It's a small, but comfortably sized ship. This is my fourth cruise that I've been on, and probably the oldest ship. However, I think that the larger ships can sometimes be too large and passengers can be treated like cargo. Yet, one should not mistaken a small ship like the Spirit with a Celebrity-type liner in terms of service and food quality. Overall, the ship is basic, the food a bit better than average, and the port of Bermuda terrific!
Btw, the other posts about sea sickness are full of crap. We purchased several over-the-counter sea sickness drugs and did not feel a thing -despite Tropical Storm Colin right near us! The ship goes about 16mph and is really large. So, in our experience, one could easily forget they were at sea in terms of movement. Yes, it was that unnoticeable.
Food and Dining
3 out of 5
Decent food, but the service at Windows is incredibly slow. It took us 30 mins to receive an onion soup. However, we complained and they prompted took care of our needs the next time we visited. The speciality restaurants were awful. Save your money! Shogun and the Taste of India were food court-eque. The buffet was good, but like any cruise began to get old by the fourth day. The best? Try the bbq by the pool. The food actually tastes a bit homemade.
3 out of 5
Well-done! They offer a bunch of stuff and the entertainment was solid.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
Friendly! Enthusiastic! We loved the guy who greeted people to the buffet by saying "happy! happy!" This was a running joke throughout the trip.
3 out of 5
The ship quality was above average, I actually like the older, smaller layout of the ship. I didn't notice any logjams. I liked the Asian art. They had several people at all major areas cleaning the ship and offering hand sanitizers.
Cabin / Stateroom
1 out of 5
Tiny balcony stateroom. Be prepared to feel even more 'tuna canned" on this trip. This doesn't mean the trip will be awful, but experienced travelers will feel shortchanged in this department.
Save your money and purchase a two-day public transportation pass and explore the safe and friendly island! We went to Shelley Bay Beach and had a blast! Note: this was free, the buses were easy, and it didn't cost us $75 a pop.
Skip St. George, but explore Hamilton. Of course, the beaches are a must!
Pros: Service, Convenience, Bermuda
Cons: Speciality Restaurants, Pool Deck, Size of Balcony Cabins
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