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dogwalker46
Member Since 2014
1 review
14 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We wanted to see Barcelona and we were there 6 days before the cruise and loved it and all the Gaudi sights plus Picasso Museum and the cathedral. The city was so busy even for the end of October. When we left for the port there were 4 ... Read more
USC-UVIC
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
145 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Good: Embarkation & Disembarkation Best room - Midship Shower - good design Food: Dining room, Raffles, Blue Lagoon Feedback card in the dining room Entertainment Service Request for certain section in the ... Read more
Bdavis4eiy
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise mainly for the itinerary which was amazing!! We had never sailed a smaller ship and had read mixed reviews. We had no problem at all with the smaller ship and in fact quite liked it. They staff got to know you and you ... Read more
Cruiser 70
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
NCL, long famous for "Nicole and dime" charges has absolutely outdone itself. As veteran cruisers (40+) we can say without a doubt that this is the end for us and NCL. Completely overpriced drinks (Scotch and water $15.00) and ... Read more
diamondguy
Member Since 2015
1 review
32 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Being in the Penthouse Suite, our embarkation was special and smooth and quick. We were escorted to Cagney's Steakhouse upon boarding and enjoyed a great lunch with superb service. On to our suite afterwards with luggage waiting in the ... Read more
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DebraRoy
Member Since 2016
1 review
56 forum posts
3 helpful votes
With the addition of a mandatory 18% graduity the service level has really decreased. I hate having to pay a mandatory tip, whats the point , just up the price, its a money grab and the service for drinks was very slow. The calibe of ... Read more
Nuttycruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this sailing primarily for the itinerary. The itinerary we loved. The level of service and cleanliness and the products offered unfortunately didn't come up to par. When we boarded we were shocked at the condition of our ... Read more
beachbumsns
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
411 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We chose this cruise due to the ports of call. We knew it would be a busy cruise and it definitely was, but we enjoyed every port. We were newbies to NCL, having cruised with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Princess in the past. We were ... Read more
lfultz
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
My husband and I chose this cruise due to being invited by our uncle/aunt who cruise a lot. We had very limited experience with cruises and high expectations of this cruise. We were very thankful we upgraded to a balcony, which made coming ... Read more
Deborahkcanada
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
My friend found this cruise through a travel agent. It fit our budget and itinerary requirements. I've sailed on the Norwegian Pearl and had no qualms about sailing with Norwegain again. This ship, the Spirit, was fairly old and dated. It ... Read more
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judester11
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
39 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Amazing Mediterranean Cruise, best itinerary yet. The crew were very friendly and helpful. My only complaint was like every organization staff numbers have been cut but those still working are expected to do all. The ship is small ... Read more
eva53129
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Unfortunately NCL went back to the bad service, they nearly had overcome 5-6 years ago - the service in the dining room was slow, not well trained, the maitre d´s seemed to hide in the kitchen instead of checking on their employees. ... Read more
Japle
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The main dining rooms and the French restaurant were excellent. The buffet (Raffles) was unremarkable at best. In particular, the pancakes were tough and over-cooked, the “crispy” bacon wasn’t, the oatmeal was runny and ... Read more
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Terilsarkar
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My husband & I had cruised w/Norwegian twice before & were very pleased which is the main reason we chose Norwegian again. The price was good & we liked the ports. We were treating my sister & her husband to the cruise ... Read more
ShelbyBruno
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Just got home from our 12 day NCL cruise from Venice to Barcelona. This is my 6th cruise, my 4th with NCL. Before I get into too many details, I want to stress - I had a great time. As many have said, the ports/itinerary make the ... Read more
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LowPas1186
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Overall, we had a great cruise, the ports of call were excellent. We selected the cruise for the itinerary and took note of the comments of the ship itself from other reviews we had read before cruising.The cruise ship itself was as other ... Read more
jacie429
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We selected this cruise as we had sailed with Norwegian before and enjoyed the experience. Also we were keen to leave from Venice and the other ports were of interest. However we were very disappointed in the cleanliness of the cabin and ... Read more
jettaflavor
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
45 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Just got home from our 12 day NCL cruise from Venice to Barcelona. This is my 6th cruise, my 4th with NCL. Before I get into too many details, I want to stress - I had a great time. As many have said, the ports/itinerary make the ... Read more
Lindalovestraveling
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I read a lot of reviews about the Spirit before booking and then before we left. I mainly picked the Spirit because of the itinerary - and it did not disappoint. It was a nice mix of days at sea to relax and enjoy, along with fantastic ... Read more
Mo-Shy
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
9 helpful votes
The ports were very good and there was an amazing deal at the time we were booking. We had heard good things about the entertainment on board, as well and they did not disappoint. This was our 20th wedding anniversary celebration trip ... Read more
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30 Rocks
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We traveled a a couple on our 30th anniversary. We enjoyed the cabin very much, the service was outstanding. We did not use the hot tub, and would rather have has the balcony roomer, but it was fine. My Wife really loved the towel animals ... Read more
Spartanfam
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I chose this cruise because of the itinerary and timing. We were not disappointed and would cruise with NCL again. NCL staff was well organized and check in, boarding, disembarkation, and getting on and off at the ports ... Read more
sicklychild
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The NCL cruise ship Norwegian Spirit was just one big money making operation: a. Orange juice at breakfast was an extra $3.99 b. A bottle of water was $6.49 and if you took it off the ship then you couldn’t bring it back on ... Read more
drotter
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This ship is in great need of repair and a renovation. The smell of sewage permeated our cabin hallway and bathroom. Furnishings were old, worn and dated. Bathroom was mildewed and rusty. The mattress was very uncomfortable. The food, in ... Read more
sylvanr
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We have been on multiple cruises over the years including Carnival Ships, Royal Caribbean Ships, an MSC ship and a Princess ship. Our favorite cruise line at this point is Royal Caribbean as they just seem to do most everything just a ... Read more
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