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The 2,018-passenger Norwegian Spirit debuted in 1998. You won't find a rock-climbing wall, bowling alley or some of the other whiz-bang features offered by some of the fleet's bigger, newer ships, but ...
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1,396 Norwegian Spirit Cruise Reviews

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santacruise2
Member Since 2004
1 review
1,951 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Spirit brought back old memories of 04 + 05 and for the most part we enjoyed it, The ship needs some work ( due in January 2017 i was told) new mattresses, capability for my wife to plug in her hairdryer etc. Most of the ports we ... Read more
508corky
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I was with a group of friends and we had a GREAT trip! The ship may be a relatively small ship compared to others. But, we had a great time. The ship was in tip top shape, the employees go to great length to make sure everyone is happy, ... Read more
Msstirpe
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
*Overall a very good experience for a first time cruiser. *Took our 80 year old mother for her birthday - would recommend ordering a wheel chair for anyone who has an issue walking long distances. *Staff - so very helpful to ... Read more
kaybles
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Myself and my husband were cruise virgins. We booked this to mark our 50th birthdays, so really wanted to celebrate this special occasion. Prior to our cruise I came across this website and read numerous reviews on the Spirit, some ... Read more
KJS1953
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Let me start my review by stating that I love cruising. My cruise line of preference is NCL. I have been on 14 cruises, 7 of which have been on NCL. This was my 1st trip on the Spirit. What a disappointment. The ship is old, the oldest of ... Read more

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2016 not happy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This cruise was a HUGE disappointment! The food was absolutely disgusting! The service was terrible! Sat for dinner at 7pm. and finally got served our main dish at 8:50, after I asked for it. Chinese restaurant was also horrible! ... Read more
POOKYP
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We are cruise lovers and love Norwegian: we have been on the Sky, Star(3 times), Pearl and now the Spirit (and others will follow!). The Spirit is an older Ship - but I didn't see any issues with it at all. Overall experience was ... Read more
sredgrave
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We had been on Carnival the last five cruises and had been a bit disappointed with the crew energy on the last one. It was the Fantasy, and we were aware about it's age. The Spirit is a similar ship, small and a few years on her, but the ... Read more
garyltaylor
Member Since 2002
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My wife and I just completed back to back E W Caribbean on the NCL Spirit. This was our 19th cruise. Previously who've cruised: RCL (8) Carnival (5) NCL (4) Celebrity (2) Ship: Overall condition of this ship is ... Read more
Arubabeachtime
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
First I'll address negatives about the ship posted prior to my voyage. It is a smaller and older ship for sure. In my mind that just led to a great value vacation. Some mentioned odors and I did notice this at times. We always take air ... Read more

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winter_blues_cruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We did a 7-night cruise on Spirit to Key West, Florida; Georgetown, Grand Cayman; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. The ports were great but the ship was lacking. We have been on nine cruises with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity ... Read more
friendly21
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our 2nd cruise on NCL. The cruise ship & staff were excellent!! Had only one issue with a waiter in Windows restaurant for dinner one night, he was very insistent to rush us through dinner. We just slowed him down & that ... Read more
kdaliege
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Port Canaveral is great for embarking on what should be a wonderful cruising week! The NCL Spirit is an adequate vessel, although it could use many updates and refurbishings. The specialty restaurants are very good, but not quite up to ... Read more
S_MN_Warmth_Seekers
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
General comments: This was our fifth cruise and third on the Norwegian Cruise Line. We were planning to spend some “snowbird” time in Florida this winter. We had taken an NCL cruise on this same ship, the Spirit, in Fall of ... Read more
Saki Momma
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was about our 45th cruise and it was the worst. We like the small to mid size ships, so the size of the ship was not an issue. We have had many great cruises on the Sun. The issue on this ship was the food and the service. Let's ... Read more

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esh1965
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
There was a huge difference on this cruise on the Spirit and the last one we did on it and it wasn't good. The staff remains the greatest and I have absolutely no problems with any of them but the ship has really gone downhill since our ... Read more
NickDangerr
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My wife and I had a wonderful time on this cruise. I was a little bit worried because of many of the negative reviews, but we had a wonderful experience. Embarkation was very smooth - it took us about 10 or 15 minutes to sign in and then ... Read more
twelve volt man
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My wife and I cruised on the Spirit in mid February and had an absolutely lovely time. We'd booked the trip in June, based upon the size of the boat, the included beverage package and the itinerary. When we stared reading reviews in ... Read more
Cherrock
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
43 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We enjoyed the cruise on the Spirit very much. After many years avoiding NCL due to a bad cruise, I decided to try them again since they are now sailing out of my home port of Port Canaveral. The ship although older was well kept, ... Read more
servoman1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The Norwegian spirit should be retired! Ship has rusting parts.The carpeting had stains that were never cleaned. We purchased the all inclusive drink package and in 7 days,Not once did We get waited on. had to go to the bar and get a ... Read more

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Florida Bird
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
Have cruised many times over the years. Most all cruise lines including Norwegian. Balcony cabin "D"level smallest we've ever had. Our cabin along with 4 others were over what sounded like a hydraulic pump which would grind away ... Read more
2 gopher cruisers
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
67 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We boarded the spirit on 2-6-16 for a 3 week vacation. We had originally been on the Spirit in 2010 in an inside cabin which was very very small, so this time we booked a family balcony. Our first week (11008) was booked after we had ... Read more
Dkingnh
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We have been cruising for over 10 years and are Silver Lattitude members on Norwegian. This was our first experience on the Spirit and we were very disappointed. Getting on-board was easygoing no waiting and very quick check in. The ... Read more
medic83666
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
We usually sail with Carnival and have gone on 10 cruises with them. We received a free cruise from the casino so we accepted. We chose our cruise due to the ports of call, all of which we had never been and really wanting to snorkel in ... Read more
jksail
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Living in the Mid East Coast USA, a Caribbean cruise always beats snowy February. NCL's "Free-Style Cruising" is the best way to go if you like a casual vacation-having to pack evening dresses and suits is not our idea of ... Read more

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