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First time cruising with Norwegian. Had heard some poor reviews so we were dubious. Check in was amazingly quick. Super pleasant staff. Stateroom was smaller than what we were use to on other cruise lines. The ship is old and the bathroom dated and in desperate need of updates. There was no big sign of that elsewhere on the ship although the bathrooms could use updating as well. Everything was very clean. The staff were the best!!! Food in main dining was great, so much in fact we didn’t bother with any of the speciality dining rooms. Entertainment was wonderful. We didn’t participate in many of the ship activities but there seemed to be a decent variety. The photographers did not hound us like other cruise lines. That was both pleasant and a little disappointing because we only found one picture worth purchasing. Shore excursions were good. Really liked the freestyle dining. Loved not having to pack formal wear and not having to dress up. No complaints at all and we would definitely consider Norwegian. I think the biggest positive was the staff from the stateroom steward to dining room servers to those who greeted you with the hand sanitizers as you entered the dining areas.

Surprised by how great Norwegian was!

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by MaryCatherineAnn

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2019
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony
First time cruising with Norwegian. Had heard some poor reviews so we were dubious.

Check in was amazingly quick. Super pleasant staff. Stateroom was smaller than what we were use to on other cruise lines. The ship is old and the bathroom dated and in desperate need of updates. There was no big sign of that elsewhere on the ship although the bathrooms could use updating as well. Everything was very clean. The staff were the best!!! Food in main dining was great, so much in fact we didn’t bother with any of the speciality dining rooms. Entertainment was wonderful. We didn’t participate in many of the ship activities but there seemed to be a decent variety. The photographers did not hound us like other cruise lines. That was both pleasant and a little disappointing because we only found one picture worth purchasing. Shore excursions were good. Really liked the freestyle dining. Loved not having to pack formal wear and not having to dress up. No complaints at all and we would definitely consider Norwegian. I think the biggest positive was the staff from the stateroom steward to dining room servers to those who greeted you with the hand sanitizers as you entered the dining areas.
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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony
Cabin BB 9558
The lampshade needs to be replaced immediately. It was rusty in spots with a tear. Bathroom needs to be updated. Like the layout though of the bathroom. Would recommend the closet be upgraded. Bed comfortable with nice linens. Nice to have a coffee maker even though we didn’t use it. Would be nice to have something placed on the bed to lay your luggage on rather than the linens.
Love the towel animals. Would be nice to have a chocolate on your pillow at night. Use to that with other cruise lines.
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