Norwegian Pearl

Norwegian Cruise Lines

2006

Year of construction

15

Decks

2466

Number of passengers

25

Speed

295 m

Length

33 m

Width

12

Restaurants

12

Elevators

Special Features

  • Pitching stabilizers

Cruise ship review

The 93,530-ton, 2,395-passenger cruise ship Norwegian Pearl was built with the idea of Freestyle Cruising - no dress code (no formal attire needed) and no restrictions on when and where you dine. Norwegian Pearl is a luxurious ship, featuring amazing amenities, such as the first bowling alley to hit the high seas. Pearl was christened during a ceremony at Miami on December 16, 2006. Rosie O’Donnell acted as ship's godmother. Norwegian Pearl pulls up at one of the cruise-ship berths in Ketchikan. Many of her nearly 2,400 guests head out onto the docks. An interesting fact is that NCL Pearl is one of 12 cruise liners allowed to discharge their treated wastewater in Juneau, Ketchikan and other main Alaskan harbours. These liners have also permits to discharge laundry, shower and kitchen runoff (called "graywater").

Cruise itinerary program

Norwegian Pearl itinerary program is based on Alaska cruises from Seattle WA in the summer. The NCL Pearl also sails to the Eastern, Western and Southern Caribbean out of Miami FL and on repositioning crossings through Panama Canal.

Cabins

Norwegian Pearl has a total of 1197 cabins (of which 360 Balcony, 412 Inside) in 36 grades. Most Norwegian Pearl staterooms are 140-sq.foot Inside rooms. The largest aboard Norwegian Pearl are the Haven Garden Villa Suites (2320 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

A lot of dining options are available with the multiple restaurants onborad Norwegian Pearl. You can eat whatever you want at any time. Traditionalists can have dinner at the same time, in the same place every night, just have to inform the maitre d' in advance. Otherwise, the multitude of dining venues allows for various options. Norwegian has gone back to reservation system and it allows guests to make plans a day in advance. Some restaurants are included in cruise fare, while others incur additional fees.

Follows the complete list of Norwegian Pearl restaurants and food bars.

  • Indigo Restaurant (forward Dining Room, complimentary, with Your Time dining)
  • Le Bistro (French specialty dinner-only restaurant; reservations-only; US$20 cover charge)
  • Lotus Garden (Asian restaurant, dinner-only, complimentary since 2015)
  • Sushi Bar (10-seat Lotus Garden restaurant, a la carte); Sake Bar (inside Lotus Garden)
  • Teppanyaki (Japanese Hibachi specialty, reservations-only restaurant; US$25; open for Lunch and Dinner; features live cooking demonstrations)
  • Summer Palace Restaurant (aft-location Dining Room; complimentary; Freestyle dining)
  • Blue Lagoon (buffet restaurant for fast food; complimentary)
  • Sky High Bar & Grill (complimentary fast food bar); Bali Hai (grill)
  • Cagney’s Steakhouse (specialty dinner restaurant for prime steaks and gourmet seafood specialties; reservations-only, US$30 cover charge per person and free Kids Menu)
  • Moderno Churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse; reservations-only; US$20 per person cover charge; with outdoor seating waterfront area)
  • La Cucina (Italian specialty restaurant; reservations-only, US$15 cover charge; with outdoor seating waterfront area)
  • Garden Cafe (complimentary buffet restaurant with various cuisine stations); Kid's Cafe
  • The Great Outdoors (outdoor buffet restaurant, complimentary)
  • Topsiders Bar & Grill (poolside, complimentary).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

There are a lot of bars and lounges onboard Norwegian Pearl to spend your free time, as well as sparkling pools, fitness and luxury spa facilities. Other ships might have surf parks and ice skating, but Norwegian Pearl has bowling: 4 family-friendly lanes flank the Bliss Ultra Lounge on Deck 7, filled with beds and pillows, divans and loungers. It becomes ship's after-party hotspot at night. Bowling costs $5 per person, per game, which includes shoe rental. There are also the usual shipboard entertainment options, with improv comedy by Chicago's Second City troupe, production shows in the Stardust Theater on Decks 5 and 6, pianists and singers throughout the ship, audience-participation games and some adults-only late-night comedy shows. The ship also has 7 jacuzzis and 3 pools (1 kids pool). Entertainment options also include the NCL's FIREWORKS show (on each voyage), "Rock of Ages", "Cirque Dreams", "Illusionarium" (magicians show).

Additional amenities include: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Kids Program ("NCL Kids"), Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry. NCL Pearl tipping/gratuities (US$12 pp pd). NCL Pearl cruise ship weddings are held in her chapel.

Follows the complete list of Norwegian Pearl lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Stardust Theatre (1042-seat; features Broadway-style musical productions; two grand-shows per night)
  • Bar City complex (Maltings Beer & Whisky Bar, Shakers Martini & Cocktail Bar and Magnum’s Champagne & Wine Bar); Corona Cigar Bar; Sugarcane Mojito Bar; Star Bar; Topsiders Bar
  • Bliss Ultra Lounge & Nightclub
  • Spinnaker Lounge (394-seat, with floor-to-ceiling windows; serves as disco & night club); Java Cafe
  • Crystal Atrium (2-deck midship hub area with a big-size LED screen, dance area and live entertainment)
  • Atrium Cafe & Bar (specialty tea & coffee bar)
  • Internet Cafe (24-hour); Art Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop
  • LifeStyles Room; Library; Card Room
  • Pearl Club Casino
  • Trade Routes Boutiques (tax and duty free shops); Port O’Call (gift shop)
  • South Pacific Spa complex (Thermal Suite, Snow Room, Salt Room, Medi Spa, Smile Spa, Treatment Rooms, Beauty Salon, Barber Shop); Body Waves Fitness Centre; Tahitian Beach Pool; Kid’s Pool
  • Aqua Kid’s Club; Metro Center Teen’s Lounge & Disco Club; Video Games Arcade
  • The Haven area Courtyard Fitness & Spa complex (Villas-guests only, Steam Room, Gym)
  • Rock Climbing Wall; Combined sports court; Jogging Track; Golf Nets; Shuffleboard, Giant Chess.