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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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Helcar23
Member Since 2015
1 review
18 forum posts
0 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
AmNotRay
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
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
meltontldm
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
Katiebug36
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 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

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Pepzee
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
4 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
0 forum posts
11 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
dalbristow
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
rubybug
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
18 forum posts
2 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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
0 forum posts
3 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
1 helpful vote
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
PegZ
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for the itinerary. I read a lot of unfavorable reviews but decided the itinerary was more important to me than the food. We were a party of 6. 3 generations. Ages 22, 23, 23, 51, 65 & 73. We had a wonderful time. ... Read more
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Igmufy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We chose this cruise because of the iterinery and the price. My first time on Norwegian. It was one of the best trips I have ever been on. Got to see so many wonderful places. The ship was small but we could not have been happier.The crew ... Read more

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hamhert
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Always wanted to cruise the Mediterranean and they offered the best price and value, and we were not disappointed, it was just so relaxing, the staff were so friendly and all in all the whole cruise was just wonderful, the bed was ... Read more
racingraysswimmom
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
671 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We choose this cruise for the diverse itinerary. Trip of a Lifetime on NCL Spirit Background: Traveling from Chicago suburbs with 17 close friends and family. Ages for my group were 20 yrs. old – 62 yrs. old. I booked this ... Read more
Roadrunner571
Member Since 2016
1 review
36 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Went to ports we wanted to visit and the departure date was at the time we want. The cruise ship was just the right size, not too many people like some ships. The Spirit is an older ship but the ship was easy to get around and crew ... Read more
springchick1986
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because it was cheaper than Celebrity and was going to one port -Ephesus that Celebrity wasn't. After all the terrorist attacks Turkey was canceled. The ship is the oldest of Norwegian. We stayed in a inside cabin in ... Read more
Tippy424
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I went on this cruise because friends were going on this particular cruise. The service was wonderful. The staff could not have been more attentative. The restaurant food was excellent. We had upgraded restaurant experiences. The ... Read more

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happy senior traveler
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This cruise was ending in Venice and also doing Montenegro and Croatia (along with 6 other ports I had been to). 29 It was WONDERFUL! I had not been on a small cruise ship before this one (embarkation and disembarkation went so smoothly) ... Read more
kisooya
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
38 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we liked the itinerary and free style cruising. - Ship. Old and run down. I understand it will be dry docked next year and I think its long overdue as we've been on the same ship about 7 years ago when ... Read more
Julyhola99
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
What was going to be a birthday cruise turned into a nightmare. It started when I purchased internet minutes. I also had a internet promo. Customer service said it was not on record. I had the receipt from my edicts which they took. ... Read more
mickeytheg
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We choose this cruise for the ports,since this was our first time in Europe. On Norwegian we are now Gold so we prefer Freestyle cruising. They offered us an upsell suite cabin & we accepted cabin 10512 which was terrific. At our time ... Read more
Lighthorse
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
46 helpful votes
First and foremost, we chose this cruise for the itinerary. The Ports of Call were ones we really wanted to see. Unfortunately, Istanbul and Ephesus were substituted with Dubrovnik and Kotor. This was no one's fault but a safety ... Read more

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