The Norwegian Pearl is nice. While this may not be a glowing endorsement, it is not a criticism, either. You will not find fine chandeliers, marble floors, and grand staircases, but tastefully decorated, less assuming public spaces. I particularly like the art displayed throughout the ship on stairwells and walls.
The Crystal Atrium, as the main lobby is called, makes for a comfortable, even cozy central meeting space. Movies, quizzes, dance classes, cooking demonstrations, even paper airplane contests take place here. While not fancy, it certainly serves its many functions well.
The Norwegian Pearl carries approximately 2400 passengers. The lay out is logical. It is easy to find your way around. Some people complained about having to descend half a flight of stairs to enter the main dining hall, The Palace Garden.