First cruise experience - Very Good!

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


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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6 Night Canada & New England (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 07, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Spirit
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
This is our first cruise, over all it was very good. Please see detailed below.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The 2 main restaurants served the same menu, buffet quality can be improved. We tried 2 specialty restaurants, the steak house was excellent, definitely recommend. The Asian one not so much.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Good selections of activities, some can be lame. Shows at night are entertaining.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very friendly and helpful. The room was cleaned twice a day.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was clean through out and was easy to get around.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a balcony room, and it was well worth it. The queen size bed is put together by 2 twins and splits up sometimes. It didn't really bother us and the bed, pillow and blanket are very comfortable.
3 out of 5
We just took the shuttle to the shopping area because we've been to Boston many times. The shuttle was quick and came frequently.
5 out of 5
A place that we would like to visit again. We rent bikes and toured 2 towns. A bit tiring but nice. You can also rent scooters. The process of getting to the island was long, we waited two hours. From the ship to the island took 15 minutes on the tender boat.
5 out of 5
Another city worth seeing. The old market is a fun place to meet the locals and buy their goods :-) We went on a bus tour that drove around the outer part of the city and to bay of fundy. The high tide is in the morning and evening, so if you go during the day, you won't see the "reverse flow" of the river.
5 out of 5
We were in a walking tour, which was very good. It's a city with a lot of history, worth seeing. Try the Donair and Putine at the pizza-corner.

Pros: Relaxed, free style cruise

Cons: food varieties

Recommends Norwegian Spirit? Yes!

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