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Norwegian Spirit Cruise Reviews

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Norwegian Spirit
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2,025 Norwegian Spirit Cruise Reviews


terry pattison avatar

terry pattison

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

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

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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mertziek

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Spirit Cruise after drydock - BIG MISTAKE!

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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SkyeFlyer

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great Spirit Service Team and Renovation Despite Unfortunate Pandemic Impact

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. - ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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muesy

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Ceased to be a cruise.

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. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Mrs Moho

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

The Cruise That Should Not Have Sailed

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Bob Doig

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

I will never sail with this cruise line again.

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Sussex Duo

13 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

16 consecutive days at sea around the Indian Ocean

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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swimboy09

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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CruisinDudette

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Good, The Bad and The ??

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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3630greyfield

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Has anyone received their refund

Big mistake. We weren't told at the time of booking that the ship was being refurbished but thought at least things will be updated. Nice. Well the toilets didn't work on the first day and few, if any, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


BKKK avatar

BKKK

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A bucket-list cruise wish from traveling companions turns to bottom of bucket!

As several other posts describe a recent NCL Spirit cruise that was supposed to be 21 days from Rome-Dubai, leaving on Feb. 11, I would like to add my observations.The sail date  was changed because the ship was ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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ashleyg13

6 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

NCL losing the plot

looked a decent price for a solo, originally 20 nights it was reduced to 17 nights with a promised 25% reduction and a 25% off the next booking - problems with a refit lead to the reduced cruise nights the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Ga2dance

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Rome to Dubai comedy of errors

Just recently returned from NCL Spirit cruise that was suppose to be 21 days from Rome-Dubai, leaving on Feb. 11. This was changed because the ship was being refurbished and it was not ready. New date Feb. 14. We ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Jamer1108

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Can't Make This Up!!

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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sissyfromcab

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Loved Mediterranean, not NCL

We picked this cruise for the itinerary. It was my pre-PhD graduation present. Both embarkation and disembarkation were smooth at the ship. We had to tender in two ports, which took much longer than expected. We ...
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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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jmichel01

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Spirit needs a new Captain and Leadership team

You'll see from my ratings that many of the ship ratings are ok. However, the Captain is incompetent along with some of his team. If you read the news, there were near riots on the Spirit in October. We were on ...
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Sail Date November 2019


Markanddonna avatar

Markanddonna

12 Reviews Written

85 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise to the Holy Land on the NCL Spirit from Rome

A Cruise to the Holy Land on the NCL Spirit We traveled to the Holy Land from Rome on the NCL Spirit on December 2, 2019. We were wondering how we would perceive this older, smaller ship since we had just ...
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Sail Date December 2019


DDupuis avatar

DDupuis

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Amazing & friendly staff

This ship was Recommended by our sister in law who had previously sailed on the Spirit. We found the cruise to be extremely well organized from start to finish. We were kept very well informed of any and all ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Lyndawson

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary

We chose this cruise because it was the end of the year and there were limited options. The port each day itinerary was fantastic and overall value for money was excellent. However the ship was dated, the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


lmhwhite avatar

lmhwhite

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First & last cruise

I've given it some serious thought and a few weeks to cool down, but I still feel this way two weeks after disembarking, so here we go: Excursions: Most of our very expensive excursions were completely ruined ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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jakd4

5 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Unbelievably Bad Decisions

Can you imagine- 14 day cruise with 12 port days and Norwegian in all their wisdom decides that instead of doing noisy repairs, and I mean noisy repairs- hammering on pipes, drilling, (we could hear worker putting ...
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Sail Date November 2019


Viking rebel avatar

Viking rebel

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not a cruise to remember

We were not impressed with this old tired ship. Furniture is not only dated but worn out. It has plumbing issues so bad that with three hours notice we were told that drilling and plumbing repairs would be ...
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Sail Date November 2019


Metsbill avatar

Metsbill

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Baltic cruise -- amazing value

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


Denaliman avatar

Denaliman

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Anniversary Cruise

We were looking for a cruise in October to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We like Mediterranean, and have already cruised on this ship. Cabin was okay. Nothing special. Somewhat cramped, but generally ...
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Sail Date October 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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