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I am planning a New England cruise on the Pearl. Does any one have info on this ship such as what nights the shows are scheduled or good Bars to try. 

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Depending on the itinerary you may not want or need to try out every bar on ship. We had lots of early port days. BTW I agree that most of the shows and bars on the Jewel class ships are good. 

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Nov. 22, 2019 12-day Pearl Partial Panama Canal

Stardust Theater Showtime

This cruise had two shows with the production cast, and many fly-on performers.

 

Night 1: Welcome Aboard

Night 2: Singer/Pianist

Night 3: "Pure Variety" Production Show

Night 4: Comedian #1

Night 5: Comedy Magic

Night 6: Juggler/Comedy

Night 7: Aerialist Duo

Night 8: Singer

Night 9: Pianist/Comedy

Night 10: Comedian #2

Night 11: "Legends in Concert" Production Show & Farewell

Night 12: Singer from Night 8 (different songs)

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Going to New England and Canada in May on the Pearl. Any guesses on how crowded the Pearl will be at that time of the year. I am hoping May will b off season and the ship will be a little less crowded. 

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12 hours ago, Topdog52 said:

Going to New England and Canada in May on the Pearl. Any guesses on how crowded the Pearl will be at that time of the year. I am hoping May will b off season and the ship will be a little less crowded. 

We were on the Pearl in March 2018 (so... Prime Spring Break season) and never felt overly crowded.  That seems to be one of the best things about this size of ship.  It's just not crowded.  Caveat that if you want to eat somewhere limited, you might need to wait.  Asian restaurant you'll want to get there a few minutes before they open or you might be waiting for the second seating for example.  I'm sure those who I saw in line for the 45 minutes we were eating felt a bit crowded, for example.  But for the most part it's not bad at all.

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On 12/30/2019 at 6:43 AM, Topdog52 said:

Going to New England and Canada in May on the Pearl. Any guesses on how crowded the Pearl will be at that time of the year. I am hoping May will b off season and the ship will be a little less crowded. 

It won't be very crowded at all.   It is an off time to go and it will still be very cool in May.   May is early spring in Northern New England.   

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On the Pearl, we enjoyed the Sugarcane Mojito Bar on deck 13, in the Moderno restaurant which is where they serve breakfast and lunch for the Haven guests. Since it was a bit out of the way, we could always get a seat and the service was similar to the Haven lounge on other ships.

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We are going on Pearl in  March 20 out of Miami, 15th to 22nd so that will include St. Patrick's Day. Can anyone tell me if this is during spring break season in the US (I live in Europe)? 

We have sailed twice during this time out of NY and the ship never felt extra crowded. 

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Yes,this is spring break in US. We typically sail during this time.  Yes, more kids than off seasons but hit or miss how crowded by kids and or spring breakers.

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2 hours ago, dexddd said:

Yes,this is spring break in US. We typically sail during this time.  Yes, more kids than off seasons but hit or miss how crowded by kids and or spring breakers.

 

Thank you

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Photos of "Bar Alley", including a stage for live musical performances. We enjoyed the ship in December 2018.

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On 12/30/2019 at 6:43 AM, Topdog52 said:

Going to New England and Canada in May on the Pearl. Any guesses on how crowded the Pearl will be at that time of the year. I am hoping May will b off season and the ship will be a little less crowded. 

We are on the May 30th Pearl cruise and I think it is going to be chilly....lol 

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I hope not. We lucked out last year in Alaska about this time it was around 70 degrees.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that we luck out again.

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On 12/30/2019 at 7:45 PM, LeesaB said:

We were on the Pearl in March 2018 (so... Prime Spring Break season) and never felt overly crowded.  That seems to be one of the best things about this size of ship.  It's just not crowded.  Caveat that if you want to eat somewhere limited, you might need to wait.  Asian restaurant you'll want to get there a few minutes before they open or you might be waiting for the second seating for example.  I'm sure those who I saw in line for the 45 minutes we were eating felt a bit crowded, for example.  But for the most part it's not bad at all.

Does the Pearl have one night that the Garden Cafe has a sea food smorgasbord??

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Does the Pearl have one night that the Garden Cafe has a sea food smorgasbord?? 

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1 hour ago, Topdog52 said:

Does the Pearl have one night that the Garden Cafe has a sea food smorgasbord?? 

Unless things have changed not really. The last time we were on her they advertised some

type of lobster dish but it was with noodles in a cream sauce. Usually there is fried fish too.

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Thank You. We were on the Bliss last year and they had a seafood buffet the second night we were there. 

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4 hours ago, Topdog52 said:

Does the Pearl have one night that the Garden Cafe has a sea food smorgasbord??

NCL has started offering themed nights in the buffet; I have seen it on multiple ships in 2019. I would expect that the Pearl follows this trend. It just means things are available not that other options are not available. You'll also have two main dining rooms to choose from so the buffet isn't your only option. 

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Besides the theater and casino does the Pearl have any other things going on? Such as a comedy show perhaps in a smaller theater or room. 

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28 minutes ago, Topdog52 said:

Besides the theater and casino does the Pearl have any other things going on? Such as a comedy show perhaps in a smaller theater or room. 

In my experience, on my last 3 cruises, the comedian  will do a special set (usually more adult themed), in a smaller venue such as the Spinnaker Lounge, one evening during the sailing. 

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