As we were reviewing our Norwegian Pearl (video below) cruise ship schedule, we noticed what appeared to be an error in the schedule in early October 2017.
Norwegian Pearl arrives in Seattle on October 1, which is the end of an Alaska cruise. Then, there is nothing on the schedule until October 7. Let’s see, Norwegian Pearl departs Victoria, British Columbia Canada on September 30, then arrives in Seattle on October 1, which is the end of an Alaska cruise. Then, there is nothing on the schedule until October 7 when Pearl departs San Pedro, California at 1700 hours?
There is a warp-10-drive beam up from Seattle on October 1, then the warp completes on October 7 when the cruise ship suddenly departs in San Pedro, without actually having ‘arrived’ there first.
So what did we do wrong, I wondered. As we discovered, we didn’t do anything wrong, it was actually an attempt by Norwegian Cruise Lines to hide from their itinerary a Naughty Los Angeles all adult four-night Mexican Rivera cruise, where clothing is optional and the dungeons don’t have dragons. This is also a costume party cruise, since it’s only a short time before Halloween.
There is nowhere on their promotional material for the Naughty Los Angeles cruise website, which says this is a Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) Norwegian Pearl cruise. Neither NCL nor Norwegian Pearl is named anywhere on the website, though the word “Pearl” is seen one time. This was likely in the contracted agreement for this very naughty cruise. But, a pop-up ad paints the picture, beyond doubt. As the visitor browses from page to page, each page has the same pop-up promotional ad.
The Naughty Los Angeles cruise website promotion has an unusual reservation pricing policy outlined. “We are excited to announce our 2nd West Coast Cruise. We are combining this short (4 night/5 day) cruise with a 3 night “Naughty Los Angeles” Party to make this a week long party. If you like Naughty in N’awlins and Couples Cruises, then this is the best of both, all wrapped up into a weeklong party you will never forget. Our prices are the lowest we have had in 10 years, but these prices will not last, we will only have these introductory pricing for the 1st 10% of each cabin category, then the prices for that category will go up. The prices will remain the same until the next 20% of the cabins are sold and then the prices will go up again. Book early to save.”
One promotion states, “Besides plenty of kinky playrooms, the ships also has dungeons, dark rooms, rooms for the ladies and an ever changing lineup of themed rooms for those looking for something different.”
Another states, ” You and your partner can make your Couples Cruise adventure whatever you want it to be. Dive in head first or simply dip your toes in the water with the assurance that no one is judging you. Our spacious, pressure-free environment allows for many divergent experiences to occur comfortably and safely.
Trixie Minx produces our signature show called Fantasy: The Naughtiest Show at Sea”, which is a mixture of Burlesque, Magic, Cirque du Soleil, Comedians and much more. You’ll never find a sexy show like this at sea.”
The promotion also stated, “We even have Regular and Naked Speed Dating socials where you can meet other couples quickly and ask them questions so you get to know them better in under two minutes.”
As well, “on a Couples Cruise, nudity is restricted to the main pool and sun decks. If you can lay out and get a tan, go swimming or in a hot tub, then you can be topless or even nude.”
Norwegian Pearl embarks from Los Angeles on Tuesday October 3, 2017 at 1700 hours. The cruise ship is at sea for fun and games until it arrives in Ensenada, Mexico at 0800 hours on Thursday, October 5. After 10 hours in port, the cruise ship begins sailing back to Los Angeles at 1800 hours on Thursday, with another day and half at sea before arriving in Los Angeles at 0700 hours on Saturday, October 7.
Video: Norwegian Pearl Tour