4masons

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Norwegian Spirit

March 2016 - Norwegian Spirit to Caribbean - Western

EXCELLENT! Except!

Pros: CLEAN, well taken care of ship! Most crew members were awesome. Especially Allen, who was based in the top outside bar! Every disembarkation, tender, etc, was smooth as butter. You never felt crowded or waited too long in lines, etc. Very well organized in every aspect, especially as you learn the system. Each port of call was wonderful. We especially liked Jamaica. Some of the shows were entertaining, but others, like the magic show was cheesy! 

Cons: Food in the Windows restaurant, (which you had to be somewhat dressed up) was just mediocre. If you like to stay up and party all night, this ship is not for you. Outside bars close way too early and the little entertainment things were lacking. Our beds were hard as rocks. Hint: get a ton of pillows to sleep on. This is not a kids ship either. We had a 13 year old that was bored out of his mind. The layout of the ship kinda stinks, until you can figure out how to get from one place to the other. If you are late to the poolside, you will not find a few chairs together for your family. If you bring something on the ship, like a bottle of rum, you may not get it back. Ours was never sent to our room and got home, realized it was missing. 

 

A majority of the guests were white, mid-40's, and spoke English, which was right up our alley. I would say we made the right move by taking this ship. The larger ships may have more to do, but the crowds would go with it. We walked right to our tinder in Grand Cayman to re board our ship, and watched a line of over 500 people waiting to get on the Celebrity X cruise tinder. If you like smaller, quieter, more relaxed cruising, this one is for you!! 

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4masons's Tips

George Town, Grand Cayman - Do the excursions, such as swim with stingrays...It is SO worth it. But, just book something after you get off the ship. It's way cheaper as you step on land.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica - Book an excursion from the ship for this place. We did ATV and wife did zipline/bobsled. We all enjoyed both excursions. Dunn River falls would have been cool, but way too many people want to do that.
Key West, Florida - Jet ski's would have been great here, if the water was warmer. Otherwise, just walk around Duvall street. Pretty cool!
Norwegian Spirit Norwegian Spirit - Make reservations for the Windows or Garden restaurants via the phone, like about 2 hours prior to wanting to eat. They will get you right in. No reservations, you will wait, even though there are empty seats all over. Get a cabin with a balcony. We wish we would have done that.

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shared a quick tip for Norwegian Spirit"Make reservations for the Windows or Garden restaurants via the phone, like about 2 hours prior to wanting to eat. They will get you right in. No reservations, you will wait, even though there are empty seats all over. Get a cabin with a balcony. We wish we would have done that."

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