NCL Spirit

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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12 Night Grand Mediterranean (Barcelona To Venice)
Sail Date: September 15, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Spirit
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 11088
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities



3 out of 5

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Small but balcony made a big difference.

Ship 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

3 out of 5
We had little time to enjoy.
3 out of 5
Dangerous walking.
5 out of 5
Amazing sculptures, paintings.
5 out of 5
Again, superb sightseeing esp. at archeological wonders.
5 out of 5
Sidewalk cafes, pizza, shopping.
5 out of 5
Favorite place to visit.
1 out of 5
Turkish lira is a nuisance, shopping is insane, vendors are possibly the worst in the world.
1 out of 5
Similar to, but not as bad as Istanbul.
5 out of 5
Perhaps the most interesting ancient buildings in the country.
1 out of 5
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.
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