NCL disappointed us this time

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: March 01, 2006
Ship: Norwegian Spirit
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago

It was our 4th cruise with NCL. It seems like they are understaffed this year. Staff is trying hard, smiling and being freindly, but you can feel that they are overworked. Bar people do not give you a chance to have a conversation with your friends offerring drinks non stop (drinks are extra charge!!!, no lack of staff in this department). If you are not a heavy drinker - bring a sign with you "No drinks needed at this time". No trays in buffet creates a lot of extra traffic and confusion.
Bring your oun pillows, you will not regret that.
A lot of repeatition from previous cruises - they keep using the SAME words over and over in a Lier Club, same comedians (Second City group). Great disco room but DJ plays mostly hip-hop; however, if you make your requests - you will get it.
Overall, If it is your first cruise - you will most likely love it. If you cruised before - you might be disappointed (a lot of people expressed that opinion).

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Slow service. Food is great but varriety could be bigger, but: If you feel like you are craving a food that is not on a menu - ask, chances are high you will have it!


3 out of 5
Lots of repeatition from previous cruises.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Friendly but overworked

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
No refrigerator in the room. Horrible pillows. Bathrooms have mold on tiles, sand and hair on the floor. Bring air freashener. Great choice of moves on TV

Pros: Freestyle

Cons: Repeated entertainment from previous years

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