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#1
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Attached is a link providing some of the first interior pics of NORWEGIAN PEARL. I can't say I'm overly impressed. Aqua/Turquoise is not a favorite color of mine and this ship seems loaded with it. The atrium seems especially hideous to me. Much of the decor and style is repeated from previous NCL ships. Cabins are basically the same. The bowling alleys (there are four lanes all together) are an interesting concept. How practical on a moving ship I don't know? I don't think they are self-levitating like the pool tables on Royal Caribbean.

Ernie

http://www.nedcruise.info/norwegian_pearl.htm
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I agree, some of the color choices are a little BRIGHT. I think I might have to cancel my trip.

Kidding aside...thanks for posting those, they were nice to look at.
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Originally posted by KCat
I agree, some of the color choices are a little BRIGHT. I think I might have to cancel my trip.

Kidding aside...thanks for posting those, they were nice to look at.


Color choices aside (and I'm sure some people love aqua/turquoise), she is a brand new ship and no doubt will be a blast to sail on. I'm real curious to get a first hand account of the bowling alley.

Ernie
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I know what you mean by the same old colors...nothing new actually. I would have liked to see more use of "earth tones"...amber, tans, browns, beiges and golds. Oh well.
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Originally posted by eroller
Color choices aside (and I'm sure some people love aqua/turquoise), she is a brand new ship and no doubt will be a blast to sail on. I'm real curious to get a first hand account of the bowling alley.

Ernie
We have 32 bowlers and a transatlantic tournament planned.

FYI - the lanes are 2 feet shorter then regulation.

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Any idea how much they'll be charging for the bowling? I can imagine there will quite a demand for games. Are they also renting shoes?
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Originally posted by CruisinMatt
Any idea how much they'll be charging for the bowling? I can imagine there will quite a demand for games. Are they also renting shoes?

I don't know how much the charge will be. I'm just glad there are no cabins directly under the bowling alley. Can you imagine! The main dining room is directly under and I wonder if you will be able to hear the rumble from above?

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What a lovely ship, BRIGHT colors and all. No surprise to me that they stayed with these color choices...the BIG surprise would have been if they did change to muted earth tones.

As long as they don't start filling up the atrium with those dreaded URNs (a la Carnival Legend) I'll be very happy to board the Pearl and hit the seas.

Thanks again for posting...perfect ending to a lovely holiday weekend!

Ciao,

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Originally posted by CruisinMatt
Any idea how much they'll be charging for the bowling? I can imagine there will quite a demand for games. Are they also renting shoes?
They don't even know the pricing onboard as of yesterday Yes they are renting shoes, max 6 players to a lane.
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Originally posted by shoreguy
FYI - the lanes are 2 feet shorter then regulation.
Why????!!!!

Please do tell more when you try it out.

Oil patterns?

That matters most with RG: 2.51 / Diff: 50 spec ball.

16 pound ball ok? Or will they only allow house balls?

I have no problem bringing my own balls and shoes.

Haha I know it's for fun and it should be wacky fun on a rough day at sea!
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Originally posted by shoreguy
We have 32 bowlers and a transatlantic tournament planned.

FYI - the lanes are 2 feet shorter then regulation.


Shoreguy...this has got to be a first don't you think? I hope someone remembers to bring a camera on the cruise () and memorializes this most auspicious event. In all seriousness...a transatlantic bowling tournament really is a first isn't it?

I sure wish I was going along with you folks...I'll just have to wait until September (in a few more days, my "days until" will be down into the 200's!)

Have a wonderful time and I'm looking forward to your blog.

Ciao,

W A W W
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Thanks for the photos.

Also, the porters at the piers are going to dislike the Pearl, with all those extra pounds of bowling balls packed.
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Thanks for the pics. Now you've just added to the anticipation!
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Originally posted by shoreguy
They don't even know the pricing onboard as of yesterday Yes they are renting shoes, max 6 players to a lane.
My question that I would like you guys on the Trans-atlantic to answer is How do you reserve a lane? Is it first come first serve and they give beepers? What are the times they are open? Too many people to little time to try to get everyone to bowl at least once.
#20
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Thanks for the pic's Shoreguy, she's a beautiful ship. As for bowling shoes, this is Freestyle! Crocs, flip-flops, socks, or bare feet are welcome!
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