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Norwegian Spirit

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debbieweare
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this ship so we could celebrate our 25th wedding anniversay on 25th April 2017. As it was the first cruise I had ever been on, I was very aprehensive about being out on the open sea and also not knowing what to expect from a ... Read more
Donnakbmu
Member Since 2016
1 review
64 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This cruise was scheduled as the Ports of Call were exceptional. This itinerary was allowed us to visit many of the world's most famous historical sights. The ship was well laid out and the food was excellent. We enjoyed the variety of ... Read more
HOTCATPM
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Chose this cruise based on date and itinerary and were certainly not disappointed. Weather was perfect, destinations great, staff on ship friendly , helpful and wonderful. Our balcony cabin was comfortable with lots of storage and a very ... Read more
9tee2Sea
Member Since 2014
1 review
65 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
The NCL Spirit is an older ship. The smaller size makes it a lot more comfortable than the big mega ships floating around these days. The bathroom was average. It did have an enclosed glass shower ( not a curtain, but glass doors) as ... Read more
Devilaw
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
232 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I selected this cruise solely because of the itinerary as we really wanted to go to Israel and this was the only NCL cruise going there. The fact that several other ports are not on the regular schedule was an added bonus. We ... Read more
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BrianC-80
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
192 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We were a little apprehensive going onto the Spirit because we'd most recently been on the Epic and thought that the size difference would be a problem. We couldn't have been more wrong - it was delightful. The boarding could have been ... Read more
Larfish
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise mainly because of its itinerary. The ship itself was nothing to write home about but served the purpose just fine. We are not wall climbers or wave runner people so none of that stuff was missed. If you are looking ... Read more
heatherbelle
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
811 forum posts
My mum has always wanted to return to Israel having visited 30 years ago and this was her first adventure ever on a cruise ship. I was concerned about sailing on the oldest smallest ship in the fleet, as I usually choose new ships. ... Read more
Mom_of_5
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We just returned early this morning from Venice, and an 11 day Holy Land cruise with Norwegian. Amazing itinerary: Israel, Crete, Cyprus, Rhodes, Split, Montenegro. Trip of a lifetime. We loved the ship food. I especially loved the ... Read more
Jemmy
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
10 forum posts
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary & because we have been pleased with NCL in the past. A group of 8 friends stayed at a small hotel, the Violino, near San Marco before the cruise. Exploring Venice was great. Then we ... Read more
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Traveller1970
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
This was our second cruise on the Spirit and it's showing its age. The staff works hard to make it look fresh but the decor needs updating and some maintenance is required to meet the standard of other ships in the NCL fleet. Interesting ... Read more
bobfromselby
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
21 forum posts
Itinerary was excellent. Two days in Israel and some other ports of call that are attractive in different ways that were easily accessible. That was the main attraction. The ship was old but looked well cared for. The sailing was very ... Read more
Barefoot&Brit
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
30 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Bottom line up front: would I do this cruise again? Not these ports, necessarily, and not with NCL (unless my beloved live-in travel arranger insisted, and who can resist that face?) Embarkation Airport pickup was straightforward ... Read more
theogreen
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this as it was a great deal and we had been recommended NCL by family members. We sailed out of Barcelona on the Grand Mediterranean cruise. All of the ports were interesting and we enjoyed exploring a new ship and cruise line. ... Read more
andybon
Member Since 2009
1 review
13 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Well, what can I say, chose Norwegian again as we had a wonderful time on Norwegian Epic last year. I suppose we had been spoilt because compared to The Epic I am afraid the Spirit looks and feels a bit tired and dated. Obviously it is a ... Read more
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alroot
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
This cruise left from Barcelona Spain, a wonderful city that we've visited several times over the years. There were 10 of us travelling together and almost everyone is a seasoned cruiser. My wife and I have cruised on Carnival, Celebrity, ... Read more
ronandlily
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We stayed in Barcelona for a couple of days before our cruise. This city is well worth a visit even though we've been a few times before. Embarkation was seamless. We were registering for key cards etc. at 10.20 am and 11.30 we boarded. ... Read more
wwmcveen
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
We spent 2 days prior to the cruise and did quite a bit of sightseeing in the Barcelona area. A real eye opener .This was my first NCL cruise .As my other family members were gold members, we embarked very fast. Dining in Windows at # 86 ... Read more
seamuskerr
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
sailed on 12/3/2017 for 10 nts in inside cabin 9025. Cabin was ok if a little cramped and slightly in need of updating. The food and entertainment on this ship were excellent compared to the Celebrity/Carnavil and rccl cruises we were ... Read more
RELEE
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we had never been to Morocco, the Canary Islands or Madeira. The ship and crew were fine but having paid up front for the Ultimate Drinks Package and Gratuities I was amazed to find if I ordered a tea or coffee ... Read more
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Nigel F
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
Embarkation and disembarkation a cinch Ship in excellent condition (re-fitted about 4 years ago I think) Cabin comfortable and quiet cleaned twice a day. Dining very good - we tended to use the Windows restaurant as the self serve ... Read more
zeffie
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
It was too windy to dock in Marseilles so we went to Ajaccio which was charming. We know Barcelona well so did not explore this time but you should if you haven't seen it. No hassle with embarkation etc but it's a lot less tedious going ... Read more
marthanb
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I have sailed with NCL 2x before. I brought my two teens(18,19) to see Spain, France and Italy. First, the port we left from, Barcelona, was the easiest ,nicest port I have used. But March 5th is very cool on the Mediterranean Sea. We ... Read more
GrannyGear
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
First time cruisers, picked the Spirit primarily on price. Was a bit concerned initially by reviewers who wrote off the ship as being old and tired. Although we had an inside family cabin, we were happy with the size and condition of ... Read more
GypsySarahJean
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because of the ports and the length. We wanted to go to ports we had never visited and it durely did not disappoint.We took tours in Casablanca, Grand Canary, Madiera, and Malaga.The high point was the toboggan ride ... Read more
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