• TRAVEL NOTICE: Learn more about COVID-19
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • Cruise Tips
  • News
  • Deals

Norwegian Spirit Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
2031 reviews
38 Awards

Only good in parts

Review for Norwegian Spirit to Europe
User Avatar
Linda, Sidcup
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Rating by category

Cabin
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Fitness & Recreation

Additional details

Sail Date: Mar 2015
Cabin: Balcony

First of all - the positives. The cabin was clean and comfortable, although showing signs of wear. The cabin steward was friendly and helpful, as were all the staff. Our excursion to Casablanca was great, the highlight being the Hassan II mosque. At Funchal and Santa Cruz we did our own thing. Lanzarote was interesting, but the visit was hurried and uninspiring.

Recommended: Look out for the Wine package, which is a really good deal. Pick up a leaflet at the beginning of the cruise, either from Customer Services or a wine waiter. Gives you a generous discount on either 4, 6 or 8 bottles of your own selection.

Re the dining experiences: all the food was good. Raffles buffet offered a great selection but, predictably, it was overcrowded, noisy, and all rather chaotic. Our preference for breakfast was Windows - but this was where they let themselves down. The menu is great, but the service was awful. On more than one occasion, we waited nearly an hour for the food to be served. And forget poached eggs or Eggs Benedict - hard as rocks (even when we asked for soft eggs). Also disappointing, Windows either closes or has restricted times on 'port days'.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin BC

A little worn, but clean and spacious. Generous wardrobe. Shower and washbasin space more than adequate, but WC space cramped and awkward. Balcony very welcome.

previous reviewnext review

Find a Norwegian Spirit Cruise from $572

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy and Cookies Statement and Terms of Use.