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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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1,394 Norwegian Spirit Cruise Reviews

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biscut21
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This is only my second cruise, first with Norwegian, and I have to say I was freaked out when I read all the negative reviews about this ship. Don't listen to them. If you're a decent person who isn't a rude, stuck up, wanna be rich snob ... Read more
heythereyou
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
473 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I was a little leery sailing NCL oldest ship but was quite pleased. As the title says we enjoyed this cruise so much we are sailing it again shortly, sailing to different ports of call. Boarding in Port Canaveral was quick and easy ... Read more
jcwilde1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We just got back from our first week long cruise. It was my wife and I who are in our 30's as well as her parents. We have cruised twice before but on 3 night cruises. We read all the negative feedback and I am happy to say this crew has ... Read more
Podie
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
2,772 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my 15th or so cruise and I had sailed mostly on Royal Caribbean but also on Celebrity, Carnival, and MSC. I was curious (but wary) of what "freestyle" cruising is all about. Well, I'm hooked! Unlike RCCL, where you're ... Read more
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NavyChief38
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
NCL “SPIRIT” CRUISE 1/30 TO 2/6/2016 CABIN 5052 UNACCEPTABLE CRUISE CONDITIONS When I first entered my assigned cabin something smelled really nasty! Could not locate the source so I let it go hoping the offensive odor ... Read more

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Latrobe
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
233 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I am a mature woman and this was about my 24th cruise but only my 3rd as a solo traveler. I chose this cruise for several reasons: low single supplement, NCL has rarely disappointed me, I needed a getaway for no real reason. And ... Read more
tazzicat
Member Since 2009
15 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
For background purposes, these were our 24th & 25th cruises with NCL - and 36th cruise overall - Spirit is the oldest ship in the NCL fleet - and is very unique. She was built for the Asian market 18 years ago. The Spirit has a ... Read more
nczeebs
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
53 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise on the Spirit. There are many negative reviews about this ship, but then, negative minded people will always be the first to speak up. Personally, we prefer smaller ships over the mega-liners. The Spirit is the ... Read more
Wingwalk
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Visited Key West, George Town, Grand Cayman, Ochee Rios, Jamaica and Great Stirrup (but didn't dock as the weather was bad) This is our second cruise but our first with Norwegian Spirit. The first 3 nights at the Windows Main dining ... Read more
Brabus08
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Having read some bad reviews about this ship we were a little apprehensive about what we had let ourselves in for. Nothing to worry about, thankfully, as it turned out. We had a very enjoyable cruise save for a few days of poor weather ... Read more

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winjos
Member Since 2007
1 review
73 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
From the first day to the last, we had a wonderful time on the Spirit. Our day started with easy parking at the port and walking right up to our port agent. I'd say from the car to the ship, it took less than 25 minutes. We arrived ... Read more
escape456
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is a nice ship, with comfortable amenities. The staterooms are ample. Food quality is good, but not excellent. They do have specialty restaurants, but these are had at substantial cost. The shows were good. What I don't care for ... Read more
MrNorthshore
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Just got back from cruising with my family on a 7 night eastern Caribbean cruise. The NCL spirit was nicer then we were expecting, but the service was not nearly as good as we got on either celebrity or royal Caribbean. The activities ... Read more
kilroy76
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Probably like many of you, I read the bad reviews about the Spirit and went in with some dread. I don't know if people are just too picky, or if NCL "righted the ship" in the past month, but I thought this was a great cruise and ... Read more
Dublin_Mike
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
45 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I think it was a "good" cruise. The service was friendly, the steward very helpful. I enjoyed walking around the 360 degree promenade on Deck 7. It was a small ship so, this cut down on the on board window shopping and ... Read more

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kycruiser turns50
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Spirit is a very beautiful, unique ship. The staterooms are on the smaller side but we were only in the room to shower and sleep. Jeffrey, our room steward, did an excellent job keeping the room clean. The public areas were very nicely ... Read more
firstbadger
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
125 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My DW and I just got back from a week on the Spirit (Jan 9-16). It was our 3rd on NCL and 6th overall. We are in our mid forties, took our 10 yr old for her first cruise, and intended to relax. The reviews before we left concerned ... Read more
yma01blue
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
28 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my 4th cruise with NCL...the first a couple of decades ago. Have not sailed with them recently and was surprised at the nickel and dime-ing that occurs now. We brought 2 bottles of wine on board that is allowed, and were charged ... Read more
Jimmy_Buffet
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We booked this cruise because the timing was right and the price was reasonable. Plus, Norwegian offered a choice of free stuff as incentives. We chose the free beverage package (which was actually not free) figuring that with sufficient ... Read more
Cottage gal
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first Norwegian cruise after close to 15 other cruises on various lines. We traveled with another couple (with in excess of 25 cruises under their belts). We booked this one as the timing was right for us along with the ... Read more

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GNunn
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
146 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Norwegian Spirit: January 2 - January 9, 2016 I was with a girlfriend whose husband didn't want to cruise so I was the lucky friend who got to go along. Since this was basically unplanned my only mission was to relax and get my ... Read more
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RSINGFL
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 11th cruise 2nd one with Norwegian. The first time aboard the Star was pretty good enough to try them again, not so much with this ship. Getting on and off the ship in Port Canaveral was a breeze. The ship itself was clean, ... Read more
put me on a ship
Member Since 2013
1 review
1,418 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
We were a bit apprehensive about this ship before boarding....not very good reviews, older ship, smaller ship, etc. However, we were pleasantly surprised after boarding....the Spirit has a LOT of character. We loved everything about it! ... Read more
Tater bug
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I think its time to take this Ship out of the cruise business, or use it for some other venue, not seven day cruises! It lacks in to many areas, food, entertainment, recreation. First, the food, the raffles buffet, is nothing more than a ... Read more
Ines & Volker
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
61 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We've been back to back on the Spirit from 26 December 2016 and we loved it! The first week we had a oceanview cabin on deck 4. The cabin was good but it was very noisy. We learnt that we'll never book on deck 4 again. Our cabin steward ... Read more

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