Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

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3 out of 5

a really nice enjoyable cruise

Sail Date: September 07, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

This was our first time cruising with NCL and the freestyle program. If you are used to traditional seating from previous cruises and like it; this is difficult to get used to. We were traveling alone and were told they did not accept reservations for two in the dining rooms. We were told two were never a problem to be seated. This meant waiting in line like you were at an "Outback Steakhouse" with a beaper in your hand unless you hurried down to dinner to be there first. I am not used to that on a cruise. You never see the same waiter twice or get to know anyone at your table. I missed that. Obviously the upside is you can go anytime you like. I wasn't worth the trade off for us. It is much less personalized.

Pros: smaller ship; good for an older traveler

Cons: food; not as good as other cruise lines

Recommends Norwegian Spirit? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Older ship; could use a refurbishing soon.
Service and Staff
Saint John, New Brunswick

Don't Miss: the falls
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Don't Miss: peggy's cove
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
This is pretty much Cape May for anyone who frequents there. It can be skipped if you do. The carousel was closed like Fort Knox - it is only open on weekends! The rest is gingerbread houses and one street of tee shirt shops and trinket shops. Nothing is of any quality
Don't Miss: fish & chips at the first bar off the pier

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