A severe disappointment

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 06, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Spirit
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 10 years ago

Do not go on this cruise if you are a vegetarian, or want to eat after 12pm. "Freestyle cruising", their slogan, is a blatant lie. You can only eat food at very specific times, only one tiny restaurant is open 24hrs with an extremely limited menu that never changes and has NO vegetarian choices at all. The disease outbreak was tremendous, people were quarantined. Everyone had a stomach flu. Tap water and unsweetened iced tea are the only beverages included, bottled water is $5. Most alcoholic drinks were around $9. Very little entertainment, I have cruised before and had a much better time on other ships. This ship was very boring, and no one was out past 10pm, this could be because of extreme boredom or violent illness. An extreme disappointment, this cruise line just cannot compare to any others.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
All food was tasteless. Very little variation. The two free restaurants, (where you are served as opposed to buffet style) both had the same menu each night, which was a variation of the buffet food. Vegetarian options were limited to fruit.


1 out of 5
3 out of 5
Beautiful place, but the "las escobas waterfall" excursion is not really a waterfall like you would think, more of a tiny amount of water trickling down a rock. Not worth the money.
3 out of 5
Didn't spend any time here because I went on the tulum excursion (mayan ruins), where you can only look at the ruins which are roped off, again, not worth the $100
3 out of 5
Carnival stops at a much better port for shopping, I went on the cave tubing excursion, which was decent.
3 out of 5
Not sure, the ships engine broke and our time there was severely limited.

Pros: Getting off the ship

Cons: The ship, the food, lack of entertainment, massive disease outbreak

Recommends Norwegian Spirit? No.

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