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Ed

Age: 46

Occupation:Physician

Number of Cruises: 5

Cruise Line: Norwegian

Ship: Pearl

Sailing Date: 2009-10-31

Itinerary: Eastern Carribean

The ship was nice and clean and the amenities were top notch. Pleanty of places to just sit quietly and read or lay out in the sun. The staff were courteous and helpful. Being a value priced cruise made it less exclusive, but I suppose you get what you pay for.

The buffet was very good; the dining rooms GROSS! We wanted to enjoy an intimate dinner in the dining room and both times the service was bad and the food WORSE...Worst dining experience I have ever had!

The specialty restaurants we ate at: the Sushi bar and French Bistro were both excellent. Paid a $15 cover each and really had nice dining experiences...too bad we couldn't get the same in the dining rooms...I have had much better on Carnival.

Staterooms were clean and comfortable. Nothing fancy, but ours had a nice sized bathroom for a cabin. The cabin staff were excellent.

There were some good shows and the bands all seemed good. The piano player was cheesy and should have been wearing a plaid suit...probably the captains nephew!

Sapphire beach on St Thomas was good. Don't waste time on the Water Falls in Dominican Republic, Samana. Also...NEVER, NEVER, NEVER pay for onboard excursions...they are easily DOUBLE in price from what you will receive right at the pier...

All in all a very restful vacation...a bargain cruise. But if you understand that you are buying at Walmart, you will not be dissapointed.

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