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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 couldn't have been more wrong. The ship has recently been refurbished to a high standard and although it may not be to the standard of other ships (with a much higher price bracket) we have been on, we were delighted. It has an elegance and charm (Versace carpet in the atrium worth $2million) and an underplayed elegance throughout. The bathrooms may be a little dated, but were perfectly clean. We had a balcony cabin which is a very similar size to the majority of other balconies we have had, The staff were delightful and all to eager to help. I guess a smile goes a long way with everyone. We couldn't fault the food and ate in all three of the main complimentary restaurants. The food in all was delicious. My only criticism would be that the speciality restaurants were a little pricey, so we didn't bother with those. The theatre was one of the largest I have been on in any cruise ship with no restricted viewing. In short, the cruise passed our expectations in terms of value for money on a lovely ship with delightful staff and we would definitely sail with NCL again.

Surpassed our expectations

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by karen newman

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2017
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
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 couldn't have been more wrong. The ship has recently been refurbished to a high standard and although it may not be to the standard of other ships (with a much higher price bracket) we have been on, we were delighted. It has an elegance and charm (Versace carpet in the atrium worth $2million) and an underplayed elegance throughout.

The bathrooms may be a little dated, but were perfectly clean. We had a balcony cabin which is a very similar size to the majority of other balconies we have had,

The staff were delightful and all to eager to help. I guess a smile goes a long way with everyone.

We couldn't fault the food and ate in all three of the main complimentary restaurants. The food in all was delicious. My only criticism would be that the speciality restaurants were a little pricey, so we didn't bother with those.

The theatre was one of the largest I have been on in any cruise ship with no restricted viewing.

In short, the cruise passed our expectations in terms of value for money on a lovely ship with delightful staff and we would definitely sail with NCL again.
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