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Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 34

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 09, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Spirit
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 11502
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Partner and I are both Platinum w/NCL, and it used to be our favorite line of the five on which we are Platinum or Diamond.  However, this cruise did not measure up, nor did the one prior to this one.  The stateroom (balcony) was probably the smallest we have ever encountered.  The arrangement of the men's very small and cramped dressing room being separated by a public hallway from the steam and sauna was just poor.  The food choices and quality were markedly below the level we had become accustomed to w/NCL, and in some cases dining room food service was tediously slow - started dinner one night at 5:30 and missed the 7:30 show.  This was our 55th cruise overall, but we will do more research before selecting the next NCL ship.  As usual, the room steward was fantastic, but some of the staff were less than helpful and guest services was just rude.  The entertainment was truly great though.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

As stated earlier, the room was very cramped, but the room steward was great.

Ship Tip

Will definitely avoid sailing on it again.

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
1 out of 5
Rough seas caused us to miss it. No big loss.
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