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Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean
Experience: 4-6 cruises
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Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Spirit

12 Night Grand Mediterranean (Barcelona To Venice)

Sail Date: April 28, 2012

Ship: Norwegian Spirit

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review Summary

This was my fifth cruise and the longest one. I was surprised by the number of senior citizens on this cruise. I expected to see more young families, according to a cruise agent. So, I think that that set the tone for the type of attendance to shows and classes. There weren't any activities at the pool, which I have seen with other, more youthful cruises. This was a quiet cruise with mature individuals.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I have been on five other cruises of differing companies. I thought that the variety in dining was exceptional. Although I did not dine at one of the specialty restaurants, they looked very nice. The included dining options were varied and quite good.


5 out of 5
I thought that the evening shows were the best I had ever seen on cruise ships. They had good variety and talent.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room stewardess was excellent. All of the staff were friendly and accessible most of the time.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Regardless of being on the ship for 12 days, my friend and I could not keep it straight which stairs took us all the way to our 5th level or not. It might have been helpful if they had posted a sign with warnings. The ship is not luxurious or highly sophisticated; it is comfortable, clean and casual. It was exactly what my friend and I were seeking for a long cruise.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our room was an inside cabin, which suited us just fine. We were looking for value; we wanted to spend our money on souvenirs and tours. The cabin was smallish, but fine for two middle-aged women. The bathroom was exceptionally larger than most with a pretty nice shower.

Pros: The flexibility of dining when, where and how I wanted.

Cons: The pool is a bit small. It wasn't very hot during our sailing, so I didn't want to use it more than twice.

Recommends Norwegian Spirit? Yes!

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