Island hop you way through the sand fringed islands of the Caribbean and cruise up close and personal to the glaciers of Alaska all with a cruise aboard Norwegian Pearl. Whether you’re looking for a family cruise, a couple’s holiday or a late cruise deal you needn’t look any further as Norwegian Pearl offers something for everyone.
Put your feet up, soak up the sun and relax by one of the two pools as holidays all about doing nothing at all. Soothe stressed shoulders by taking a dip in one of the four hot tubs that sit around Tahitian pool and watch the world go by. Don’t worry about the little ones getting bored, as they have their very own pool just around the corner. This Kids Pools is perfect for pint-sized splashing, playing and paddling and will keep them entertained for hours.
Do you like to stay active during your cruise? Well you can get your heart racing and blood pumping in the Body Waves Fitness Centre that is open 6am to 11pm. If you don’t fancy braving the gym, head out on deck and breathe in the fresh sea air and feel the wind in your hair with a jog, run or brisk walk around the ship.
Head to the Café at the Atrium, where everything from coffee, espresso, cappuccino, tea and a tasty selection of pastries and cookies will be served around the clock, filling your sweet tooth craving. Located in close proximity to the pools, hots tubs and sunbathing areas is the Topsiders Bar and Grill is like a resort in itself. Here you can easily grab a quick bite to eat and sip on a refreshing cocktail or two.
If you really want to get a real insight into Norwegian Pearl, head over to Deck 11 to find the Viewing Bridge Room that is set up like a mini-museum. Pictures and maritime memorabilia line the walls, whilst in the centre of the room there is a glass enclosed model of Norwegian Pearl and through the glass windows you can see what the captain and officers are up to. A comical sign politely asks you not to tap the glass or feed the officers, however much you may like to do this.
The Metro Centre is where all the cool teens hang out – parents keep out, you’re not as cool as you’d like to think! Designed to look and feel like the New York Subway with graffiti on the walls, teens will feel right at home and love the freedom of being away from their parents and younger siblings.
For the younger kids on board there’s the Aqua Kid’s Club that is full of arts and crafts, movies and computers to keep the little ones entertained, with quiet corners for them to sleep and rest if the fun gets all too much for them.
When night falls, Norwegian Pearl brings you award-winning entertainment with Broadway shows, music, dancing, cabaret, comedy and more. Head over to the Stardust Theatre to witness the spectacular Broadway and Vegas style shows with cocktails before or after dinner.
After the show you spend the rest of your evening weaving in and out of the 15 bars and lounges Norwegian Pearl has to offer. You can sip on cocktails served late into the night in the Sugarcane Bar, or have your martini poured just how you like over in Shakers Martini and Cocktails bar.
Dancing lovers, get your best dancing shoes out as you can dance the night away the Bliss Ultra Lounge and Nightclub where everyone is up on their feet! Feeling as bold and brash as the colours in the Pearl Club Casino? Then tempt your fate with a roll of the dice as it could be your lucky night.
Whether you’re after French, Asian or Italian cuisine you will find something to tempt your taste buds in one of Norwegian Pearl’s 16 dining venues. Savour the taste of exquisite French dishes in the Le Bistro or head on over to La Cucina for a taste of traditional pasta dishes finished off with a delightful Italian dessert. Perhaps you’d rather take your taste buds further afield with world-class cuisine in the Lotus Garden Asian Restaurant?
Norwegian Pearl is a meat lover’s paradise with an old favourite, and NCL’s signature dining venue Cagney’s Steakhouse serving up the juiciest cuts of beef. Elsewhere, in Moderno Churrascaria you can feast on succulent skewers of barbecued meats, taking control of your serving portions with the red and green chips provided.
Prefer to stick to traditional cuisine? Fear not as Norwegian Pearl has not one, but two main dining rooms for you to choose from known as Summer Palace and Indigo. Both of these main dining rooms offer you superb service and delicious cuisine from master culinary chefs with a menu that changes daily.
Norwegian Cruise Line knows that hunger can strike at any hour so you’ll also be pleased to know that the Blue Lagoon is a 24-hour eatery that can fix your late night hunger.
We had only sailed NCL once before and weren't that impressed but we wanted to do the Panama Canal and…