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San Diego Norwegian Pearl Cruise Reviews

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Quality of services are down from previous cruises with the same company

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Dherg
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We are returning customers. Our previous experiences help us deciding to take this trip also. Are we disappointed this time or what. Room is clean. Shows are ok. The restaurants are not what they promoted. There's no free style. No shorts. No caps, no sleeveless shirts for man but ok for women. Food is unacceptable. Some of the crew members are great. Some look down to you if you order ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Seasoned cruiser/CC Coordinator for this sailing

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SailingSteve77
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was my 23rd cruise (mostly on NCL) and my 2nd cruise on the Pearl, and my background as a former Flight Attendant with American Airlines during the 70’s-90’s (back when it was Fun to fly and I had hair…) when I worked First Class, it provides a unique perspective. Our 1st cruise on the Pearl was to Alaska Labor Day week 2017. We booked this cruise shortly thereafter. I was also the CC ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window


Disorganized. All prior cruises on other lines were better.

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DoctorRyobi
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise due to the trip through the Panama Canal. Most of the food was mediocre with some good food at the specialty restaurants. All service staff were very congenial and helpful. Many smiles and always ready to help. Nightly entertainment was excellent. The bed gave backaches to my wife and I. Even though we saw many new mattresses loaded onto the ship and saw them in storage ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Great Cruise

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Gregand Judy
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Amazing opportunity to cruise through the Panama Canal. Great job by everyone on board. The bartenders were oustanding as well as the waiters and maitredee. From the time we placed our feet on the deck until we left the crew made sure to create a wnderful experience. The loss of one of our shore excursions was made up by the great service from the staff. The entertainment was first class from ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Some good....some not so

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Fishstain
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our fourth time travelling with Norwegian and for the first time we came back a little disappointed. Service, food and cabin were fine but we were particularly disappointed with the entertainment on the ship. We felt the groups and singers round the ship were nowhere near as strong as others we've been on and while the "specialist" entertainers were mixed to say the least. Some were ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Oceanview Porthole Window


Loyal NCL Cruiser

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ufgatornurse89
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

My parents and I cruised this repositioning itinerary from San Diego to Tampa primarily because 1) we live in Tampa, and a one-way airfare was appealing, and 2) we had the opportunity to go through the Panama Canal. We also had three other couples join us, so we had a group of 9 in its entirety. This is my third NCL cruise, and all three trips have been on The Pearl. Embarkation was a nightmare ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Not Bad, Not Great

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hillbilly1
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Chose the cruise because we could see friends and relatives in the San Diego area, sail thru Panama Canal as I have always wanted to do, and then be back home in Florida. Came in a week early to see San Diego, but there was to much too see. Pacific Ocean was choppy, and so was the Caribbean, most than usual in Caribbean. Hurricane in Pacific prevented us from stopping at Cabo San Lucas. ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


PEARL 14 NIGHT SAN DIEGO TO TAMPA

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RVA_PAUL
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

ABOUT MY CRUISE: SHIP/NCL - PRE-BOOKING ITEMS - DON'T DO IT. As items you book are charged diectly to your card at time of booking the item(both excursions and fixed priced dining). I had thought it would all go thru my onboard account... WRONG. So it quicly got confusing when onboard I canceled my reservation for Moderno. They had no problem canceling. But only becaused I asked, did ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Excellent cruise, if you don't need solid structure.

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ac7ss
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I have cruised with Norwegian in the past. I like their "Freestyle" format. There is no set dining time, but you may make reservations for most of the restaurants. The buffets are more than enough to keep you satisfied, but the "Pub" and dining halls are complementary and a nice change. This cruise was more sea days than port days due to a storm, 5 ports for a 14 day cruise, we had to miss ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Poor food, service, and communication

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charlesalanm
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

There was a lack of information provided prior to embarkation. Shortly after making the reservation, it was changed from a 15 day cruise to a 14 day and the embarkation port was moved from Los Angeles to San Diego because the Acapulco stop was cancelled. We understand that was for safety reasons, but there was no explanation for why we had to lose a day of vacation or had to alter plans to ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


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