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We choose this cruise because we had family flying in from SFO that wanted to go to a few parades before we sailed away on Feb 11. We had a group of 30. Almost all of us booked inside cabins. We all had the drink package and tips included in our cruise fare. We all had a great time. Boarding from NOLA was not a problem on the Sunday morning. We did arrive early to avoid some of the parade traffic. The ship was always clean. The food in the buffet area was presented well and was tasty. The main dining room had choices for all. My family really enjoyed the pub. Open 24 hours and always found seating. The bartenders at the Martini bar were really nice. The pool deck bartenders were not as nice (especially in the aft bar). We always got a drink and requested top shelf and had no problem. The entertainment was cruise ship quality - not bad - not fantastic. I really liked the layout of the ship, it never felt crowded. I still find cruising a good value for the money.

Mardi Gras get away on the Pearl

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Review by sheila77

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2018
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Inside
We choose this cruise because we had family flying in from SFO that wanted to go to a few parades before we sailed away on Feb 11. We had a group of 30. Almost all of us booked inside cabins. We all had the drink package and tips included in our cruise fare. We all had a great time. Boarding from NOLA was not a problem on the Sunday morning. We did arrive early to avoid some of the parade traffic. The ship was always clean. The food in the buffet area was presented well and was tasty. The main dining room had choices for all.

My family really enjoyed the pub. Open 24 hours and always found seating. The bartenders at the Martini bar were really nice. The pool deck bartenders were not as nice (especially in the aft bar). We always got a drink and requested top shelf and had no problem.

The entertainment was cruise ship quality - not bad - not fantastic.

I really liked the layout of the ship, it never felt crowded.

I still find cruising a good value for the money.
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Cabin Review

Inside
Cabin IF 5531
The cabin was a normal inside cabin. This was our first cruise that we had a room steward that did not introduce himself. Very odd!!- Other than that our room was always clean and taken care of. I felt the location was convienient.
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