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Norwegian Spirit is a medium ship, carrying 1966 passengers and 948 crew, and sails from Barcelona, Spain and Port Canaveral, Florida.

Price: $     Size: M     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"The food and its presentation were outstanding in the dining rooms." in 71 reviews.

"...to too much solicitation to spend more money on specialty restaurant s, etc." in 6 reviews.

"...and available, fantastic food, great organized shore excursion s." in 14 reviews.


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Bingo

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Bingo

While I did not participate there wee many legitimate complaints concerning the

final game. Prize was advertised as $5000 100 people signed up at $50.00 each

and wound up that 3 people split $300 this boders on fraud.

I had no complaints tip was as advertised

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Crew members were the worst of any cruise I have taken in 25 years

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The ship is comfortable, the food was average, formal nights were not scheduled (Dress or Not is the option given on both sea days).

 

If you did not pay additional fee or choose to dine in the specialty restaurants, dinner was just average. Pork products were in greater abundance than beef.

 

Crew walked past you without acknowledging you

Wait staff did not identify themselves in either dining room

Guest Relations staff were unfriendly

 

First and only NCL for us.

 

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Great cruise!

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We had a lovely cruise.  The price was right; the beverage package offered was great, and we enjoyed ourselves very much.  The staff on this ship was wonderful, always smiling and helpful.  The entertainment, particularly the music was really good and we had a terrific time!

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Glen's get away

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Room steward was excellent but many of the staff had poor command of the English language, and the bartender did not understand about the wine package that I wanted to purchase and gave me all four bottles of wine at once and not the wine chits. Could do with more training there. Waiter in Le Bistro was excellent, not so in the steak house or the Italian restaurant. Ports of call were OK but St Thomas bus tour was pretty bad. Driver never stopped long enough for us to take pictures and dropped us off at a pretty cheap tourist junk shop. Guess the shop paid the busses to all stop there but almost everything for sale was made in China. I don't go on a cruise to buy the same crap that I can buy at my local Dollar store. Bus tour on Tortola was great. Good driver who stopped often and explained what we were looking at. Only good thing about the St Thomas tour was the SkyRide. but the port is pretty run down and the infrastructure was bad. In Tortola the roads were not full of potholes and the whole island looked clean and not dirty like St Thomas. Will not go back to ST Thomas but may go back to Tortola for a vacation or maybe to buy a time share there.

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cruising on the SPIRIT

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The ship is in excellent shape considering its age. The whole crew were just wonderful. We had a great time at all the shows. Loading and unloading of passengers was a breeze. The new terminal was well laid out.

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relaxing & enjoyable time with a few complaints

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overall was a great trip!  this was my first NCL cruise and I would cruise with them again, we were on the spirit which was a smaller ship, but was nice, we had an issue with our bathroom the first day and a 1/2,   and it took several calls and a trip to the service desk before it was finally resolved,  but NCL sent us a tray of chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of wine to acknowledged our inconvenience which we appreciated.  I loved the itinerary but did not care too much for having two sea days at the end I'd rather them be at the beginning it just seemed so long at sea to get back to port, my only complaint would be the buffet and the entertainment choices I feel on a 7-night trip they didn't plan it out very well, one night there wasn't much scheduled going on and then the next night there was four things going on at the same time and I found that to be disappointing, All staff we encountered were friendly and helpful except for one lady on the dining staff who was a bit rude, we did not dine in any specialty restaurants  we dined in the garden room and shogun asian fusion and they were both good, the buffet was a bit boring not many changes from day to day and it seemed to be the same thing over and over at lunch time

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cane garden bay coki point beach cabin 9085 wasn't expecting this!

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The Best of Times

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HappyWe had a fabulous time on our 7 day cruise on the Norwegian Spirit that sailed on January 30, 2016. The ship is not one of the mega ships and lacks some of the features of those newer and larger ships but it was just what we needed. We ate at the Windows restaurant every evening but one and had some of the best dining experiences we have ever had. The staff was so wonderful and friendly it reminded me of the old cruise days when you had your wait staff for the whole week and you really got to know them.

 

In Nassua, we went to the Straw Market and thankfully it was Sunday and only about 1/3 of the vendors were open .....which means we got out of there in record time. We then walked to Junkanoo beach and sat at the Tiki hut there where you get 4 beers and 4 shots for $10. We also met the owner of the place who was also lead vocal on the hit song...Who Let the Dogs Out. We were going to take a taxi back to the ship but the locals told us to take the bus for $1.25. We did and it worked perfectly.

 

 

St Thomas, where we honeymooned 35 years ago, was amazing as always. We took a taxi right from the dock to Magens Bay for $8/person.....rented chairs and had just a great time. It is as beautiful as it was 35 years ago but a lot more people than back in the day. Taxied back to Charlotte Amolie for some brief shopping $8/person. Great day.

 

 

 Tortola, which is just starting to figure out the cruise industry, has a lot of construction in the dock area. It will take some time but it will be great. That being said it was our favorite port. We decide to do a ship excursion to transport us to and from the ship to Cane Garden Bay Beach. We did this because we didn't know what the taxi situation would be......glad we did it and it was only $39. The ride over the mountain is  a mixture of very steep grades and hairpin turns that was fun and exhilarating and provided tremendous vistas for picture taking.. The beach was one of the best I have ever been on.....beautiful white sand, crystal clear water and a panoramic view that is second to none. There I was laying in the lounge chair on the edge of the water looking out on the most beautiful scenery imaginable, drinking a Corona that is so cold it's almost turned to ice and I thought " Lord, you can take me now".

 

 

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Very Good Time

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Wait staff in the restaurants and hotel staff (cleaning rooms) were very courteous and attentive -I was impressed. Food was good, and selection had a lot of variety. Most of the shows were good - especially the song and dance shows (I am not a big fan of magicians and acrobats, so my opinion on these may be biased). There seemed to be a lot of varied activities for every interest.

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Dont go on NCL

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I wont go on NCL again. Floor flooded for three days. Had  to listen to a big dryer for two days. The cabin attn. was good. Some of the waiters could use some more training'

 

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Far exceeded our expectations

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NCL helped my wife and I have a wonderful experience on our recent cruise. She recently has developed food allergies that cause her mouth to swell and even blister.  She can't eat wheat, oats, and a few other things.  This was our first cruise since she had these develop.  The ship provided her with her own server/liason and chef to make sure anything she (and any others with allergies or restrictions) ate would not impact her.  The food available to her was fantastic and all delivered with a warm friendly smile.  Our other accomodations were great as usual and we put a deposit down for our next trip.  We can't wait!!

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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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