A ship that boasts style, sophistication and a wealth of facilities, Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Pearl is one of the fleet's most experienced vessels, offering memorable holidays for singles, couples and families alike. Entering service in 2006 as sister ship to the successful Norwegian Jewel, she is a luxurious 15-deck liner boasting no shortage of restaurants and lounges, as wel as offering a wealth of activities to entertain and delight throughout your cruise holiday. From daytime bowling to evening shows, each moment you spend onboard Norwegian Pearl will be nothing less than perfect.
NCL Cruises offers passengers fine food and great service throughout their range of onboard restaurants and eateries. Summer Palace Main Dining Room is where you can indulge in five-course meals and award-winning menus prepared using the finest ingredients. Summer Palace Main Dining Room has a traditional feel and includes great service from helpful waiting staff as standard. The other main dining venue , Indigo, has a modern boutique hotel style and mixes clean lines and cool blue hues. Included on the menu in this restaurant are light and healthy options.
For more flexibility Norwegian Pearl offer freestyle dining. This more relaxed approach to dining allows those with young children on family cruise holidays a lot more flexibility with their meal times. Blue Lagoon Restaurant located on Deck 8 takes its inspiration from the humble midnight snack. This 24-hour food court is arranged within a family-friendly atmosphere where kids favourites are on the menu and you can enjoy light bites anytime. Wherever and whenever you choose to eat, Norwegian Pearl’s freestyle approach to dining has you covered.
There is a wide variety in the choice of bars and lounges available onboard Norwegian Pearl, all of which offer contrasting atmospheres and themes. The Star Bar located on Deck 13 is a trendy 1920s-themed bar where you cannot help but become absorbed into the ambiance. Sky High Bar offers a unique drinking experience as service comes from the basket of a hot air balloon complete with sandbags and ropes, as well as transforming into a lively nightclub where you can dance the night away. However, perhaps you would much rather prefer to sip your cocktail whilst out on deck soaking up the amazing views afforded to you on glorious Baltic and Fjord cruises or Caribbean cruises.
Wherever you decide to enjoy your evening you can be assured that the bar staff will offer up a great variety of drinks including expertly mixed cocktails. After you’ve sampled tasty cocktails, why not head over to Bliss Ultra Lounge & nightclub. This is a vibrant lounge designed with funky colours and contains a four-lane bowling alley. Step into the vibrant atmosphere of the pearl club casino and try your hand at Roulette, Blackjack and many more of the typical casino games and tables.
Norwegian Pearl is the ideal host to ensure your little ones have an amazing adventure onboard throughout their stay. There are complimentary activities happening at all times of the day. Whether your child wants to paint, attend a pyjama party or put on a show, they’ll be making new friends and have loads of great stories to tell. NCL Kids clubs are divided into 4 age groups. Juniors cater for 2-5s and First Mates provide fun and games for 6-9s. For children aged 10-12 there is the Navigators Club while 13-17s can enjoy discos and more at the teen’s club.
On Deck 13 you are invited to take part in any of the numerous sport and leisure activities. Shoot hoops, play beach volleyball or even have a few games of tennis on the outdoor court. The Body Waves Fitness Centre is the place to go if you want to get your heart rate pumping. This fitness centre is filled with state-of-the-art machines and equipment that will help you meet whatever goals you are trying to achieve. Also on offer is the chance to participate in aerobic, spinning or other exercise classes. If it’s a slower pace you’re after then the South Pacific Spa and Beauty Salon is right on hand to offer a huge array of beauty treatments and remedies aimed at enabling you to relax in sheer comfort and let your cares drift away.
South Pacific Spa & Beauty Salon
Body Waves Fitness Center
When it comes to deciding how to spend your free time onboard Norwegian Pearl, there’s plenty to choose from. If you like to soak up the sun, where better to do so than by the poolside or in one of the 6 hot tubs. For inside activities, the card room, library and video arcade are popular choices.
If you enjoy a spot of retail therapy then Norwegian Pearl also has this covered, with the Trades Routes Boutiques stocking everything from high-end designer labels to everyday necessities.
Sailed with NCL several times and on several of their ships. The Pearl is a smaller ship but that does not detract from the fact that there is an abundance of dining options, bars and so much to do. Staff/Crew are second to non and the fabric of the ship is well looked after. Found no issues with quality of food or drinks or entertainment. Embarking and Disembarking wasn't too strenuous and we chase to "carry off" our own cases at end of the cruise as this enabled us to finish packing next morning and not previous night. One negative is that whilst we had a drinks package which included premium coffee, you can not have premium coffee in the Atrium!
Enjoyable Med Cruise on the Norwegian Pearl. Pros - Good Value - Clean - Not too busy - Nice food - Informal - Family friendly - International cruisers Cons - Staff inconsistent - Entertainment - Indirect flights - Sunbed policing non-existent
Great cruise , great ship great food cabin good , inside great destinations , Baltic , 10 countries - st . Petersburg , the high light staff excellent schedule on time , excellent. entertainment - 27th may to 7th june - below par - no Asian shows , their were a lot of Asians on board. alcoholic drinks , excessively expensive money - poor , only usd when travelling Europe - what about the EURO no tv schedule of programmes , had to ask the main desk !! European soccer cup final was a may be on tv , half the ship wanted to watch this , not American ? when in rome do as the romans do . worst art auctions I have seen , a lot of screaming , even for paintings not sold . note; when travelling Europe , try accommodate the passengers you have , ie non American
OK bad news first - as expected, things on board are expensive and there will be people trying to persuade you to part with lots of money for goods or services. It can also be difficult to get coffee in the very early hours of the morning.That said the ship was great, the facilities were excellent and as described. The staff (particularly cabin , bar and dining room) were fantastic, The entertainment was varied and interesting (and included Funky Roots, the best band I have seen in a long time) and the itinerary was excellent. Yes, it isn't cheap but this cruise was worth every penny we paid and we thoroughly enjoyed it and can definitely recommend Norwegian Cruise Lines, The Norwegian Pearl and the Baltic cruise.
The Norwegian Pearl is a newer ship and now it is our favourite. I was very impressed with all aspects of the ship and its employees. Upon entering our balcony stateroom we were pleased, the room was bright, sleek and with modern looking. The restrooms of the ship were extremely clean as well as the entire ship. The restaurants are very nice and the food was wonderful with very high quality. Even the buffet was amazing. The entertainment on board was also very good. I love the shows. I believed that it was the best value for the money that I could have spent anywhere.