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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. :eek: I think I might have to cancel my trip.;) :rolleyes: :p

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

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I agree, some of the color choices are a little BRIGHT. :eek: I think I might have to cancel my trip.;) :rolleyes: :p

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. :rolleyes:

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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? :confused:

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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? :confused:

 

 

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?

 

Ernie

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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 :eek: (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,

 

W A W W ;)!

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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? :confused:

 

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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FYI - the lanes are 2 feet shorter then regulation.

 

Why????!!!! :confused:

 

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! :eek:

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We have 32 bowlers and a transatlantic tournament planned.

 

FYI - the lanes are 2 feet shorter then regulation.

 

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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.:D

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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.

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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!:eek:

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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!:eek:

 

Not my pictures - Flip flops and bowling balls don't mix ;) :D

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Weeelllll, it's a bit whimsical and bright, but I think I mostly like it. (Sure wish we were getting a bathroom like the one in the suite photo!) Had seen some photos a couple of wks. ago and these make the ship look a bit better. For those who want "earth tones", Carnival's Pride has LOTS of browns. Didn't seem to fit on a cruiseship (AND I always HATE the Carnival decors. Sorry Joe Farcus, I'm just not a fan of your style!) For soothing colors, try Princess and RCCL. I love their ship colors.

 

As for bringing along your bowling balls!!!! :rolleyes: Didn't you all see the bowling balls on the racks near the lanes? C'mon you pros, you aren't going to carry those things on planes w/you for real are you?! If you are REALLY GOOD, you can use any ball. Besides, the motion of the ocean might have a little something to do w/it. But to each his own, I guess! My neighbor and I were on a ladies' league for a bit and used to joke we were going to build a cruise ship named "Bowling of the Seas"! Guess NCL beat RCCL to it!) And oh, no! Do I have to bring my bowling shoes?! Shoes, shoes, shoes. The bane of my luggage!

 

Thanks for the pix, though! They help w/the anticipation.

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Thank you for thr pictures...to be very honest...I'm a bit shocked! It looks like the same then the Jewel (except Bliss and Lobby)! Same colors and same funrniture.

Some say it is bright, but you have to see it in nature! It is really refreshing and puts you in a good mood and when you see the whole picture it fits perfect.

I just thought (wished) they would have went even more crazy (after POH) or the opposite more elegant. I guess just the name will be different and the rest the same...so many will feel right at home.:D

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I hope this machine keeps giving up triple 7s

 

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I noticed that too. but was keeping the machine to myself... Course I am not surprised Shoreguy caught it and will have the machine worked over before I get there 13 April. Hope all you TA's have a ball and report back on a wonderful cruise.

 

Al

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As for bringing along your bowling balls!!!! :rolleyes: Didn't you all see the bowling balls on the racks near the lanes? C'mon you pros, you aren't going to carry those things on planes w/you for real are you?! If you are REALLY GOOD, you can use any ball. Besides, the motion of the ocean might have a little something to do w/it.

 

Last time I bowled with a house ball I used two fingers. That means I did not use my thumb for those of you not following along. :p Talk about no control.

 

Where it really doesn't matter is duckpins but then again different ball materials do track differently depending on oil conditions. Years ago when I bowled duckpins I found the only way to get marks consistently was to throw a curve. Straight balls just chop too much.

 

If the lanes are dry I'm screwed as I hook coast to coast on a fairly wet lane.

 

Of course the joke is still up in the air: If the seas are rough enough, better duck because the ball can come back! Now if it's that bad I don't think I would be at the lanes! I've had my fair share of shuffleboard "rainbow curves" though. A moderate 20 foot sea will do it.

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Thank you for thr pictures...to be very honest...I'm a bit shocked! It looks like the same then the Jewel (except Bliss and Lobby)! Same colors and same funrniture.

Some say it is bright, but you have to see it in nature! It is really refreshing and puts you in a good mood and when you see the whole picture it fits perfect.

I just thought (wished) they would have went even more crazy (after POH) or the opposite more elegant. I guess just the name will be different and the rest the same...so many will feel right at home.:D

 

Name that ship - Jewel or Pearl ;)

 

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Jewel :)

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They don't even know the pricing onboard as of yesterday;) Yes they are renting shoes, max 6 players to a lane.

 

 

Pricing has been finalized - They will charge by the hour, more in the evening than during the day, and yes, they will have shoe rentals.....

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Thanks for the pictures. Can hardly wait until 02/02/07 for our 9 days in the Southern Carribean on the Pearl. In particular looking forward to shoreguys and others review of the 12/02/06 repositioning cruise. That will be the Pearl's 1st cruise.

 

Charles

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Thanks for the pictures. Can hardly wait until 02/02/07 for our 9 days in the Southern Carribean on the Pearl. In particular looking forward to shoreguys and others review of the 12/02/06 repositioning cruise. That will be the Pearl's 1st cruise.

 

Charles

 

ps Sorry for the double post. Did not think the first click took.

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I personally think it looks beautiful! :) And if anyone next week will be in a romance suite, or knows someone who is...please try to take a picture and post it here! :D I can't wait the next 7 months!

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Shoreguy...it is the Pearl!!! LOL

 

I called a friend who spent this weekend on the Pearl and said it is the nicest NCL ship in the fleet! The colors are a lot more setteled then the Jewel or POH! She is very elegant and the new Night Club must be stunning in red velvet and many beds.

The lobby got a total face lift and she is just a beauty! The had dinner at Lotus and food was out of the world! They are picky eaters...so it must be good.

 

So I hope we will enjoy our time on her, too!

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Thank you all for the pics! I love blues, although they are a bit much. Will have to decide home much I like it when it's in action.

 

I see they have a Thelasotherapy Pool! That's all I care about!

 

L.A.S.T.

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Just five hours I am back from my visit of the Norwegian Pearl. Unfortunately I was only for 24hours on board but it was incredible ! The Pearl is very very beautiful.

Within the next few days I will prove it to you. Starting with the Courtyard Villa, Garden Villa and Black Pearl Suite I will present many more interior impressions from restaurants, bars, pool area, sport area and the very friendly crew.

So let me invite you to

http://www.cruiseship-gallery.de

 

Andreas

 

PS: if you like you can leave a comment in my new guest-map

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Thank you Andreas!

 

That looks like GV 14000 (starboard side), is it?

 

The A2 looks very different in configuration than the one on Pride of Hawaii, is it substantially?

 

We are very excited to board on Saturday and your pictures have made us even more eager!

 

You're the best!

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