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Norwegian Spirit First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Spirit
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Traveler rating

Excellent

36

Very Good

24

Average

12

Poor

4

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Family Cruises

423

Romantic Cruises

189

Senior Cruises

140

First-Time Cruisers

81

Entertainment Cruises

51

81 Norwegian Spirit First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


coola avatar

coola

1 Review Written

Think twice before they set sail!!!

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Think twice before they set sail Apart from the entertainment really unpleasant and boring. The food is repeated if you did not eat on Sunday will get it on Monday and so on Terrible staff ratio, the rooms are ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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kaybles

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The spirited way to cruise!

Myself and my husband were cruise virgins. We booked this to mark our 50th birthdays, so really wanted to celebrate this special occasion. Prior to our cruise I came across this website and read numerous reviews ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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hoylenets

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Time but Not the Last!

We were on our first ever cruise and we were not dissapointed! We travelled from North Yorkshire in England to Orlando, stayed in Timeshare at legacy vacation club (which we would highly recommend and is available ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Whiskers Galore

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise

Cabin - excellent, with large window, large bed and excellent shower. Excellent steward service. Very good variable heating. Food - excellent choices in several different restaurants. No problems with quality of ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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escape456

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Freestyle cruising does not work for me.

This is a nice ship, with comfortable amenities. The staterooms are ample. Food quality is good, but not excellent. They do have specialty restaurants, but these are had at substantial cost. The shows were good. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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lajadvs1

1 Review Written

Not Again

Food was lukewarm most days in Raffles Court, especially breakfast. Shortages and outages were the norm. It was some better in the other "complimentary" restuarants but not much. At Cagneys (Specialty Restaurant) ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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web72103

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise was a failure; no more NCL!

This was our first cruise and we were very excited to finally go on one. We embarked and thats where the excitement ended. We were charged a daily service charge, but never received any service. It was very ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Debala715

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Cruise for Us

This cruise was the very first cruise that both my husband and I, both in our 50s, have taken, and while it wasn’t perfect, it certainly met our expectations. We arranged to use NCL’s shuttle service from ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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brummieswestmids

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

NCL Spirit from Barcelona; Madeira, Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Martin, and St. Thomas

Our first cruise and we really enjoyed it the staff was always smiling and helpful The food was good and a good variety,the theatre acts was very good. There was plenty of sun beds even though some people did put ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Educators2

13 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Mediterranean Lite; Enjoying the Spirit at a Slower Pace

After cruising the Eastern Mediterranean on the NCL Jade in December 2013, I couldn’t wait to do another Mediterranean cruise. Since the Jade was redeployed to Houston for the fall of 2015, I had to choose ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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welsh89

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First time on a cruise and i loved it

This was my first ever cruise and i have to say it was a fantastic experience. Firstly the check in went very fast and all the staff at the docks where very helpful and polite. After receiving our room cards we ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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KOTZE

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

We are hooked on norwegian

Our first cruise. We were not sure what to expect, but was 100% spoilt. The itinerary was excellent. We did 5 ports on our own and 5 boat excursions. It is definitely the best option and worth the extra if at all. ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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bob mauro

1 Review Written

My first ever cruise, and I am sold; will return to Norwegian Cruise Lines.

What an experience...crew, staff, entertainment, food, fellow passengers all A One.. we took part in the Chefs Table, and bought the ultimate Food and Drink packages...highly recommend. We flew out of Toronto to ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Cubachris@hotmail.com

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Family Cruise

My 1st Cruise well what can I say Amazing, From stepping on the ship I fell in love with it, The welcome was Excellent everyone so friendly. The cabin was so clean and not a bad size for me and my sister we were in ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Boxie_boy

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Things to know

First, we cannot emphasis enough that this was a fantastic cruise and would go again at the drop of a hat. But i will make some comments that may be of interest to others. 1. Passengers have to be back on ship ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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mws007

1 Review Written

Out of 10 with comments - Overall good but some issues

Overall ship condition = 7/10 -- decore should be changed - Asian theme seemed cheezy to me -- small items such as rust in shower (cabin 5002) could be addressed Pool = 1/10 == not near enough room / lounge ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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mgoudoras

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruise; Venice to Barcelona

This cruise was a birthday present for my husband and we billed it to ourselves as a "trip of a lifetime". I thought 12 days was a little long to be onboard, but with stops in different ports it didn't feel ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Cuestrom

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great itinerary, poor cruise line.

My wife and I loved the itinerary for this cruise - it was amazing to see Ephesus, Athens, and others. We took a Segway tour in Athens (our highlight - definitely recommend it to anyone) - we loved it so much we ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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RCHINSAMMY

1 Review Written

Wonderful in Every Way

This was our first cruise but it will certainly not be our last with NCL. We were not certain what to expect, however from the moment we embarked to the last day of our Grand Mediterranean Cruise it was amazing. We ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Michael Dodd

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Careful when Booking Your Cabin

The itinerary for this cruise was excellent. Barcelona, Florence, Rome, Greece, Venice and others. The ship floor plan was an issue as the kids room on the 10th floor caused a lot of noise for those of us on the ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Cruise-vacation2015

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best experience of my life!

I've been traveling for most of my life and this was the first time I'd ever been on a cruise. It was legitly the best experience of my life. It felt like a home! All the employees on Norweigan spirit were ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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lizmouzakis

1 Review Written

Trip of A Lifetime!

At first we were reluctant to book such a long cruise in such faraway lands, but we are so glad we did! I must say that what really made this trip a breeze was purchasing and reading the book "Rick Steves' ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Willemien

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise, Great Itinerary

As first time cruisers we loved this cruise. This cruise is well organised with a wonderful itinerary. Staff were very friendly, helpful & cleanliness was very important. • Raffles Court: (deck 12 aft) ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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derwoodeq

1 Review Written

Loved the crew, except for Guest Services.

My wife and I just completed our cruise to celebrate our 30th anniversary and overall it was a good trip, marred only by our interaction with guest services. This was my first cruise of any kind and even though ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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anncaprio

1 Review Written

First Ever Cruise

My husband and I chose the Canary Island Cruise because I wanted to visit Casablanca and I'm so pleased we did. We were made to feel very welcome by the Checking in staff even before we had got on board. Our ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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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