and included several perks with ... Read more
stan wood
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
232 forum posts
2 helpful votes
On the 6th of September I was playing online and noticed how cheap the cruise prices were, so we booked and left Seattle on the 16th. This was our second cruise and first on Norwegian and to Alaska. We were on the ship less than half ... Read more
rmcavay
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2017
Norwegian seemed to have the best deal on what we were looking for. The food was not bad, and the service was absolutely excellent. Just enough balance between at sea days and times in port. The crew was terrific and definitely knows how ... Read more
PGammage
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2017
As my first cruise experience, this was amazing. To cruise in a location with stunning scenery, amazing wildlife and great people was a lifetime highlight. The cruise was a round trip from Seattle, stopping at Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway ... Read more
Compare Prices on Norwegian (NCL) Alaska Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links