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My partner and I started cruising on Norwegian about 5 years ago. Last summer we decided it was time to try another cruise line. Overall the cruise was okay, but it just wasn't Norwegian. They didn't seem as organized. We always felt like we were in a line or corralled somewhere waiting. The food was just okay. The shows were not creative. Nothing seemed to go smoothly. But with the Norwegian Spirit it was like coming back home. Everyone on the staff smiled, everything was well thought out and planned, the food was great...even the buffet was good, fresh and lots to choose from, and the shows were very entertaining. Night life had good options... there was live piano music, live rock music, dancing, etc. I ordered a Mai Tai and it was a real Mai Tai! We did something different every night. All of our excursions were very good and the tour guides were knowledgeable and took good care of us. Specific things to know about this cruise. Casablanca, Morocco was the most challenging of the ports. The city is very dirty and unkept. We did not feel unsafe, but didn't exactly feel comfortable to venture out on our own either. While walking through the streets you get asked on a regular basis to purchase things... if you ignore them they will go away. I definitely recommend doing an excursion through the ship. We did the Hassan II Mosque and it was very nice. All other ports were very nice! Very safe and comfortable. With lots of options for excursions. The ship is older, smaller, with smaller spaces and can use some updates. But, it was clean and well kept. Our balcony room was nice, but again smaller than we are used to. Balcony was tiny, but worked out. Bathroom was very dated, but was clean and functional. Again, It was a fantastic cruise and we would definitely recommend this itinerary. We will be back on Norwegian again this summer for a Mediterranean cruise!

Nice to be back Home on NORWEGIAN!!

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by SMacloud1992

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2019
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony
My partner and I started cruising on Norwegian about 5 years ago. Last summer we decided it was time to try another cruise line. Overall the cruise was okay, but it just wasn't Norwegian. They didn't seem as organized. We always felt like we were in a line or corralled somewhere waiting. The food was just okay. The shows were not creative. Nothing seemed to go smoothly.

But with the Norwegian Spirit it was like coming back home. Everyone on the staff smiled, everything was well thought out and planned, the food was great...even the buffet was good, fresh and lots to choose from, and the shows were very entertaining. Night life had good options... there was live piano music, live rock music, dancing, etc. I ordered a Mai Tai and it was a real Mai Tai! We did something different every night. All of our excursions were very good and the tour guides were knowledgeable and took good care of us.

Specific things to know about this cruise.

Casablanca, Morocco was the most challenging of the ports. The city is very dirty and unkept. We did not feel unsafe, but didn't exactly feel comfortable to venture out on our own either. While walking through the streets you get asked on a regular basis to purchase things... if you ignore them they will go away. I definitely recommend doing an excursion through the ship. We did the Hassan II Mosque and it was very nice.

All other ports were very nice! Very safe and comfortable. With lots of options for excursions.

The ship is older, smaller, with smaller spaces and can use some updates. But, it was clean and well kept. Our balcony room was nice, but again smaller than we are used to. Balcony was tiny, but worked out. Bathroom was very dated, but was clean and functional.

Again, It was a fantastic cruise and we would definitely recommend this itinerary. We will be back on Norwegian again this summer for a Mediterranean cruise!
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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony
Cabin BA 11552
Cabin was nice, but dated. It was small, but the use of space was good.
Deck 11 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins

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