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Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Bermuda
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
Norwegian Spirit

Sail Date: April 01, 2010

Ship: Norwegian Spirit

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review Summary

Besides the terrible smoke issue, the food was a "C" at best- the only superior food was in the elite restaurants that required a $25-$65 per person extra charge. Not much presentation with the food- desserts very poor quality. Seemed that the ship was trying to sell something at every event- even charged $55 per person for a "Behind the Scenes" tour. The shows were also second rate- the last one being a crew :"talent show" with only 4 employees singing or dancing. Add to that extremely rough seas traveling- (not the ship's "fault"), but contributing to the overall substandard cruise for us. We wondered how much impact there was a a result of the mandatory gratuity added to each person's charges per day, inasmuch as gratuities are now portioned out by the cruise line, vs individual cruising customers giving monies directly to staff who had assisted them during their cruise.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
See initial note. Previous cruise experiences for us demonstrated exceptional food preparations, presentation, variety, quality and menu- not so on this cruise- all of the aforementioned were severely lacking..... unless you were will to kick out hefty surcharges; those were the options and premium meals that were the daily fanfare previously MINUS the extra charges.


1 out of 5
Poor quality

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Formal dining room staff not particularly interested in our dining experience.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship was clean; room stewards did a good job. However, between the smell of cigarettes, and the smell of vomit with so many passengers ill both coming and going, the environment for breathing purposes was very poor.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Private balcony a great PLUS- except for the cigarette smoke

Pros: Friendly cruise ship staff

Cons: Cigarette smoke EVERYWHERE!!!! Could not get away from it- smoke on balconies, eating areas, bars, casino so smoke filled that we could not breathe....

Recommends Norwegian Spirit? No.

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