Nov 12 Day Mediterranean Cruise
Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean
Sail Date: November 14, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Spirit
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 6537
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 3 years ago
I was disappointed at the customer service provided during the cruise by the cruise staff. Most of the staff were new and not properly trained. Just trying to apply cash to settle your account instead of a credit card which is the most commonly used method was a chore.
When trying to get specific details about the cruise excursions, I had to speak to 3 members at the desk to find a person who was knowledgeable enough to help answer my questions. Be aware the excursion details do leave out a lot of details that are very important, so ask questions to avoid surprises.
The main dining room customer service was the same, with over 40 minutes waiting to be served all the while hearing excuses as to why my table order was taking so long. This happened consistently, and when the food arrived many times it was no longer hot. The food service in the buffet areas and the main dining rooms was terrible and even the offerings for vegetarian were not desirable or very healthy. Most food is so full of grease, gravy, cheese, creamy sauces and other unhealthy selections, that you are forced to eat salads day after day in order to avoid all the heart clogging food additives.
There is a daily tip charge that is deducted every day per guest of $12 which is divided among all the staff. What you are not told is that at the last day of the cruise you can have the total charge of $144 deducted from your room charges, so that you can tip the people you choose, in the amount that you choose.
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Cabin / Stateroom
Cabins are small so be prepared, otherwise spend the extra money to get a balcony so that you can get fresh air into your cabin room. Food is not very healthy so be prepared to eat a lot of salads that you can prepare yourself to avoid all the grease, gravy, cheese and fatty additives found in food.