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: Fly UK to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fly from the UK to Amsterdam and be transferred to the port to board NCL Pearl for your thirteen-night cruise.
Day 2: 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 3: 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 4: Le Havre (for Paris), France
France's capital, Paris, is a global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy, and culture. Its most famous landmark is the Eiffel Tower with steps and elevators leading to observation decks and offering spectacular citywide views. The Louvre Museum is packed with huge art collections, Roman sculptures, and is home to the iconic Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci. The huge Gothic Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris features flying buttresses and gargoyles. Pay a visit to the impressive Sacre Coeur and then meander through the cobblestone streets of Montmartre. The famous Arc de Triomphe commemorates Napoleon's victories and the adjoining Avenue des Champs-Elysees is lined with elegant restaurants, bars, and boutiques. The Palace of Versailles is an 18th-century palace filled with extraordinary apartments and the acclaimed Hall of Mirrors. No trip to Paris would be complete without taking an evening bateau-mouche cruise along the River Seine to see the city's famous sights illuminated against the night sky.
Day 7: Lisbon, Portugal
Spread across seven hills on the shores of River Tagus is Portugal's capital city, Lisbon. Pavement cafes, bustling squares and serene gardens sit alongside palaces, bridges and castles in this waterside city.
Immerse yourself in culture at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and National Museum of Contemporary Art, or enjoy the colourful marine life at Oceanarium. Take a vintage tram ride through the city's cobbled streets, admiring Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower on the way. Haggle for bargains at the lively Thieves Market, or explore designer shops on Rua do Carmo, Rua Garrett and Avenida da Liberdade.
Venture further afield and discover the fairytale places and ornate villas in Sintra or go dolphin-watching in Setúbal.
Day 8: Cadiz (for Seville), Spain
Seville is situated in the south-western region of Spain; 60km north along the Guadalquivir River. The highlight of Seville is certainly its culture and heritage, which can be seen in the gothic architecture still prevalent throughout the city. Various landmarks are dotted throughout, such as the Giralda Bell Tower. Visit the royal palace Alcázar of Seville or the Plaza de Espana; a plaza built in 1928 for the World Exposition. Head to the narrow streets in the Santa Cruz quarter to discover various shops that sell bespoke, traditional goods, as well as restaurants that serve a variety of local dishes.
Day 9: Malaga (for Grenada), Spain
Nestling at the heart of Spain's Costa del Sol, Málaga is a chic and cosmopolitan city. From its lively port and historical buildings to the mouth-watering cuisine and stylish shopping streets, Malaga offers something for everyone. Enjoy the panoramic vistas from Gibralfaro Castle and explore Picasso's birthplace, found in Plaza de la Merced. Unwind in the idyllic Jardin Botanico Historico La Concepcion, or view the paintings at the Picasso Museum. Explore the majestic cathedral or shop on the traffic-free Calle Marques de Larios. Relax with a coffee at Plaza de la Constitucion or spend the morning on La Malagueta beach. Venture further afield and admire the stunning Alhambra Palace in Granada or the amazing underground caves in Nerja.
Day 10: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Palma sits on the south coast of Balearic island of Majorca and is the island's capital city. The streets of this vibrant port city are lined with an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, galleries, shops, and heritage buildings. Explore the narrow alleys and lanes of the old town, before spending time at the impressive Palma Cathedral. Indulge in retail therapy on Avenida Jaume III, Passeig de Born, and the streets around the Placa Major. Palma Aquarium, Bellver Castle and the Joan Miro Foundation are well worth a visit, too. The dolphin, sea lion and parrot shows at Marineland and Poble Espanyol — a collection of Spain's famous buildings in miniature — are great for family times. Or why not take a scenic train ride to the town of Soller or travel inland to the Caves of Drach?
Day 11: Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is one of the most famous cities in the world. Located between the gleaming Mediterranean Sea and the Serra de Collserola hills, this cosmopolitan Spanish city is known for its diverse art and architecture. Walk the iconic Las Ramblas promenade and see quirky street entertainers or stop for a coffee at a pavement cafe. View some of Antoni Gaudi's most famous works including the Sagrada Família Church and the mosaic wall in Park Güell. Explore the winding streets of the Gothic quarter and sample tapas in a traditional bar or relax in the city's biggest green space — Park Ciutadel.
Day 12: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monte Carlo is renowned across the world for glamour, gambling and the Grand Prix. Found in the principality of Monaco — the world's second-smallest country — Monte Carlo is a stylish destination where you can find mega yachts, botanical gardens and luxury hotels. During the day, relax at Larvotto Beach or see the famous Circuit de Monaco — where the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix takes place. You also have the Oceanographic Museum, Monaco Cathedral, Napoleon Museum, and Prince's Palace of Monaco to enjoy. In the evening, truly experience the splendour of the nation with a visit to the iconic Monte Carlo Casino or Opera de Monte Carlo. See more of the stunning French Riviera with a tour along the coast to sample local wines and cheeses.
Day 13: Livorno (for Florence/Pisa), Italy
The Italian port of Livorno gives you access to both Florence and Pisa. Florence is the capital of the Tuscany region and the centre of Italian Renaissance. Explore Italy's greatest artistic treasures; Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza Duomo with its world famous dome. No visit would be complete without stopping by the Uffizi Gallery and admiring the panoramic views of Florence from the 19th-century Pizzale Michelangelo. Pisa is most famous for its iconic leaning tower and is a must on any to-see list. Take a tour around the five-aisled Romanesque Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the nearby Baptistery. Pay a visit to Campo Santo (Sacred Field), Museo Nazionale, and Palazzo dei Cavalieri.
Day 14: Civitavecchia (for Rome) to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.