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  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Moderno-Churrascaria-plate - Who can say no to a plate of Brazilian appetizers? You'll find it at Moderno Churrascaria aboard your Norwegian Cruise Line sailing.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Moderno-Churrascaria-salad-bar - The tempting salad bar at the Brazilian specialty restaurant Moderno Churascaria aboard your Norwegian Cruise Line sailing.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-dining-Creme-Brulee - Leave room for dessert, like crème brûlée with a fruit topping, during your sailing aboard Norwegian Cruise Line.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-dining-LaCucina-girl - Enjoy authentic Italian dishes that the kids will like, too, at La Cucina during your Norwegian Cruise Line sailing.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-dining-LaCucina-group - Head to La Cucina, a casual Italian trattoria on your Norwegian Cruise Line ship, for meals with large portions, perfect for sharing with family or friends.
  • Norwegian-Dawn-Cagneys-group - The scene at Cagney's, the steakhouse known for its choice cuts of Certified Angus Beef, jumbo crab cakes and truffle fries. The cost is $30 per person. (This shot was taken on Norwegian Dawn.)
  • Norwegian-Dawn-Le-Bistro -  Evocative of small eateries in France, Le Bistro offers an elegant dining experience with crisp white linens, an intimate atmosphere and attentive service. (This shot was taken on Norwegian Dawn.)
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Summer-Palace-family - Families on a Norwegian Pearl cruise will look forward to delectable selections at Summer Palace.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-dining-LaCucina-pizza - In the mood for authentic Italian pizza? It's a specialty of La Cucina, a popular dining spot aboard your Norwegian Cruise Line vacation.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Surf-&-Turf - Like surf 'n' turf? Make reservations at Cagney's for a shrimp and steak entrée during your Norwegian Cruise Line voyage.
  • Norwegian-Star-LeBistro - In the mood for romance? Le Bistro offers French cuisine, a chic décor and an uncrowded, unhurried atmosphere. (This shot was taken on Norwegian Star.)
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Teppanyaki-shrimp - Twirling knives and juicy shrimp straight from the grill add up to a Hibachi style treat at Teppanyaki, an authentic Japanese experience on your Norwegian Cruise Line sailing.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Dining-Blue-Lagoon - The family-friendly Blue Lagoon food court  serves a variety of cuisines every hour of the day.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-dining-Cagneys-Steakhouse - Whether it's for a romantic date or dinner with friends, you'll want to try the wonderful food and cozy atmosphere at Cagney's Steakhouse.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-dining-Garden-Cafe - Casual and cozy, Norwegian Pearl's Garden Cafe serves a buffet of pasta, salads, soups, omelets and many other dishes. There are even small-sized selections for kids.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-dining-Indigo - Modern interiors with purple, blue and orange hues, as well as a selection of light and heavy dishes, await guests at Indigo, Norwegian Pearl's main dining room.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Dining-LaCucina - La Cucina's pizzas, salads, pastas, wine and other Italian fare will make you feel right at home on Norwegian Pearl.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-dining-Mambos - Head to Mambo's Latin/Tapas Restaurant aboard Norwegian Pearl for a bite of Mexican and Tex-Mex inspired creations.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Dining-Palace - Russian-inspired furniture, beautiful ceiling paintings and five-course meals welcome guests at the Summer Palace restaurant board Norwegian Pearl.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-dining-Sushi - When you're craving some sushi, head to the Lotus Garden restaurant on Norwegian Pearl's deck 7.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-dining-Teppanyaki - Children and adults will enjoy the theatrical hibachi cooking and authentic Japanese cuisine at Teppanyaki.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Dining-Palace-1 - Sit with your date by the window of Norwegian Pearl's Summer Palace restaurant for perfect ocean views while enjoying your meal.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Stateroom-Deluxe-Owners-Suite-2 - Get a relaxing night's sleep on a king-size bed in Norwegian Pearl's Deluxe Owner's Suite.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Stateroom-3Bed-Garden-Villa-Master - Relax in private splendor in Norwegian Pearl's 3-bedroom Garden Villa. With king- or queen-size beds in each bedroom, a living room, dining room and private garden with hot tub, you'll have more than enough space to spread out. You'll also have access to the private Courtyard area, butler and concierge service.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Stateroom-Deluxe-Owners-Suite-3 - The luxury accommodation in Norwegian Pearl's Deluxe Owner's Suite includes access to the private Courtyard area, concierge and butler services.