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Norwegian Spirit

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"Only negatives were our stateroom was under main dining room and crew members made loud noises over our heads in of..." in 37 reviews.

" specialty restaurant s better, but very small portions and limits of..." in 3 reviews.

"The pool areas were nice, but a little crowded." in 25 reviews.



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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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A wonderful sampling of all the Mediterranean has to offer!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Spirit | Sail Date: Jul 29, 2014

I loved my 12 night stay on the Norwegian Spirit. Our room was small, but reasonably appointed with a nice size shower for a cruise ship. The staff and crew were universally helpful and friendly and it was nice to see the same familiar faces over the course of the nearly two week trip. The ship sails to most of the major highlights in the Mediterranean with four stops in Italy alone. The only thing that i would change is to make fewer stops so that we could have more overnights. The opportunity to eat dinner and enjoy the nightlife was one of my favorite parts about Barcelona and Venice. Also, the stop in Toulon is a bit boring. I think they add that in so that they can say that we stopped in France. Overall I highly recommend the Grand Mediterranean to anyone who is a first timer to Europe (like me) or who just wants to see all the most famous stops in one trip. When the 12 days were up I wasnt ready to leave!

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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European Honeymoon

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Spirit | Sail Date: Sep 03, 2014

I really enjoyed this cruise. Since it is small compared to the other bigger ships out there, I liked it a lot. It gave us a chance to get to know other guests and the crew. I've been on cruises with a lot more people, and the pool is always packed and it feels like your at a hotel, not a cruise. The experience is better with a smaller group of people.  The staff was incredibly nice, the captain was hilarious, and the ports of call were incredible. The only issue I had was the bathroom smelled a bit like humidity or something had gotten in there, but it wasn't overwhelming. Also, at the end, when going over my bill I saw they charged $12 a day per person for gratuities and stuff, which I wish I had known ahead of time. I would do this cruise again in a heartbeat, the staff was incredible, I can't emphasize it enough

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

5 star
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Fantastic vacation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Spirit | Sail Date: Jul 05, 2014

Ship, smallest ever stateroom on tenth floor next to elevators, great staff, washy, washy to keep healthy always used and available, fantastic food, great organized shore excursions. I'd rather been taken to Santorini Island so close than to Mykonos though. Just pictures show nicer looking houses. All great places to be seen, very active to go on all possible shore excursions. We had great weather, warmer every day as we went on. To see Venice from the ship was our second experience there. Leaving from Barcelona in the evening gave us the opportunity to still see the city in the morning. We flew from Tampa to London, non stop with British Airways, spend a few days there which was fantastic and assured me luggage would have less chance to be lost. Unforgetfull experience.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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NCL Spirit

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Spirit | Sail Date: Sep 15, 2014

Excellent service onboard, superb dining rooms, buffet so-so, floor shows good not great, lots of selling (I forgot to bring cufflinks and the cheapest available were $300!).Turkey was a nightmare with horribly aggressive street vendors who would have been arrested elsewhere. Amazing scenery with archeological marvels. Tour guide radios need upgrading; other than static and an occasional word in broken English, we heard nothing.

Nonetheless, I would recommend this cruise to everyone but children and the elderly.

 

John C.

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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Norwegian Spirit Cruise Venice to Barcelona

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Spirit | Sail Date: Jul 17, 2014

Excellent itinerary.....Rooms space ****.......Employees with extraordinary sense of humor and always ready to assist you......superior life music in every corner of the ship *****......Variety of food and restaurants*****.....Theater shows excellent. (more than expected)......My only concern is that ship departures are so early, and we can not enjoy night life in few of the stops that "night life" is recommended as Mikonos, Istanbul and Tulone. ( St. Tropez-Monaco-Niza)....Definetely the cruise was more than expected.....a big improve in NCL service comparing cruises before and with other carriers......Ready to plan a new trip with NCL...Possible Alaska......

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Popular Tips for Norwegian Spirit


KirkG
Third Mate

Hit the Windows restaurant right when they open at 5:30pm and you can get a seat right by the windows.

Try to get a window in Windows dining room. Cabins are small, a balcony is a must. I always tip cabin steward on the very first day; results are amazing. Ask to share table with others; you are bound to meet at least 2 interesting passengers. Don't purchase pictures from Photo Gallery until last day

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14 Night Grand Mediterranean (Barcelona To Venice)

Sail Date: Jul 06, 2015
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12 Night Grand Mediterranean (Barcelona To Venice)

Sail Date: May 19, 2015
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12 Night Grand Mediterranean (Venice To Barcelona)

Sail Date: Nov 14, 2014
Ship Name: Norwegian Spirit
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