10 Norwegian Spirit Entertainment Cruise Reviews

I surprised my partner with cruise because it was going to Valletta, Malta and that’s his last name. It turned out to be the best cruise that we have done. The staff was outstanding, friendly, helpful. Our favorite waiter was Richard in ... Read More
I surprised my partner with cruise because it was going to Valletta, Malta and that’s his last name. It turned out to be the best cruise that we have done. The staff was outstanding, friendly, helpful. Our favorite waiter was Richard in the Window restaurant. We loved that this was a small ship. No big lines to wait to get off the ship. Our only issue was not enough alcohol in the drinks for the money that the ship charges for. The entertainment was outstanding, especially Sonata group and P& K. We both listening to the. We met a lot of nice people from different parts of the world. We became friendly with a couple from India and young couple from Germany. The Teppanaki experience was great, the food was so good that it was worth every penny. We had all of breakfast at the buffet as we could our eggs nice and hot and cook to order Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
We chose our cruise to Canary Islands through Wingbuddy Travel, on line, with free air fare,beverage package & gratuities. Everything went as promised, we didn’t have to pay anything extra! The NCL Spirit is a well run ship, our ... Read More
We chose our cruise to Canary Islands through Wingbuddy Travel, on line, with free air fare,beverage package & gratuities. Everything went as promised, we didn’t have to pay anything extra! The NCL Spirit is a well run ship, our cabin with balcony was clean & Henry, our room Stewart, was friendly & pleasant. He kept our cabin neat & clean and looked after every detail. Complimentary dining at Windows & The Garden was excellent, fine dining, and we never had any problem in getting a table for our group of six people. We did make reservation for the evening dinner, & found we didn’t need one for breakfast/lunch. We only dined at the buffet once or twice, which was also good, but we found the Windows/Garden less crowded & food was served . The buffet is open most anytime. We never ate at any of the specialty restaurants. There was a floor show every evening, no charge, which consisted of professional dancers, singing groups, classical violinist & even a magician. Great entertainment!!. The crew were all very polite, cheerful and always provided prompt friendly service. I would sail with NCL again!! Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
After hearing so many stories both good and bad about cruising, I'd have to say that cruising is a great way to travel. The staff of the Norwegian Spirit made everything from pre-cruise preparation to disembarkation, an absolutely ... Read More
After hearing so many stories both good and bad about cruising, I'd have to say that cruising is a great way to travel. The staff of the Norwegian Spirit made everything from pre-cruise preparation to disembarkation, an absolutely breeze. Everyone (and I mean everyone!) was super helpful and personable. Whatever Norwegian is doing to create such a great team , they are doing it right and it shows in the level of service given to each person on-board. The ship was super clean and, there was an emphasis on hygiene, which was important given the number of people in such close quarters. You were never far from music, entertainment or a pocket of peace and relaxation. The port calls and ship excursions were well organized. I booked excursions through the ship's tour service and they were well organized and in my opinion, worth the money. All the tour companies were professional, the buses were comfortable and the tours were offered in various languages to accommodate all nationalities. Needless to say, I enjoyed my first cruise. Well done Norwegian! Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
My friend and I hadn`t seen each other in 30 years..and we wanted to knock off some similar things on our bucket list..meaning Italy and Greece!! This was a cruise we`ll never forget!! I was a little leery about the ship..I had ... Read More
My friend and I hadn`t seen each other in 30 years..and we wanted to knock off some similar things on our bucket list..meaning Italy and Greece!! This was a cruise we`ll never forget!! I was a little leery about the ship..I had previously travelled on Royal Carribbean..but when I approached the Spirit I had that feeling in my heart that this was going to be the one!! So organized with the embarking!! In all the cruises I`ve been on this one was the most organized!! From arrival to embarkation I didn`t even have time to finish my cappuccino!! Staff was so friendly and welcoming..Making our way to our cabin was a breeze..Beautiful ship!! We had a balcony which was larger than we thought..the room was spacious..plenty of room for the 2 of us..we never felt cramped!! Our cabin steward Edgar,,the best..made us feel so welcome!!! Bottle of champagne..it was wonderful!!! Dining..I cannot say enough about it..Every restaurant was excellent..food was done to perfection..I was leery about ordering the steak...it melted in my mouth!!! Buffett always different and always top notch..very hard to choose between sit downs and buffett.food was that good!!! Entertainment for everyone!! The staff of the Spirit went above and beyond to make our stay the best ever!! The ports were amazing!! Each one better than the next..so many countries in so little time..Pulling into harbours..breathtaking!!! The casino at night after the fabulous shows was so much fun..my friend won 1300.00 and I won 500.00..be careful though..its downhill after that..but you have so much fun while