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USA Norwegian Pearl USA Cruise Reviews
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"I love cruising, so writing this is not something I am enjoying. We arrived early to check in and soon realized that we had been give the wrong information as to where to leave from, the cab ride to Ballentyne Pier..."Read More
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Valhala

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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Another great NCL cruise

Review for Norwegian Pearl to U.S.A.

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Rob1eddy

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

In the last 24 months we have cruised on the Sun, Star and Pearl. In my opinion, the Pearl is the best, closely followed by the Sun and the Star is last. Embarkation: I arrived at the dock too early! People were still disembarking so the embarkation process was not open. At 11 AM the embarkation process began and we were on the Pearl by 11:15. Cabin: We chose 9008, an enclosed balcony, as our ...
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Sail Date: September 2014

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Balcony


My first cruise - highlights!

Review for Norwegian Pearl to U.S.A.

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Vicky Vacation

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

My very first cruise was a 5 day repositioning from Vancouver to Los Angeles, with my sister who has been on several cruises. My impressions of the Norwegian Pearl: It was bright and airy. Our room (with a balcony) was bright, and clean. I found it very comfortable; there was enough room to relax and the balcony was a real plus. The food was pretty decent with only one exception: La Cucina, the ...
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Sail Date: September 2014

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Enjoyable 5-night Pacific Coast Cruise

Review for Norwegian Pearl to U.S.A.

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TravelGirlinDallas

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

First off, I have to mention how disappointed we were when NCL cancelled the advertised port city of San Francisco shortly after we made our final payment and could no longer cancel. That port was the whole reason we chose this cruise. They substituted Seattle instead, which meant that we ended up in Seattle twice within a couple of days, since we also flew into Seattle. This was a really big deal ...
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Sail Date: September 2014

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Family Balcony

11 Helpful Votes


A Floating Fawlty Towers

Review for Norwegian Pearl to U.S.A.

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sealion7

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

Be aware, what NCL advertises is not what you get on your cruise with the Pearl. Some rather surprising mess-ups included: 1. Tendering back to the ship in Astoria was a 2 hour wait, as only 4 boats were in service to transport the ~2,000 passengers waiting in line to return to the vessel. Later the captain would announce the "distance" from the ship to the shore was "out of their control", but ...
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Sail Date: October 2014

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Pacific Coastal - Vancouver to Los Angeles

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YVR2dreams

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

The Pearl is a good sized ship with enough lounges and other seating areas in around that it never felt too crowded. We were really glad that we purchased the Thermal Spa package as they only sell 84 of them and we felt with the unlimited times you could go, it was well worth the $119 for the five days. There never were more than 6 other people there anytime we went. With the variety of the heated ...
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Sail Date: September 2014

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Balcony


Rocky Ride on The Pearl

Review for Norwegian Pearl to U.S.A.

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Scott6428

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Pacific Coastal cruise from Vancouver to L.A. Embarkation was a nightmare, it took three hours to board, clearly Norwegian was understaffed. The first two days we had rough seas and missed the port of Astoria. The weather is a variable thing so it`s just the luck of the draw but I`m rating this cruise poorly for two chief reasons. It was boring, the ship had no vibe or excitement and there was ...
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Sail Date: September 2013

Departure Port: Brisbane

13 Helpful Votes


Suprisingly not that impressed

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LadyLark

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I see how many people love the Pearl, so I wonder if we just had bad luck, in part due to terrible weather. I've traveled on the Oosterdam and the Epic, and both were superior to the Pearl. The Pearl seemed pretty middle of the road to me. It started with a terrible line-up in Vancouver to board. We got in line at 12;05 and reached our cabins at 2:45. We were very hungry, but couldn't eat because ...
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Sail Date: September 2013

Departure Port: Brisbane

Traveled with children


Really nice cruise, exceptional value: YVR, Astoria, SF, LA.

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yvrtravelguy

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Repositioning cruises offer great value for the money. People tend to not like flying one way and rarely does one live out of the city the cruise leaves or arrives from. Got a great deal with a week to go! We live in Vancouver area so we parked at the long term YVR lot, then took Skytrain downtown to Waterfront. Sadly NCL doesn;t park at Canada Place, instead they are at Ballantyne. The silver ...
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Sail Date: September 2012

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window


First time cruiser with a group- what a blast!

Review for Norwegian Pearl to U.S.A.

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Lulubelle45

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

After all the excitement of counting down to my first cruise, I was finally aboard for a fulfilled trip to LA. Traveling with my sister as part of a Zumba fitness group, we decided to leave Victoria on our own by taking the economical transit route, putting the money saved towards our cruise expenses. After almost not setting sale due to a storm overnight, we were lucky the ferries didn't cancel ...
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Sail Date: September 2011

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Obstructed Oceanview

3 Helpful Votes


Enjoyed 5 days of R & R on the Pearl

Review for Norwegian Pearl to U.S.A.

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Wisconsinites

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

ABOUT US: I've been on three prior cruises, and my husband has been on two. All were NCL cruises, which we like because of the Freestyle dining. Previously we've always cruised with our children but this trip was with my sister and brother-in-law. It was their first cruise ever. We picked this repositioning cruise because it was a reasonably priced get-away that would give us the opportunity to ...
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Sail Date: September 2011

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


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