First time with NCL and loved the Canaries cruise!

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Norwegian Spirit

10 Night Canary Islands & Morocco (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 25, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Spirit

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was our first cruise with NCL and we were very satisfied. The Spirit is kept in good shape and we found all amenities spotless. All staff members were friendly and helpful. Our midship ocean view room had ample space for our belongings and the bed extremely comfortable. The size of the shower is at least double what we have had on other cruise ships and the separate toilet very convenient. The speciality restaurants are great especially Le Bistro but Shogun was a bit of a disappointment. The food in the main dining rooms and buffet was excellent although some of the desserts in Raffles were a bit tasteless but the desserts in the main dining rooms were all excellent. Barcelona is a fantastic port to sail from as there is so much to see and port easily accessible. We'll definitely sail with NCL again and this specific itinerary can be highly recommended.


5 out of 5
Very smooth

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Book early if you want to dine here as it is very popular! It was a fun experience with the food being prepared in front of you by a very witty chef and the dishes were very tasty indeed!

Raffles Court And Terrace

4 out of 5

The selection of dishes were good and the staff work very hard to clear the tables as soon as possible. Sometimes we struggled a bit to find a table for four when it got very busy but it wasn't a serious problem.

Le Bistro

5 out of 5

Definitely the best food on the ship! We had four meals here and they were all outstanding!

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The food and service very good. The staff were friendly and we didn't wait long for our dishes.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Tivoli Pool

4 out of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the pool and jacuzzis. The music got a bit loud at times but overall the entertainment was good.


4 out of 5

Spinnaker Observation Lounge

5 out of 5

One of our favourite venues on the ship.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We found all the staff friendly, attentive and helpful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

No need to bring basic toiletries like shampoo,conditioner, body wash, hand wash or body lotion. The toiletries provided are of adequate quality.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5

Casablanca, Morocco

4 out of 5

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

5 out of 5

Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Canary Islands

5 out of 5

Funchal, Madeira

5 out of 5

Malaga, Spain

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Very impressive, I have to hand it to NCL - they really know their stuff.
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