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Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Great itinerary and wonderful value

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by Cgt42

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2017
  • Destination: the Western Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window

This was a Italy, Greece, Malta and Croatia 11 night trip.

We were most impressed with check in and boarding which was very efficient, friendly and quick. The ship has had a recent refurb and is in good condition. At each port they got us off and on very quickly. We liked the welcome back to the ship at each port.

The staff are very friendly but the service in the table restaurants is quite erratic. Sometimes it was quick and sometimes we felt we had been forgotten. The freestyle setup makes it a bit more variable than other lines.

The entertainment team and shows are quite excellent. They had a good variety of different artists and the technical productions are very good.

The cabin TV service is a weak point, not that we spent much time looking at it. They could do with more information and less of the interminable advertising.

Great trip overall.

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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window
Cabin OB 6056

Nice and clean. TV channel choice is disappointingly limited. Steward was great.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Rome (Civitavecchia)

Nice town with a good market. Lots of places for a meal before boarding.


Well worth the visit. Take the bus to the old town and walk the walls. Getting a town card may save some money if you want to do the museums.


The port is in walking distance of the city so no need for the shuttles or taxis. If you are in overnight, get a 48 tourist ticket for the waterbuses and get around using them.


This is a nice town to look around. You can also get along to the next town which is even nicer.


Our favorite port on this trip. Lovely old city with very welcoming locals.


Maybe the rest of the island is better, but we found the town rather rundown and disappointing. We managed to find a little bar on the front where we could have a meal and swim in the sea.

Olympia Archeological Tour

Very good tour but could do with more time. Dinah was a lovely guide but we could have spent another couple of hours with her as she knows so much.

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Malta (Valletta)

Valletta is a great historical city to visit. There is so much history here that it is difficult to see everything in a day. We'll go back and spend more time in Malta to really get into the island.

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