bruce202

bruce202
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June 2014 - Norwegian Spirit to Europe - Mediterranean

Summer 2014 Mediterranean Cruise - Norwegian Spirit

Really great cruise, great ports of call... I would recommend coming to Europe a few days early for your cruise and staying a few days after. We started in Rome (4 nights), train to Venice (3 nights), then boarded the ship... ended up in Barcelona, disembarced, stayed in Barcelona for 4 days, then home. A cruise gives you a great overview of the places that you want to see... you really have to be portside for a few days if you want to experience your destinations. That being said, the cruise was GREAT and I would recommend it - and this ship - to everyone.

By far our joy on this cruise was the crew... Irish, Jha Jha, Nathan, our steward Sandy... these people were a great joy for us, made our day every time we spent any time with them. These people are soooo upbeat, so pleased to make you happy... really, truly, these crew members made our journey! EVERYONE on the crew, to the person, was fantastic, accommodating, cheerful... we couldn't ask for more! For that reason alone - that, and the great ports of call - we look forward to returning to Norwegian Cruise Lines for future voyages.

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Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy - VERY difficult to get a taxi... this would be the one port that I would recommend the shore excursion... otherwise, it will be trains.
Piraeus (Athens), Greece - Maybe the best... get a taxi/guide who speaks English, has some knowledge of the history...
Norwegian Spirit Norwegian Spirit - Not much difference between the Garden Room and Windows, but no dressing up for the Garden Room, so if you want to be casual, stick with Raffles and the Garden Room. The sushi restaurant was great, also.

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