Mediterranean Cruise

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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12 Night Grand Mediterranean (Barcelona To Venice)
Sail Date: October 24, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Spirit
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 11096
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

     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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5
Keeping the cost down has gone too far.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
As usual the cabin staff is outstanding.

Ship Tip

Consider Holland America or Royal Caribbean.

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