Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by deville42: a week on the Spirit
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a week on the Spirit
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: New Orleans
Embarkation New Orleans: Very quick but we were unable to put our carry on luggage in our cabin until 2pm, put a damper on touring riverwalk or the french market prior to departure. Food in both Windows and the Garden Room was very good, but portions were small. I found the service good and comparable to other cruise lines.
Ports: Costa Maya: We went to town. Had to take a bus for $3 per person. There are many beach clubs, and they gave us 2 chaise lounge chairs and an umbrella to use, all they asked was that we buy some drinks or food. ( Carona beer is 6 for $10 some places) After enjoying the beach we went back to the ship in a cab for $2 per person.
Santo Thomas De Castillo, Guatemala : On the Pier there are many tour operators. We chose Eco tours. They gave us the waterfall & city tour of port Barrios for $25 per person. The waterfalls are in a park and there is an $8 per person entrance fee. The tour was very nice including a walk thru their rain forest. The More water under the waterfalls is very clean and many people took a swim. There are 2 different places to swim. Its a good idea to wear a swimsuit, I didn't see any where to change. This was a very nice tour and we enjoyed it. 3 hours long. Then they drove around port Barrios, no stops.
Belize city: We tendered to the city and then got on a water taxi for Caye Cauker. Its a 45 minute trip but very resonable, $7.50 per person round trip. At Caye Cauker we walked to the split about 8 blocks. Its free to swim, very rustic but we enjoyed it. When we got back to town we shopped. I bought crown royal for $12 a fifth.
Cozumel: We tied up downtown and did some shopping, Tequila was $5 per litre. Then we took a cab to San Francisco Beach. $15 each way for 2 people. At the beach we again got 2 chaise lounges & umbrella. No charge but they asked us to buy $20 worth of food or drinks. Here Carona was $3 and diet coke $2. We really enjoyed this beach.
Debarkation also was very fast we were off the ship in New Orleans by 9am.
Overall it was a very nice cruise. The entertainment was great. drinks a little pricey, internet very expensive,$59. for 100 minutes which we were able to make last the week, but glad we could keep in touch with our kids. No need to overdress either. Not too many people wore suits. very casual. Less
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