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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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happy senior traveler
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
This cruise was ending in Venice and also doing Montenegro and Croatia (along with 6 other ports I had been to). 29 It was WONDERFUL! I had not been on a small cruise ship before this one (embarkation and disembarkation went so smoothly) ... Read more
kisooya
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
38 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we liked the itinerary and free style cruising. - Ship. Old and run down. I understand it will be dry docked next year and I think its long overdue as we've been on the same ship about 7 years ago when ... Read more
Julyhola99
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
What was going to be a birthday cruise turned into a nightmare. It started when I purchased internet minutes. I also had a internet promo. Customer service said it was not on record. I had the receipt from my edicts which they took. ... Read more
mickeytheg
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We choose this cruise for the ports,since this was our first time in Europe. On Norwegian we are now Gold so we prefer Freestyle cruising. They offered us an upsell suite cabin & we accepted cabin 10512 which was terrific. At our time ... Read more
Lighthorse
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
47 helpful votes
First and foremost, we chose this cruise for the itinerary. The Ports of Call were ones we really wanted to see. Unfortunately, Istanbul and Ephesus were substituted with Dubrovnik and Kotor. This was no one's fault but a safety ... Read more

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BrocktonCruiser
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
6 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
The NCL Spirit is the oldest and smallest of the fleet. It does not have the bells, whistles and choices of the newer and larger ships but does have charm. The smaller size makes it great for smaller European ports like Kotor and ... Read more
AdventureAmigos
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose NCL because we cruised with them once before and really enjoyed our experience. At the time of booking they were offering a great promotion, which made the trip much more affordable and we think a balcony room makes the trip more ... Read more
SetSail424
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Overall, we were very disappointed with the staff service and food experience on the Spirit. This was my eighth cruise and first time on the Norwegian line. I have never experienced such poor general treatment from the staff, particularly ... Read more
Schwingoh
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
85 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Great itinerary but tired, older ship. Went for the ports not the ship. Nice public area's. Food average, service was good but not great. See my cabin review below. Some highlights were: Marissa who performs in Henry's and Charlie's, ... Read more
Kristine Y
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
I was just on the 12-day Grand Mediterranean from May 7-19 aboard the Norwegian Spirit. It was a DREAM VACATION. While the ship was relatively older and I did complain about having to pay almost double for my stateroom and port fees... the ... Read more

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lbsst14
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Ship is a bit old but it's serviceable. Service staff is very friendly. Food ranges from "Just OK" to "Good", but skip the Sushi restaurant as they are all their own unique "rolls" and not very good. ... Read more
Pizzalover_
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on NCL, having cruised 11 times before on HAL, RCL, Carnival, and Premier. The embarkation port was an inexpensive 6-hour rental car drive. Boarding was smooth and we went straight to cabin 11660 located port ... Read more
Mark1403
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
The ship is showing her age and the furniture in the cabin including the carpet looked very tired, nothing like the picture on the web site sadly. The bed was very comfortable and a good size. The cabin steward was excellent, the shower ... Read more
Juliejodie
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Just returned from our cruise was way above expectations, food amazing could not fault any restaurant ,even though we spend a lot of time in the buffett restaurant so much choice, staff were so lovely and friendly especially our cabin ... Read more
Catchum
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
3 helpful votes
Embarcation was a breeze as we had elected to arrive close to the time we could board and were able to leave our carry on bags in our cabin, which was already prepared. Spirit is a relatively small and older ship so if you are looking ... Read more

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Riknpat
Member Since 2007
8 reviews
32 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Fine transatlantic cruise with a few blips along the way. Spirit is an older smaller ship which suits me fine and has many features fast disappearing on larger newer ships such as a wide teak wraparound promenade deck and a forward ... Read more
paradise.2
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This NCL Spirit Cruise was chosen as our first cruise. We wanted to get from Guadalajara Mexico to Paris France without any prolonged flights. Based upon cost, convenience and enjoyment, a cruise seemed to be the best way to get to ... Read more
Quarryman111
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Just returned home from a wonderful 14 day cruise on board Norwegian Spirit, from the Captain to the attendants the level of service was above what we expected, all food is off the highest quality available at any time. This was our ... Read more
mrslallen
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed April 2016
We were extremely disappointed with the cruise in general. It wasnt advertised as being trans Atlantic so we were at sea for 6 days , and we had no use of the pool for 9 days and there was no alternative activities or entertainment to ... Read more
amzerinas
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. We were so very pleasantly surprised at the fantastic experience based on the on the online reviews we read. Yes, the ship is older, but we loved the ship itself, the bathroom; it was pretty big ... Read more

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1beachbum1
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
126 forum posts
Sailed April 2016
Took advantage of UBP & shore excursion credit on the only cruise to fit our time from from Port Canaveral. Also had Cruise credit from previous cruise. Like this size ship and wanted Western itinerary. The Spirit is in fine shape ... Read more
budhakitty
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
27 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We recently completed a seven night Caribbean cruise on the NCL Spirit. It was a wonderful trip! Leading up to the trip, we read negative reviews about the Spirit, but honestly our experience did not resemble the previous reviews. We have ... Read more
shart3414
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
4 helpful votes
I just returned from the Spirit (NCL) from April 16th-April 23rd, we arrived a day early and stayed at the Laquinta Inn. The embark to the ship went smoothly and the Travel advisers were very helpful to guide us to the ship. Let me start ... Read more
Lynnpurves
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Having just returned from a cruise on Norwegian Spirit, I have to say what a very pleasant surprise I had. I had read many reviews that had made me doubt my choice, mostly about the age and condition of the ship. I am happy to say, that ... Read more
lanzadaisy
Member Since 2011
1 review
18 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was our third cruise, and this review is aimed mainly at the ship itself. Our last cruise was The Panama Canal in September 2014 aboard the Norwegian Jewel, having previously cruised from Bangkok to Beijing on board the Diamond ... Read more

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