Friendly, interactive crew on a comfortable ship

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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12 Night Grand Mediterranean (Venice To Barcelona)
Sail Date: September 03, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Spirit
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 6570
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Crew are friendly, beverage waiters on the pool deck are not pushy, staterooms are clean, bathroom showers are big, shows are average but, trivia is a lot of fun.  Liked the Martini tasting but, missed the tequila tasting event.  White night was fun but, several people 'missed the memo' and weren't dressed in white.  That is typical on any cruise.  We had Oceanview 6570 because I am prone to seasickness.  It was a bit noisy at certain times of day as it is located directly under Henry's Pub so you could hear chairs being moved around.  We hit a few golf balls, shot a few hoops and my husband liked the gym okay but, there wasn't a lot of equipment.  Blue Lagoon rocked for their chicken wings and having Raffles overlooking the back of the ship is brilliant!  Watch the sun go down from the tiered tables.  It is breathtaking.  We have been on Royal Caribbean and Carnival so far and liked NCL the best so far for their freestyle attitude.  Don't forget to chat to your neighbour when sunning on the deck or eating in the Blue Lagoon or while playing Trivia at Henry's Pub and Champagne Charlie's and you may just make some new friends for life!  Cruising to us is the best way to see the world.  We pick based on the itinerary so the ship doesn't much matter to us.  It would be more important on a longer journey for sure but, this suited us just fine for a floating hotel.  This cruise is port intensive.  At this time of year, we only had to tender once in Mykonos so we were happy about that.  We got free champagne when we had to wait to be seated at Windows (the only 'formal' dining room) - Nice touch NCL!  If you want a lounger on sea days, get up early as they go FAST!!!  This appears to be the norm at any Resort or cruise.  Enjoy your cruise!!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

Do not know as we had no children with us. We liked how they kept them at the back of the ship though!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

Loved the size of the window and the shower. Didn't like the noise from time to time of chairs being pulled across the floor in Henry's Pub above us.

Ship Tip

Watch the sunset from Raffles. In the Galaxy, go down to the Bridge Viewing area to see the Officer's in action. Each time we went (twice), the curtains were drawn :( Pick your stateroom wisely.

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