Worse Cruise Ever!!!

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
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Norwegian Spirit

14 Night Mystical Fjords (London Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 27, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Spirit

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11606

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Worse cruise ever. Captain Teo Radun made decisions way in advance to cancel ports of Iceland which was the whole featured destination of this cruise. In addition weather reports did not support his reason for cancelling these ports. Everyone we talked to on ship was very disappointed and agreed that Iceland destination was the only reason they were on this cruise. Iceland cruises are also higher cost than other cruises because of this destination and passengers were given a 'discount' of a whole $60 for missing these two ports. Also they gave us a promise of 25% off a future cruise which is ridiculous. We should not have to cruise with them again to get this discount. It should be refunded on the amount we paid for this cruise. Actually a rating of 3.9 is higher than I would ever give to this cruise. This is Captains fault not the crew though.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Embarkation was OK except upon checking in we were told first port of Amsterdam had already been cancelled. Crew told passengers that this had been announced to them several days earlier however we had not been informed of this until checking in at the port.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The most basic menu we have ever had. Only seafood most of the time was fish of some type. I think shrimp was only on menu one time.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
OK but not great.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Singers and dancers were great. Also had an acrobat show that was terrific. Other entertainment was OK.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
We had great service from wait staff in the Windows. Cabin crew was OK but they sure were late getting to the cabins.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Cleaning staff did an excellent keeping the ship clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Worse balcony room we have ever had and we are frequent cruisers.

Ship tip

Don't go. Especially if Captain is Teo Radun.

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

5 out of 5

Ijmuiden (Amsterdam), Netherlands Did not visit port

Captain cancelled before we boarded ship. Don't know why. We were not informed.

Bergen, Norway

5 out of 5
Good port. Excursions were good.

Flaam, Norway

5 out of 5
The best port. Great little town with good choices of excursions.

Geiranger, Norway

5 out of 5
Pretty area. Excursion was OK.

Akureyri, Iceland Did not visit port

Captain cancelled 4 days before we were supposed to get there with the excuse of a storm. Of course storm did not go there and according to weather reports it was headed for Ireland - not Iceland.

Reykjavik, Iceland Did not visit port

Captain cancelled 5 days before we were supposed to get there with the excuse of a storm. Of course storm did not go there and according to weather reports it was headed for Ireland - not Iceland.

Belfast, Northern Ireland

4 out of 5
Good port. Excursion was OK.

Dublin, Ireland

4 out of 5
OK. Did not do an excursion here.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Ship is totally unorganized with this process. Wheelchair guests were told to go to Henry's Pub and then had to sit and wait almost an hours while one crew member took off guests one at a time. Almosty missed the NCL transfer to airport because of this.

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