Norwegian Pearl sailed into the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet in 2006 and underwent a major re-fit in 2017. This Jewel-class ship sets sail with a maximum of 2,394 passengers and is custom-made to benefit from the natural beauty of Alaska and The Caribbean and also to sail through the Panama Canal. This floating resort will impress from the moment you step aboard with highlights such as a chic bowling alley, 16 delicious dining options, 15 bars and lounges, dazzling casino, and tranquil spa. From the modern Inside and Oceanview Staterooms through to Mini Suites, Suites, and The Haven 3-Bedroom Garden Villas, you can relax and recharge in style. On top of all this; you'll wake up most mornings to a new port of call where you can venture ashore to explore independently or join an organised excursion.
The elegant Indigo and Summer Palace Main Dining Rooms offer a daily-rotating menu of classic favourites and unique dishes. Visit the casual surrounds of O'Sheehan's for Irish Pub classics and draft beers around the clock. Garden Cafe/Kids' Cafe is the go-to place for serve-yourself buffet-style fare at mealtimes. Savour Asian fusion cuisine in Lotus Garden, dine alfresco at The Great Outdoors, or tuck into everything from grilled burgers to hot dogs at Topsiders Bar & Grill. Speciality restaurant choices (cover charge) include: authentic Brazilian steakhouse dishes at Moderno, contemporary Japanese culinary delights at Sushi, Italian classics at La Cucina, and American-style steaks at Cagney's Steakhouse. You can also indulge in light bites, cocktails, and coffee at Atrium Cafe & Bar, signature French and Mediterranean cuisine at Le Bistro, and authentic Japanese Hibachi dining at Teppanyaki.
Stop by Atrium Bar & Cafe for frozen coffees, espressos, cappuccinos, teas, pastries, and cookies. Enjoy drinks with a sea view at Great Outdoors Bar or sip bubbling champagne and ice-cold wine at Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar. Low loungers, tables, and mood lighting set the scene for relaxed drinks at Maltings Beer & Whiskey Bar. Indulge in hand-rolled premium cigars, spirits, and cognacs at Corona Cigar Club. Sit back and savour your favourite tipple at Moderno Bar, indulge in freshly-muddled mojitos at Sugarcane Mojito Bar, or enjoy re-invented Irish pub classics and draft beers at O'Sheehan's. The circus-themed Pearl Club Casino Bar is the place to spend your winnings, or try traditional Japanese sake at Sake Bar in Lotus Garden Restaurant. Let the barman shake you up a martini at the Art Deco-inspired Shakers Martini & Cocktails Bar or grab a bite to eat and tropical cocktails in the hot-air balloon-themed Sky High Bar & Grill and also Topsiders Bar & Grill.
Day or night you'll find entertainment to suit on Norwegian Pearl. Escape for pampering treatments at Mandara Spa & Salon, relax your mind and body in Spa Thermal Suite, soak in a hot tub, or read a book in LifeStyle Room. Discover entertainment for tots to teens at Splash Academy, Kid's Pool, Metro Centre, and the Video Arcade. Join in a game of basketball or volleyball, aim for a strike in the bowling alley, or partner up for a few sets of tennis. After dark, take your seat for Legends in Concert with live tribute artists and celebrity look-alikes or enjoy a fantastic evening of song and dance featuring the Norwegian Production Cast and the Norwegian Show Band. Spinnaker Lounge showcases live music and late-night dancing, while Bliss Ultra Lounge & Night Club combines a spherical decor, bowling alley, and plasma televisions with a choice of hot and cold drinks. Visit Pearl Club Casino to risk a few cents at the slot machines and gaming tables.
Day 1: UK to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fly from selected UK airports to Amsterdam and be transferred to the port to board NCL Pearl for your voyage around Northern Europe.
Day 3: Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh is home to the famous Royal Mile which leads upwards to Edinburgh Castle. The streets of the city's Old Town are lined with medieval buildings, while its modern streets are filled with trendy bars, world-famous shops and innovative restaurants. Visit the Scottish Parliament Building, National Museum of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and the beautiful Princes Street Gardens. You can tour the 16th-century Palace of Holyroodhouse — former home of Mary, Queen of Scots — and take a scenic stroll up Arthur's Seat. Step aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia or explore the world of whisky making at the Scotch Whisky Experience.
Day 4: Invergordon, Scotland
Invergordon is located on the north-shore of Cromarty Firth at the heart of the Highlands of Scotland. Pay a visit to Invergordon Naval & Heritage Museum, Cromarty Courthouse, and Hugh Miller's Cottage & Museum. Admire the colourful 'Off the Wall' murals painted on the side of the town's buildings. Take a trip in search of the Loch Ness monster at Loch Ness. Journey to nearby Inverness and explore Landmark Park, Cawdor Castle, Culloden Moor Battlefield, Glen Ord Distillery, and The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre.
