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Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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12 Night Grand Mediterranean (Venice To Barcelona)
Sail Date: September 27, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Spirit
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 5556
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Good ports of call and did have time to use public transportation to get into Athens, Lucca and Rome. Took cruise ship tour to Aix au Provence, then went off on own and not with the guide. This worked out well, but could have used a couple of more hours in the town and eliminated a 30 minute toilet stop on the way in to town. The drive from Toulon to Aux au Provence takes only one hour but public transport is not really an option.  Food in main dining rooms was not creative and showed no imagination in presentation. We have cruised in Europe with other cruise lines and the food on all was far superior. Rate food on level of Applebee's or mid level restaurants. We did pick this cruise because of itinerary and all ports met expectations. Did have to miss Mykonos due to high winds and unable to tender in, ship docked in town or all other ports.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Not imaginative in preparation or presentation in both main dining rooms

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Great gym

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

Used excursion to Aix au Provence for transportation only, spent 3 hours travel with only 2 hours in town, 30 minutes wasted at rest stop on way there. Time would have been better used in the town enjoying a nice lunch and the facilities at a café.

5 out of 5

Mykonos, Greece Did not visit port

skipped this port as wind was too high to allow tendering from ship
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Easy to get to Rome by train
5 out of 5
Took train to Lucca which is a great walled Tuscany town, We had been to Florence on 3 other ocassions, but also an easy train ride a way.
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Check out market off the Rambler, best seen early in morning when not crowded
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