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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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1,459 Norwegian Spirit Cruise Reviews

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Debbren
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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 Oh so not true, the Sprirt is the most tired Ship decor so outdated and shabby due for an upgrade in ...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
129 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
5 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
3 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
19 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
672 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
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
6 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
2 helpful votes
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
6 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
13 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
1 forum post
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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BrocktonCruiser
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
6 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
The NCL Spirit is the oldest and smallest of the fleet. It does not have the bells, whistles and choices of the newer and larger ships but does have charm. The smaller size makes it great for smaller European ports like Kotor and ... Read more
AdventureAmigos
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose NCL because we cruised with them once before and really enjoyed our experience. At the time of booking they were offering a great promotion, which made the trip much more affordable and we think a balcony room makes the trip more ... Read more
SetSail424
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Overall, we were very disappointed with the staff service and food experience on the Spirit. This was my eighth cruise and first time on the Norwegian line. I have never experienced such poor general treatment from the staff, particularly ... Read more
Schwingoh
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
85 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Great itinerary but tired, older ship. Went for the ports not the ship. Nice public area's. Food average, service was good but not great. See my cabin review below. Some highlights were: Marissa who performs in Henry's and Charlie's, ... Read more
Kristine Y
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
I was just on the 12-day Grand Mediterranean from May 7-19 aboard the Norwegian Spirit. It was a DREAM VACATION. While the ship was relatively older and I did complain about having to pay almost double for my stateroom and port fees... the ... Read more

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lbsst14
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Ship is a bit old but it's serviceable. Service staff is very friendly. Food ranges from "Just OK" to "Good", but skip the Sushi restaurant as they are all their own unique "rolls" and not very good. ... Read more
Pizzalover_
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on NCL, having cruised 11 times before on HAL, RCL, Carnival, and Premier. The embarkation port was an inexpensive 6-hour rental car drive. Boarding was smooth and we went straight to cabin 11660 located port ... Read more
Mark1403
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
The ship is showing her age and the furniture in the cabin including the carpet looked very tired, nothing like the picture on the web site sadly. The bed was very comfortable and a good size. The cabin steward was excellent, the shower ... Read more
Juliejodie
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Just returned from our cruise was way above expectations, food amazing could not fault any restaurant ,even though we spend a lot of time in the buffett restaurant so much choice, staff were so lovely and friendly especially our cabin ... Read more
Catchum
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
3 helpful votes
Embarcation was a breeze as we had elected to arrive close to the time we could board and were able to leave our carry on bags in our cabin, which was already prepared. Spirit is a relatively small and older ship so if you are looking ... Read more

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