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Pearl Seas Cruises

228 Reviews
Pearl Mist

About Pearl Seas Cruises

American-flagged Pearl Seas Cruises, which operates a single all-balcony ship, Pearl Mist, offers small-ship itineraries to the Great Lakes, the Canadian Maritimes, along the St. Lawrence Seaway and in and around New England.

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Pearl Seas Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Pearl Seas cruise ships?

Similar to its sister company, American Cruise Lines, Pearl Seas draws mature passengers, though Pearl Seas skews toward slightly younger, later-born baby boomers rather than the leading edge of the generation or their parents. The majority of passengers are from North America and the U.K. and include quite a few multigenerational groups with adult children. With staterooms priced without a supplement, Pearl Seas also attracts single travelers, and it is one of the few river cruise operators to offer wheelchair-accessible accommodations.

Do I have to dress up on a Pearl Seas cruise?

No, the dress code is casual resort wear, although most people do dress up a little more in the evenings, with women generally putting on a dress or skirt with nice top or slacks with a sweater. Men tend to opt for slacks and a collared shirt, and some will bring along a sport coat as well.

Is everything free on Pearl Seas cruises?

Not quite, but a fair amount is. All meals are included, and beer and wine are complimentary with both lunch and dinner service. Additionally, cocktails, beer, wine and spirits are free each evening during the 5:30 p.m. cocktail hour. Wi-Fi is also included, as is the evening entertainment.

Gratuities will cost you extra, as will most shore excursions, and you pay separately for port charges and fees.

What are Pearl Seas’s most popular activities?

After spending the days on guided tours or exploring independently, evening activities are usually subdued and might include lectures, musical entertainment or culinary demonstrations. There tends to be quite a bit of conversation during the day among the friendly passengers in the Atlantic Lounge, but evenings are apt to end early.

Why go with Pearl Seas?

  • Itineraries along the Great Lakes, Canada and New England
  • The line's single ship, Pearl Mist, has oversized cabins, all with balconies
  • Lectures and local entertainers give in-depth feel to port visits

Best for: Mature travelers looking for a relaxed pace to explore some of the coastal byways of the U.S. and Canada

Not for: Passengers looking for dazzling onboard nightlife or families with young children

Pearl Seas Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Disappointing, over-priced

We were specifically told lunch would be offered to accommodate a late excursion only to find the DR closed.We were told the ship is at the mercy of the various ports as for excursion choices, pricing, and transportation.Read More
Lakebem

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Perfect Cruise to escape my Florida heat!

Kat and Kenny are so talented.so interesting and ended up in Toronto.Read More
Diane 4 art

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Midland Ontario to Milwaukee Beautiful Great Lakes

I enjoyed the Great Lakes for the weather, temperature and wonderful people in each port.Parry Sound Ontario is a beautiful town with stores right beside the ship and a great walking tour to cross a bridge and back.Read More
Enjoy the ride

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Superior To Most

Our last stop was in Midland Ontario we enjoyed painting the Mackinac light house after breakfast and viewing and old Fort well preserved with time period boats after our delicious lunch.We boarded at lunch time and sent to the dinning room on the first deck and the crew took our luggage to our well decorated and roomy stateroom with a balcony.Read More
Enjoy the ride

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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