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We chose this cruise primarily on price and secondly for its itinerary. This was our 6 th NCL cruise and our first in an inside cabin. We had a fully inclusive package. As Gold members with a drinks package we had 40 large bottles of water in our room. In such a small cabin I don’t think we need them all in one go. We didn’t drink our comp bottle of sparkling wine partly because we had no balcony and frankly there are far nicer wines available by the glass.We offered it to our Room Adsistant who declined as she said it wasn’t very nice. Positives Excellent value for money Food and service in the Speciality Restaurants was excellent The quality of our drinks was first class. Some good wines by the glass , premium brands in mixed drinks and cocktails and large measures Ship is well maintained and looks good in the public areas for her age . She has a pretty theatre and central space in the Atrium Entertainment was good Excellent service everywhere with exception of Windows and the Garden Room Easy embarkation and disembarking Issue with noisy neighbors dealt with effectively the following day Negatives Noise issues in our cabin ( banging wardrobe door and loud vibrations when docking usually very early in the morning) The first night we had no sleep from noisy neighbors, called security about 2am but continued until 6 am. Slow service in the main restaurants had to leave one morning without breakfast Strong odour in the corridor outside of our room appears carpet has been wet and dried out. Needs air fresheners in the past corridor . Saw drips in several places in the corridor room assistant said it always happens they can’t find cause. Bathroom tiles were old and worn. Hairdryer very old and not effective.

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Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by ppcox

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2018
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Inside
We chose this cruise primarily on price and secondly for its itinerary. This was our 6 th NCL cruise and our first in an inside cabin. We had a fully inclusive package. As Gold members with a drinks package we had 40 large bottles of water in our room. In such a small cabin I don’t think we need them all in one go. We didn’t drink our comp bottle of sparkling wine partly because we had no balcony and frankly there are far nicer wines available by the glass.We offered it to our Room Adsistant who declined as she said it wasn’t very nice.

Positives

Excellent value for money

Food and service in the Speciality Restaurants was excellent

The quality of our drinks was first class. Some good wines by the glass , premium brands in mixed drinks and cocktails and large measures

Ship is well maintained and looks good in the public areas for her age . She has a pretty theatre and central space in the Atrium

Entertainment was good

Excellent service everywhere with exception of Windows and the Garden Room

Easy embarkation and disembarking

Issue with noisy neighbors dealt with effectively the following day

Negatives

Noise issues in our cabin ( banging wardrobe door and loud vibrations when docking usually very early in the morning) The first night we had no sleep from noisy neighbors, called security about 2am but continued until 6 am.

Slow service in the main restaurants had to leave one morning without breakfast

Strong odour in the corridor outside of our room appears carpet has been wet and dried out. Needs air fresheners in the past corridor .

Saw drips in several places in the corridor room assistant said it always happens they can’t find cause.

Bathroom tiles were old and worn. Hairdryer very old and not effective.
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Cabin IX 6003
Compact but felt bigger after having the beds split . Bedside lights in an odd place too low and had to be careful when using it. Hit head on bed above a couple of times. Beds comfortable. Shower pressure ok and roomy but tiles old and worn. The grout was discoloured and mouldy in places. The corridor outside smelt very strongly of a musty odour.
Room assistant Nina was excellent. Best we have ever ll
Deck 4 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins

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