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Baltic Sea Norwegian Spirit Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Spirit
Baltic Sea
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42 Baltic Sea Norwegian Spirit Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews


Metsbill avatar

Metsbill

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Baltic cruise -- amazing value

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I was previously on the jewel and enjoyed norwegian. I chose this for the itinierary. The itinerary was amazing, i love freestyle dining, U got back from st pete at 9:40 and was still able to have a sit down ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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mikejanl

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Voyage to "Nowhere"

The cruise was chosen for the itinerary despite travel agents caution about NCL quality. The cruise did not visit several stops supposedly due to weather. Whereas three scheduled stops and two substitute locations ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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tombli

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A lot of changes but handled fairly well

We were on the Spirit for the Norway/Iceland/Ireland itinerary in late Sept/early Oct. 2019. Due to Hurricane Lorenzo moving up from the Gulf, there were several changes in our itinerary. It resulted in some people ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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louiepie

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

Looking forward to Amsterdam and Iceland. Booked >400 days before the sail date. We had 4 fabulous days in London before sailing. We planned private excursions at every port at great expense. Embarkation went ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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dloveys

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Trip of sea days

I’m sure by now you are aware of the issues that the passengers on the cruise of the Norwegian Spirit endured. I will recount my experience. We saved and saved to do this cruise to Iceland. It was our once in ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Mandorsatu

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Bad weather forces itinerary changes

I have just disembarked from this Norwegian Spirit cruise that started in Southampton on 27th September and was supposed to call at Ijmuiden for Amsterdam then on to Bergen, Flam and Geiranger in Norway before ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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brymcd

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Port Intensive good cruise.

We chose this cruise primarily for visa free Russia and the lovely city of St Petersburg - the other 13 ports were a bonus, but although we had been to all the countries before, we did get off at every one. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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GOTTATRAVEL40

1 Review Written

Great itinerary and staff- mixed review on dining room and excursions

Chose this cruise for the 13 country itinerary in 15 days, knowing it would not be the relaxing cruise that we usually take. Very smooth embarking and debarkation. We liked the sized of the ship. We never felt ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Divarock&Lboogie

1 Review Written

The Itinerary was great which is why we picked this cruise - 15 days Baltic

The Norwegian Spirit was our first Norwegian cruise. My husband and I usually cruise with Princess or Celebrity. When I saw this wonderful itinerary for the Baltic with so many ports, we decided to book it. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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patbeai

1 Review Written

13 countries

We chose this cruise because we wanted to experience Europe and we were planning on spending extra time in Sweden which was its final destination. We started in London and spent an extra day there enjoying the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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sjthys27

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful sights

We chose this cruise for the many wonderful ports, cities, and towns. Every port was unique and we enjoyed them all. This was our first cruise on a Norwegian ship. The Spirit is a bit tired and dated. We liked ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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marygvancott

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Itinerary stellar but the ship is in need of refurbishment...

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. The opportunity to go to the Baltic Sea and visit 13 countries in 15 days was extraordinary. Aside from the rather whirlwind aspect of this type of schedule, we still ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Giovanni55

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Baltic Agenda

Being a first generation Latvian, I was intrigued with this cruise as it was stopping in Riga, Latvia along with so many other Baltic countries. It was a perfect agenda in terms of the countries on the itinerary and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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AJBRANT

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Itinerary would have been awesome even on a canoe!!!

For our first time to Europe, this itinerary was absolutely perfect. We were able to enjoy the old cathedrals and cobblestone streets yet also see waterfalls, lava fields and ride on top of a glacier. It was a ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Abby Abi

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never again

Norwegian Spirit is the oldest ship they have. Its small and boring at day sea. The only time I would sail with them if the Itinerary not to be missed and just enjoy destination and a book to read. And this is why: ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Ciao123

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lovely places to visit, great cruisers, but poor food and service

I'd heard that NCL was similar in quality of food and service as Celebrity, but I quickly found this not to be true. The timing was right and I wanted to visit Iceland and Norway, so I booked a guaranteed ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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coachjohnp

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Summer Solstice on Spirit

The allure of the midnight sun attracted us to this cruise. We'd been on the Spirit before (Western Caribbean) and we found that the asian decor seemed a little out of place. Still the same decor - and perhaps may ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Endeavor32

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great older Ship

We did the Norwegian fjords and had a great time. Sun seemed to emerge every day at exactly the right moment. The ship is the oldest of the Norwegian fleet and will be refitted early next year. Still the public ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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RussellDrew

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Small Ship, Big Heart

I chose this cruise for the itinerary...12 days in Norway, including the Arctic Circle sounded like the trip of a lifetime. My only apprehension was that the ship was older than dirt and rather small. But, I am ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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raymon5862

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

"Run down cruise with ineffective air conditioning"

This was my 13th cruise with NCL and every year they seem to get worse and worse.The Food,entertainment and overall service is deteriorating like anything. Food is cold even in specialty restaurants. The spirit ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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bwebster303

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lackluster - Not Bad, Just Not Good

Research will tell you that Spirit was built in 1996 and updated in 2017. Don't be fooled...this is an old ship. Public spaces are very dated and balcony staterooms are painfully small. There were random odors ...
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Sail Date August 2019


Mally900 avatar

Mally900

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Baltic itinerary and great solo get togethers

When I saw the itinerary for this cruise I had to book immediately: Stockholm, St. Petersburg (2 nights), Tallinn, Klaipeda, Gdynia, Riga, Oslo, Copenhagen, Brussels, Le Havre, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Southampton. The ...
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Sail Date August 2019


dr.bill avatar

dr.bill

1 Review Written

NCL passengers stuck in ports to fend for themselves and getting to a destinatio

"15-day cruise with one day at sea and 14 days at ports in 14 different countries bordering the Baltic Sea" was the reason we selected this cruise during mid August through early September of 2019. NCL chooses to ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Iuzzolino

1 Review Written

Baltic Sea cruise 2019

What i understand is that this cruise was the first complete Baltic sea cruise in two years and that Oslo was included. The area is new to me and I was very interested in seeing the cities. I travel alone and was ...
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Sail Date August 2019


hmolly avatar

hmolly

1 Review Written

Great Itinerary

We did the 15 day Baltic cruise from Stockholm to Southampton. The itinerary was great and the shore excursions excellent. We choose not to take the long bus/train rides into Berlin, Paris or Brussels but instead ...
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Sail Date August 2019


Norwegian Spirit Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.7
Dining4.53.7
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms4.04.1
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Family3.53.9
Enrichment2.03.2
Service5.04.1
Value For Money4.53.8
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