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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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Caribdiver
11 reviews
Sailed February 2008
Overall we had a great time, and felt this cruise was an excellent value. The Spirit may not be a newer mega-ship but is well-run and fairly well-maintained. We were dubious about the "Freestyle" concept, but now we are believers; it ... Read more
tropicaltammy
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
80 forum posts
Sailed February 2008
We are a family of 4 - DH, DS12, DS15, and myself, from Ovid, Colorado. Sailing out on New Orleans was an added bonus to the cruise. We had no idea we had booked the cruise in the middle of Mardi Gras. We arrived in NOLA at 10:30 pm ... Read more
box8cox
Member Since 2008
1 review
My partner and I (both in our forties and well traveled) hail from the frozen tundra of Ontario and have never have considered a cruise until we saw a woman on the Wheel of Fortune win a trip to Belize City. After visiting the Norwegian ... Read more
Lilrhody
1 review
Sailed February 2008
I waited a few days to write my review because I wanted to give myself some time to think about what I wanted to say and how to say it without offending the NCL fans on here and needing to pull out my flame retardant suit. I am one of ... Read more
Zhoopie
Member Since 2007
1 review
3 forum posts
A group of 16 of us embarked on the NCL Spirit for the 2/3/08 sailing out of New Orleans. Embarkation was a bit slower than I expected. We had previously sailed the Star Princess, which was a much larger ship, so that was the first thing I ... Read more

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aldonola
1 review
This was our 3rd cruise overall and first on NCL. Overall it was a good experience and we'd consider a repeat cruise if the ports of call were different. We booked one of the two Owner's Suites, Cabin 9708. The cabin was very well laid ... Read more
johnnyv
Member Since 2009
1 review
My wife and I cruised with the Norwegian Spirit out of New Orleans in January. Boarding was well handled, very organized and relatively painless. The Spirit itself was clean, well appointed and very pleasantly decorated. We had only ... Read more
chrisparmerlee
Member Since 2009
1 review
Sailed January 2008
We flew in from Kansas City no problem. We arrived at the airport, got our luggage and headed off to catch a cab. It cost us $60 with tip for the 30+ minute ride to the port. Don't bother tipping some baggage guy to move your luggage 20 ... Read more
tagglethorpe
Member Since 2009
1 review
So many places to start, so I will just start at the beginning. No less than 6 people asked for our tickets prior to boarding. Once in our room, the first thing we noticed was the size or lack thereof. There are a few things in life ... Read more
luvs2cruise0104
Member Since 2009
1 review
This was an amazing cruise! It was our second time with NCL and our 4th cruise. We stayed at La Pavilion the night before the cruise, it was a elegant fancy hotel with a rooftop pool and hot tub and PB&J at 10:00. We checked out ... Read more

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psric
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
2 forum posts
Sailed January 2008
Gave NCL a second chance on the "Spirit" to West Caribbean. Should have gone with my GUT feeling. NCL has one advantage that many may like: "free style" dining but in my opinion not really worth the sacrifice of a full service cruise. ... Read more
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Charles Murphy
1 review
Sailed January 2008
When we checked in our room we found it dirty. There was hair on the floor, the bathroom glass was dirty and not cleaned properly and the sliding glass doors to the balcony had handprints on it. Also, there was mold in the shower. We ... Read more
HoopTroop
Member Since 2001
1 review
582 forum posts
Hello-We are back and almost settled in! We spent 4 days in New Orleans, Louisiana, (NOLA), for Mardi Gras so my review will also include the time spent there both before the cruise and after. I have a feeling this will be long and it may ... Read more
weltek
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
1,975 forum post
Sailed January 2008
Embarkation: A bit confusing. There was no direction around the terminal. However, once we figured out where to be, it was only 20 minutes from the door to the ship. If you are a Latitudes member, make sure you get in that line after ... Read more
jessica
5 reviews
My name is Jessica and I am from New Orleans. We (myself, my boyfriend and another couple) recently took a cruise to the Western Caribbean with the Norwegian Spirit. This was my first cruise ever, and we had all just turned 21. My ... Read more

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misand
Member Since 2005
11 reviews
694 forum posts
Sailed January 2008
A little history here, my husband and I have been on 3 prior cruises-Princess, Carnival, and Royal Caribbean. This is my children's 2nd cruise. We have enjoyed all the previous cruises, some areas more than others. This was our first time ... Read more
grandkid38
Member Since 2008
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed January 2008
Other than the ease of embarkation and an exceptional waitress in the italian rest., there is little else to recommend this ship. We ate at Cagney's the first night. The lobster bisques was a mystery, some sort of colored water with no ... Read more
lissa626
Member Since 2007
1 review
19 forum posts
This is my official review of the Norwegian Spirit Cruise Jan 20th - 27th. Embarkation - Took a little while, we arrived at 11:45 and were on board right around 1:15, we had the wrong luggage delivered to our room twice, and ours finally ... Read more
awatt
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
1,194 forum post
Sailed January 2008
We cruised on the Spirit last week- my husband and I , our 8 and 10 year old daughters and my MIL. WE have sailed 15 cruises and 5 or 6 different lines. Have even sailed the Spirit the past 2 summers! I was concerned about the norovirus, ... Read more
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pla
Member Since 2007
1 review
119 forum posts
Sailed January 2008
We cruised mid January on NCL Spirit. A little background: This is my husband and my 11th cruise, and our children's 7th. We have cruised only on Carnival so far, but because of the itinerary, we decided to make a change. After reading ... Read more
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ladymagnolia
Member Since 2008
1 review
This was the 5th cruise for my husband and me. We have been on Royal Caribbean twice, Carnival once and Princess once. Since we wanted a 7 day cruise and wanted to go out of New Orleans, NCL was our only choice of cruise lines to use (all ... Read more
lj77346
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
168 forum posts
This was the 7th cruise my wife and I took on NCL, but the first with the "Free Style" concept. We're 60-ish and basically planned on using the ship as our destination. We had originally planned a shore excursion (zip-lining) in Roatan, ... Read more
scottyo72
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
289 forum posts
Two of us had been planning this trip for months, and a week before sailing two friends decided to go along. Our ages range from mid-30s to early 40s. There was one new cruiser, one very experienced cruise, and two on our second cruise. ... Read more
cmackdaddy
1 review
Sailed January 2008
My wife and I thought we'd give NCL a try on the Spirit sailing out of New Orleans on a 7 day W. Caribbean itinerary. Big mistake. We arrived at the Erato St. terminal and were very pleased with both the facility and embarkation process. ... Read more
mattkudzu
1 review
Sailed December 2007
Let me start by saying I am not new to cruising. This last cruise on Norwegian Spirit was my 9th cruise. I am 28 years old, married, pretty active (but i do travel with others), and love cruises. That being said, this last cruise was a ... Read more

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