This was my second cruise on NCL Spirit. Cruised November 2011, March 2012 & just booked another for November 2012. My cruise was booked through Harrahs Casino at Sea program. There were 4 middle aged women in our group in two rooms. We rode Amtrak to New Orleans, which is sooo easy and cheap! Stayed at Harrahs in New Orleans the night before the cruise, great hotel & casino!
Embarkation was very easy, we were on the ship in no time, our cabin was ready and our luggage was there.
Cabin - our cabin was an inside cabin & was clean & comfortable. The beds were comfortable & there were plenty of pillows. I only saw our cabin steward once, but he kept our room made up & we had a towel animal each night. We always had clean bath/beach towels. The other ladies in our group had a different cabin steward, who was always around & knew them by name.
Food - Since I had cruised on the Spirit before, I knew that the first night was Lobster night in the dining rooms. It is the only night Lobster is served except in the Specialty Restaurants, don't miss it! We all order 2 lobster tails (they were small). We checked the menus each day and ate in Windows Dining Room most nights. I think the menu could use a little more variety. Shrimp was only served one night. Everything was good, but we got tired of the same appetizers/desserts every night. We ate in the Garden Dining room one night, but preferred the elegance of Windows. We ate at the buffet for breakfast each morning & it was good. The Blue Lagoon has excellent wings & fish and the Bier Garten has good burgers. We didn't eat at the specialty restaurants.
Entertainment - we saw a couple of shows, they were good, but most nights we had a late dinner and went to the casino or turned in early. Enjoyed the music at Champagne Charlie's several nights and karaoke one night.
Casino - Enjoyed the casino more this trip, probably because I won some and saw several other slot players winning.
Pool - Enjoyed the pool, but wish they would enforce the "adult pool" policy. There were always kids in the adult pool & hot tub. They have a children's pool & hot tub on the ship. I was always up early and out at the pool and most loungers had already been "saved".
Disembarkation - we carried our own luggage off the ship, which was very easy, but it is a much longer walk off the ship.