Onboard the Spirit 12-2 to 12-9: Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by hotel4dogs
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Onboard the Spirit 12-2 to 12-9
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: New Orleans
I won't go back over what others have said, except BRING BUG SPRAY on this itinerary! You will need it! We did not have any trouble with sand fleas on Roatan, even though we snorkeled there. The big problems were in the jungles, especially in Guatemala (Santo Tomas). For others that have cruised on NCL before, one thing we found different on this ship was that on some NCL ships, you can make your dinner reservations for the entire week on your first day onboard. Not so on the Spirit. You can only make reservations the day before, or day of, the reservation. Also, they have phased out the "1/2 off" in the specialty restaurants completely. The chocolate buffet was mid-afternoon. Other ships it's in the late evening. The quality of the buffet on this ship seemed better than the last NCL ship we were on (Jewel Dec. 2006). One other comment in case someone doesn't know it, you can get eggs cooked however you like them at the omelet station. Doesn't have to be omelets. My husband had "over easy" all week. The waffle station was sort of tucked around a corner, but never a long line and excellent waffles! We thought that, although the main show entertainment nightly was good, it was not up to par with other NCL ships we've been on. We had gorgeous weather and smooth seas all week. The service everywhere was excellent, from the front desk staff to the housekeeping staff, to the medical center (long story). Everyone was trying to make sure we had a great time, and we did! Less
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