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Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by arby70

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Norwegian Spirit
Norwegian Spirit
Member Name: arby70
Cruise Date: September 2009
Embarkation: Boston
Destination: Canada & New England
Cabin Category: BA
Cabin Number: 10628
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 2.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 4.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 4.0
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Very comfy!
We really enjoyed the NCL Spirit. She was easy to navigate; even had color coding of the carpet to help you figure out if you're aft, forward or mid ship. We had a balcony cabin on deck ten, just shy of mid-ship. Very comfortable and much roomier than I expected. Our cabin #10628 was fairly roomy for the 2 of us. The closet and

storage area was quite adequate and our big suitcases fit under the

bed. The balcony was of good size. We loved the coffee pot in the room.

No fridge, but our room stewards kept us in ice. The bed was very

comfy. TV was a bit small but adequate and we liked to check out the

info channel as to where the ship was, water temps and depth, etc. The

bathroom was fairly roomy and the shower was a good size with a glass

door rather than a flimsy plastic curtain. Water stayed in the shower

and didn't get all over the floor. Only 1 outlet in the cabin itself,

but we brought an extension cord. We found our cabin to be quite

soothing, and it was extremely quiet. We spent quite a bit of time in

our cabin so it was important to us and having the balcony was a real


The crew was always pleasant and had a smile and greeting for you. Our 2 cabin stewards kept our cabin very clean and well stocked; we tipped them extra for all their effort. We thought the ship to be well kept and saw people fixing, cleaning and painting quite a bit. We enjoyed our itinerary even though the weather didn't cooperate sometimes. Generally the rain held off while we were at port though. The ship had only 1 rocky night out of 14, so we got real lucky there. I slept through that rocky night, so it was a piece of cake for me. My husband and I are a bit prone to sea sickness, but we never once felt sick on this cruise.

We liked breakfast in the buffet and the dining room; neither was better than the other. We liked the breads baked on the ship; pretzel rolls and breakfast rolls were fantastic. Coffee was tolerable if you added hot water. The Blue Lagoon was pretty good. I know that food is subjective and that most people seem to like it, but my husband and I did not care for the menus at all. We tried both main dining rooms (have the same menu and galley), and the flavors and choices were just not to our liking. The prime rib was well under 1/2 inch in thickness - I'm from Wyoming and I've never seen it cut this thin. The buffet was not our cup of tea either for lunch and dinner. There appeared to be too much repetition (buffet had the same basic 7 or 8 desserts every time). Also many things in the buffet appeared to be leftover type foods made into something else. We had a hard time finding something to eat at lunch and dinner. They did have a salad bar everyday and a sandwich bar sometimes too, but I must admit that I was very disappointed in lunch and dinner on this cruise. I don't think it was the ship, but the menus and food types themselves.

Publication Date: 10/20/09
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