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    Jan 2006
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    Jan 2017
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Norwegian Pearl overview

By - Updated Mar. 9, 2020

Launched in 2006 and recently refurbished in 2017, Norwegian Pearl features modernized cabins, refreshed public spaces, and remodeled dining venues, including Cagney's Steakhouse, the hibachi restaurant Teppanyaki, and the Topsider Bar & Grill. Active travelers will love the ship’s expanded Tahitian pool, rock climbing wall, and sports court for tennis, basketball, and more. Plus, Pearl was one of the first ships to feature onboard bowling lanes, which you'll find inside the Bliss Ultra Lounge.

This adult-oriented ship provides plenty of after-dark activities. Hit the dance floor at the Spinnaker Lounge, play the slots at the Pearl Club Casino, or plan a pub crawl through Bar City on Deck 6. Norwegian organizes trivia nights, poolside parties, and special events, and the ship has two stage productions. Buckle up for a night of smash hits at Norwegian's Pure Variety revue, or experience the ultimate tribute show at Legends In Concert, which has wowed audiences for over 30 years. Like most Norwegian cruise ships, Pearl has an outstanding spa and thermal suite that includes incredible views from Deck 12. Although the amenities cater to adults primarily, kids activities are available through Splash Academy and the Metro Center teen club.

Norwegian Pearl currently operates in Europe, New England, and the Caribbean. European cruises embark from Amsterdam and Rome with additional departures leaving from Barcelona and Venice. Explore Greece, Italy, and Croatia while soaking in the Adriatic sunshine. Other regional destinations include Monaco, Spain, and Montenegro. Cruises leaving from Amsterdam tour the Emerald Isles, Northern Europe, and the Baltic. In the new world, Pearl departs from Miami, New York, and Quebec City. Cruises visit ports across the Southern and Eastern Caribbean, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and Canada. Norwegian Pearl itineraries range from fast-paced 4-day cruises to leisurely 12-day journeys. Transatlantic bookings are also available.

Norwegian Pearl ship highlights

  • Tahitian main pool
  • Six whirlpools
  • Children's Splash Pool
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Full-size sports court
  • Video arcade
  • Splash Academy childcare
  • Metro Center teen hangout
  • Atrium with Wii sports screen
  • Musical revues and stage shows
  • Poolside parties and special events
  • More than a dozen bars and restaurants
  • Meeting and conference area
  • Library and card room
  • LifeStyles game and reading area
  • Body Waves Fitness Center
  • Jogging/walking track
  • Mandara Spa & Salon
  • Thermal suite
  • Pearl Club Casino
  • Shopping Galleria

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Why Sail on Norwegian Pearl: While it does sail some Caribbean itineraries, Pearl is ideal for couples and older travelers looking to explore off-the-beaten-path destinations like the Mediterranean, the Baltic, and New England. The ship also has a slightly lower passenger capacity compared to similarly-sized vessels, which means crowds are smaller and less frequent.

You should know: Because couples represent the majority on Norwegian Pearl, the ship's childcare programs and activities are relatively sparse. Pearl also lacks some of the cutting-edge activities found on newer ships like Norwegian Joy, Encore, and Bliss.

Norwegian Pearl ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.2
  • Children's Programs 3.8
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.3
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.2
  • Entertainment 3.9
  • Food and Dining 3.9
  • Onboard Activities 3.7
  • Service and Staff 4.3
  • Ship Quality 4.3

Norwegian Pearl cabins

1197 cabins and 43 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin


(126 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 141 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $109/night
Oceanview Cabin


(106 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 158 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $139/night
Balcony Cabin


(164 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 215 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $219/night
Suite Cabin


(87 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 1009 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $314/night

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1863 Norwegian Pearl Reviews

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Bermuda, Baby! by bhenderson76

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Pearl

If you live in New England crusing out of Boston was easy. Loved Bermuda. Can't say enough good things about and NCL.

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not an entirely positive experience. some ups and some downs. by jmf7176

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Food and drink were great Internet no good for VPN - good for everything else, if you are willing to pay. We paid about $800 for premium internet for 5 people, because the "free" was garbage. Shows were horrible. Absolute crap. Maybe 1 good one on the entire 1 week cruise. customer service at the front desk was not great. Going to Bar Harbor on a cruise that was supposed to go only to Bermuda when we booked it felt like a bait and switch. Nobody from NCL would give us the reason for the itinerary change.

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Excellent trip!! by juocap

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Great cruise and I loved going out of Boston and not having to fly to a port

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Nov 15, 2014

FOOD TIP: Amazingly, the best food on the ship are the Indian dishes presented in the main buffet, the Garden Cafe. The curried chicken is exceptional.

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Jan 17, 2013

All the 2 bedroom suites are under the gym...Never, never stay in the 2 bedroom suits on the Norwegian Pearl !!!!

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