dondiegom

dondiegom
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Norwegian Spirit

August 2013 - Norwegian Spirit to Europe - Mediterranean

Happy ship; great itinerary

Older than the rest of Norwegian's fleet, and, although lacking all the latest bells and whistles such as outdoor on-deck movies,Spirit is well cared for, and has its charms The best may very well be that it is a "happy ship" in that the crew always seemed to care about how you were enjoying the trip. Lots of smiles and no cranky staff on this ship! Dining room food is average at best; the buffet was crowded. That said, we found the specialty restaurants to be worth the premium, especially the French Bistro, which we thought was first rate, and to which we returned several times. Entertainment was average, which was not a big deal for us. Besides the wonderful crew , the other reason that this was a very enjoyable cruise was the itinerary, which provided a mix that included three capital cities (Athens, Istanbul, and Rome), a day at the beach (Mykonos), the ruins of two notable ancient sites (Pompeii and Ephesis) and site-seeing in Tuscany. It doesn't get much better than this! The only disappointment was Toulon: the tour to Aix-en-Provence was distinctly underwhelming. I would rather they had substituted a day in Palermo for Toulon.

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Istanbul, Turkey - Istanbul, what else can you say! Take the "off the beaten track tour" and avoid the crowds
Naples, Italy - You really must visit Pompeii if you haven't already
Venice, Italy - Venice; what else can you say. Well worth adding a day or two to the cruise.
Norwegian Spirit Norwegian Spirit - Check the times for the evening entertainment, as it varies almost daily.

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received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Spirit cruise review - Happy ship; great itinerary