Small Ship, But Good Cruise

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 38

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Norwegian Spirit

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 26, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Spirit

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9556

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

 We had a great time. However, there are some things that were not so amazing because the ship is the oldest and smallest of the NCL fleet. For example, there was a lot more smoking than one would want, there were not a lot of different areas at night for varying types of entertainment, the engine was loud and shaky and palpable from the Windows Dining Room, and overall there were just not that many different spaces. On the flip side, because it was an older ship, while it did not have the new amenities like water slides or a ropes course (like the Breakaway and other newer ships, it did have a very nice promenade, and a fantastic lounge called Galaxy of the Stars. This is a great place to catch a game show or even just lounge during the day while looking out on the ocean!


Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Pretty good, but got to be a little bit too much of the same.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
Pretty good, but not a lot of options for music at night.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Most of the staff was AMAZING!!! Gio, the cruise director was not so much though.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The room wasn't bad, but the bathroom just like the NCL Dawn ), was in strange little compartments. There was enough room for three of us though and plenty of storage space.

Ship tip

It is a small ship, so take advantage of every spot you can find. I love reading in the Galaxy of the Stars and just looking out the windows and at the bridge.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
Look for NASA Vehicle Assembly Building out in the distance while leaving the dock!

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Plenty right at the port or by taking trolley to the town

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Go to Sting Ray City and see the animals!!!

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
Wonderful island, just make sure you know what times they are serving lunch!
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