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Tampa to the Caribbean Norwegian Pearl Cruise Reviews

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Cozumel, Tacos y Tequila tour, NCL Shore Excursion
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Love NCL mid sized ships!

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Smq123
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose the 11 day cruise to the Southern Carribean mainly because it was a repositioning cruise back to NY. Last month we were on the Dawn & visited the majority of the islands offered on the Pearl. All the islands are beautiful, & worth seeing again however on a repositioning cruise your time is quite limited on some of the islands. Cruise population were mainly east coast people because of the ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony


Our first of hopefully many more with Norwegian!

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Patrick and Nikki
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

We chose Norwegian based on a friends recommendation. He and his family had cruised on multiple different Norwegian ships and he had nothing but praise for all. We are cruise newbies and we trusted our friend and boy are we glad we did! We picked this specific cruise as it checked a lot of boxes for us. The flight from Boston to Tampa was inexpensive and there was a one way flight that was timed ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Enjoyable Cruise!

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doyled1105
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our 4th NCL cruise, and 7th overall cruise. It was an enjoyable experience and we saw many Caribbean islands we had never been to before. The ship was clean and had enough public space that passengers could spread out in. It's a nice sized ship (2400 passengers) which is manageable - and our preference over the huge ships. It was easy to find your way around, although the only small ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


First cruise EVER and we booked with CruiseNext; so that says something.....

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VanFouver
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was our first cruise EVER with any cruise line. Our expectation when we purchased the cruise from Costco was that everything was included. Clearly not the case. Little things kept on adding up. For instance the fees and gratuities added to the "FREE" drink package and "FREE" specialty restaurants that we chose. That is the first extras on top of our rate, and then the surprise daily rate of ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


Much Better Than Expected

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Stagger
10+ Cruises • Age 20s

Never having cruise NCL before and reading the reviews about freestyle cruising our expectations were set fairly low, but I have to admit now it was much much better than expected. This cruise left from Tampa and we stayed at the Westin Waterside. You could almost walk to the terminal/ship from there. Lots to see and do in Tampa and we wish we had a little more time to do so. The Tampa ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


First time Norwegian cruiser - we will stay with Carnival...

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Robbinskr
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Being the first time on Norwegian we weren’t sure what to expect but we were quite underwhelmed overall. The ship was clean and easy to get around but there was no grandeur when you first step into the atrium as we had with any and all of the seven Carnival ships we’ve cruised on. We ate in the both of the main dining rooms (same menu in both - disappointing as you had to dress a little ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Sunshine & Calm Seas

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crrtpo
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The itinerary caught my eye, embark Tampa , visit 6 Caribbean ports, disembark NYC.We arrived the evening before the cruise, ate locally and got a good night's sleep at the Quality Inn. Arrived on Sunday at the port with everyone else going on the cruise ( or so it seemed) ,boarded about 1 hour 15 minutes after arriving. The Pearl is an older, smaller ship but in my opinion a nice ship to spend 11 ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window


Wonderful Honeymoon Cruise

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brooke.arts
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary (Aruba, St. Lucia) and the fact that it ended in NYC so we could visit there as well when we got off the ship. We had a wonderful time, found the service to be excellent (in particular the bartenders), and always found there was something to keep up occupied. We often dined at the buffet for breakfast and lunch, we found their to be a great selection, ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Inside


Return to cruising after a 6 year break

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MONKEYMAN#1
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We never sailed Norwegian before but have been on all the other lines previously and this being our tenth cruise I will compare it to other experiences. We did not want a mega ship so we choose the Pearl for this reason and the ports it was stopping at and being 11 nights also appealed to us. The embarkation took about an hour we arrived at noon on their transfer service the lines were not too bad ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window


WOW!!! 11 DAYS IN PARADISE!!!

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pamrusshawaii
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We recently cruised for 11 days to 6 different islands in the Southern Carribean on the Norwegian Pearl. Everything from beginning to end was absolutely wonderful! It was a repositioning cruise starting in Tampa, FL and ending in NYC! We went to the Cayman Islands, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Thomas and NYC. We took port exercusions to all these beautiful islands, each being a little ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Inside


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