losing!! Thankyou Marcko and the rest of the casino staff for all the laughs and comraderie!! I`m a very picky person..and when I read some of the reviews..I was alittle worried..but Norweigan Spirit you exceeded all my expectations and more!! You may be the oldest of the fleet..but you`re definately the best!!! I would recommend this ship to the fussiest..critical person..You won`t regret it!! Thanks David for the fabulous activities..Oh ya and did I mention I danced the night away with the Beatles?? If you go make sure you check out the band..young or old..you`ll love it!!! So much fun!!! Thankyou Norweigan for making our reunion so very enjoyable..We will be back!!! Wish we had found you 30 years earlier!! You`re the best!! Thankyou for all the memories!!! By the way...how do the servers keep track of all the names..even before we present our room card??? You guys are the best!! Thankyou!!! Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
My wife and I were cruising for my 40th birthday and loved the itinerary for this cruise. Nine ports in ten days and lots of time (in great places might I add) on shore to enjoy. Having been on a handful of other cruises I can say that ... Read More
My wife and I were cruising for my 40th birthday and loved the itinerary for this cruise. Nine ports in ten days and lots of time (in great places might I add) on shore to enjoy. Having been on a handful of other cruises I can say that the team on the Norwegian Spirit definitely stepped up and showed off. From the cabin staff to entertainment team and dining room servers (Bariane in the Windows Dining Room might be the best server we've had anywhere...requested him three times!) everyone was out to make sure that we had an amazing cruise. Really love the "Freestyle" concept with Norwegian's dining. In past cruises it was always such a pain to have to plan the entire evening around whatever our dinner time was. Loved that we could simply go eat when we wanted where we wanted for dinner...and never had more than a minute or two wait! The itinerary hit many of the great locations across Greece and Italy that are can't miss (Mykonos, Naples/Pompeii, Athens and more...and then in and out of Rome certainly didn't hurt). Positives: The staff was amazing across the board, food and food staff was great, lots of entertainment options to choose from, itinerary was excellent Negatives: Maintenance staff decided that 1a was a great time to take a reciprocating saw to pipes behind the walls on our floor (not cool), don't understand their policy for not allowing outside food to be brought on board (packaged or otherwise). Wife and I to force down a cannoli each that we bought just before getting on the ship and were hoping to eat later that evening as a snack...despite seeing another guest bringing on a whole pizza and wrapped cannolis when we were getting off the ship. Also would have liked to buy some pre-packaged pasta at a few of the Italian ports to bring home, but got pretty gun shy after the above incident. The two negatives above were by far outweighed by all of the other positive experiences that we had with the cruise and the cruise staff. Norwegian's team and Freestyling has moved them to the top of my list for future cruising! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We happen to love NCL ... for this cruise we wanted to visit places we've never seen & the cruise choice was super. We read about the Spirit & understood it was an older & smaller ship. Yes, a bit smaller and perhaps a ... Read More
We happen to love NCL ... for this cruise we wanted to visit places we've never seen & the cruise choice was super. We read about the Spirit & understood it was an older & smaller ship. Yes, a bit smaller and perhaps a few worn spots here and there but it was a grand ship nonetheless. Perhaps the bars were a bit smaller & crowded but we always managed to find a spot to share with others & met several people. Others have complained or commented on the "Chinese restaurant feel" of the Spirit but we didn't mind at all & found it quite appealing. We had a 4 night dining package which worked out nice for us... we enjoyed The Garden Room more than the huge Windows dining area (not as romantic). Carney's is always our favorite but we did enjoy the oriential restaurant a couple times. Our service was always wonderful and if you get a chance ... look for Raymond in Cagney's -- he's the BEST. If you are looking for a large pool - this ship might not be right for you. However, in addition to the main pool & 4 hot tubs ... there is a children's pool with various activities. We easily found a couple of chairs & enjoyed time there - the poolside food was great, as was the service. The entertainment was spectacular ... especially the magic show and Elements (which were both Las Vegas worthy). We enjoyed Bingo several times & walked away a couple of winners - an unexpected surprise & bonus. All & all ... we had a great time meeting new friends, relaxing and enjoyed every moment to the fullest! Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
I saw an advert for the cruise of the the Eastern Mediterranean, which reminded me of the days spent in this area with the Royal Navy, many years ago. The embarkation and disembarkation was so easy, compared with other cruise lines we ... Read More