Day 5: Haugesund, Norway
Discover the city of Haguesund, at the point where the fjords flow into the North Sea in the southwest of Norway. Haugesund is famed as 'Norway's Birthplace' and also boasts a proud Viking heritage, brought to life at Avaldsnes' Nordvegen History Centre on the nearby island of Karmoy. This vibrant city also hosts a few cultural and musical festivals throughout the year, the most famous being the Norwegian International Film Festival and Sildajazz Festival. Akrafjord and the Langfoss Waterfall are also within easy reach — nominated one of the ten most beautiful waterfalls in the world by CNN.
Day 6: Flam, Norway
Flam is a tiny village on the banks of Aurlandsfjord, and is set in beautiful surroundings. Visit the local church, one of the oldest in Norway, and enjoy the traditionally decorated walls. Cruise through the Naeroyfjord, a narrow but spectacular fjord surrounded by steep valleys and snow-covered peaks; Naeroyfjord has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2005. Along the way you'll see Gudvangen, an old Viking village, which will take your breath away with its dramatic and stunning scenery.
Day 7: Hellesylt & Geiranger, Norway
This morning the ship makes a stop at Hellesylt at the head of the Sunnylvsfjorden. This UNESCO World Heritage listed town boasts beautifully restored farmhouses scattered on the surrounding hills and mountains. Visit Sunnylven Church and the unique wood carvings illustrating the legend of Henrik Ibsen's 'Peer Gynt' at the Peer Gynt Gallery.
Day 9: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland, enjoys a wonderful setting of high hills, sea lough and river valley. Its name originated from the Gaelic ‘Beal Feirste’ meaning ‘mouth of the sandy fjord’. Founded in the 17th century, the city prospered becoming one of the world’s leading industrial names, and was home to Harland and Wolff – the shipbuilders who built the ill-fated Titanic. Despite its more recent political troubles, Belfast has emerged as a vibrant, alluring destination. Amidst its beautiful Victorian buildings you can shop in stylish boutiques, sip a Guinness in one its charming old pubs or take a scenic stroll in Barnett Demesne park. The centrepiece is the City Hall, completed in 1906, with its domed roof and grand Italian marble staircase. Other points of interest on the city include Belfast Cathedral, which has the largest Celtic Cross in Ireland plus Celtic themed mosaics and stained glass, Belfast Castle, sitting on the slopes of Cave Hill, and Belfast Zoo.
Day 10: Dublin, Ireland
Experience the vibrant culture and famous Irish 'craic' in the Republic of Ireland’s capital city — Dublin. Pay a visit to the country's largest church - St Patrick's Cathedral - as well as Dublin Castle, National Museum of Ireland, and Irish Museum of Modern Art. Explore the gardens and elegant squares of Trinity College and sample a glass of the country's favourite drink on a tour of Guinness Storehouse at St James's Gate Brewery. Wander the famous streets of the Temple Bar district and enjoy delicious food, live music and traditional ales.
Day 12: Le Havre (for Paris), France
What more can be said about a trip to Paris that hasn't already been said? One of the most famous cities in the world, take in the world famous sights such as The Eiffel Tower or The Arc De Triomphe, and with much more to offer the city of love will keep you wanting more.
Day 13: London Tilbury, UK
Tilbury sits on the north bank of the River Thames in the Essex borough of Thurrock and is part of the Port of London. Pay a visit to Tilbury Fort (aka Thermitage Bulwark) - originally built to protect the city of London from foreign attack - and also the 18th-century Coalhouse Fort. Queen Elizabeth I gave her famous Spanish Armada speech to the troops in August 1588 at West Tilbury. East Tilbury is an architectural and historical conservation area due to its links with the British Bata Shoe Company who built the housing estates there in the 1930s. Tilbury was also famously the point of emigration to Australia of the 'Ten Pound Poms' between 1945 and 1972. Why not catch the ferry to Gravesend on the south bank of the river or indulge in retail therapy at the nearby Lakeside Shopping complex.
Day 14: Zeebrugge (for Bruges), Belgium
Step ashore today at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge - gateway to the 'Venice of the North', Bruges. Float along Bruges’ network of canals, admiring the heritage buildings that line the shore. Take a stroll around the Markt Square with its towering Belfry or admire Michelangelo's marble Madonna and Child at the Church of Our Lady. Get up-close views of glittering jewels at the Diamond Museum, discover the world of chocolate making at the Choco-Story and learn the art of lace making at the Lace Centre. Visit the tranquil Beguinage commune before stepping round the corner to tour the De Halve Maan Brewery.
Day 15: Amsterdam, Netherlands to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.