Amazing Mediterranean Cruise

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

4.1 out of 5
Norwegian Spirit

10 Night Eastern Mediterranean & Greek Isles (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail Date: August 30, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Spirit

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review Summary

Overall a great trip, will definitely take Norwegian again. Can’t wait!!!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Seamless and rather quick....took a little bit longer than expected because we were in a suite but quite painless.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
For the most part food was good but not great. Buffet gets old dealing with the masses but breakfast at Windows restaurant was never busy although service is EXTREMELY slow. Tapinyaki (sp?) was best meal by far.

Teppanyaki

5 out of 5

By far best venue on ship, I’d give it a higher rating if possible. Surprised there is only 1 table.

Raffles Court And Terrace

4 out of 5

Always steady, good service

Maharini''s Loung And Nightclub

2 out of 5

Bad setup, tacky decor...seems like a waste of good space.

Henry''s Pub

3 out of 5

Small, gets loud quickly....especially when they try and do trivia in there.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Maharajah''s Casino

1 out of 5

Place was typically empty, NEVER saw anyone at poker table....craps table with a $10 minimum was usually empty, a $5 minimum and I can pretty much guarantee the table would be packed non stop. Only roulette had a steady flow of “players”.

Basketball/Volleyball Court

3 out of 5

Rims are bent down, need replaced.

Entertainment

2 out of 5
Most of the evening shows in the theatre were barely fair to say the least. The female solo singing act is terrible...both the singing and her attempt at comedy. The singing group has some potential but the male lead singer and black female were often flat during their songs.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Our concierge Karen was over and above the most conscientious, friendly, professional and thorough individual we met on the entire cruise.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room was great, plenty of drawers, closets and room in general to make the 10 days quite comfortable.

Ship Tip

It’s an older, smaller ship so don’t expect all the bells and whistles of the newer ships out there. On the other hand it was nice dealing with 2000 fellow passengers as opposed to 4000+ passengers

Ports Of Call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Did not visit Rome as a “stop” on the cruise but did spend 3 days in Rome prior to embarkation. Rome is a GREAT city, lots to do and see but you need more than a day or two.

Mykonos, Greece

5 out of 5
Gorgeous, great stop....streets are easy and enjoyable to meander through.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5

Rhodes, Greece

5 out of 5
Rhodes was the amazing surprise of the entire trip, lots of history.

Santorini, Greece

5 out of 5
Another great stop, need more time. Highly recommend an excursion because the main town is a looooooong walk, not for the faint of heart. We rented ATVs and saw pretty much the entire island.

Souda (Chania), Crete

1 out of 5
Could’ve skipped this stop altogether, only had 4-5 hours in Crete and town is 20-30 minute bus ride from port. Didn’t get a chance to do much, perhaps if it was a longer stop it might rate out better.

Valletta, Malta

5 out of 5

Messina, Sicily

4 out of 5

Naples, Italy

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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