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kaviz
Member Since 2011
1 review
47 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The cruise was very "port intensive' which gave us the chance to experience many different venues. The ports were mainly cities that are well known for their treasures, culture, and food. The sea days were relaxing and gave us time ... Read more
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SLydon
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The NCL staff are great and it is hard work dealing with people who have drinks packages and a sense of entitlement. If you see the photos of the management, there are very few women. I like to spend my money with organisations that ... Read more
Gioexperience
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
The cruise was average with amenities and food quality. Main Dining room food was better but service was frequently poor quality-we had to wave down our servers-they were not very attentive except for one or two out of 10+ times eating in ... Read more
pinerivercabin
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise due to the itinerary. We did all of our port stops on our own. Our favorite ports were Kotor, Dubrovnik, Athens, Toulon, and Rome. The market in Toulon was a great shopping experience. All of the NCL staff were ... Read more
geomac53
Member Since 2012
1 review
83 forum posts
2 helpful votes
It started out bad after getting off the people mover in Venice, in the rain I found no directions to the ship or anybody to help. Dragging 4 suitcases no carts etc. After somebody from another cruise line pointed out were to go and were ... Read more
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ghavers
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
I wanted to take my grandaughter on a trip for her graduation from high school. I saw this advertised and thought it would be something we could enjoy together. AS it turned out my brother and wife and their friends also went with us. ... Read more
PlatinumLatitudes+
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We sailed on 3 other NCL ships peviously - mostly Jewel class, & once on the Epic. Firstly, I'm amazed how some previous reviews mention the Spirit is old... It is, or should be irrelevant to each review of the Spirit-the fact it is ... Read more
Mantequia
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
My overall feeling upon disembarking is that I would love to take another cruise specifically on the Spirit! Embarkation was quick and easy. We brought 6 bottles of very inexpensive Spanish wine on board, payed the cork fee, and got ... Read more
Gigi907
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We've taken 6 cruises on Norwegian, and this one was pretty typical. The ship was fine, the food was fine, the entertainment was fine, our cabin was fine, the staff was fine. My husband and I are budget cruisers, so we usually opt for the ... Read more
cayford
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We enjoy the informality and the anytime dining on Norwegian, and we liked the new ports of Kotor and Dubrovnik. The entertainment was good, the facilities for people in walkers like my husband was very good. The staff in the buffet and ... Read more
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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
6 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
17 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
6 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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