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marthanb
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
I have sailed with NCL 2x before. I brought my two teens(18,19) to see Spain, France and Italy. First, the port we left from, Barcelona, was the easiest ,nicest port I have used. But March 5th is very cool on the Mediterranean Sea. We ... Read more
GrannyGear
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
First time cruisers, picked the Spirit primarily on price. Was a bit concerned initially by reviewers who wrote off the ship as being old and tired. Although we had an inside family cabin, we were happy with the size and condition of ... Read more
GypsySarahJean
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because of the ports and the length. We wanted to go to ports we had never visited and it durely did not disappoint.We took tours in Casablanca, Grand Canary, Madiera, and Malaga.The high point was the toboggan ride ... Read more
BOCMOC
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Selected this cruise because of the ports of call. Barcelona is such a perfect city to start and finish this cruise and we took extra days on both the front and back end of this cruise to soak up the Barcelona architecture, food and ... Read more
karen newman
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We've sailed with NCL a couple of times before and picked this cruise because we enjoy the freestyle dining. After reading some of the previous reviews we went with great trepidation, expecting an old tatty ship on its last legs. We ... Read more
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wales4ever
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
898 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Chose mainly because of the low price we had for an outside deck 6 cabin and hopefully the winter Canaries weather. First time NCL cruise, but many cruises with different companies. Arrived at the port around 12 and checked in very ... Read more
Clownboy&jobo
Member Since 2016
1 review
86 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I have read and noted other comments, both before we sailed and since we arrived home; from other travellers on the Norwegian Spirit. I am not able to comment whether RCI is better, or bigger ships are more spectacular; this review is for ... Read more
xgwoman
Member Since 2007
1 review
329 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I chose this particular cruise because of the itinerary. I had never cruised Norwegian before, although I have been in 45+ cruises. I am spoiled by Celebrity and also like RCCL. This ship, on which Americans were a small minority (not in ... Read more
littlenige
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as friends had already booked. Being mid February we hoped that a southerly cruise route would take us to warmer climes and we weren't disappointed. It was great to enjoy the on board facilities including the pool ... Read more
JoandBob1950
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
Just returned from a 10 day cruise on the Norwegian Spirit to the Canaries. Travelled as two couples from East Midlands and flew from Gatwick as Gatwick was the only option offered. This was our 10th cruise but first with Norwegian Cruise ... Read more
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Mia63
Member Since 2012
1 review
10 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise as some friends were going and invited us along! We usually like a break at this time of year and although we've cruised before we've usually done it in summer. We loved the itinerary and the company so we booked last ... Read more
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Pretty Woman
Member Since 2009
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We have been on this ship three times and again we were not disappointed. Granted it is in need of refurbishment but this didn't stop our enjoyment. We sailed from Barcelona where we have been many times and know the city well. Embarkation ... Read more
fvandewouwer
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
557 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
this old lady the NCL Spirit was a wonderful surprise, she is well maintained and has a wonderful choice of restaurants as always too much food :) Staff was very friendly and helpful Food, so many choices and really from a very good ... Read more
TOM CRUIZES
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
1,512 forum post
Winter Break great Price and Deal, Ship was nice Size, had an OV Stateroom on D6 Fwd Port Side, with an AI package which worked very Well. Embarkation was very quick and Smooth with the Staterooms available from 12noon which was really ... Read more
DanishFinn
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
Great itinerary was our main reason for choosing NCL Spirit this spring and since it has been quite a long time since our last cruise we bought a suite to make the cruise even better. The positive sides are the fact that everything ... Read more
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GMDISOC
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers and have sailed on several ships and several different lines in the US and Europe. The following is my observation. Lines. Wait. Crowds. Reservations for a tender? First the good. The food was as good or ... Read more
BrynMawrPA
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
37 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We chose to cruise back to back (first Canary Island then W. Mediterranean) on the NCL Spirit because of the great itineraries and the reasonable base cruise fares. When we booked, all additional charges (i.e. port fees and taxes, ... Read more
Lilybop
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Just back 2 - 13th Feb around the med. I was a bit worried after reading some reviews but we had a great holiday. The drinks package was the best value we have ever had but this was our first cruise with NCL. We also had 4 specialty ... Read more
sarahbeth722
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
My fiance and I chose this cruise because we are recently engaged and found an incredible deal with Norwegian- we decided that this would essentially be our honeymoon, as we are starting our own business and wouldn't have the time or the ... Read more
scubamargie
Member Since 2005
1 review
481 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We just returned from the Western Med cruise out of Barcelona on the NCL Spirit. The ship is fine, the itinerary was great, and the service was as good as any of the cruise lines, but NCL will nickel and dime you so beware! From the time ... Read more
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celtic456
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Simply cannot believe the cost of everything from $327 Internet Access for the cruise to $399 Ultimate Rome DAY trip EACH! $15 corkage if you have the audacity to open a bottle of your own wine. (Still far cheaper than buying on ship). ... Read more
Swandi n Meow
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
This is my third time taking the cruise and the first time with NCL. I chose this cruise because of great price, casual dining - ie no formal dressing nights, and wanted to check out the Canary Islands in Spain in a more budget friendly ... Read more
Godfrey
Member Since 2006
1 review
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our first time with Norwegian. We picked the cruise (21 Jan, Canaries) because it was a good price anyway, but with the bonus of the Ultimate Drinks Package thrown in more or less free (not that either of us drink that much, but ... Read more
Nitroweb
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Don't like negativity but after 34 cruises we have found bottom of the barrel. Ship is the oldest I think NCL operates and it is very tired but kept very, very clean. Odd design compered with other ships but this is perhaps down to age. ... Read more
Roadrunnerelephant
Member Since 2014
1 review
31 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We booked this at shorter notice than normal due to health issues but the price was right and although we've been to the Canaries several times before we've not visited mainland Spain or Casablanca.So a nice cruise and some winter sun were ... Read more
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