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Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Communication

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by MFKnick

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2019
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

The itinerary was the main reason we choose this cruise. Never have been on a NCL ship before but have cruised many times

Dining options were good, food was tasty and portions sizes were appropriate. Did not try the speciality options. The room service was very good, our room was always clean and neat.

The entertainment was pretty good, magicians and acrobats were very good.

This is the first time I have had such poor communication from the cruise director. This was a two week cruise and she never once had any discussions about the ports, no written information, no video to watch on the in-room TV. ZERO information. We never knew if the city would be close by so we could walk or if we would need to take a bus or taxi. Most of the ports we docked a significant distance from the city, a 20-30 minute drive. Twice we had to pay to take a shuttle to the city - I have never had to do that on any previous cruise. Many of the passengers we spoke to on our cruise we surprised by the lack of communication. The only time I saw her was when the entertainment finished in the theater, she came out and thanked the performers.


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Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin was small and the bathroom very small


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Helsinki

Beautiful area, horse farm was great and the cake and berries were delightful

St. Petersburg

Great history, tour guide was very informative

Tallinn

A number of things were closed so our tour wasnt that great

Riga

Very nice market to walk around in. Amazing architecture

Klaipeda

The Amber Queen tour was great, very interesting. Market afterword wars good. Enjoyed an appetizer at a cafe which was very pleasant

Gdansk (Warsaw)

Amazing churches and enjoyed the walk about the city. Needed more free time to explore on our own

Rostock (Warnemunde)

Walked the city and ended with at the brewery. The brew master was very interesting to listen to and the pretzel and beer was great!

Copenhagen

Very busy. The Canal trip would have been interesting but we were packed in so I couldn’t really see the sites being described

Oslo

Hard to believe people travelled so far in those boats. Very interesting

Amsterdam

Beautiful countryside, windmills and flowers growing in the fields

Brugge (Bruges)

Nice day for a great walk after some information about places to visit from our guide

Le Havre

Very interesting to see where Julia Childs got her start cooking. Also the church where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake


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