I saw an advert for the cruise of the the Eastern Mediterranean, which reminded me of the days spent in this area with the Royal Navy, many years ago. The embarkation and disembarkation was so easy, compared with other cruise lines we had traveled with in the past. There were two places where the ship could not go alongside, they did NOT mess about with Tenders, in both places they had hired large boats, that went back and fro, from the ship all day. These boats could hold about 200 people at a time, it made going ashore the easiest I have ever seen. For its age, the Norwegian Spirit was in excellent condition. The Captain and Crew were all so friendly and mixed with the passengers. Frequently on other ships, you never even see the Captain. We had a Balcony stateroom plenty of room, the Toilet / Shower, was larger than most, The Windows Dining Room is fantastic, Huge Windows that look out of the stern of the ship. The entertainment was on every night, two performances, very good shows. The service was excellent, they could not do enough for you, always so helpful. The places we went were all so beautiful and historical, Rome, Santorini, Rhodes, Athens, Chania, Valletta, Naples. It was hard to get your head around all this in 10 days. Highly recommend this Cruise. Everything was wonderful, including the food and drinks Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
We arrived in Rome, Italy and spent one night and half of the next day exploring Rome on our own. We stayed at the Hilton Rome Airport hotel because we arrived at midnight the night before embarkation.We used a private car service from the ... Read More
We arrived in Rome, Italy and spent one night and half of the next day exploring Rome on our own. We stayed at the Hilton Rome Airport hotel because we arrived at midnight the night before embarkation.We used a private car service from the hotel to take us to the Port Civitavecchia. He charged us $140Euros for the two of us and all our luggage. The boarding of the ship was easy and we waited minimally. The ship itself is amazing and had lots to do. We enjoyed all the ports we visited. We didn't purchase any of the shore excursions because we thought they were to expensive. We did do a few tours from local tours that were offered and they were just as great and much less expensive. We did the Almafi Coast, Sorrento and Pompeii tour with Peter and a Santorini tour as well. Only complaint is that because there were 3 other cruise ships at Santorini it felt very crowded when we visited Oia. I must give a huge shout out to Director Dave on NCL - SPIRIT ship! He is awesome! He brings the spirit. I connected with him on the 2nd day of the cruise and asked him to help me plan out the proposal to my girlfriend, Emily on board the ship. He planned for me to propose in the Galaxy Club and set us up to be sat up front to the stage where he proceeded to ask us questions about where we were from and then gave me the mic. I was able to propose to Emily and then they played our son, "It had to be You" by Frank Sinatra. Dave hooked us up with a bottle of Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries as a amazing gift to our engagement. I can't thank him and the rest of the staff for helping plan this milestone. Thank you to NCL Staff & Director Dave Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
The ports and the Beautiful places in our itinerary, excellent service on board, the people in that ship are amazing, the restaurants, great activities, spectacular shows at the theater, cool músic everywhere......we enjoied so much ... Read More
The ports and the Beautiful places in our itinerary, excellent service on board, the people in that ship are amazing, the restaurants, great activities, spectacular shows at the theater, cool músic everywhere......we enjoied so much this cruise for second time. Our best choice. Today and always. The crew the best. Elegant ship. Port and shore excursions great, but very expensive Embarcation and disembarkation very good and on time, and many options of trasportations to the airports, and hotels. Fitness center and spa pretty small but has excelent service and classes The diferent restaurants options were very nice and we had great food Experiencies, and rafles breakfast buffet always fresh and good tasting. The photos.... lovely, The best packages, I always keep all, the best memories. The ship and the social áreas at the best conditions, and very confortables. Our best experiencie at the Mediterráneo, I would like moré days at sea to enjoy the beautiful ship and the activities in board, aré so many , to all ages. Wonderful vacations. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
I chose this cruise as had a great deal,on date and itinerary; I really enjoyed the whole experience, the staff were amazing his cruise based on date and itinerary and were certainly not disappointed. Weather was perfect, destinations ... Read More
I chose this cruise as had a great deal,on date and itinerary; I really enjoyed the whole experience, the staff were amazing his cruise based on date and itinerary and were certainly not disappointed. Weather was perfect, destinations great, staff on ship friendly , helpful and wonderful. Our balcony cabin was comfortable I feel the excursions were a little expensive The staff in the dinning room was amazing they made everyone very welcome and the service was fantastic. Enjoyed the whole experience. The staff in the Champagne Bar amazing and service was fantastic Galaxy of the Stars Observation Lounge The entertainment on ship was very good Excellent Trio Royale. The Girl (my mistake did not get her name) has a BEAUTIFUL VOICE. Beautiful- Awesome- Spectacular Thrilling I was amazed at their professional performance. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Norwegian Spirit Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.0 3.8
Dining 4.5 3.7
Entertainment 4.0 3.7
Public Rooms 4.0 4.1
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.6
Family 3.5 3.6
Shore Excursion 3.5 3.7
Enrichment 2.0 3.2
Service 5.0 4.1
Value For Money 4.5 3.8
Rates N/A 4.0

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