Pearl Seas Cruises, an offshore affiliate of American Cruise Lines, Inc, was originally expected to launch their first ship in August of 2008. However, due to delays they ended up launching her in 2014. Pearl Seas competes in the small ship luxury segment, and has a very spacious and fast ship, equipped with the latest technological advances in the cruising industry. They set themselves apart from their competitors by offering a small ship that has very modern amenities.
Typically, the small ship cruise world offers older ships that lack some of the more modern features. Pearl Seas Cruises does away with that stigma by offering a sleek ship with large staterooms and many of the features that are only found on larger cruise ships. For example, staterooms feature flat-screen TV's, internet access, DVD players, and upscale linens and nice bath amenities. Dining is set up in a single seating format.
The sole ship in the Pearl Seas fleet, Pearl Mist, has 108 staterooms, accommodating over 200 passengers. Staterooms, all suites with private balconies, range in size from 302 to 580 square feet. Pearl Mist was originally expected to debut during 2009, but that didn't work out after a statement was released by them citing "deficiencies recently discovered during sea trials, quality issues and construction delays." A sister ship was originally expected to eventually join Pearl Mist, but such plans have been canceled for now.
Pearl Seas Cruises has all of the onboard amenities expected on a modern cruise ship, such as a spa and fitness center, a well-stocked library, multiple observation areas, a sports and exercise deck, an elevator to all decks, six lounges and internet service throughout the ship.
All of the accommodations onboard Pearl Mist are oversized suites, all with private balconies and large opening picture windows. The 108 staterooms range in size from 302 to 508 square feet, depending on the particular room and category.
Pearl Seas has historians and lecturers onboard many of their sailings, providing an enrichment program for their guests. They have informal lectures, open discussions and various activities throughout each cruise. These experts lead various shore excursions, providing guests with a in-depth experience of the regions being visited during each cruise.
An upscale dining experience is onboard Pearl Mist, featuring various cooked-to-order regional specialties. There is one restaurant onboard, and dining is in a single-seating format (which is quite common in the small ship cruising world).