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Norwegian Spirit Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Spirit
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

146

Very Good

119

Average

77

Poor

48

Terrible

29

Cruise type

Family Cruises

423

Romantic Cruises

189

Senior Cruises

140

First-Time Cruisers

81

Entertainment Cruises

51

423 Norwegian Spirit Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


Jamer1108 avatar

Jamer1108

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Can't Make This Up!!

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My sister and I worked hard to find the vacation of a lifetime that our family of nine could all enjoy, including our 80 year old physically challenged mother who was gifting us this trip, our husbands, three ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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davearellano619

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed the Ports IN SPITE of the Norwegian Cruise Line experience

Looking for something fun and stress-free as a way to celebrate my 50th birthday, my wife and I booked a cruise on the Norwegian Spirit over the holidays. The itinerary had us leaving Civitavecchia (port near Rome) ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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debbieedoo

1 Review Written

Lack of imagination

We have cruised with this cruise line several times. We had always had a good experience but since our last cruise I am a vegetarian and can only comment on the lack of vegetarian options are atrocious Lack ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Gsp37

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Insulting service on board

I chose this cruise because of my quite good experience with the Norwegian cruise line and because of iternerary (20th of July-3rd of August, Great Britain and Ireland). What was good? I give a high mark for the ...
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Sail Date July 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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Gymme

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Engines and tenders were big issues

We have been on the Spirit before. Actually we have been on 5 NCL ships. However, this time, the Spirit needs to go in for an overhaul, sooner rather than later. If your room was at the back of the ship, the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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travelaround711

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Have done many different cruises this is the worst we have ever been on

We chose this cruise as a family cruise with my brother's family and my Father so there was 11 of us on the cruise. We have never Cruised the British Isles and thought this would be a great experience for the ...
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Sail Date July 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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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


raymon5862 avatar

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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SashB

1 Review Written

Amazing experience

This was my first cruise experience and loved it! We now definitely would want to go on another cruise. The embarkation and disembarkation was so smooth and there was absolutely no waiting time. That immediately ...
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Sail Date May 2019


sharty avatar

sharty

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful cruise but terrible after cruise customer service

This cruise itinerary - especially the Barcelona departure- was a main reason for choosing this cruise for my husband, daughter and me as well as my parents. As well, we had been on the Norwegian Escape and had ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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mtmsmiles

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

10 Day Lovely Trip

After reading other reviews of cruises on this ship, we were a bit worried about sailing on the Norwegian Spirit. In my opinion, the staterooms are the ones that need a bit more updating. Overall, the ship is clean ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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DianellysFebo9

1 Review Written

We had a great time!

We chose this cruise because of all the stops. It was a great experience! And the cruise staff make your stay super enjoyable! We loved our waiters in Windows, Dheeraj and René. Their service was excellent, they ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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HACKT

17 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Great destinations

This was an 11 day cruise to the Canary Islands and Madeira out of Barcelona with other stops in Casablanca and Spain. We were a group of 5 family members over the age of 60. My wife and I have 26 cruises with ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Bears mum

1 Review Written

Fantastic

We chose this as a first time cruise and because we weren’t sure if cruising was for us, well we certainly weren’t disappointed,embarkation was an absolute breeze, onboard within half an hour of arriving at ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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zarubi

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good value cruise

Our family of four was enticed to this option by an offer for kids sail free. We then secured one of a couple of inside staterooms on the 4th floor that are about twice as large as other staterooms, meaning the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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miami620

1 Review Written

Taking Mom to see Barcelona, The Canary Islands and Paris.

In our opinion, we must say the overall experience was good. The ship needs a total makeover or decommissioned, due to its years of service. The wear and tear are noticeable. The food was good the attention was ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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clemxtru2

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good memories

Introduced by my friend and traveling together. Food is good, service is excellent and the environment is fantastic. However, the excursion to Tagerie may not worth . It has not much to see. My wife suggested ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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amwlam

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Retirement cruise

The itinerary and ports of call were very nice. Found a hair on my food the first day at market place, a senior staff came to apologize and asked my name, but nothing was done after that. Dining room food was above ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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yosiash

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Sun shines in winter

itinerary and palces to visit and each destination had a lot to offer. value for money Embarkation and disembarkation are very easy. Entertainment is diverse and fun. Crew seem to enjoy their jobs (not a fake ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Roaming Out And About

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First time with NCL and Norwegian Spirit

Firstly about the cruise line: This was the first time we used this cruise line and had high expectations considering our experience with HAL (Holland America Line) 2 years ago. So like last time we did not book ...
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Sail Date October 2018


Benkil avatar

Benkil

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Maintenance/Bad Food

We sailed on the Nowegian Spirit in October 2018. It was a great time of year and the crowds were light on our stops around the Mediterranean. I chose the cruise because of the itinerary and our stops did not ...
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Sail Date October 2018


BostonGal35 avatar

BostonGal35

18 Reviews Written

55 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Itinerary and Ports!

We were on the October 11th sailing on Spirit. Ports included Rome (embark), Mykonos, Santorini, Athens, Rhodes, Chania, Malta, Messina, and Naples. This was my 16th NCL cruise. My review will be primarily ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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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