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NCL Spirit Mediterranean Suggestions
"First and foremost, we chose this cruise for the itinerary. The Ports of Call were ones we really wanted to see. Unfortunately, Istanbul and Ephesus were substituted with Dubrovnik and Kotor. This was no one's..."Read More
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Lighthorse

2-5 Cruises

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All good but one thing

Review for Norwegian Spirit to Mediterranean

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Riknpat

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

The Spirit appealed to me in many respects. It is small, comfy and has many aspects of a traditional ocean liner rather than a floating resort. The crew was a delight. I sailed on her in 2016 and 2018 prior to her 100 million dollar refit. I feared for her future as a smaller and older ship and was delighted to learn that Norwegian had invested a huge sum to upgrade her and reconfigure her as ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez

18 Helpful Votes


Cruise was cut short -refund promised, but after 4 months NCL haven't paid it.

Review for Norwegian Spirit to Mediterranean

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terry pattison

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This cruise was supposed to visit Athens and Rhodes before going through the Suez Canal. Due to the refurbishment of the ship in Marseilles running over time, NCL cancelled the Mediterranean part of the cruise, and offered those who had booked a full refund if they wanted to cancel, or a 25% refund plus a 25% off voucher for a future cruise if they decided to go ahead with the trip. We did the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window

8 Helpful Votes


First Spirit Cruise after drydock - BIG MISTAKE!

Review for Norwegian Spirit to Mediterranean

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mertziek

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We booked this cruise 18 months before the sail date. The itinerary was great and included many bucket list places for us. Several months after we booked, we found out the ship was going into a major renovation/dry dock. We debated canceling but the itinerary had so many of our bucket list places it was too good to pass up. A few months before sailing, we were advised our 21 day cruise was ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez

6 Helpful Votes


Great Spirit Service Team and Renovation Despite Unfortunate Pandemic Impact

Review for Norwegian Spirit to Africa

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SkyeFlyer

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Overall Summary: - Despite the extraordinary complication noted below, we would be glad to sail on the NCL Spirit in the future. Although we did not visit all ports, we believe this is a great itinerary. - Dubai is a great city to explore in advance of embarkation and although we were prevented by local authorities from visiting Cape Town, we had planned five days of exploration and ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside

7 Helpful Votes


Ceased to be a cruise.

Review for Norwegian Spirit to Africa

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muesy

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

My wife and I are seasoned cruisers, having over the last 20 years plus enjoyed 41 previous cruises all around the world. None of them will be remembered so vividly as this one but sadly not for the right reasons. This cruise on the Norwegian Spirit was our 1st with N.C.L. for 18 years, the last time cruising the Hawaiian islands on board the Star. After this experience it will most certainly ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window

13 Helpful Votes


The Cruise That Should Not Have Sailed

Review for Norwegian Spirit to Africa

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Mrs Moho

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We were on the doomed cruise from Dubai, 2nd March to Cape Town. Advertised and highly promoted as the cruise of a lifetime, visiting UAE, Muscat, Seychelles, Mauritius, Madagascar, Reunion Island and several stops in South Africa. Yes definitely a trip of a lifetime. This was our13th cruise with NCL - was this a sign already? We had heard via our roll call that Madagascar had been removed with ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside

22 Helpful Votes


I will never sail with this cruise line again.

Review for Norwegian Spirit to Africa

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Bob Doig

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This was to be the cruise of a lifetime but now it will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Even before we embarked, the itinerary had been changed. It was only when I contacted a tour company in Madagascar that I found out that Madagascar had been taken off the itinerary. No communication from NCL, though they were quick enough to send communications about booking tours! Little did ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

20 Helpful Votes


16 consecutive days at sea around the Indian Ocean

Review for Norwegian Spirit to Africa

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Sussex Duo

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We booked a cruise from Dubai to Cape Town on the Norwegian Spirit because it had an interesting itinerary but, after just 3 stops, we ended up with 16 consecutive days at sea. During embarkation we were disappointed to learn that the stop at Nosy Be, Madagascar, had been cancelled but an alternative call at La Digue, Seychelles was scheduled. A few days later, stops at the Seychelles, ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside

65 Helpful Votes


$100 million upgrade and $0 spent on Officers and Captain Pinonchio

Review for Norwegian Spirit to Africa

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swimboy09

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

NCL knew before the Dubai leg of this trip to Cape Town took place , that the Corona Virus would prevent us reaching any ports other than the UAE. and one of them was awful. The Captain did not communicate any useful information to us and on several occasions told lies about what was to take place at each port of call. This is by far the worse cruise we have ever taken on NCL (This was our ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside

32 Helpful Votes


The Good, The Bad and The ??

Review for Norwegian Spirit to Mediterranean

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CruisinDudette

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Almost a year before the cruise, we started researching what was available to visit countries that were a part of our ancient history. Time in Israel was a primary consideration. The initial 21 day Mediterranean cruise was our choice which we booked in February 2019 and booked our air-fare shortly after. And the dollar-coaster ride began. Between February and July there were three price ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez

Cabin Type: Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


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