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We chose this cruise to see some different Ports that were just not the same old ones. We went to Rome, Venice, Croatia, Greece, Slovenia and Malta. The Ship itself is a bit worn but it is an older ship and I am used to much newer ships and larger. This ship is small so easy to get on and off at Ports with not much hassle. NCL had that part down pat. We traveled with another couple and we did a lot of excursions. We had one issue with a tour and it was handled to our satisfaction. It was nice to have a balcony room since there were so many ports of call, you could enjoy waking up each morning to a new amazing review. The staff was friendly and helpful when needed. The cabin is a bit small and worn out but the bed was ok as far as comfort. A bit firm for me. Embarkation and Disembarkation was a breeze. The entertainment was average if not a bit cheesy and lacking. We hardly ever saw the Cruise Director and there were not a lot of activities at the pool or the fun we are used to on other cruise lines. All in all it was a good cruise but not impressive. The food that is in the dining room was not very good and the specialty restaurants were just ok.

Had Fun with Great Ports of Call

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by mariat625

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2018
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Family Balcony
We chose this cruise to see some different Ports that were just not the same old ones. We went to Rome, Venice, Croatia, Greece, Slovenia and Malta. The Ship itself is a bit worn but it is an older ship and I am used to much newer ships and larger. This ship is small so easy to get on and off at Ports with not much hassle. NCL had that part down pat. We traveled with another couple and we did a lot of excursions. We had one issue with a tour and it was handled to our satisfaction. It was nice to have a balcony room since there were so many ports of call, you could enjoy waking up each morning to a new amazing review. The staff was friendly and helpful when needed. The cabin is a bit small and worn out but the bed was ok as far as comfort. A bit firm for me. Embarkation and Disembarkation was a breeze.

The entertainment was average if not a bit cheesy and lacking. We hardly ever saw the Cruise Director and there were not a lot of activities at the pool or the fun we are used to on other cruise lines. All in all it was a good cruise but not impressive. The food that is in the dining room was not very good and the specialty restaurants were just ok.
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Cabin Review

Family Balcony
Cabin B3 11152
We upgraded to a balcony and we were glad we did but it was still very small with storage being tight. The Stewards were good and prompt. The balcony was one of the smallest i have seen on a ship. This was my 12th cruise but my first with Norwegian. Living near Port Canaveral we hope to try out a few of their newer ships.
Deck 11 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Monastery of the Virgin Mary
    The bus was half filled with a large family who monopolized the seats and were loud and kept the tour guide busy with constant questions that none of us could here. The monastery portion was cancelled due to the road being washed out but we saw vehicles going there. The lunch was ok but we had a dry salad and my veal was rubbery. The bus had little or no AC and the drive is a bit scary on the edge of cliffs. We got off early as did quite a few other guests to walk back to the ship. It was a glorified shopping tour.
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  • Olympia Archeological Tour
    Helen Was our Tour Guide and she was magnificent. She wove a tale for us to imagine that we were at the First Olympic games. Her story telling was entrancing. We went to a local Farm House for lunch and shopping. That also was very fun!
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  • City Tour
    3 cities and a boat ride was our tour and there is a lot of walking! The boat ride is on a small Gondola like craft and was fun. The tour itself was OK, not my favorite as our guide was difficult to understand at times. Malta has interesting history and would have liked to have heard more. Lots of traffic here and the shopping is good.
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  • Split Riviera
    Mariana was our tour guide and she was fun and interesting. The boat ride portion of the tour was majestic and soothing. The lunch snacks were good and we enjoyed the excursion overall
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  • Venice
    We loved Venice and did our own thing both days but did not like you had to pay 20Euros per person to get across to the city.
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