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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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awatt
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
1,194 forum post
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
164 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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

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cmackdaddy
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
rwm
Member Since 2004
1 review
1,218 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2007
After sailing on the Spirit over Christmas, comparison curiosity has kept me scanning the reviews since our first cruise. Luckily, our cruise did not experience the "virus" as did subsequent cruises. We found the staff to be meticulous ... Read more
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scooterlady
Member Since 2006
1 review
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2007
We sailed out of our home port of New Orleans on Dec. 9th, 2007. Embarkation was painless and we were on the ship within 30 minutes of arrival. We had read so many negative reviews regarding NCL so we were prepared for the worst. Wrong!! ... Read more
Patrick Roberge
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2007
We went on this ship with two other couples and we each had a child. For us it was our first time on NCL and we had done three previous cruise on Carnival (1) and RCL (2). I am not a happy with the week we had. I'm not talking about the ... Read more

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caribbean5
Member Since 2007
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2007
We're a family of five, with three teens ages 13, 16, and 18. We weren't sure what to expect after reading all the mixed reviews for the Spirit, but we went with open minds and had a wonderful week. EMBARKATION: Easy, fast-moving line. ... Read more
cruisingamom
Member Since 2007
1 review
28 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2007
Some background on us- 14th cruise for me and DH, and 3rd for 6 year old DD. Have sailed NCL twice before in the'90's when it was not Free style cruising. Choose this cruise because we could drive to N.O., and the itinerary looked ... Read more
pumukl
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
60 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2007
• Travel To Port of Embarkation: We drove, parked, and got on. That's about it. The embarkation was a breeze, the people friendly, water, orange juice and cookies and Danish while you waited, which was very short. The photographer was a ... Read more
DAVID MILLER
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise with Norwegian Cruiseline and was very excited about going. Boy, things have changed. The food had to be the worst I have ever eaten(and I think TV dinners are pretty good). The first place we ate was at Raffle's ... Read more
peaceandquiet
Member Since 2008
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
i have just read the two very recent reviews of this cruise on this site and was amused by the diametrically opposite views held by the individuals involved. I fall somewhere in between the very negative and the very positive views ... Read more

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Dennbr9
21 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2007
This was our 15th Cruise and our first with NCL Freestyle Cruising, or anytime dining, etc. We were and still are fans of Traditional Dining although I can see where some would like this type of format as it is nice to adjust your eating ... Read more
Corrin
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from sailing on the NCL Spirit 12/23-12//30. This was my 9th cruise (my husband and I are both 29 yrs old) and my husband's 1st cruise. I have previously sailed with Royal Caribbean and Carnival. What we ... Read more
mc47
Member Since 2007
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Overview This December was our second cruise. Last year we sailed aboard the Grandeur of the Seas on our honeymoon. My wife and I enjoyed the cruise so much we agreed to sail again on our first anniversary. We chose the spirit because it ... Read more
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sierramyst44
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
215 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2007
This was our 4th cruise on NCL and second on the Spirit. We chose this cruise because it was a port intensive itinerary and visited islands that are not typical for cruising. We arrived in NOLA a few days before our cruise so we arrived at ... Read more
perpetual_tourist
Member Since 2007
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2007
Considering the fact that this was my first cruise that I booked on a whim, I had a fair amount of anticipation heading into the cruise. Am I going to get sea sick? Will I like the food? What if I miss the boat? I also did absolutely zero ... Read more

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sparks84
Member Since 2002
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2007
Having cruised every major line on the seas...and experiencing accommodations anywhere from an inside cabin to an ultra suite---we feel obligated to help fellow cruisers in their decision-making process. This was our experience. This was ... Read more
DJ Maloney
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I were on The Spirit, for a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise, and returned on 12/16. As far as the overall experience, we have a split decision. We had a suite, and you do receive special services and amenities other ... Read more
x11fan
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I booked this cruise after sailing Carnival and Royal Caribbean. We have embarked from two different cities so we have an idea now what we want in a cruise! Disembarkation was fast! We arrived at the port and parked our van ... Read more
Maharals
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2007
The embarkation went fine - we arrived at the port by Taxi around 11:30 and had no problem getting on. We were on board within an hour and in the stateroom by 1:45. The room is nice and spacious. Really enjoyed the balcony. No need for ... Read more
MiMi2006
Member Since 2007
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from a 7 day cruise from 12/2 - 12/9. From the first day, many of the crew did not know how to talk to people or to treat people. They were very rude, not only to our group but to others as well. Many people complained about ... Read more

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