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Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Spirit

8 Night Canary Islands/Spain/Morocco (Barcelona To Malaga)

Sail date: December 03, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Spirit

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9626

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The ports of call were good...places we hadn't been to before. The ship was just ok...old...and entertainment we had seen before. We were surprised how many smokers there were on the ship. Cigarette smoke wafted down one stairwell/elevator area in particular.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Generally smooth....lots of representatives to check people in.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Ship is the oldest in the fleet. Main dining room food was average at best. Specialty restaurants were significantly better. Buffet was ok. Room had some "aging" room issues. Room steward was excellent. Staff throughout the ship was very good.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
The price of Bingo was outrageous. They tried to run "Deal or no Deal" twice but couldn't get enough people to play. It was too cold to use the outdoor spaces much. We used the game room to play bridge often....sometimes it was extremely noisy due to all the tables being used. It was difficult to find a quiet place to just go read. The common areas were filled with people.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
We had seen several of the shows on a previous trip on the Spirit. A new singer was mediocre and needed some serious fashion advice.

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We particularly enjoyed that the staff was so international.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was clean. Steward was attentive. Bathroom was very small. The metal cover over the toilet paper didn't fit right and kept falling off.

Ship tip

I would only go on this ship again if it went on an itinerary I really wanted. And if I did use this ship, I would want to upgrade my room and eat in the specialty restaurants more often.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
We didn't do an excursion but arrived in Barcelona 2 days early. We arranged a private tour which was wonderful.

Casablanca, Morocco

4 out of 5
Glad we went there....don't really want to go again.

Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Canary Islands

4 out of 5
Picturesque.

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

4 out of 5
Picturesque.

Funchal, Madeira

4 out of 5
Picturesque.

Malaga, Spain

3 out of 5
Went to the Alhambra...pouring rain...and the guide couldn't take us inside until a certain time.

Alicante, Spain

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Extremely easy.
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