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JezzaC
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
732 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Chose the cruise due to good timing round the Easter. I have done 2 cruises on Epic before. I only had dinners in Specialty restaurants - which were mainly positive experiences - there was some service slowness issues on Wasabi and food ... Read more
Barefoot&Brit
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
30 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Bottom line up front: would I do this cruise again? Not these ports, necessarily, and not with NCL (unless my beloved live-in travel arranger insisted, and who can resist that face?) Embarkation Airport pickup was straightforward ... Read more
theogreen
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this as it was a great deal and we had been recommended NCL by family members. We sailed out of Barcelona on the Grand Mediterranean cruise. All of the ports were interesting and we enjoyed exploring a new ship and cruise line. ... Read more
andybon
Member Since 2009
1 review
13 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Well, what can I say, chose Norwegian again as we had a wonderful time on Norwegian Epic last year. I suppose we had been spoilt because compared to The Epic I am afraid the Spirit looks and feels a bit tired and dated. Obviously it is a ... Read more
alroot
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
This cruise left from Barcelona Spain, a wonderful city that we've visited several times over the years. There were 10 of us travelling together and almost everyone is a seasoned cruiser. My wife and I have cruised on Carnival, Celebrity, ... Read more
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ronandlily
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We stayed in Barcelona for a couple of days before our cruise. This city is well worth a visit even though we've been a few times before. Embarkation was seamless. We were registering for key cards etc. at 10.20 am and 11.30 we boarded. ... Read more
wwmcveen
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
We spent 2 days prior to the cruise and did quite a bit of sightseeing in the Barcelona area. A real eye opener .This was my first NCL cruise .As my other family members were gold members, we embarked very fast. Dining in Windows at # 86 ... Read more
seamuskerr
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
sailed on 12/3/2017 for 10 nts in inside cabin 9025. Cabin was ok if a little cramped and slightly in need of updating. The food and entertainment on this ship were excellent compared to the Celebrity/Carnavil and rccl cruises we were ... Read more
RELEE
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we had never been to Morocco, the Canary Islands or Madeira. The ship and crew were fine but having paid up front for the Ultimate Drinks Package and Gratuities I was amazed to find if I ordered a tea or coffee ... Read more
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Nigel F
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
Embarkation and disembarkation a cinch Ship in excellent condition (re-fitted about 4 years ago I think) Cabin comfortable and quiet cleaned twice a day. Dining very good - we tended to use the Windows restaurant as the self serve ... Read more
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zeffie
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
It was too windy to dock in Marseilles so we went to Ajaccio which was charming. We know Barcelona well so did not explore this time but you should if you haven't seen it. No hassle with embarkation etc but it's a lot less tedious going ... Read more
marthanb
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
11 helpful votes
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
10 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes
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
10 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
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karen newman
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 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
wales4ever
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
907 forum posts
5 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
91 forum posts
9 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
2 helpful votes
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
hook120
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
24 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
This was our 2nd cruise with Norwegian our 1st been the epic. embarkation and disembarkation was perfect and well organised. loved this ship ,our room was ocean view cabin,which seem to have been recently refurbished.we had loads of ... Read more
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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
3 helpful votes
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
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
5 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
4 reviews
610 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
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