Not Recommended

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
Verified Review
12 Night Grand Mediterranean (Barcelona To Venice)
Sail Date: August 13, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Spirit
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 5526
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

My favorite part of the cruise was the evening entertainment in the theater,.

The worst part f the cruise was the "freestyle dining" which was a fancy name for cafeteria dining and the food was awful. If you wanted a decent meal without screaming kids running around you or nearly tripping over kitchen staff's mops, you had to pay to go to one of the restaurants on board.  Having cruised before, I consider this an absolute rip off - as was having to pay $28.00 to have 10 postcards mailed, $7.00 for a liter bottle of water, $21.00 for two cocktails of the day and $13.50 per day gratuities for the staff! 

Improvements need to be made in the way the staff responds to passengers who are breaking the rules. They are hesitant to say anything and if they do say something and are ignored, they do nothing more.

A new rule needs instigating about children using the hot tubs on the Tivoli deck.  The children's pool area has it's own hot tub but there was many a time when adults couldn't get into the tubs on the Tivoli deck for the number of children already in it. 

All in all,   I wold not recommend this cruise to anyone. 



Food and Dining

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Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean and comfortable.

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