Norwegian Spirit

3.4 out of 5
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Norwegian Spirit is a medium ship, carrying 1966 passengers and 948 crew, and sails from Barcelona, Spain and Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Excellent itinerary

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If you have traveled on other cruise ships, my suggestion is minimize your expectations.  Let me explain:  The itinerary itself was absolutely amazing and I could not have asked for a better itinerary, even when we had to re-route and miss Marseille, the alternative was event better - Monte Carlo. As far as the ship itself, there was much to be left desired since it was quite old.  My cabin stunk like sewage on most port days.  Even though I complained, they assured me  that it was not the cabin but me being sensitive to smells.  I have been on at least 10 cruises and I know when a room stinks! If you are used to traveling on other ships with great entertainment, you will be sorely disappointed.  There were nights were I just had to walk out because it was not worth sitting through it.  Surprisingly, the food was better than expected, although there was one or two nights when I had to send the food back.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

7 Night Western Mediterranean

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Ship was beautiful with very friendly staff and lots of things to do. It was clean, small, and very easy to navigate.

 

We were surprised by changed of itinerary that happened at the last minute as we were about to depart Barcelona. The captain informed us we will be reversing the order of our destinations to avoid bad weather. This caused shocked and concern for many as shore excursions were dependent of the schedule. Luckily, booking through helped us as they were able to maintain the original excursions even though they were on Christmas when many others were cancelled. 

 

Overall, we will cruise again NCL and will use to book it! 

 

 

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
1 out of 5

The Walmat of the Sea.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I was very disappointed with our cruise vacation. My wife and I have cruised several times with a variety of lines, and maybe because of that, I have come to expect certain things from a cruise that NCL did not live up to. I don't think I'm being a snob either because I am normally very pleased and have a lot of good things to say.  NCL might advertise "Freestyle Cruising", but it should be called "Nickel & Dime Cruising". Everything comes with an extra fee, a confusing answer from someone who can't communicate, and a non-stop barrage of overselling silly products, raffle tickets, trip excursions, etc. You can't even get away from it in your room because our steward told us we HAD to have our room serviced EVERY day so they could check our mini-bar. Even the dining room had items for a fee in the menu. The little tough steak was inclusive, but the rib-eye was $20. We were even charged to leave the ship at one of our ports! (A first EVER!) For our Rome stop, NCL provided a free shuttle to the opposite side of the port from the train station, in a place where there was nothing but taxis to take us back to the other side of town by the port again by the train. (A total shake-down!)  I have never actually been happy to get off a ship before this cruise but I was this time, and I hope that NCL chokes on every penny they extorted from me on the cruise... cause I'll never use them again!

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Acceptable

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

overall experience : average and acceptable.

started with unplanned 2 N stay at Venice due to fog, but we were confined to ship due to uncertainty and lack of communication and guidance from officers and crews. One port had to be ditched. Needed better management capability. 

Had better experience with earlier NCL cruise. Deck Staff were friendly but not very informative or knowledgeable. 

Dining was good. Amenities were limited. Embarkation took long time and was confusing. Disembarkation was however smooth and timely.

Not really much to talk highly or brag about.

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
1 out of 5

Mishandling of emergency

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Everything was ok until we had an emergency situation, the vessel couldn't go to the port due to weather conditions, the ship management didn't handle the situation to avoid more damage to the passenger's airline flies. They should take care of the passengers who had early flies, instead of giving numbers to make calls and restricted Intener access. We ended spending around $1100 to fly back to hour home in Florida

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

nickle and dime us to death

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The service people were very nice.  Entertainment was good.  BUT, You nickle and dime us to death.  Worse than any other cruise line.  (We have been on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Carnival, Princess) As many other passengers that spoke with me I will not cruise with you again.  You grossly charge too much for a drink.   We  take 3 to 4 cruises a year.   You are going to start loosing your past current customers.  Three different couples told me they had cruised with you many times in the past but this was the last cruise they would take with you.  I am CEO of my company and if I heard that, I would be very concerned.  

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
4 out of 5

Some glitches; but, good routing

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We understand that this was a trial run for Norwegian Cruises.  The routing was good, except maybe Cyprus, which seemed to be a surprise to the islanders, as only a few of the shops and no banks were open.  The big flea market was not open.

The cruise line did offer buses to a central location in town at a couple of cruise stops for $15 each, which we appreciated.

The game that plays with the OBC borders on fraud.  I'm sure they are proud they are able to swindle so many of their customers out of the OBC by using fine print in the booking.  I can see people moving more to booking directly with these games!!

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

The Best Entertainment

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

The show on the Spirit was the best compared to that on the Jade or other Cruise Line like Holland America with which we cruised on April, 2016.

 

Improvement:

 

1- TV cable with multiple channels should be added.

2- The inside room size is too small. The bed size is very good. May be if the extra bed hanging on the wall is removed for cabin that have only two gusts will provide more room.

3- Round trip is necessary because of the flight cost. Many time we declined to take cruises with Norwegian because of open end itinerary. .   

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Contributor Level: Purser
1 out of 5

Very bad

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Very bad impression left. Arriving in Venice port 09,12,2016 brought us a lot of nerve and a loss of 884 euros. Because of you we were late for the plane flight and we had to buy new tickets.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
1 out of 5

Good Luck

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The balcony state room that we received was directly below the kids jamboree. The excessive pounding and vibration was absolutely unbearable. We would get back from tours @ 5:30 or 6 PM and would go to room to try to review the tour and prepare for the next port before we would go to dinner. The pounding and vibration was so annoying that we could not return to the room until after 9:30 PM. We had mentioned this to the hotel director and the first solution was a set of ear plugs. Really!! This is the example of 'Champion of Excellence'?  After repeated concerns we were offered a move from a balcony state room to an interior room 4 levels down. What a joke!! On top of the experience the ala carte charges for things was outrageous. Any other cruise thought will be toward Viking Cruise Line .

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DECK 7

Deck 7 features the Stardust Theatre, Cagney's Steakhouse, Le Bistro, the Cafe, Grand Centrum, Maharajah's Casino, Maharini's Lounge, Henry's Pub, Blue...

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DECK 12

Deck 12 features Galaxy of the Stars, Raffles Court, Raffles Terrace, La Trattoria, Roman Spa & Fitness Centre, Tivoli Pool, the Observatory, library,...

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DECK 8

Deck 8 features staterooms in categories O3, OA, and ID, as well as the Stardust Theatre, Shogun Japanese Restaurant, Champagne Charlie's, Sunset Boulevard,...

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Deck 13 features the Bier Garten, Celebrity Disco, Star Track, basketball, volleyball, a golf driving net, an observatory deck, and a helipad.

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KirkG
Contributor Level: Second Mate

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

NJCruisin
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Bring a good pair of binoculars for the great views you will see.

lizmouzakis
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Eat at one of two main dining rooms as much as possible for exceptional steak, seafood, etc. If you do that most of the time (rather than the buffet), no need to pay for premium dining. Also, a great 24 hour diner on board has amazing chicken wings and fish n' chips... beats the buffet!

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Price

M

Size

Jan 1998

Built

6 yrs ago

Refurbished

1966

Total Passengers

2.07

Crew to Passenger Ratio

10

Number of Decks

1009

Total Cabins

29

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