Norwegian Pearl Review
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The second of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Jewel-class ships, Norwegian Pearl debuted in 2006. Bright colors with some quirky furnishings in the mix raised the bar on eclectic and trendy public rooms. The ship alternates between Alaska itineraries in the summer months, and the Caribbean for the rest of the year.
Jewel-class ships are the next step in the continuing evolution of Freestyle ship design: the interior location of some public rooms and restaurants has been tweaked since the introduction of Freestyle cruising vessels, and new categories of deluxe accommodations have been added.
These ships have more than a dozen dining alternatives, a variety of entertainment options, and expansive areas reserved for children and teens. Pools have waterslides and a plethora of lounge chairs, although when your ship is full, it can be difficult to find one in a prime location. Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Gem introduced the line's first rock-climbing walls, as well as Bliss Lounge, which has trendy South Beach decor, and the first full-size 10-pin bowling alleys on modern cruise ships.
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