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Eastern Caribbean Norwegian Pearl Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Pearl
Eastern Caribbean
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

90

Very Good

46

Average

25

Poor

12

Terrible

8

Cruise type

186 Eastern Caribbean Norwegian Pearl Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews


Okauchee avatar

Okauchee

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise, good value

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We took this cruise because of itinerary, perks and price. We travelled with a group of 13. It was a nice January getaway in the sun and a good value. Experienced cruiser and was expecting an average cruise. It ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Pope Francis

5 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise Ever

This cruise was a last moment decision to get some sun in the middle of January Weather in Minnesota. This was our 18th cruise on NCL and our 2nd time taking the Pearl to sea. We are currently Platinum Plus ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Pierre et Andre

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Another nice cruise but...

Sailed 8 times with NCL before. Garden Cafe( cafeteria), food variety less than seen before. Sitting design frustrating clogging felt squeezed all the time.They have to improve the availibility and accessibility ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Bob&SueC

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Never again Pearl

We arrived a day early and stayed at the Barrymore in Tampa. Other than the great bottle of wine from the bar, our meal at the restaurant we have nothing good to say about this old, run down hotel. We went on the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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thebruza

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Sea Sick much?

I was highly dissatisfied by this cruise. I will never sail with nor recommend Norwegian again. The people on the ship were less than helpful and seemed to be miserable working there. The food was disgusting even in ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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fredsmith69

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Another Fantastic Cruise

This was our 12th cruise with NCL and we had a great time. We spent a couple of days in Tampa ahead of our cruise and were able to check out the riverwalk, downtown and Ibor City. The ship was very clean and well ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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BUDDYD1948

1 Review Written

The Pearl has become one of my favorites....

We try to cruise out of Tampa whenever we can because we live so close. We were on the Pearl before and chose it again because we enjoyed it so much. The crew is just the best,so friendly, so helpful, so much fun. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


LD Silver avatar

LD Silver

4 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

10 Day Summer Summer Camp for Adults

Background Info: My girlfriend and I were on the January 17-26 Eastern Caribbean 10 Day sailing of the Norwegian Pearl out of Tampa. We are in our early fifties and are seasoned cruisers with well over 20 cruises ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Fouffie

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not what she used to be

Love NCL as a general rule. Did not want to go on large ship. Had sailed on Pearl previously .this cruise was not what we had hoped. Quality of food has significantly declined from previous cruises. Specialty ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Jonslola

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Relaxing cruise to the Caribbean on the Pearl

This was our 3rd cruise with NCL, we chose a 10 day Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Pearl. It was my husband and I and another couple. My husband and I are 40, very laid back and just love the cruise life! ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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eschecher

1 Review Written

Wonderful multi generational cruise.

I chose this cruise for the itinerary. We had ages 18 - 81 in our group of 7. 81 y.o. on a travel scooter worked out perfect. All ports were at the pier so she was able to come with us at each stop. The staff and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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HappyDs

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Very nice ship

Usually an RCCL cruiser but found a good deal on this cruise. Inside room was much better than my RCCL experiences. Not a fan of the Freestyle dining though. No reservations, different crew and table mates every ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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tomeikapacheco

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Cruise

The ship was beautiful ad the service was great. On the cruise we went to the following ports: Cozumel, Rotan, Belize and Costa Maya. The ports were beautiful and the staff was very helpful. I am already ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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katrapp

1 Review Written

I would not go on the Pearl again.

My girlfriend and I went on a Wine, Dine and Music cruise. She talked me into a room with a balcony. I thought sure, get a nice room with a view. Had never had one before, my folks - yes, but not me. Well, we got ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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luv-to-cruz

1 Review Written

Fun Cruise; New Friends

We too experienced all the woes of embarkation but understood it was necessary to keep us all safe from getting sick which would have kept us confined to our cabins on this beautiful cruise. This was our first ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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LJLewis

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

I was afraid to ask what else could happen!!!!

Let me start by saying I have been on 6 NCL ships and have NEVER had or experienced the problems I had on the Pearl. I saved the worst for last. 1) Lack of coordination for embarking due to flu outbreak ( we ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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buddylucky

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise, despite health issues on board

This was our third cruise on the Pearl, and our longest cruise, so far! We loved it! Met some very friendly people, both in CC, and aboard ship. The itinerary was great, since we visited five different islands. ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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bullmoose9009@epbfi.com

1 Review Written

Pearl of a Ship

We just returned from a cruise on the Norwegian Pearl. The cruise was 10 days on relaxation and great food. We got the package that included the specialty dining restaurants and were delighted we did. The food in ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Cheshmish

1 Review Written

Teetotalers beware!!

The cruise started off on the wrong foot. NCL called us and asked us to not show up before 1 pm. We obliged, only to have to wait in a ridiculously long line and be told that this was the penalty for coming after ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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bg6

1 Review Written

Norwegian Pearl Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Our recent (April 6, 2015) cruise on NCL was not a pleasant experience. I will lay out the pros and cons of this cruise. Pros 3 out of 5 of the islands we visited were nice. St Kitts, St Thomas and Antigua ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Gorgonzola

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not Up to Expectations

We have had 18 cruises, this was our fourteenth cruise on NCL. This cruise had problems we had not experienced before on Norwegian. We had a hint that something was amiss when we received several calls advising us ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Roger_le_Frog

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Back from Eastern Caribbean (April 06 to April 16 2015)

My wife and I are just past 70, both of us retired; we sailed on the Norwegian Pearl on the April 6, 2015, cruise out of Miami. This was a an eastern Caribbean 10-day cruise to Tortola, Antigua, Martinique, St. ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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SixAndNeutral

2 Reviews Written

Enjoyable Considering the Circumstances

Based on our previous experience on the Norwegian Pearl to the Western Caribbean, we selected the same ship for our Eastern Caribbean adventure. The cruise prior had experienced the norovirus with apparent ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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cruiser99

3 Reviews Written

Just back from the Pearl 04/06/2015

The most unorganized embarkation ever. We were in the Haven and are Platinum as with the rest of the cruise our conceige (Envira) was NO WHERE to be found. The lady who led us to the ship past the masses trying to ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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jshape

8 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

An OK, but Not Great, Cruise Pearl

My wife and I who are both 68 and semi-retired and another similar couple sailed on the Norwegian Pearl on the April 6, 2015, cruise out of Miami. This was a 10-day cruise to Tortola, Antigua, Martinique, St. Kitts ...
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Sail Date April 2015


Norwegian Pearl Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining3.03.8
Entertainment4.03.8
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family4.03.7
Enrichment1.03.4
Service4.04.1
Value For Money4.03.8
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