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Stateroom-Deluxe-Owners-Suite-Sundeck - The Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large Balcony gives you access to the exclusive sun deck where you can sunbathe, soak in the hot tub or enjoy magnificent views of the sea.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Stateroom-Garden-Villa - Norwegian Pearl guests checked into the Haven Garden Villas enjoy modern and luxurious furnishings, a grand piano and floor-to-ceiling window views.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Climbing-Wall - When you're ready to stretch your muscles and experience the thrill of climbing, head over to Norwegian Pearl's Climbing Wall.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Entourage-teens-dancing - Entourage, Norwegian Cruise Line's  teen program, features a variety of fun activities, including bowling tournaments, dodge ball under the stars and dancing.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Bar-Central - Relax with the drink and ambience of your choice at Norwegian Pearl's Bar Central, where a martini bar, a champagne bar, a whiskey and beer bar and a cigar club sit side by side.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Fitness-Center - Work up a sweat while enjoying the floor-to-ceiling window view at Norwegian Pearl's Body Waves Fitness Center.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Haven-Courtyard - Take a dip in the private pool or relax on one of the lounge chairs of Norwegian Pearl's Courtyard, accessible only to guests of the Haven accommodations.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Spinnaker-Lounge - Let Norwegian Pearl's Spinnaker Lounge put you in a partying mood with its hip interiors and dance floor.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Star-Bar - Relax with a cocktail at the Star Bar, located on deck 13 of Norwegian Pearl.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Theater - Watch Vegas- and Broadway-style performances at Norwegian Pearl's Stardust Theater.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Splash-Academy-climbing-girl - Kids can cross a colorful bridge, enter tunnels and stay entertained in Splash Academy aboard your Norwegian Cruise Line sailing.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Splash-Academy-dolphin-girl - Children can learn all about dolphins and nuzzle with one up close through Splash Academy on your Norwegian cruise ship.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Circus-Parade - Your kids can be part of a special Circus Parade as part of the children's activities in Splash Academy during your vacation on Norwegian Cruise Line.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Lounge-Pool-man - When you want some quiet time, relax in the Courtyard, available to those who sign up for The Haven during your cruise on Norwegian Pearl.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Aerial-Alaska-3 - Enjoy the view of Alaska's magnificent coastline aboard Norwegian Pearl.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Belize-zipline - Ziplines in Belize and other adventures await when you cruise the Caribbean on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Splash-Academy-climbing-girl - Kids can cross a colorful bridge, enter tunnels and stay entertained in Splash Academy aboard your Norwegian Cruise Line sailing.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Summer-Palace-family - Families on a Norwegian Pearl cruise will look forward to delectable selections at Summer Palace.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Aerial-Alaska-4 - Norwegian Pearl cruising in Alaska waters against a backdrop of rugged coastline and snow-capped peaks.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Aerial-Alaska - Norwegian Pearl cruising in Alaska's sparkling blue waters.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Climbing-Wall - When you're ready to stretch your muscles and experience the thrill of climbing, head over to Norwegian Pearl's Climbing Wall.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Haven-Courtyard - Take a dip in the private pool or relax on one of the lounge chairs of Norwegian Pearl's Courtyard, accessible only to guests of the Haven accommodations.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Belize-zipline - Ziplines in Belize and other adventures await when you cruise the Caribbean on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship.
  • Victoria-BC-Butchart-Gardens - Norwegian Cruise Line's Alaska cruises includes a stop in in Victoria, British Columbia, when you can visit beautiful, world-class Butchart Gardens.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Aerial-Alaska-3 - Enjoy the view of Alaska's magnificent coastline aboard Norwegian Pearl.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Aerial-Alaska-4 - Norwegian Pearl cruising in Alaska waters against a backdrop of rugged coastline and snow-capped peaks.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Aerial-Alaska - Norwegian Pearl cruising in Alaska's sparkling blue waters.
  • Norwegian-Pearl-Aerial-Seattle - Get a great view of Seattle, one of the U.S. West Coast's most beautiful cities, from Norwegian Pearl.
  • Caribbean-hammock-woman - Haven't you earned some hammock time? A scene during a Caribbean shore excursion on Norwegian Pearl.

