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Sue

Age: 42

Occupation:self employed

Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Norwegian

Ship: Pearl

Sailing Date: 2012-08-7

Itinerary: Alaska

We recently went on the Pearl to Alaska. We had a lovely time. The staff were absolutely friendly courteous and helpful. We were entertained by a variety of shows every night. The ship was well maintained and very clean. We loved the whole washy washy, smiley smiley concept. One of the issues we had was they closed the pool area very early maybe due to the cold and wind. We couldn't get pool towels for our Jacuzzi after 10pm.

It seemed like the basketball courts were always occupied by the kids/teen club. There isn't much to do after dark for the kids if they were are not in the kids club. The bowling seemed only open in the morning, for some reason they close it in the afternoon when the kids are free, and then they open it later for the kids club. The buffet had a great variety of food, but the only problem they had was there were never enough tables, they need to have have a system where you wait to be seated, since there were only 2 people occupying the booths. Overall we had a great experience, the glaciers were beautiful.

buffet lines too long....took too long to find seats...should have wait to be seated style, and then get your food. Summer palace and Indigo were nice.

very clean and great service, we were on the 10th floor and hardly felt the motion.

Wasn't too happy with shipboard activities. Bowling only opened in morning, during the afternoon when kids were free it was closed, it opened again for the kids club in the evening. The basketball court and rock climbing and pool closed early due to cold weather. couldn't get pool towels after 10pm for the jacuzzi.

Zipline was great in Skagway.

Had rain in Juneau but it didn't stop us from doing rafting...wasn't too bad except for the heavy rain.

Buchart Gardens were beautiful in Victoria, but we feel we didn't have enough time there as we were rushed for a place to sit down too see the fireworks. The fireworks were absolutely amazing, superb.

Lumber Jack show in Ketchikan was ok, a good time pass.

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