This was our four cruise and our second on NCL. We flew into Venice two days early and stayed at the Crowne Plaza in Quarto d'Altino while touring Venice. The hotel arranged transportation to the cruise terminal on embarkation day. Once at the terminal, we used the priority check-in line and were checked-in in just a few minutes. Boarding was running behind a couple of hours for some reason, so we just headed back into Venice for a few more hours of sightseeing. The NCL Spirit seemed to be in good shape and provided all we needed for this cruise. We did excursions at every stop except Mykonos, where we just walked around on our own. Overall the NCL excursions were quite good, but expensive. The staff/crew was simply outstanding. Very friendly and helpful. Were we in balcony cabin 10616. It was small, but sufficient for a couple. We only ate at "complimentary" dining facilities and found the food to be good to excellent. We were pleasantly surprised by the entertainment....it was really good. Disembarkation was a breeze, we left our cabin at the designated time for our luggage tags and walked right off the ship. The NCL Spirit was the perfect ship for this destination heavy itinerary. After a long tiring day, all we needed was some good food, enjoyable entertainment, and a good nights rest. The Spirit and her crew delivered all these in spades. BTW the two at sea days after leaving Venice was great. It really helped us catch up with jet lag and rest from all the walking we did in Venice.