Norwegian Pearl: Sail the Caribbean or marvel at Alaskan glaciers

Have you sailed on Norwegian Pearl? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

Whether cruising to the warmth of the Caribbean or exploring the glaciers of Alaska, experience the wonders of of the world onboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Pearl. Her chic bowling alley, rock climbing wall, 16 delicious dining options, 13 bars and lounges, casino, spa, pools, fitness center, The Haven Garden Villas and so much more make this Jewel Class cruise ship a destination of her own.

Who will like sailing on Norwegian Pearl?

The diverse offerings on Norwegian Pearl beckon a mixed aged crowd of cruisers. It's designed for families, so kids are in heavy rotation; it has a tricked out teen center, so that age group is popular too. The wide range of cabin types, dining options, entertainment and relaxation offerings appeals to seniors, boomers, millennials, families, singles, honeymooners, grandparents and grandkids, and everyone in between. 

Where the Norwegian Pearl sails

Home port: Miami in winter and Seattle in summer

Destinations: Norwegian Pearl sails in and around the Caribbean in the summer to St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands); Tortola (British Virgin Islands), and  Nassau (Bahamas). Alaska is the destination for Norwegian Pearl summer cruises featuring the ports of Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and Victoria, British Columbia.

Ratings & awards

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  • Top 20 Best Cruise Ships, Conde Nast Traveler (2014)

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Dining

  • Blue Lagoon In honor of the midnight snack, the Pearl offers up the Blue Lagoon 24-Hour Food Court. Whether you're hankering for a burger or a fast-wok dish, you can enjoy a light bite in a family friendly atmosphere, anytime.
  • Cagney's Steakhouse Like Cagney himself, the upscale, traditional steak house is right out of the 1930's with all the trimmings.
  • Garden Cafe/Kid's Cafe Kids will be kids, especially where food and travel are concerned which is why the menu of omelets, pasta, soups, salads and ethnic specialties is so popular. There's even a special kid-sized section for pint-size appetites.
  • Great Outdoors Bar Outdoor buffet featuring prepared-to-cook omelets, waffles, fruit, soups, ethnic specialties and pasta.
  • Indigo Main Dining Room In the style of a modern boutique hotel, the Indigo has clean lines and combinations of blues and purples in the decor, and a shot of orange for good measure. The daily chef's specials also include light and healthy selections.
  • La Cucina Italian Restaurant Traditional, tasty and molto Italiano. There's pasta with a choice of seven savory sauces, crispy fresh salads, pizza, authentic Italian desserts, a fine wine list and espresso drinks in a casual farmhouse style atmosphere.
Head to La Cucina, a casual Italian trattoria on your Norwegian Cruise Line ship, for meals with large portions, perfect for sharing with family or friends.
Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise LineHead to La Cucina, a casual Italian trattoria on your Norwegian Cruise Line ship, for meals with large portions, perfect for sharing with family or friends.
  • Le Bistro French Restaurant From the theatrical art nouveau decor and artwork to the menu, which is modern and classic French gourmet, Le Bistro is an ode to all things French. You'll know you've arrived when you see the wine displays surrounding the entrance.
  • Lotus Garden Asian Restaurant This elegant adventure into Pan Asian fare is a world-class experience in the finest Japanese, Thai, Chinese cuisine, plus many more authentic Asian dishes.
  • Moderno Churrascaria As the succulent skewers of barbequed meats are carved tableside, you control how much you want with the Moderno Green and Red Chip. Green for go and the carving continues or red to stop. Also, enjoy a wide selection of perfectly prepared salads, sliced meats and traditional accompanying dishes from the salad bar.
  • 24/7 Pizza The ocean's very first Pizza Delivery Service is offered 24 hours a day aboard Norwegian Pearl. The Pizza Team is happy to deliver a piping hot, homemade pie with your favorite toppings directly to your table, your stateroom, or your favorite bar or lounge. Just ask your server or call room service to place your order. "Fresh and Freestyle, that's Pizza 24/7."
  • Room Service If you can't come to the restaurant the restaurant will come to you, offering a menu of items, which can be prepared and brought to your stateroom. Room Service is available 24-hours a day (There will be a delivery charge from Midnight - 5 am).
  • Sky High Bar & Grill And you thought you were on a ship. Order your cocktail from the basket of a hot air balloon. Complete with sandbags, ropes and rattan front.
  • Summer Palace Main Dining Room The interior is an inspiration of the grand palaces of St. Petersburg and the era of the great Tsars of Russia. A five-course, award-winning menu is the inspiration of master chefs.
  • Sushi and Sashimi BaThe Lotus Garden Asian Restaurant also has a Sushi and Sashimi Bar where you can enjoy the very best sushi and sashimi expertly prepared while you watch.
  • Teppanyaki Located in the Lotus Garden Asian Restaurant, you are invited for an extravagant Asian dining experience, where preparing food has never been more entertaining, or authentic. Accommodates 32 guests.
  • Topsiders Bar & Grill Located on deck near the Tahitian Pool is Topsiders, a full bar and grill in close proximity to an ample sunning area and two hot tubs. Think of it as a total resort experience in itself.

