Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Third Mate

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3 out of 5

NCL Spirit

Sail Date: September 15, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Excellent service onboard, superb dining rooms, buffet so-so, floor shows good not great, lots of selling (I forgot to bring cufflinks and the cheapest available were $300!).Turkey was a nightmare with horribly aggressive street vendors who would have been arrested elsewhere. Amazing scenery with archeological marvels. Tour guide radios need upgrading; other than static and an occasional word in broken English, we heard nothing.

Nonetheless, I would recommend this cruise to everyone but children and the elderly.

 

John C.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Entertainment
Children's Programs N/A
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Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
Small but balcony made a big difference.
Barcelona, Spain
We had little time to enjoy.
Toulon, France
Dangerous walking.
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Amazing sculptures, paintings.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Again, superb sightseeing esp. at archeological wonders.
Naples, Italy
Sidewalk cafes, pizza, shopping.
Mykonos, Greece
Favorite place to visit.
Istanbul, Turkey
Turkish lira is a nuisance, shopping is insane, vendors are possibly the worst in the world.
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Similar to, but not as bad as Istanbul.
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Perhaps the most interesting ancient buildings in the country.
Venice, Italy
A five-hour wait in Marco Polo airport is a nasty way to end a cruise. Problem is, the airport is much too small to handle tens of thousands of passengers.

Tip

Try to get a window in Windows dining room. Cabins are small, a balcony is a must. I always tip cabin steward on the very first day; results are amazing. Ask to share table with others; you are bound to meet at least 2 interesting passengers. Don't purchase pictures from Photo Gallery until last day



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