Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Norwegian Spirit Caribbean Cruise

Sail Date: February 10, 2008

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The Norwegian Spirit is an older ship in dire need of updating. The decor is Asian and not exceptionally attractive. Size of ship was great though and easy to get around.

We had an oceanview cabin, deck 6, in the forward section of the ship. It was a great location, quiet and near everything. The cabins were clean and efficient. Our cabin stewards were excellent, very professional and gracious at all times.

Food was not as good on this ship as I have experienced on other lines. The evening meals were better than the buffets but this is not unusual.

Entertainment was very poor (comedians, jugglers, staff skits, etc. I was surprised after having seen such great shows on other cruise lines. I was also disappointed in the lack of lectures, etc. and things to do. The Trivia, which our group really likes, was very disorganized and poorly run. The man doing Trivia could hardly speak English and the ship was full of cruisers of all nationalities who could not understand him. Most of the foreign guests were very proficient in English and were lost!! There were also several programs that involved a cover before you could attend: wine tasting, etc. Not good.

We liked all the ports. This is the reason we chose the Spirit. We hired drivers and took our own tours. We also took some city tours that were half the price of the tours offered on the ship.

That's about it. All in all we had a great time with good friends. I am not sure I would cruise with Norwegian again.

Pros: Friendly staff and excellent cabin stewards, ports

Cons: Entertainment, decor of ship, lack of lectures, things to do, disorganization of some activities

Recommends Norwegian Spirit? No.

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