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Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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12 Night Grand Mediterranean (Barcelona To Venice)
Sail Date: April 25, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Spirit
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 10152
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The ship was very nice (kept immaculately clean!), and the staff was incredible! The food was exceptionally good. And the spa was heavenly. (Get your nails and hair done on board. They know what they are doing!!!) There was always something fun to do on board. And there was always great entertainment - the talent on board was amazing.  We can't believe how many places we visited....it was an incredible itinerary! 

Our only suggestion is to move the sports court.  There is a space right next to it that is protected from the wind, exhaust wind, and the natural gas fumes...and could become a  great caged pickleball court.  (Pickleball is quite the rage now and EXCELLENT exercise!)  If nothing else - perhaps you could add a solid wall on the current sport court on the right hand side as you face the court to block all the wind and fumes.  Have a movable net available.  We brought our own paddles and balls and faked it.

All in all - it was a terrific first cruise!  Bravo Norwegian Spirit!  Thank you!!!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We were surprised at how great the food was!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots to do!!!!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We were impressed by the talent on the ship. The shows were fabulous and we especially liked Juno Duo. WOWZERS!!!!

Children's Programs

N/A

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The entire staff was BEYOND great. Special thanks to Conrad (our fabulous cabin steward); Wanto (best bartender EVER); Ilse (best nail technician EVER) and Anna (best hair stylist in the world)

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Exceptionally clean at all times.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
LOVED having a balcony. It was more spacious than we expected and our cabin steward, Conrad, went out of his way to make sure were were comfortable!
5 out of 5
Hands down - the Tapas Tour!!!!!!! Stay a few nights before boarding - so much to see and do.

Toulon, France Did not visit port

Did not get off the ship. Thus, we had the whole place to ourselves!
5 out of 5
Go down the little streets to find romantic dining spots. Florence is incredible. I wish we had gone to the wine country.
3 out of 5
We were there during a very busy holiday - it was packed. Check your calendar for European holidays before booking. I wish we had gone on the "farm visit with a homemade meal" - check out that tour.
5 out of 5
We could live on the Amalfi Coast!!!!
5 out of 5
Beautiful beach town. Eat fresh seafood!
1 out of 5
Far too crowded! And our guide was horrible. (Not a NCL guide.)
5 out of 5
Buy a carpet!!!! And visit Epheus. WOW!!!
5 out of 5
Beautiful, but again, very crowded.
5 out of 5
Buy some Murano glass and Bruano lace. Incredible.
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