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Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Norwegian Spirit

11 Night Western Mediterranean (Rome To Barcelona)

Sail date: November 11, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Spirit

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 5088

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This was a first experience on a cruise holiday for my brother and I. We both had enjoyed sailing on Norwegian Spirit. The staff were friendly. Our room was clean and comfortable and sailing was smooth. However the ship’s announcements could not be heard while we were in our room.


5 out of 5
Smooth and efficient.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
All nicely arranged and buffet menu is varied. Plus lots of delicious cakes, pastries, fruits etc. for snack time However, food served at the specialty restaurants were a bit too salty.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
All thumbs up! Very satisfactory and our ocean view room had a picture frame window which allowed us to have a clear view, especially upon arriving at the piers :)

Ship tip

It was our first experience sailing on Norwegian Spirit though, but would highly recommend.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

3 out of 5
The queue at up for the bus ride to the ship was pretty long. We did not do an excursion at the port. Though there was difficulty at the train station coming in from Rome. As most passengers had heavy luggage there was no escalator or elevator to go up from the platform after getting off the train. Everyone had to climb up the stairs with their heavy bags. And most of them were senior people, bless them.

Naples, Italy

4 out of 5

Messina, Sicily

5 out of 5

Valletta, Malta

5 out of 5

Cagliari, Sardinia

5 out of 5

Granada, Spain

5 out of 5

Almeria, Spain

5 out of 5

Valencia, Spain

4 out of 5
It rained that morning and thought the walk from the ship to the port terminal was a bit long. If raincoats could be provided to visitors...

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5

Marseille (Provence), France

4 out of 5
After getting off our bus coming in from the city, we had to walk very long distance to get back to the ship. It’s quite exhausting especially for those with walking difficulties and after spending a day walking in the city.

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
It was hassle free for us.
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