Bars & Lounges

  • Bliss Ultra Lounge & Night Club A lounge inspired by all things spherical and space related. Bubbles, the use of lighting, color and ultraviolet artworks are featured throughout this room. Don't miss the industry's first bowling alley, fully equipped with plasma TVs.
  • Great Outdoors Bar Enjoy wine, beer and a full selection of cocktails at this covered outdoor bar, located at the aft of Norwegian Pearl.
  • Java Cafe Serves frozen coffees, espressos, cappucinos, teas, pastries and cookies.
  • Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar Imagine Paris in the 20's. Magnum's inspiration is French Art Deco and the decor of the grand old cruise liner Normandie.
  • Maltings Beer & Whiskey Bar Inspired by the lobby bar from the Mandarin Oriental in London, this contemporary full bar has low lounges and tables with the perfect hint of mood lighting.
  • Pearl Club Casino Bar Full Casino featuring a circus theme, reflecting bold and brash colors of traditional traveling circuses at the turn of the century.
  • Sake Bar Full Sake Bar inside Lotus Garden Restaurant Complex.
  • Shakers Martini & Cocktails Bar How do you like your martini? Shaken, not stirred? Of course you do. James Bond silhouettes reflect back at you from a screen behind the bar in this Art Deco inspired ode to the 1960's and 70's.
  • Sky High Bar & Grill And you thought you were on a ship. Order your cocktail from the basket of a hot air balloon, complete with sandbags, ropes and rattan front.
  • Spinnaker Lounge At night, the atmosphere at the Spinnaker Lounge is charged when the music comes up and the stage becomes a dance floor.
  • Star Bar There was this gangster back in the 20's named Cagney. This is the kind of speakeasy joint he would have liked. Take a seat. Order a cocktail. The days of prohibition are long over.

Entertainment

  • Comedy Variety When's the last time you guffawed? From standup comedy to unicycle-riding jugglers, you're in for an evening of laughter in the Stardust Theater.
  • Disc Jockey/Bliss Lounge Dance like nobody's watching, even though everybody is. With a celebrity DJ spinning tunes till the wee hours, you can tear up the dance floor. Take a breather in a Bliss bed to recharge. The party's here and you don't have a curfew.
  • Encore Join the Norwegian Production Cast as they showcase the recent hits of the Broadway stage, bringing together the best in song and dance from the past decade. From the outrageous pop tunes of Mamma Mia to the dramatic, soaring melodies of Wicked. The sass and pizzazz of Swing! gives way to the unforgettable hits from Jersey Boys. This show shines with star quality.
  • Magicians How'd they do that? We may never know but it sure is fun to witness things appearing and disappearing right before your eyes. Add a dash of comedy and you've got one magical evening.
  • Presumed Murdered Luncheon The Second City has teamed up with best-selling crime novelist Scott Turow to create a hilarious who-done-it called Presumed Murdered. You get into the action and help find the killer and bring them to justice.
  • That's Entertainment From the Golden Age of cinema to the glitz glamour of current pop culture, That's Entertainment is inspired by the talent and excitement of showbiz icons. From Sinatra and Monroe to Elvis and Madonna, join the Norwegian Pearl Production Cast as they bring to life the hits of yesterday and today in... That's Entertainment.
  • The Second City Chicago's legendary comedy theatre, The Second City, celebrates its 50th Anniversary aboard Norwegian Epic with a hilarious revue of sketches, songs and improvisation. Watch the brightest young comic talent in North America put comic spin on current events and life on the cruise ship.
  • White Hot Party Ice ice baby. Don your white attire and get to the pool deck for the most invigorating, black light glowing, electrifying party beneath the stars. Dance with our white-winged angels and be sure to get a souvenir t-shirt.

