Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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1 out of 5

Not what I wanted my honeymoon to be!

Sail Date: June 08, 2008

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The boat and restaurants looked nice. Smoking was allowed in the state rooms, by the pool, in the casino, in the entertainment rooms. I couldn't escape the smoke anywhere! It was very annoying.
I used the ship's laundry service and did not have everything returned me. After calling to complain, I received the rest of the clothes later on that night. The socks had holes, rust stains and permanent stretch marks, none of which they had before being sent to the laundry. Two sports bras had multiple staple sized holes in them. The tags which were glued to the shirts ruined two of my shirts when they were pulled off.
I took the Sea and See excursion in Nassau. The description promised that in a semi-submersable boat we would be taken past several sunken ships at least 70 years old. Instead, the tour guide pointed out two metal drums and said they were from a shipwreck 30 years ago. Hardly the several sunken ships we were promised. The boat only moved a total of 150-200 feet, during which time we didn't go into water deeper than about 15 feet, and saw mostly kelp and nothing else. And there was no a/c as promised.
I took a Pilates class. There was no mention beforehand, not in the announcement, the freestyle daily newsletter, or by the instructor, that it would cost money. Only after the class did the instructor handed me a bill for $12. And if that were not enough, the class was supposed to last 45 minutes, but got started late and finished early, and only lasted for 20 minutes.
After we got on the cruise we found out the destinations had changed, so we never got to go to a beach. We were very surprised to arrive back to the port of departure a day early! Luckily we had family that lived in the neighboring state whom we were able to stay the night with because our flight didn't leave until the next day.

Pros: The shows- 2nd City Comedians

Cons: Hidden fees, smoking allowed nearly everywhere, terrible customer service

Recommends Norwegian Spirit? No.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
We had fun on the snorkel excursion. The boat had an awesome water slide and a rock climbing wall. The reef was real shallow so you could see all the fish. But you had to take a 30 min bus ride there.
Don't Miss: snorkel in Port Lucaya
Port Canaveral, Florida
We didn't get off the boat because the overpriced excursions were full. But we didn't miss much because it rained all day.
Nassau, Bahamas
The Sea & See excursion was the biggest waste of time and money.


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