We had a fabulous time on the ship and at each port. This is a great cruise to both relax and explore. I would recommend that if you love history or are looking for an exciting vacation, do this cruise while you're young. As young adults, we came back from each port exhausted. There is so much to see and most of the old towns you visit require a lot of walking - and walking on uneven steps and cobblestone streets. I also believe we got lucky with the time of year. We went during the first two weeks of November which resulted in fewer crowds and lower prices at flea markets. If each port was filled with another 6,000 people, I believe my review would probably be a bit different. I would highly recommend this cruise to others!
Although we missed out on Malta and got pick pocketed in Naples we had a great time, we are looking forward to visiting these ports in the future and hopefully on Norwegian as we had a relatively good time.
This cruise is absolutely worth it. The smaller ship, the amazing staff, and the ports were just incredible. There is so much to see and do - you won't be bored. I would definitely recommend this cruise for someone wanting a taste of the Mediterranean.
Overall a great experience. Committed to take at least two more cruises with Norwegian. Staff was very attentive, shows were entertaining, and the ports were worth seeing. Wished we had more time in several of the ports but got to see highlights in most.
Great ship, outstanding staff & very clean, and interesting ports.
Food was only average or less, especially dinning room food. Recommend you improve it or turn it into another buffet / modified to be a combination of buffet and dinning room (service).
For destinations you could not beat this cruise!!!!!! But for accommodations it was bad. Also it felt like we were being "nickeled and dimed" to death. This ship is old and not clean and this made coming back on the ship discouraging. The best place was the "Raffles Terrace". It was clean, beautiful views and the crew was awesome.
Over all a great cruise itinerary though I don't need to do a 10-day again (as I was ready to get back on land after all that time haha). The booking experience with and staff onboard the ship were great and we had some really amazing port days. I just highly recommend private tours as opposed to group tours booked through or NCL since you can see so much more and get that better personalized touch in each port on your own.
thanks for the memories. The ship was mainly a place to stay and eat. With 9 cities we were constantly on the go. Eating breakfast and dinner on the ship. We were impressed with all the staff. generally The food was average except for the specialty restaurants, they had the better food. Cruises in the past had better types of food in the main dinning areas, there was not a need to go to the specialty restaurants. Only one of the ports was a tender operation. 2 or 3 of the ports required you to be bussed from the ship to the main gate, this was slow.
I'm not one a lot of words, but it was a great experience. The ship was well staffed and organized something very important for a cruise that long. The staff was very helpful, and had many activities available for us.The port excursions were fantastic. We are thankful to gone on this vacation. Thank you for your support groups on board.
Great cruise, excellent value and I would love to cruise with Norwegian again. The food was delicious! Overall the crowd was pretty mellow. It was nice for couples, families and singles. There was a good mix of everything.
Felt like we needed more time in each port, except Naples. Always felt rushed. The price of your bottled water is ridiculous!! $5 per bottle or $53 for a case...come on that alone leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Then to add insult to injury it said if you purchase the water before the cruise it would be cheaper....NOT TRUE!! You were discounting the water for a case to $49 plus adding a bottle holder at a nominal price. No one would even address that situation with me. So although the steward, and wait staff is excellent...your customer service is poor. I know that isn't much of a difference...it is just the point of it all. You can't say one thing and then do another. Or show one photo and have it not be the same. Loved Italy and Greece, NCL not so much!! That is the only reason overall rating is 2.8 because of the Ports of Call.
incredible itinerary , very pleasant and efficient staff , very presentable ship. Disappointing Buffet restaurant and limited choice of other casual dining venues for example when returning from shore excursions
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