Activities

  • Aqua Kid's Club Totally zoned for kids, there are places to do arts and crafts, watch movies and play on the computer. There are even quiet corners for the younger crowd to sleep and rest.
  • Art Gallery and Internet Cafe No matter how far you are from home, having access to the Internet is always nearby at the Internet Cafe. Original works of art by a wide variety of well-known artists are on display and can be purchased.
  • Basketball/Volleyball/Tennis Court Shoot hoops, join a pick up game, play beach volleyball or some tennis at the outdoor Basketball/Volleyball/Tennis Court.
  • Body Waves Fitness Center Get your heart rate up using state-of-the-art machines while enjoying a view through floor-to-ceiling windows. In addition, you can participate in aerobics, spinning and exercise classes.The Body Waves Fitness Center is open from 6am to 11pm.
  • Bowling What could be more fun than having a few cocktails and trying to score a perfect ten? The four-lane bowling alley with funky lighting and neon-colored bowling balls is striking.  Available for guests 6 years of age and older.
  • Card Room One room where playing games is not just encouraged, it's expected. Find another couple and play bridge or test your skill with board games, checkers, and Scrabble.
  • Climbing Wall
When you're ready to stretch your muscles and experience the thrill of climbing, head over to Norwegian Pearl's Climbing Wall.
Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise LineWhen you're ready to stretch your muscles and experience the thrill of climbing, head over to Norwegian Pearl's Climbing Wall.
  • Corona Cigar Club: Hand-rolled premium cigars, cognacs and spirits at the Corona Cigar Club. This is one place where it is completely acceptable to light up in public.
  • Whirlpools: You will find 6 outdoor whirlpools on deck 12.
  • Jogging/Walking Track Run circles around the other guests or get your daily walk in before breakfast on the outdoor track.
  • Kid's Pool Just like its name, The Children's Splash Pool is just right for pint-size splashing, playing and paddling. The pool also has additional fun features.
  • LifeStyle Room Looking for a quiet place to write postcards, play cards or read a book? Drop by the Lifestyles Room.
  • Mandara Spa If being pampered is your idea of a vacation, the Mandara Spa is for you. This full service beauty salon and spa offers a wide range of rejuvenating spa treatments.
  • Meeting Rooms Norwegian Pearl's meeting room area features three individual rooms, the Vienna room, the Prague room, and the Barcelona room. They can be used together or separately.
  • Metro Center This is a cool place for teens. Designed to look and feel like the New York Subway, there's even graffiti on the walls.
  • Pearl Club Casino Try your hand at Roulette, Blackjack, Craps and Let It Ride against a backdrop of traveling circuses from the turn of the century. For a detailed list of slots and games, please visit the Game Types page in the NCL Casinos at Sea section.
  • Photo Gallery The selection of beautiful photographic prints is worthy of any wall. Photos on display are available for purchase.
  • Stardust Theater It's showtime!  Enjoy Broadway and Vegas-style shows with cocktails before or after dinner with a European Art Nouveau backdrop and a peacock adorning the curtain.
  • Tahitian Pool Norwegian Pearl's main outdoor pool is surrounded by 144 sun beds, 314 deck chairs and Topsider's Bar and Grill.
  • The Chapel The lovely, intimate chapel also functions as a meeting room.
  • The Library You'll find a well-stocked selection of things to read with all the elegant trimmings a good library deserves.
  • Trade Routes Boutiques Need a new bathing suit? How about a surprise gift for your sweetheart? Trade Routes Boutiques offer a wide selection of brand name and specialty goodies.
  • Video Arcade Here's your chance to capture a few aliens, win a car race, play pinball and fly a jet fighter. Let your imagination run wild at Video Arcade.

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Glacier viewing
  • Where: Alaska

  • What: Rock Climbing Wall
  • Where: Onboard

  • What: Swim with Dolphins
  • Where: Splash Academy
  • Watch glaciers calve from a private balcony while on an Alaska cruise.
  • Enjoy a fantastic steak in Cagney’s while sailing through the Caribbean.
  • Relax in the hydrotherapy room after a couples massage at the South Pacific Spa.
  • Summer Palace Main Dining Room is right out of a Dr. Zhivago, inspired by the grand palaces of St. Petersburg and the era of the great Tsars of Russia.

Top dining options on board

Teppanyaki

  • Style: Japanese Hibachi
  • Additional Cost

Lotus Garden Restaurant

  • Style: Asian Inspired & Sushi
  • Sushi à la carte

Summer Palace Restaurant

  • Style: Contemporary & Traditional
  • Complimentary

Fast facts

2,394 Passengers [?]
1,084 Crew
15 Decks
2015 Maiden voyage
93,530 Tonnage [?]
695 Length in feet
105 Width in feet (max beam)
2015 REFURBISHED

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