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Norwegian Pearl Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Food quality left a bad taste to a very entertaining cruise

Review for Norwegian Pearl to British Columbia
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Kaphis
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

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Sail Date: Apr 2012
Cabin: Family Balcony

The Entertainment in the Stardust Theatre and the Spinnaker was great! We went to all the shows and was pleasantly surprised at the production value of the entertainment. There were a few misses here and there but for the shows that was well rehearsed, it was clear that the cast was very talented.

I had a lot of issues with this cruise but it might have been isolated. Our balcony room had a door that didn't lock properly and one night it popped open slamming itself against the frame. Guest services said someone would take a look at it but no one fixed it and at the end they said I should have told them right at the beginning as if ship maintenance was my responsibility. The mini fridge was also lock on arrival, no bathrobes in the balcony and one night we found sand in our sheets even though we didn't travel anywhere with sand.

The food was really disappointing. We went on a the Jewel sailing out of NYC a year ago and was pleasantly surprised at the creativity, variety and the quality of the food by the chef at both the MDR and the buffet. There was none of those things to be found on this cruise. The food was disappointing across the board and we found ourselves hungry most of the time and settling for a PB&J sandwich on a cruise.

Cabin Review

Family Balcony

Cabin B2

quiet location, close to MDR and buffet

Port Reviews

San Francisco

We docked very far away from the wharf so the walk wasn't great. Other than that the port was a good. Very similar to other coastal ports such as Vancouver.

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