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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
388 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
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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
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
473 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
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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
Sailed December 2008
We arrived home last Sunday night from New Orleans, and I wanted to provide a review of the ship for your consideration. We are both in our late 30's, and we traveled with our children, aged 6 and 3. This was our seventh cruise, and our ... Read more
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dixieagle
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
178 forum posts
Sailed December 2008
My husband and I have previously cruised on Holland America's Noordam, the Coral Princess, and Viking River Cruises' Viking Europe recently, and, years ago when our daughters were small, on Commodore's Enchanted Seas and Cunard's Crown ... Read more
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BekahBoo444
Member Since 2008
1 review
Sailed November 2008
As a little background, this is my 4th cruise, but first with Norwegian (and surely last). I have done 2 Carnival and 1 Royal Caribbean. Our group of 18 couldn't wait for the big family cruise to celebrate my grandparent's 50th ... Read more
traveling family
Member Since 2008
1 review
4 forum posts
This was our first time on Norwegian, having sailed only on Carnival. There was no problem with embarking, and we were able to go right to our room only to discover that there were not enough beds. There was only one upper and two lower ... Read more
newmexicoNita
Member Since 2002
7 reviews
30,041 forum posts
Sailed November 2008
My husband, Pat, and I are seasoned cruisers, travelers and plain seasoned. Period. We consider ourselves pretty much middle America, our views, our location and our income level. Normally we book standard outside cabins, but this time we ... Read more
grover1
1 review
Sailed November 2008
Our first cruise. Dining: The most incredible part of our cruise was the food in the main dining room - Windows. The menu was varied nightly with every entree and appetizer a food connoisseurs delight. These meals would easily go for ... Read more
Coasty
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
1,913 forum post
We are in our mid 60's and this was our 7th cruise, second on NCL. Enjoy train travel so we Amtraked from Indiana to Newark, NJ. Spent the night at the Fairfield Inn. Nice clean room for under $130. Hot breakfast included. Saved a ... Read more
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weatherguy
Member Since 2006
12 reviews
2,504 forum posts
I. Background Information. We continue to be a couple in our mid-30's to early-40's, and have cruised on 8 separate occasions with this being our 8th cruise. We have cruised on Norwegian Cruise Line in the past, and have cruised ... Read more
labmom
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
238 forum posts
Sailed October 2008
This might be a little long, but it's in segments so you can skip a lot if you want. This was our 3rd time on NCL and my mothers 1st. We are 48, 51 and she is 75. We left on Thursday and stayed at Days Hotel for the free shuttle. ... Read more
rocki1377
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
26 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I wrote a review of the spirit based on staying in a butler/concierge suite for an Eastern Caribbean itinerary. If you read that review you could see my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and that is why we booked the one night ... Read more
RICHARD G
1 review
Sailed October 2008
The cruise line called me about this cruise. Since it was near my wife's birthday, I asked her to go and she said yes. Some background: we are not new at cruising. This is our 8th cruise. We have cruised on Norwegian, Princess, ... Read more
gene512
4 reviews
Sailed September 2008
I'll keep this relatively short as this was my 7th cruise, second on this ship. I have been on RCL 3x, CCL, Princess and NCL all 1x. You can search them out if you want more details. Short background, I work for an internet travel agency ... Read more
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