Wonderful. No complaints. Staff were great. Magic show ok. Other shows awesome. Naples and Toulon ok but not as great as other destinations. Great bartenders by pool and in champagne bars. Best food in steak and French restaurants
Overall the cruise was an experience that I would remember for a very long time.
I have been on two different cruises with different carriers, and this one was the best. The cabin stewards were excellent, (Joseph) was very helpful, very willing to assist in every way to make the experience what it was. The sit down dinners and breakfast were superb, the waiters were excellent.
There were two experiences that were not so good: First there were some times when we got a foul smell in our cabins and the surrounding ones (as we checked). Secondly, there were many times in the early hours of the morning, there were dragging of furniture overhead (seems as in came from the front section of Deck 12. (We were in Room 11509)
Overall We had a wonderful experience, and we look forward to be on NCL some time in the near future. I will certainly recommend NCL.
I chose this ship because of the itinerary. It hit all the spots my family wanted to see. However, aside from the excursions, the ship want nothing to brag about. The entertainment consisted of all music and dance shows, and the magician was less than magical. Everything else was extremely expensive to fill the time. The ship is extremely dated (18 years old). The recent renovations were actually just repairs, not upgrades. Couldn't plug in a blow dryer, leaking faucets with mostly cold water (and showers!), hard beds, no iConcierge service, spotty wifi - that you pay an arm and a leg for....thank goodness we spent most of our time site seeing. My family was so bored in the evenings, we went to beg by 9pm. Absolutely nothing fun on the fun ship!!!
The overall cruise itinerary is good, covering the countries and cities that most people desire to visit. The food selection is just average, but food preparation is below average (e.g. ordered the steak as medium rare, and came out twice as medium to medium well). Without offering the captain's dinner/dinners was a big minus. Had multiple interaction with the service desk. Had good experience with the services provided, but one of the staff at the service desk was very rude, and this type of person should go back to basic training before putting on the job. Multiple restrooms (men's and women's) were often broken. The entertainment quality is also just average. I had experiences with Carnival cruise two times before this this one, and both experience were better than this one.
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.
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!
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.
As this was a 40th anniversary and wife's 60th birthday present to ourselves, we had very high hopes and we weren't disappointed.
The cruise ship itself was very nice and pretty much what is expected. The food was a bit better than expected and made dinner something to really look forward to. I had a problem with a bad smell in my cabin and was transferred to another similar cabin before my luggage arrived. I can't thank the woman in charge of customer service enough for how the complaint was handled. The cruise line even offered a meal in one of the upscale restaurants with a bottle of wine as an apology. It wasn't needed but was greatly appreciated.
The key to this trip was the ports of call. I allowed me to check off so many cities on my bucket list and to find those cities that I'd like to return to some day. Barcelona is not to be missed. Toulon was a fun day at the beach, Florence and Rome speak for themselves but the train rides were just as memorable. We got to speak to other travelers from around the world. Naples not so nice but Pompei was on the list, Mykonos rode all day on a scooter for only 20 Euro, what a hoot. Istambul/Constantinople was a dream to see since youth, Ephesus was the surprise of the trip. It is not to be missed. Every bit as good and maybe better than the Roman Forum. Athens, one day was enough but there aren't words to describe standing on the Acropolis. Kotor was great, don't miss the 2 hour sail in/sail out and get off the boat early and climb the mountain wall!! Dobrovinik was all I'd hoped it would be. Took a bathing suit and changed in a rest room then swam along the outside of the wall with the locals. Also got some history on the Serbian conflict that was eye opening. And Venice is very nice to walk around.
Thank you Norweigan for my and my wife's trip of a lifetime.
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.
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.
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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