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Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean
Sail Date: September 07, 2012
Ship: Norwegian Spirit
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
I had read a number of reviews of the Norwegian Spirit prior to sailing saying the ship is showing its age, the food was just OK, etc. We are a low maintenance couple with 20 plus cruises on Princess, Royal Caribbean, Carnival, River Cruises and one prior cruise on Norwegian. We would rate our cruise on Norwegian Spirit the same as on the other ships on which we have cruised--the food was very good to excellent, the entertainment was excellent and the service was excellent. Freestyle cruising was welcome as you could \"dress up..or not\" and we chose \"or not\" to keep our luggage to one bag so as not to incur a charge for a second bag on the airplane. We had a number of dealings/questions with the Purser's Desk and found all employees service oriented and pleasant to deal with.
The ship was well maintained and the public areas did not show any wear and tear but the cabins did show some nicks in the wood furniture and in our cabin a piece of the carpet baseboard was loose and the sink in the bathroom had some cracks--nothing that would stop us from sailing on the Spirit again. The shower in the bathroom was the biggest we have ever seen in an interior cabin...big enough for two with sliding glass door! The ship has been refurbished and scheduled for another soon.
The tours were excellent and we noticed a Norwegian Shore Excursion employee on many of the tours we took which was a good idea so the Norwegian employee could help the tour guide and also rate how well the tour guide was meeting the expectations of the tour.
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Pros: The ship\, tours\, entertainment and food were excellent