Never going on NCL again-has deteriorated in food and service since last cruise

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Norwegian Spirit

10 Night Ancient Empires (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 18, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Spirit

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 10137

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I was so disappointed with NCL that we will not cruise with them again. Food was giant disappointment.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
I was so disappointed in the food. We have been on NCL several times before but not for a few years--the food and food service has gone way down hill. Specialty restaurants were good but I don't usually use them due to the extra cost.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
room stewards were good. Food service was not.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Was quite rough for small waves. I have never been sea sick on various cruises even with 15-30 foot waves on one of them. But I was on this ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Don't go.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5
quite a distance form Roe but we loved Rome

Santorini, Greece

4 out of 5
We were told by the cable car person that it was totally accessible--it is NOT--and the operators would not help.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
we loved it--hired our own driver.

Mykonos, Greece

5 out of 5
easy to get from ship to town. Enjoyed the town.

Souda (Chania), Crete

4 out of 5
We needed to be there longer.

Valletta, Malta

4 out of 5
We arrived in the afternoon so churches were closed. We needed to be there longer.

Messina, Sicily

3 out of 5
it was okay

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
we hired our own driver--was great.

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
we hired our own driver--it was great


5 out of 5
very efficient.
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