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Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 19, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Spirit
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 11579
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

The Spirit is an older, smaller ship with a lively, engaged crew and a decent itinerary. Even with weather issues, we had a great time. The entertainment crew are lively and genuinely interested in helping you have a good time.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food in the main dining room is the same as the additional charge options except that you get additional steak choices in Cagney's and French food choices in Le Bistro, etc. If you order French onion soup, it is EXACTLY the same soup in Le Bistro as it is in the buffet. Avoid La Trattoria... it is no luxury dining experience. You have a partition between you and the kitchen.... the food options are not especially interesting and the service is really poor. Cagney's and Le Bistro were worth the upcharge, though.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Bingo is outrageously expensive and the payout is extremely low. Cannot imagine why you would want to pay $50 for a playing card that has a payout of $200.
Trivia is often scheduled in Henry's Pub which is too small to fit the crowd...the room becomes noisy and uncomfortable.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Worst magician ever..... the rest of the shows were entertaining and worth your time.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Didn't have young kids but when I saw the kids on the boat in the programs, everyone seemed to be having fun.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

We had an inside but our steward, Joseph treated us like with had a luxury suite. The room itself is surprisingly spacious and the two of us had no problems navigating around the room and storing all our stuff. Not so sure how well everything would work out if there were three of us.

Ship Tip

For a quiet spot to sit and read, try Deck 7 Starboard side. You are in the shade and Henry's Pub and the coffee bar are steps away when you need your drink replenished. Oh, and buy the beverage package. There are very few drinks that are not covered in the package, including wine at dinner.

5 out of 5
Arrive a day early and have dinner at Cerviche's - a great tapas bar
5 out of 5
3 out of 5
On Grand Cayman - do not go to Hell. It is a tourist trap and there is no real reason to visit it

Ocho Rios, Jamaica Did not visit port

Bamboo Beach is a good time.
5 out of 5
Take an early tender - so much to enjoy!
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