NCL Spirit- Disaster

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 06, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Spirit
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
Our overall impression is that we will likely not sail NCL again. The ship, staff, food, stateroom did not meet our expectations. We almost entirely missed a port and came home with Norovirus. We were not impressed with NCL. We were uninformed throughout the trip and due to illnesses alot of the fun stuff on the ship was cancelled.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
The food was below average in the buffet, and bland in the main dining rooms. The specialty restaurants were very good, but you had to pay extra to eat at them.


3 out of 5
The bands were pretty good. The games were corny, but fun. The casino was ok.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The staff was fairly friendly, but no one really went out of their way for us. Our stewards were nice enough, but we did not get any of the special treatment that we had heard about from previous cruisers.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
The ship was nice, but the layout was confusing at times.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
The stateroom was dingy. We walked in and one of the first things we found were a used Q-tip in the bathroom and another person's pants in the closet. There was mold in the shower and the bathroom floor did not appear clean. The balcony was nice- if we could have slept there, we probably would have.
5 out of 5
This was our favorite port. The people were wonderful and the excursion- cave tubing with Major Tom (Greenwood Adventures) was fantastic.
Don't Miss: Cave Tubing.
3 out of 5
The port is nothing much. The Rio Dulce is beautiful, but the full day excursion of Rio Dulce and Quirigua is too much.
3 out of 5
The port was good, but we were approx 3.5 hrs late in arriving so we did not get to do anything but walk down the main road and shop.
Don't Miss: Couldn't tell you because our excursion was cancelled.
3 out of 5
The port was crowded, but the excursion, Jungle ATV was fun. The water was the most beautiful we saw.

Pros: Ports of Call

Cons: Stateroom, food, lack of information and coordination

Recommends Norwegian Spirit? No.

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