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Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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2,144 Reviews

Great adult familly holiday with fantastic port itinerary

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by Moseph

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2018
  • Destination: the Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Family Inside

Looking for a good value all inclusive cruise with a great list of ports to visit and fun for a grown up familly. This cruise didn't disappoint. We we're a group of 12 adults from England and found plenty to do whilst either on the boat or in port.

The Spirit was very clean with lovely housekeeping and dining staff always happy to help with our needs. One of our group was Gluten intolerant and her needs were catered for without inconvience the majority of the time.

Our Cabin was an indoor stateroom on deck 10 sleeping 3 adults. The sleeping arrangement was fine, 2 on a double an one on a pull out bed on the floor, all very confortable. This was our first time in an indoor room with no windows and taking the price into consideration, we were all more than happy with this.

Food quality in both the buffet area at lunch and the afternoon dining was very good and although we we're a big group of 12, we we accomodated at all times. Pre booking is recommened however just to be sure and to avoid delays.

There was plenty of entertainment available throughout the cruise, the pool band 'souled out' were really enjoyable, playing well known hits for all to enjoy. The pool itself was salt water and cold but was never overcrowded due to it being adult only and well supervised. The music, (other times around the pool and in the night club at the end of the day) at times was very hispanic based. A little of this music we were happy with but for times it would be 3 or 4 hours constant around the pool and song after song in the night club. Afternoon entertainment was a bit hit and miss, there was a bit of everything, magic, dancing, singing etc but a few of the acts were a little boring and lacking the 'wow' factor. On a final note for entertainment, we were a group of 12 so found it easy to make our own entertainment most times (a little thanks to the free bar) but think we may of struggled if in small groups. The casino and nightclub ended most nights for us, casino was a little expensive $10 minimum across all tables so we stayed to the machines. The nightclub was a good laugh although the karaoke which was on for an hour or so before the nightclub every night had a very hard to navigate song request system, meaning long queues and many not being able to find the song they were after.

Service on the whole was great, the only place where we had a little issue was at some of the bars where a few of our party experienced either an attitude or just unecessary rudeness and unpoliteness when ordering drinks from bar staff.

The highlight of the cruise was the ports that we visited hence the 4 out 5 rating. After pre booking a few excursions and researching all locations that we visited before leaving on the cruise, the days out where highly enjoyable. We as a group recommend pre booking both trips and transport pre cruise but not exclusively with the cruise. Multiple times we sorted our own lifts\guides and excursions to great effect.

Opinions are split about whether we would travel on the spirit again.


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Cabin Review

Family Inside
Cabin I2 10531

Our Cabin was an indoor stateroom on deck 10 sleeping 3 adults. The sleeping arrangement was fine, 2 on a double an one on a pull out bed on the floor, all very confortable. This was our first time in an indoor room with no windows and taking the price into consideration, we were all more than happy with this.

The cabin was quiet and although small, three of us (adults) managed fine.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Sistine Chapel

sistine roof was the highlight, amazing!

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Vatican Museums

plenty of art and history

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Cable Car

grest views from above of the walled city

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Walking the Walls

amazing views, very hot with little shade though, quite hard going for some members of the group.

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great way to experience the effort required in moving and steering the gondola around the streets and canals.

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amazing views, beautifull location a little way away from the shore. zip lines where high and exciting if a little scary

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Aqualand Water Park

great fun

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plenty of intesting history. guide for olympia and the driver tour guide where both great. The girl taking us around the olympia ruins and musuem was very informative.

Also did a little detour to a independant honey bee farm which was also highly informative and enjoyable.

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War rooms was highly informative, based around the world war 2 involvement of Malta.

Malta 5D was a nice little interactive presentation again on Maltas history

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Koper

Nice little walk around the town square then back to the boat.


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