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Norwegian Pearl Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Pearl
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Very Good

594

Average

379

Poor

229

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2,297 Norwegian Pearl Cruise Reviews


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SonnyInDC

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not enjoyable at all....Stay away from Sailing out of New Orleans!

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We chose this cruise because we canceled a group cruise and we had friends already booked on this sailing. Going into it, we knew the Pearl was an older ship. However, it had been refurbished or that's what is ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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hsmcruise

20 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Nervous cruiser in midst of covid 19

Embarkation- was the worst experience out of my 27 cruises. Since the cruise was departing at 4 we were advised to get there 2 hours before departure. We arrived around 1 pm and the lines were around the outside ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Where2gonext?

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship and great staff

This was our first ever cruise, and it exceeded our expectations, especially after reading so many peoples' bad reviews. I don't understand what people have to complain about? Every staff member that we talked to ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Best Life

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice ship for a Bahamas weekend

This was our 39 th cruise, 8th NCL, 6 th Haven. I read the reviews before booking and didn’t have high expectations however I did expect more being in the Haven. Let me start by saying when arriving at the port ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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lolajeff

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise during the Covid crisis

I chose this cruise because of the date and embarkation port. There was a long wait to board due to inspection of each passport. After that it was smooth and excellent sailing. On the second day the captain ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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love2cruise2020

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NOT TOO IMPRESSED

I rate my overall experience of NCL Pearl (7-day-Honduras, Harvest Caye Belize, Costa Maya, and Cozumel) a 3 for the following reasons good/bad: I loved our cabin room (with balcony) 8518 that is right smack up ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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kmorin2

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Overall Great Cruise with a Few Minor Downfalls

Just returned home from this 7-day western Caribbean itinerary on Norwegian Pearl. It was just my boyfriend and I (both in our early-mid 30s). I have previously been on 2 Princess cruises, on Norwegian Escape twice ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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alexistribbyjones

1 Review Written

Never Cruise NCL

First off, service across the board is lacking. Our ship cards got deactivated on the second day, due to a few members mistake, which prevented us from using any of the bars until reactivated. Therefore, we had to ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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MB33410

1 Review Written

Extremely Enjoyable Cruise during a time of great health concerns

I chose this cruise due to its price, single inside cabin $251.30 for a week! I booked it approximately 8 days before sailing and from the NCL website. It was probably my 12th cruise (1st on NCL) and it was ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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packercruising

8 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Fun time, great service.

This is going to be a fairly short review. We have been to all the ports and the only excursion we booked, got cancelled. GENERAL IMPRESSIONS • EMBARKATION- 3 Stars; Considering we are Platinum members, ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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mbleacher

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Mostly a hit, very few misses

The ship felt brand new. The carpet was in great shape, no wear showing anywhere noticeable. We were in cabin 10153 which was wheelchair accessible. It had enough room for 4 guests and my wheelchair/scooter. Our ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Cruiselvr563

1 Review Written

Fabulous five day cruise

We have sailed on many of Norwegian’s different size ships, but we keep coming back to the Jewel Class 2340 passenger size as our favorite. This ship has the perfect mix of fine and casual dining options and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Ccrocke1

1 Review Written

2nd cruise went downhill :(

I just finished shed my second cruise, first one being only 13 mos ago on the Norwegian Sky to the Bahamas for 4 days total. This cruise was on the Norwegian Pearl 6 days total to Belize and Costa Maya. My first ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Green Oreos

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Just an average cruise

We had never cruised with NCL before so we decided to give the Norwegian Pearl a try. The itinerary and the time of year worked for us so we took a 5 night cruise to Belize and Costa Maya out of Miami on January ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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rebekahmtaylor

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Classy Ship, Had Lots of Fun!

Overall, I would do this ship again. My first cruise was the Dawn and it definitely brought back some memories. I think I am biased to the smaller ships! I think the food was pretty good. I've seen others ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Mnowland

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Bad service

Cruise was horrible bad service. Vacation was wasted always waiting in a line for everything. Pool drained and closed 2nd & 3rd days. Also all hot tubs shut down. Shows cancelled after waiting for the show to ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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mmwcpt

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Time Cruiser Sold For the Cruising Lifestyle

We chose this itinerary because the timing was perfect to escape the cold weather and post holiday stress. And the price including the airfare was too good to pass up. Let me start by saying this was my 10th cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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The Ridge

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great smaller ship with a nice atmosphere

My BF and I were short on time but desperate to get away so the 5-day Western Caribbean itinerary to Belize and Mexico was perfect for us. We booked just prior to Christmas and got a great price. Food: We ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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JJNorsk

2 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Could Have Been So Much Better.....

I traveled with a group of 16 people on this cruise. It was an "Escape From Winter" cruise. I liked the size of the ship....not too large. Staff was friendly and the Captain was amazing, speaking 5 different ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Ginger500

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fun first cruise with the family

We sailed on the Pearl on Jan 12 to Belize and Costa Maya. The best part of the cruise for us was the private villa on Harvest Caye Belize. The overall experience of being on the private beach with a hammock, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Tift84

1 Review Written

First and last time on NCL

I chose this cruise because it was a good deal on a 5 night western Caribbean cruise. I had only sailed on Royal Caribbean and Carnival prior to this cruise and was very excited for this new trip. Food was a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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AlRayCruise

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Freestyle Schmeestyle

I have been on many cruises but this was my first NCL, selected strictly for its availability date/time, and place. Our stateroom was adequate with more than expected storage for all of our belongings. Plenty of ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Sunshinecruises

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship, Loved NCL

My husband and I sailed on Norwegian Pearl this past week and had an amazing time. I haven't been on a cruise in 10 years and this was my husband's first cruise. We stayed in an inside cabin and it was exactly ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Spaadvisor1

1 Review Written

Underwhelming

This was a birthday gift from me to me with Love. October 26th I was in beautiful Bermuda! I chose this cruise because the price was right, the itinerary Was great. I wanted to see as many places as possible ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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JenKeyes

1 Review Written

Choose another line

My boyfriend and I were looking for a cruise last summer. We compared several and used his previous experiences with cruise lines and chose Norwegian, even though it was more expensive. I felt a little put off ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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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