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Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Norwegian Spirit

12 Night Grand Mediterranean (Barcelona To Venice)

Sail date: August 25, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Spirit

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

My husband and I love to cruise and this was the perfect way to start our married life together! This cruise is definitely not about the ship but about the ports of call. This is the only cruise I found that had so many amazing stops on one cruise! The ship and staff are very nice as well, but we booked this for the ports!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We got the ultimate food and beverage package, we loved eating at the specialty restaurants a lot and may not have liked it as much without this! We also loved the freestyle dining, first time with this option.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We were only in our cabin to sleep, but it was perfect for us!

Ship tip

We booked our entire trip on and so glad we did because we got a window room plus the ultimate food and beverage package and onboard credit. We recommend getting the ultimate food and beverage package if you drink at all and love food! We got it at a discount through , so worth it

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
We arrived 2 days early and booked a hotel on Priceline, loved exploring this city before our cruise! Very easy to get to ship, just take a taxi if in the city! Book La Sagrada tickets in advance! Felt very safe here and everywhere even though reviews say otherwise!

Toulon, France

5 out of 5
Most people thought this stop was pointless, but we can make anything fun! We explored the small town, saw the market and then took the cable car to the top of Mount Faron! Amazing view, everyone should do this! We then ate at the top and enjoyed the afternoon!

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
So much to do here, we booked a cheaper excursion through a company called Pleasant Travel and we loved them! Book with them! They picked us up at the ship took us to the leaning tower for pictures and time to explore and then over the David (we booked tickets in advance) and then we had time to eat and explore and lastly we went to an amazing winery in the Chianti Region!

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
We were crazy and did Rome in Day! The worst part is trying to get into Rome, it take about 90 minutes to get from the ship into Rome no matter what you do, but we took the train. Its a little confusing, but just ask someone for help! We then went the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon (a must see) and then we went over the Vatican City and bought tickets in advance to see inside and saw the Sistene Chapel!

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
One of our favorite days! We use Pleasant Travel again on this day and Mariano was amazing! We saw Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast (breathtaking) and then we bought tickets for Pompeii! We recommend anything with Lemon here, PIZZA and the amazing views!

Mykonos, Greece

5 out of 5
My husbands favorite day! We rented a 4 wheeler and explored the entire island alone! So much fun to see the different beaches, houses and try different food and drinks! Very fun beach day!

Istanbul, Turkey

5 out of 5
We just explored on our own in this city, our favorite part was the Grand Bazar and Spice Market. The Blue Mosque was gorgeous (women make sure your shoulders, head and knees are covered-men shoulders and knees)

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

5 out of 5
The most surprising stop, we LOVED it here! So much history and interesting facts that we knew nothing about. We booked a tour guide here as well through Ephesus Shuttle Tours, highly recommend as well! We saw the city, terrace houses,house of virgin mary, and temple of artemis.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
We booked a tour here as well through Cruise Tours of Piraeus and we loved them! Our tour guide even bought our lunch! We saw everything there is to see in Athens, very fun stop!

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5
We stayed an extra day in Venice and loved out little hotel, did a gondola ride this day, we did it at sunset, still got the daytime price! Trip of a lifetime!
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