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Norwegian Spirit is a medium ship, carrying 1966 passengers and 948 crew, and sails from Barcelona, Spain and Venice, Italy.

Price: $     Size: M     Refurbished: 5 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"The food and its presentation were outstanding in the dining rooms." in 84 reviews.

"...to too much solicitation to spend more money on specialty restaurant s, etc." in 7 reviews.

"...and available, fantastic food, great organized shore excursion s." in 16 reviews.


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Relax while you wait for Europe

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Norwegian is quite satisfactory; we are pleased with the cleaning, the somewhat comfort of the staterooms, most of the food; most of the workers and certainly most of the shows and the band. We were disappointed with the casino, not with most of the friendly workers like Sasa and Belina, but with the amazing never winning there. Food was improved from other cruises and for us, not wanting to spend a long time eating, the buffet was fantastic - there were some excellent helpers: the guy omelet maker, the helpers: Rade, the Colombia lady, etc. The specialty restaurants now with a la carte shows the NCL CEO greed. You should remember that if people are eating at the specialty restaurants, you are saving their meals in the other dining rooms.

suggestions: 1. during the cocktail for latitude, some of the crew should stick around longer - it's a god marketing time. Not just be introduced and leave especially because food and drinks don't last long. Most of the shows (especially the Norwegian band/ dancers/ singers and Aaron Shaw) were excellent.

2. Sea days are nice but you should have some interesting stops as well. (We like your new cruises to So America; Australia and Asia)

We hope you try to always improve so cruising will be in our agenda.

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A good cruise

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Booked because only NCL out of Canaveral.  Thought it to be a bit overpriced for and older ship, not recently updated.  Found it in relatively good shape with excellent crew & service although cruise director and schedueled daily events left something to be desired.    Had been to all ports except KEY  west  before , liked the town and would go back.  Took 3 ship tours due to credits, could have done them all on our own for same or less $.  Conch train tour Key West good, Sting ray city Cayman fun, Bamboo Beach food & drink ok...beach sucked for wading or swimming.  GSC island beach rocky.

 

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Great Vacation - Awesome Itinerary

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My husband and I just returned from our cruise.  We loved the stops that were made.  Rooms were clean, staff was friendly and helpful.  The shows were good.  My only reason for not giving 5 stars is that there isn't a lot to do on this ship other than play in the casinos and Bingo.  That was tolerable, because we were only at sea for 2 days - so we just curled up with good books.   Some reviews mentioned the ship being small - yes it is - but that also allows you to port in some places that the larger ships can't get in to.  This was a little older crowd than we were used to - not sure why.  We are 49/55 - everyone seemed to be 60-70. The ship is a little outdated - but honestly I am not on a cruise ship for that purpose.  It was clean.  We cruise to visit locations. Getting off and on the ship for ports was very simple.  The only other complaint was there was some inconsistencies with the dress code.  One night my husband was asked to put on long pants (he was wearing nice dress shorts and collared shirt).  Every night we were at Windows or Garden Room- there were many men in shorts and old t shirts.  My husband looked overdressed compared to them.  I like the dress code - just make it consistent.    Great vacation over all.  

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The Spirit of America!

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Great ship and extremely friendly crew. We like going on smaller ships as the staff can be more attentive. The food in the buffet was good and there was a wide variety to choose from. The shows were entertaining and the drinks were strong and reasonably priced. The ports were good but their island left a lot to be desired when compared to Disney and RCL. They only offered hot dogs and hamburgers where Disney and RCL have a full buffet. I would recommend this ship and NCL to anyone. I like the free style dining, eating when and where I want.

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When we originally booked we questioned did we do the right thing.  The reviews

were very mixed.   But we were quite pleased and since we have cruised numerously with a different cruise line we kind knew  what to expect. We definitely liked the free style because no time frame for dinner. 

 

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Great experience on the Spirit!

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My husband and I had a wonderful time on the Spirit. We did get the beverage package and specialty restaurant package, which were both worth it! The specialty dining was wonderful and it sure was nice not to worry about paying for drinks. The ports of call were gorgeous and we had a good time exploring them on our own. We did have some bad weather one at sea day, but the cruise staff provided plenty of indoor activities for us to enjoy. The ship is small, which is great for getting places quickly but means you feel the ship movement a lot more.

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Wonderful experience

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Thank you Norwegian Cruise Lines.  My wife and I had a wonderful experience.  The ports that we were able to visit all had nice people.  Everyone was very helpful.  The food was delicious and there was a wide variety to enjoy.  The crew on board the Spirit went out of their way to make sure we had a pleasant cruise.  We enjoyed the Spirit so much because of its size.  We cruised before on the Leeward and it also was a smaller ship.  We understand that the Spirit is aging and some day will be retired.  We hope that NCL will bring on another smaller or small mid-sized ship to replace it.  These ships are becoming to large. 

Norwegian Cruise Lines continues to spoil people with their beautiful amenities.  Great job NCL.  

Thank you!!

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Norwegian Spirit 4/9/16

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Our experience on the Norwegian Spirit was delightful. We enjoyed the shows, speciality restaurants, and easy to get around on ship. One of the bartenders stands out in our mind that made our trip more enjoyable. His name was Joel and usually worked at the Martini Bar on the 8th floor. His smile was infectious, and was extremely professional. I really think he is more qualified than his current position.

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Debbie and Cliff Jones

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Great value

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Relaxed atmosphere, easy to get around, good fruit, heck of a deal. With so many passengers on the beverage package, there was a lot of demand at the bars, and it seemed that the bartenders might have been understaffed (though they sure tried!).

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Won't be going on NCL any more

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Food was terrible, ship too small can feel all the waves in the ocean.  Wait staff in both dining rooms had terrible attitudes.  Only thing worth mentioning that was decent was the specialty restaurants.  Other than that this trip was not so good. 

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Popular tips for Norwegian Spirit.


KirkG
Second Mate

Hit the Windows restaurant right when they open at 5:30pm and you can get a seat right by the windows.

NJCruisin
Third Mate

Bring a good pair of binoculars for the great views you will see.

lizmouzakis
Third Mate

Eat at one of two main dining rooms as much as possible for exceptional steak, seafood, etc. If you do that most of the time (rather than the buffet), no need to pay for premium dining. Also, a great 24 hour diner on board has amazing chicken wings and fish n' chips... beats the buffet!

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