The Pearl is a very nice ship. I got a free cruise on her but haven't scheduled it yet. I have booked many in the short time she's been sailing and all the surveys I've recieved back from clients have been very positive. NCL does have some issues and there are ships I not only don't recommend but try my best to get people to consider other alternatives when the call to inquire on. Pearl will be a very good experience for you.
Happy sailing, Neil