Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Mediterranean Cruise

Sail Date: October 24, 2016

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

     I took the cruise in reverse previously and did this one because Turkey was replaced with Montenegro and Croatia. One shore tour was to the Amalfi Coast another to Cinque Terre. and then the two new countries. Fantastic tours showing the ability of man to live and grow in challenging places, among rocks and along steep cliffs.

     However nice the days and tours ashore, the cruise line has downgraded many parts of what was once an outstanding value. Shows have been downgraded and no longer challenge Las Vegas in quality. Emphasis on Free Style Cruising and keeping down the fare is showing primarily in the show and food quality. After 20 NCL cruises, this is probably our last one.

Cabin / Stateroom
As usual the cabin staff is outstanding.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Keeping the cost down has gone too far.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
The Raffles cafeteria offered the best variety and quality. The Italian and Shogun restaurants had a minimal menu and the food was below my standards.


Consider Holland America or Royal Caribbean.

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