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The 2,018-passenger Norwegian Spirit debuted in 1998. You won't find a rock-climbing wall, bowling alley or some of the other whiz-bang features offered by some of the fleet's bigger, newer ships, but ...
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kaztuck@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This cruise was for our honeymoon (age 29 and 32). It was our first cruise and far exceeded our expectations. Having read lots of reviews where people talked about the 'dated' ship, we expected it to be pretty bad. However, I really don't ... Read more
kilgou
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
NCL are expensive especially if you do not have a drinks package. we were charged $6.50 for a plastic litre bottle of water from our minibar. that just cannot be justified. no price list supplied for the minibar in the cabin. P&O ... Read more
momof5boyz
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise for the itinerary (which was fabulous - 11 ports in 14 days, the best way to sample a little bit of Europe in a small amount of time). That being said, the ship is dated (but scheduled for refurbishment) and the ... Read more
Traveling redhead
Member Since 2013
1 review
75 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Great trip from Venice to Barcelona. I would recommend this itinerary to anyone. We had three days in Venice before departure. We had an AirBnB that was wonderful. Enjoyed exploring Venice. We booked an inside, midship room. Exactly ... Read more
French Gal
Member Since 2007
1 review
78 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Itinerary was great! However, very strenuous and intensive. NCL nickel and dimes guests by charging $15. for shuttle when there is no alternative to get into town. No more lobster night---now charge of $24.95 in main dining rooms. Charge ... Read more

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caneable
Member Since 2007
8 reviews
470 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Picked up this cruise as a fantastic late bargain and were thoroughly pleased with our choice. Our first cruise was taken on the Spirit 10 years ago, so it had a little significance for us. That said the experience of those ten years did ... Read more
arkansas travelers
Member Since 2014
1 review
45 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Chose this cruise mainly because of itinerary, price and timing. Had been in Med before & toured Rome, Athens, Sorento & Pompeii - but this time took professional tour of Rome so saw more sites. Went to some countries we probably ... Read more
lredmond
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our 6th cruise on NCL and chose this particular itinerary as it covered both Athens and Rome. Many other cruise ships offer one or the other. We also had Venice on our must visit list. We arrived in Venice the day prior to ... Read more
Robwith
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Just returned back in Melbourne, Australia after a month in Europe. After a week in Paris...yum...and 4 days in stunning Venice...we excitedly joined the Spirit for a Mediterranean cruise. We had been on a Celebrity cruise 2 years earlier ... Read more
Helcar23
Member Since 2015
1 review
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Had a great cruise. Good service and meals very good too. Ate at raffles buffet for breakfast and lunch and Windows dining room in the evenings. Ate at shoguns asian restaurant too. Ports were great. Did our own thing in all ports except ... Read more

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AmNotRay
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
The Spirit is an older ship but she still sails a true course. It's smaller than the enormities that have come out to sea recently, but I do think that her smaller size is actually a plus. The cruise is long and there are few toddler's on ... Read more
Jaaljo
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
All the countries and cities visited were very nice. Food was good except terrible choices of bread. The Spirit is a nice ship that needs a bit of care - which it will have later this year. Air con cannot be turned off in the cabin ... Read more
PaulDonohue
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We have cruised several times before but we learnt a big lesson on this partcular cruise. DO NOT BOOK A CABIN THAT IS UNDER A KITCHEN AREA. Especially 6065 on the Norwegian Spirit. I am sure that this ship is no different to others, so in ... Read more
Michelle66
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
27 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I celebrated my 50th birthday in Barcelona two days before we boarded!! It was a birthday trip with friends since my husband didn't want to do Europe...lucky for me he didn't mind me going!! We walked right on the boat into our room. I ... Read more
meltontldm
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We went with Norwegian Spirit because of the itinerary: 10 ports in 12 days giving us the chance to visit Barcelona, Pisa, Florence, Rome, Pompeii, Athens, and Venice! With regard to the itinerary; we were NOT disappointed; we even ... Read more

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Katiebug36
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I booked this cruise for the itinerary. I took the 12 night Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona to Venice. You are hardly on the ship for this cruise. The ship is older and more intimate. However, there are a variety of bars to keep you ... Read more
Pepzee
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we chose NCL for the freestyle dining and the good recommendations from other cruisers. Cruise critic was an invaluable source of information and the roll call for our cruise enabled me to communicate with ... Read more
Glen1944
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our first cruise and we chose it mainly for the itinerary. Once aboard we were enthralled. We loved our stateroom. Everything we needed was there. Our housekeeper Victor was excellent and looked after us really well. The food was ... Read more
klm1
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
A Mediterranean cruise has been on my bucket list for a very long time. We finally decided to do it this year, for my friend's 50th birthday. We chose this cruise because (a) we had done NCL twice before and really liked it, and (b) the ... Read more
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dalbristow
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We (family of five, kids 10, 14, 16) are not experienced cruisers, and picked this cruise only because of the itinerary, having few expectations for the ship itself. The itinerary was indeed the star of the show, but the cruise staff and ... Read more

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rubybug
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
18 forum posts
4 helpful votes
What a great opportunity to have a smorgasbord of stops across Europe. Venice is a beautiful port to embark. From there, we sailed to Kotor, Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Athens, Mykonos, Naples, Civitavecchia, Livorno, Toulon, and ... Read more
yyhay
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This is our 3rd cruise with NCL, 7nights/11night/12nights to be exact, sadly very disappointed! We got cabin 10031. The location is great to get around the ship, but every night there were loud noise from up stair which woke us up ... Read more
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Debbren
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We had travelled on the Pride of America and had thought it was wonderful so thought another Norwegian Ship would be of the same standard. Oh so not true, the Sprirt is the most tired Ship decor so outdated and shabby due for an upgrade in ... Read more
JcYogi
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Lovely cruise! much better than I expected. Embarkation was fast and easy in Venice. Ship was clean and spacious. At no time did I feel it was crowded. My Cabin 8026 was larger than expected. Two comfortable twin beds, Lots of ... Read more
vinotinto
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
130 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose a cruise because we were sailing with our two kids (ages 8 and 11) and my mother and wanted something that would be fairly easy to manage with our motley crew and since we were taking the kids to Europe for the first time, we ... Read more

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