Great vacation exploring the Mediterranean

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Norwegian Spirit

10 Night Ancient Empires (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 08, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Spirit

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10518

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Despite of some of the issues that were previously mentioned, we really enjoyed our trip. The time allotted for Crete was insanely short ( it takes approximately 15 or 20 minutes to get from the port into town) ; too short for any excursion.


4 out of 5
Was unable to print boarding passes as the website was down for 24 hours. Had difficulty with embarkation due to no boarding pass even though I had my reservation number.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Foods were okay. Many Asian and Indian dishes ( which were good). Fruit selection very limited.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Enjoyed basket ball court. Jogging paths is quite inconvenient as it passes near the pool/ wet area and can be potentially dangerous.


3 out of 5
Not fair to rate this as we really didn’t rely on the on-board entertainment.

Children's Programs

No children in our group

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was very helpful and friendly.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
This ship is old and it is apparent. From day one there was a leak on deck 10, the hall between the inside and balcony cabins. The carpet was SOAKING wet and smelled like mildew. Each day we walked down the hall we walked through the puddle of wet carpet. I’m not sure if it came from one of the interior rooms but I did notice a leak from the ceiling.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cabin was always clean, bathroom was adequate in size and clean. The phone in the room did not work at times.

Ship tip

Norwegian Spirit may be better for vacations of shorter duration because of the size and age ( very obvious cosmetically).

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
We have scheduled our own tours/ excursions

Santorini, Greece

5 out of 5
Scheduled own tours

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
Scheduled our own tours

Mykonos, Greece

5 out of 5
On our own

Souda (Chania), Crete Did not visit port

Too short of stay.

Valletta, Malta

3 out of 5
We booked excursion with Norwegian Spirit

Messina, Sicily

3 out of 5
Excursion through Norwegian Spirit

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
We scheduled our own tour. Excellent!

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
Scheduled our own tour; it was very good


5 out of 5
No issues with disembarkation. We had carry on luggage and were able to disembark easily.
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