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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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1,407 Norwegian Spirit Cruise Reviews

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Rubiconpfk
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Positives: Staff was very cordial, until the last day when some seemed to be in a bad mood. Maybe they were going to miss us? Drink plan was a good value. Internet, while expensive, worked. Cereal in individuals serving size ... Read more
Citygirl22
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
This was our first Norwegian cruise. We have sailed on Carnival, Royal Carribean, and Disney. Looking to get away for Spring Break we couldn't pass up the great price and perks Norwegian was offering. I was a bit nervous after reading some ... Read more
CDR_SC
Member Since 2005
1 review
6 forum posts
11 helpful votes
My wife and I boarded the Spirit in what I can only describe as one of the most efficient and thorough operations we have encountered in almost 20 years! The ship was in excellent condition for a ship of its age and immaculately clean. ... Read more
shades171
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My wife and I were going on our 20th Anniversary cruise and I was a little nervous after booking from a few of the negative reviews. However, after experiencing it myself my Wife and I were both extremely happy with the cruise with a few ... Read more
kenochris9
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We were six adult woman on the NCL Spirit from March 12 to March 19, 2016. Good: The food and the drinks were plentiful and good. All of the crew on the ship were very friendly and always seemed happy. Even the washee washee, ... Read more

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purplemaniac
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We just returned from a 7 day cruise on the Spirit. We were a little nervous after reading the negative reviews, but it was better than expected! This ship is small and you will feel it moving every where on the ship, front, back, mid, ... Read more
EvilQAGuy
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We were able to take the Spirit on her March 12th Eastern Caribbean itinerary. The Spirit was the smallest ship we'd ever cruised on, and it turns out we like the smaller ships just fine. She has an Asian decor that sets her personality ... Read more
Spaldydog
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I want to start by saying that I cruised on the Spirit 2 years ago in the Mediterranean and loved the ship so much I wanted to cruise again in the Caribbean. I specifically chose this cruise because I was so impressed with everything about ... Read more
opshannon
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
57 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My family of four just returned from our week on the Spirit. We had inside cabin 5035, one of the extra big cabins featured on the Spirit. We booked this cruise more than a year before the sail date because of the great rate at the time. ... Read more
fossy111
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
Stayed in an inside cabin on deck 6, no problems with room apart from finding the previous persons dirty socks and underwear in one drawer. After ringing guest services this was sorted immediately and the drawer was thoroughly cleaned, ... Read more

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santacruise2
Member Since 2004
1 review
1,955 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
4 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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