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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
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
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sicklychild
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
angelbear911
Member Since 2015
1 review
61 forum posts
7 helpful votes
NCL Spirit is a lovely smaller ship with a beautiful Asian theme. We chose this ship for the Mediterranean Itinerary and for the price. We loved the NCL casual cruising! The food was good everywhere. We were not expecting 1/2 the menu in ... Read more
Good Vibrations 1
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We started this cruise from Barcelona, but should have arrived there a day or two earlier as we did not have time to see Barcelona before boarding the ship. The process of embarkation and disembarkation was extremely smooth and very ... Read more
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MIcruzin
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose the NCL Spirit Mediterranean cruise mainly because of the itinerary. The ports were fantastic except Toulon which is a throw-away stop. Unfortunately, we had to use tenders in both Kotor and Mykonos which makes the process to get ... Read more
Ann Cole
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose Norwegian because we had sailed with them before and we liked the destinations. Overall, we enjoyed the cruise. It was what we expected, nothing over the top but still enjoyable. Since the Norwegian Spirit was one of the smaller ... Read more
Mrmemor7
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
It was my honey moon and i decided with my wife to try a new thing. we surprised about service charge they took 27$ each day.the stuff were an amazing people.I would like to ask about my service charge refund how I can get it.overall the ... Read more
jhorn4489
Member Since 2009
1 review
197 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
I loved my cruise! The service in the dining rooms were fantastic and my room steward, Jeffrey was wonderful. The food was ok, but not fantastic, only in the specialty restaurants. The entertainment was not great but then I don't really ... Read more
hueylynntay
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Main reason we choose Spirit is due to the ports! And the timing as well. We were not flexible with time and the Spirit timing fits perfectly. This is our first cruise so we can't compare ncl with other cruises. Special shout out to ... Read more
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TNCruiseDude
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
On the positive side the itinerary,condition of the ship, food and wait staff were all excellent. However, there were a few thing that keeps me from giving an overall Excellent rating. First, the use of the lifeboats for tendering in ... Read more
Smiler70
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this Cruise because of the itenerary. We stayed one night in Venice. The hotel was lovely, right on the Grand Canal. The Santa Chiara. Embarkation was very good. Our cabin was good, especialy the shower cubicle, very good size. ... Read more
Flamencacha
Member Since 2014
1 review
1,082 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the fact that NCL is pitching to us the SOLO cruisers. Got a pretty good deal. They had a Solo get together daily except Sea Days. They had to move the meeting place, because there were ... Read more
what12345
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I chose this cruise because of the destinations we visited. Tip- It is better to do the excursions on your own as the prices for the excursions from NCL can only be described as extortionate. It is quite easy to come off the ship and ... Read more
Pitch26
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for the itinerary. Croatia, Montenegro, Athens, Mykonos, Florence, Naples, Rome, Tulon and Barcelona. Its one of the smaller boats. They spray your hands with sanitizer in every dining entry. Sounds annoying but ... Read more
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maca+c
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This cruise had many of the ports we wanted to see. Embarkation and Disembarkation were efficient and easy done. Although The Spirit is in need of upgrading could not fault staff service or cleanliness of ship. Meal selection in all ... Read more
DANCIND55
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
83 forum posts
11 helpful votes
This cruise had many ports that I have wanted to visit and the price was right. The ship is old and in need of an update (which I hear will be in dry dock in the future). Since it is one of the smaller ships it is easy to navigate. Was ... Read more
jhk515
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Overall, we had a great time on this cruise (our first, ever!) There were a few annoyances, however - charging $5.50 US for a litre of water is over the top ridiculous, and you're not allowed to bring it back if you don't finish it! If ... Read more
Rodney123
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose ncl because of the ports of call and length of stay at each port. We had travelled to the Caribbean previously with holland America and had a wonderful time but this cruise was disappointing. Not enough staff to service the boat; ... Read more
DJE55
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We choose this cruise for its destinations and the ease of getting to Venice and back from Barcelona. The ship is relatively small by today's standards and as it was 12 days we hoped to avoid the overcrowding we have experienced on other ... Read more
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