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


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Sail Date: April 01, 2009
Ship: Norwegian Spirit
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Iit was a wonderful 12 days on a beautiful ship. You walk a lot more than on other ships, especially trying to get on/off at ports and for tenders.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food on NCL has definately improved from a few years ago. Even buffet food at all meals was varied, and much better than previously served.
Deserts could still stand much improvement, as I didn't have a tasty desert in 12 days.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Like most cruise lines, the good entertainment occurs during the first few days, then resorts to the marginal level of entertainment.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Although the staff throughout the ship were friendly and helpful, I don't think that they try quite as hard, knowing that they probably won''t be tipped at the end of the cruise due to "built-in" service fees.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was keep clean but not sparkling. Some areas are showing wear, ie. carpets, tiles around the pool, table edges, etc.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Stateroom was cleaned 2x/day, however, attendant didn't replace soap when empty dispenser was left on counter.

Pros: The freedom to dine whenever you wanted was the best experience - no rushing to get to meals/or waiting to eat either. This would be great if traveling with a large family.

Cons: Service fee of $12/day/adult for all staff decreases their willingness to excell. I was very surprised to discover this policy, which was not evident anywhere in the written documents prior to the cruise, but explains a lot of the staff behaviors.

Recommends Norwegian Spirit? Yes!

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