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We originally chose the cruise because it went to the ports we wanted to see and we were able to get it for a pretty cheap price. This was my first NCL cruise and liked the fact that you could do things when you wanted and not on a schedule, including food and leaving. I was fairly happy with the stateroom staff...even though some things weren't stocked, they were always there after we let them know. The one thing that made me very mad was the NYE count down over the paging system in our room. Why in the world would you make a NYE count down in rooms when people are trying to sleep? Of course, NCL doesn't give you the chance to say this in the survey they send out. The food was good, but if you're a health fanatic, look elsewhere. We only did one excursion, and that was the kayak one in Panama. It was a great experience, but the kayak trip needed to be longer; an hour is not long enough. The whole excursion was too short as you got back to Colon and had to kill five hours in port....the issue is there is NOTHING to do in Colon. The entertainment was good, but it's not targeted at 30-somethings

Pretty good

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review by tgtcat6

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We originally chose the cruise because it went to the ports we wanted to see and we were able to get it for a pretty cheap price. This was my first NCL cruise and liked the fact that you could do things when you wanted and not on a schedule, including food and leaving.

I was fairly happy with the stateroom staff...even though some things weren't stocked, they were always there after we let them know.

The one thing that made me very mad was the NYE count down over the paging system in our room. Why in the world would you make a NYE count down in rooms when people are trying to sleep? Of course, NCL doesn't give you the chance to say this in the survey they send out.

The food was good, but if you're a health fanatic, look elsewhere.

We only did one excursion, and that was the kayak one in Panama. It was a great experience, but the kayak trip needed to be longer; an hour is not long enough. The whole excursion was too short as you got back to Colon and had to kill five hours in port....the issue is there is NOTHING to do in Colon.

The entertainment was good, but it's not targeted at 30-somethings
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Cabin IC 4545
See above. Not bad, but missed some things.
Deck 11 Inside Cabins, Suite Cabins

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