1st time cruisers: Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by jimkath

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1st time cruisers

Sail Date: November 2016
Destination: Mediterranean
Embarkation: Barcelona
As 1st time cruisers we extremely enjoyed this voyage.

Beautiful ship, lovely cabin,with a balcony, very friendly helpful and polite staff

Food plenty and enjoyable, liked the freestyle experience although there were plenty of other eateries to choose from

Entertainment shows were brilliant and lots of dancing with the very good band HOTWIRE

Embarkation was smooth if you didn't have to wait for a badge/sticker

Perhaps next time we may choose not to have too many ports of call all at once , it was nice to visit Marseilles, Cannes, Pisa, Rome and Naples but would've liked a break in between like we did from Naples to Santorini but in all enjoyed the experience.

The only downer was the over expensive tours. There was good advise given for Norwegian spirit tours but no other alternatives if you wanted too go on your own.

We linked up with American / Canadian friends and shared a taxi cost around Florence/ Rome/ Athens and More Croatia for a fraction of the cost Norwegian were charging.

We would definitely cruise again with Norwegian and would recommend the company to friends and family

See you again .....................SOON Less

Published 01/10/17
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Cabin review: BX9622 Balcony

brilliant cabin , that because we had not cruised before so couldnt compare Balcony was enough space for 2 adults, BIG bed, lovely bathroom not to far away from lifts on deck 9

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Port and Shore Excursions

2 days in Barcelona before setting sail walked the lovely rambles and onto the sagada
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Nice views from the top of Notre church Took a tramride around town taking in all the famous spots
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we met up with fellow travellers from the ship on Livorno railway station on our way to Pisa they asked if when we got to Florence we would like to team up in a taxi to tour town. For a qtr of the price we all had a very good time visiting,and the train back to Livorno was on time and economical.

not enough info from ship for alternative excursions so we made our own way into Marseille under our own steam. Nice town centre/ harbour getting everything ready for xmas . Managed to find a bus back to the ship

Like Florence we toured Rome with friends in a taxi Went to all the fantastic locations and made more friends brilliant day

Santorini is a lovely island its a shame we went in November With a couple of boats in, the harbour was bustling so we waited to go onto Ohia 10 euros each t o go up in the cable car into Fira [and back down again] beautiful scenery quaint alleys and shops for an hour or so then a nice boat trip ....wrong ... the boats stop travelling around 12midday so missed out, we didnt pay another 20 euros to go back up so we mooched around for an hour and went back to the boat .

taxi .....friends...sights got to go back to KRKA NATIONAL PARK try croatia again.......yep
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