May 2015 - 12 Night Grand Mediterranean (Barcelona To Venice) Cruise on Norwegian Spirit
First European Experience
We chose this cruise upon the request of our daughter to see Europe as a graduation gift. She wasn't sure where she wanted to go so we decided to visit multiple countries with the idea that after this trip she would better know where she would like to return in the future for another visit. Her goal was accomplished. We had an awesome overview of each port and close cities and now anxious to return to several for another visit.
As always we found Norwegian's freestyle cruising perfect for us. We were able to plan our itinerary ourselves or allow them to do it for us. There was plenty of entertainment provided, but also lots of quiet zones. Having a daily choice of eating times and venues is awesome compared to being assigned a time to eat as we have experienced with other cruise lines.
We found the crew to be extremely helpful and personal. Our cabin steward knew our first names the first day. Great job Conrad!
For us, twelve days proved to be a little to long. We would probably chose a shorter cruise if we did it again. Possibly staying in the embarcation and debarcation ports extra days.