Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by turtledoves1958
- Sail Date: August 2018
- Destination: Western Mediterranean
- Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window
The entertainment was fabulous both on stage and in the many designated areas. The atmosphere on the ship was wonderful adding to the experience. The staff were super friendly and always willing to go the extra mile to please. Making reservations for dining / excursions are easy as one two three.
The itinerary was out of this world. Many items on our bucket list were checked off such as; walking around (and in) a crater on Mount Etna; exploring the ruins of Pompeii; touring the palace of Princess Grace & Prince Rainier of Monaco and so much more. The scenery was stunningly beautiful at night with Italy's boot sparkling with lights and the sunsets over the Mediterranean Sea . . . well . . . you just have to experience it.
Would we go again?? In a heartbeat!
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