good ship with good food, but shared dining needs work
Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean
We have been on RC, Princess, Holland America, Carnival, and MSC before,
and the NCL Spirit had the biggest shower. The food quality on this ship was excellent, too. We really liked the real lemonade offered gratis in all the eating venues.
The only real negative was the refusal by staff in the main restaurant to offer shared dining at tables of 4, 6, or more diners. The assumption was that diners did not want to share tables (not true!), and staff only reluctantly sat you with others if you insisted. One staffer told us that NCL's position was that "only 15% of diners want to share", so why offer it. That is so far from the truth that we will likely go with RC again next time.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Tell the host/hostess if you want to share a table. They will not offer you that option.