Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4-6 cruises

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2 out of 5

NOT MY FAVORITE CRUISE VACATION

Sail Date: July 01, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

I just returned from an 8 day cruise aboard the Spirit with other friends and family members. We all agreed that we did not care for the freestyle concept. There were more rules than previous trips we have made on other lines. The one we laughed about the most was there is a sign in the dining room entrances that reads No shorts, torn jeans or flip flops. They will send a male back to his rooms to change from dress "Bermuda" golf shorts to slacks, but women are allowed in with short shorts and high heels, flip flops and torn jeans!!!! We witnessed this many times and even did a test with our party and it happened time and time again! NCL discriminates against men!!! LOL Since the gratuity is included in your trip we also found that the staff could care less to help you, they are very slow and if asked a question, no one knows anything! also most of the staff Asian and cannot understand them and they get pissed at you!--the pool and pool area are too small for the amount of people the ship holds--there were fights over chairs, etc. The excursions booked up before we even got on the ship. To make dinner reservations for the week was annoying-having the same table & servers every night like other cruises is much better because they know what you like and will try to please you ...on the spirit dinner was served soooo slow that we missed some of the shows. Nothing for the teens to do at night, other than drink (generates $$$$)--only the casinos and nightclub open (more $$$$$)--nothing on outside pool decks in the evening. Definitly would not take another freestyle cruise with NCL--PS -we did find 4 staff members on the ship who deserve a standing ovation--Emel (our cabin steward), Imade (One of our many servers) & Christine Jazmin (Espresso & cocktail server) and Ebert (casino dealer)--these 4 staff members were outstanding & made our trip bearable! thank you to them!

Pros: GROHE SHOWER SYSTEMS IN BATH &

Cons: THE STAFF WAS MOSTLY UNFRIENDLY & UNHELPFUL

Recommends Norwegian Spirit? No.

Cabin / Stateroom
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
not the friendliest staff-we found a few helpful staff members but most not helpful
Ship Quality
the ship was clean, but the area around pool was way too small for the amount of guests --
Entertainment
times not convenient to dinner times--they held some of the better shows in the galaxy of the stars and it was too small to get a seat--should use the auditorium for popular shows but no bar so NCL misses out on liquor $$$$
Children's Programs
not enough for teens to do at night!! why not have games around pool deck- or a -DJ every night!!--ours were bored because the older kids were allowed in the nightclub


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