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wajones2
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
97 forum posts
We arrived in New Orleans the day before & stayed at the Courtyard Marriott on Julia Street. Great rates here for 4 in a room in New Orleans. No cruise parking deals. Parking at the terminal is $98/week prepaid with credit card. ... Read more
tempecruiser
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
Sailed January 2009
My boyfriend and I cruised on the Norwegian Spirit January 25th-February 1st and we had am amazing time. We spent a night in New Orleans which is the way to go if you've never been. It also gives you some time to relax and not be in a rush ... Read more
DDRO3393
Member Since 2009
1 review
4 forum posts
We try and go somewhere warm every January for my wifes birthday and booked our cruise in late August. We looked at available cruises from a port within driving distance from Nashville Tennessee and New Orleans works well for us as we love ... Read more
tempecruiser
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
Not rated Sailed January 2009
My boyfriend and I cruised on the Norwegian Spirit January 25th-February 1st and we had am amazing time. We spent a night in New Orleans which is the way to go if you've never been. It also gives you some time to relax and not be in a ... Read more
lookingtorelax
Member Since 2008
1 review
264 forum posts
Sailed January 2009
We flew into New Orleans on Saturday and stayed at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel. It was a nice hotel in a nice location. We were able to walk out the front door and get to just about anywhere on foot. NO was an interesting place to visit. ... Read more
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rusty1247
Member Since 2007
1 review
8 forum posts
We stayed overnight at the Marriott in New Orleans-a plus. We met our friends and had a great dinner at Brennan's cafe, gambled and lost a bit, visited cafe duMonde, heard some jazz and blues and experienced Bourbon Street. Decided we were ... Read more
codepurple
Member Since 2008
1 review
Embarkation: After reading previous reviews, my family and I were really worried about how this process was going to work. We got into the parking lot and the attendants took our bags really quickly. They were very nice. We arrived at ... Read more
YoungCalifornians
Member Since 2009
1 review
Sailed January 2009
This was my first cruise (as I am only 20). I went with my boyfriend of 4 years (who is 21) and we stayed in an inside cabin. Embarkation was really fast and easy! We booked the cruise through our college and so were rooming with 2 other ... Read more
kinch
Member Since 2009
1 review
Sailed January 2009
My family (48, 46 & 18) sailed on the Spirit 1/4/09 out of New Orleans, this would be our fourth cruise. We arrived one day early and stayed at the Drury Inn on Poydras St. It was a surprisingly nice hotel, across the street from the ... Read more
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CaribbeanAmphibian
Member Since 2008
1 review
124 forum posts
Sailed January 2009
We cruised on the Spirit out of New Orleans on Jan 4th. Drove down from St. Louis on the Friday before and stayed the Saturday night in New Orleans to see some of the city. We stayed at the Drury Inn on Poydras and used their cruise ... Read more
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medicalma'am
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
2,095 forum posts
Sailed January 2009
Embarkation was a breeze. We had minimal waiting and were in the second group on the ship. by 12:00 noon. We enjoyed our bubbly and explored, first checking in our carry ons in the secure area. It was most certainly secure as I had left ... Read more
RunningGirl
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
44 forum posts
Sailed January 2009
We have sailed 9 times. This is our 7th cruise with NCL. First time on the Spirit. We are in our late 30's no children. We booked through NCL and did choose the pre-cruise option in New Orleans the day before boarding. We stayed at the ... Read more
ggraphix
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
50 forum posts
Sailed January 2009
After sailing on the Spirit of Aloha two years ago, and getting such a fantastic deal on this vacation, our expectations for this cruise were pretty low. NCL really surprised us with the quality of the ship, the friendliness of the crew, ... Read more
bqkali
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
1,520 forum post
Hotel Pre-Cruise: We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott on Julia Street. We chose this hotel solely because it was cheap :) When we arrived at 11am there were no rooms available, but the staff was happy to hold our bags until later that ... Read more
edro
Member Since 2006
1 review
11 forum posts
This was our second cruise. Our first was Royal Caribbean, on a newer larger ship. Most of the comments on this review are based on us liking the Royal Caribbean cruise much better. Positives: 1. We booked 9 months in advance, and ... Read more
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memphisliza
Member Since 2008
1 review
6 forum posts
Sailed December 2008
This was our first cruise ever and we did not know what to expect, altho reading this board was a big help. Our family included my family (husband and three boys aged 8, 14, and 16), my sister's family (husband and son 13, and daughter 9) ... Read more
VegasMark
Member Since 2005
19 reviews
390 forum posts
I am a 31 year old professional who sailed on this cruise with a friend of mine I met in college. We are both very active and do as many of the ship's activities as possible and try to keep active on shore as well. We have both sailed a ... Read more
Sally Forth
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
1,800 forum post
Sailed December 2008
• Pre-cruise - we stayed at Le Dauphine in the French Quarter. What a great find! It is a quirky layout over three buildings, with two little hidden pools and several beautiful courtyards. Despite being one block off Bourbon Street, the ... Read more
JudgeDred
Member Since 2008
1 review
28 forum posts
BACKGROUND: Second time cruisers - both with NCL. With our eldest in college and another one soon to go, we noticed that we might not have a lot more time to holiday together as a family before the kids get partnered up (!) and so on - so ... Read more
proud_canadian_232323
Member Since 2008
1 review
Sailed December 2008
Restaurants: Didn't try any specialty Restaurants, main dining rooms were good enough - Trattoria was basically a blocked off section of Raffles - the buffet - that served Italian food though it seemed pretty popular. raffles for breakfast ... Read more
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maryn680
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
493 forum posts
Pre Cruise: We arrived in New Orleans Saturday afternoon before our Sunday departure. We stayed at the Marriott Convention Center under their Bon Voyage package. It was $149.00 for one night (plus parking for that night), however they let ... Read more
zounds
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
475 forum posts
Sailed December 2008
Sailing on the Spirit was everything we expected, and more. We had booked a BE cabin on deck 9 14 months ago and when the price dropped in Oct.(Nov.?), I called the TA and was "upgraded" to BA on deck 11. Since at time of booking there was ... Read more
Gwee
Member Since 2008
1 review
1 forum post
This is our third cruise with NCL, and we have learned from past experience not to count on NCL for anything except an UPCHARGE and the ability to get you from your embarkation point to debarkation. That being said, we did enjoy this ... Read more
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zedneser
Member Since 2008
1 review
31 forum posts
Sailed December 2008
DH and I are from Virginia. This is our second cruise with NCL and our second cruise ever. We arrived the day before and took the airport shuttle($15pp) to the Hampton Inn Convention Center. The room was quiet and the breakfast buffet is ... Read more
duncansdad
Member Since 2008
1 review
22 forum posts
Sailed December 2008
I am 66, my DW is 62. DW has a disability that limits our activities to those with minimal physical activities. We arrived in NOLA the Thursday before the cruise, and stayed at the St. Ann/Marie Antionette Hotel. This is an older hotel, ... Read more
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