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Norwegian Spirit

Price: $     Size: M     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    


What people said about this ship:

"Food subpar even in dining rooms." in 57 reviews.

"I think NCL should re-think their policy about charging so much for these specialty restaurants." in 6 reviews.

"All great places to be seen, very active to go on all possible shore excursions." in 10 reviews.




1135 reviews from our community




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Not So Grand Mediterranean Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Spirit | Sail Date: Jul 06, 2015

This cruise was fast paste for senior citizens and too long length in days.  There were too many children (6-12years) running wild and unattended by parents on this cruise.  The food was ok and the drinks cups should be at lest  6 oz..  Sodas shouldn't be included in the drink package.  People should be told of the extra expenses that can or will occur on cruise.  The cleaning or serving crew all seemed to be afraid to speak or communicate with us and were watched constantly by supervisors. This was a very uncomfortable cruise, it looked like modern day slavery at work.                 

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BEST OF EVERYTHING! Cruise/ ports

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Spirit | Sail Date: Jul 06, 2015

I have sailed many cruise lines over the passed 30 years (in my 50's) with kids and without. This was the best! The entertainment was outstanding. EVERY NIGHT AN EXCITING NEW SHOW WITH NEW PEOPLE FLOWN IN. The magician, Oceans apart and the Other guys along with the specail cruise production staff was amazing. We ate in the "normal" dinning room no specaillty restauarants the food was delicious! Our waiter Willie and Augus we kept the same week. (free stlye cruising) we were trated like royality. The only problem we had was trying to decide what we wanted all great choices. The entertainment staff was non-stop with games, dancers parties I don't think they're himan because i dont know when they sleep. Gio does a great job of keeping us all enteratined. There was several buffett to eat with specail BQ at pool side. (heaven forbid we go 45 min. without eating,) my favorite was in the Raffles buffett for breakfast Amanda and Kelly always came around with fresh pastries and greeted us with a smile "Good morning Chef's surprise!" You had to start the day with a smile after that. The ship is better the hospital clean. The crew works very hard and is so polite and happy. One person was cleaning the stairway banister I asked if I could take her home with me. She said no! loves her job on ship. After a hot day at port yu are met with cold washclothes and a cold drink before going on board. and of course "WASHY WASHY HAPPY HAPPY." You need to take cruise but to laugh as we do now however great way o keep things germ free. Next cruise is Norweign and that with out the awesome ports we went to!        

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Itinerary, rooms and food, entertainment

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Spirit | Sail Date: Jul 06, 2015

The itinerary was a great experience. The room was good. The food was not as good on the spirit as it was on the sun last year. The female waitress in windows dining was not to pleasant. The entertainment was good.

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Nickel and Dime Cruise Line

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Spirit | Sail Date: Jul 06, 2015

Horrible service, terrible menu, served cold meals in main dining rooms.  Old ship, broken toilet in our cabin, things were duck taped and glued together.  Stay away!

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Tattered leateher Lamp and switch taped to bed

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Best destinations ever!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Spirit | Sail Date: Jun 24, 2015

Don't pay attention to any of the bad reviews; we had an amazing cruise and would have missed out on an unbelievable experience had we been frightened off by bad reviews.  The destinations alone make this experience worth the price of admission.  You visit 6 countries (Greece, Italy, Turkey, Spain, France, Vatican City) in 12 days, and the excursions offered by the cruise line are phenomenal.  The entertainment on the boat was a wonderful surprise as well -- some very high quality performances and impressive acrobatic acts!  The food on the boat ranged from fine to very good, and there are plenty of spaces to lay out on the deck if you wish.  Our room was directly underneath a night lounge so we did hear some dancing/noise nearly every night, but that's a small price to pay for such an incredible experience.  We highly recommend this cruise for anyone who wants to explore the best of Mediterranean Europe!Happy

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Grand Mediterranean Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Spirit | Sail Date: Jun 24, 2015

Great cruise!  Lots of dinning choices, some better than others.  Sit down restaurants were nice but menu is about the same at each meal.  The buffet is a bit of a feeding frenzy but it is convenient.  Very nice ship.  Great service.  Cabins clean.  Ports were excellent and diverse.  Took excursions in all ports but only used NCL excursion in 1 port (Toulon) since they are very overpriced (Hey NCL-if you were even close on price I would have booked your tours in all ports).  In Italy for example I booked private excursions for 6 in a private Mercedes SUV tours and it was much cheaper than the NCL bus excursions.  Excellent trip!

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fantastic!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Spirit | Sail Date: Jun 24, 2015

We had the best time on our Norwegian Spirit Mediterranean cruise. The excursions were fun and interesting, the food was amazing, and the entertainment was top notch. We will definitely cruise with Norwegian again.

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Great family adventure and experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Spirit | Sail Date: Jun 24, 2015

We went on this cruise with our 2 teenagers, there were a ton of kids, food was very good, staff was amazing especially our waitress Grace in the dinning room. Ship was super clean and with all the washy washy happy  happy it was extremely sanitary. Intertwine not was great except for 2 acts but over all good!we loved all the places we went and enjoyed our experience tremendously! 

 

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Goo

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Spirit | Sail Date: Jun 12, 2015

This is a cruise with a million hidden fees. The cruise itself was good enough overall but the ship doesn't have enough to do. Food was average. They charge for laundry and basically everything else. The pool was boring and the ONE channel in English played the same 6 movies for 12 days. Some were not suitable for our child who is 10. They also need to change the buffet selections more often. We  booked 4 guided shore excursions which were an absolute waste of money and time. The worst tour guide was in Athens.  However if you do not book with the ship you may be unable to get to where you want to go, and they are very well aware of that! The only reason this review is getting 3 stars is because of its itinerary. Would I do it again... Probably notWink

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Excellence service

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Spirit | Sail Date: May 31, 2015

First of all thaks for give us a unforgatible vacations we liked so much

We received an excellence service from all the crew

Great shows, food, drinks, services, attention, cleanliness etc,etc, 

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Cabins are very small so upgrade whenever you see a price drop on Orbitz. Get midship to save yourself from extra walking. You will be walking miles every days on excursions so it will really be a life saver.

KirkG
Second Mate

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

Did not like the Windows Restaurant as it was too noisy from the engines. We wished the Main Dining Rooms were open earlier in the morning so we could go before our excursions. The morning buffet was absolutely awful with no where to sit except outside in the cold and the guests were rude & pushy.

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