NCL SPIRIT- LOTS OF GOOD/LOTS OF BAD: Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by BIGJIMT

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Sail Date: July 2010
Destination: Bermuda
Embarkation: Boston
Received the cruise thru Harrah's Entertainment as a promotion to come to their casino

We could have chosen to cruise pretty much anywhere but picked Boston due to the fact that the port is 10 minutes from home

Embarkation was great! Checked in and on the ship in 40 minutes from being dropped off

Welcome aboard buffet at raffles was wonderful

Had a balcony room on the 11Th floor Good enough room for 2 people Bed was nice and comfy Plenty of space for clothes Bathroom was pretty spacious by cruise ship standards and the shower was a real shower that even a little larger man like myself didn't have to do the spin-a-roonie to complete the task

Seas the first night was a little rough but it's the Atlantic

First night welcome show was OK

Had breakfast the next morning at windows. Might have been the worst breakfast in history!Windows was half full, wife ordered eggs Benedict and i attempted to order hash with poached More eggs over it. The Waiter did not understand what i had requested and after trying to explain 3 times i let it go and waited to see what was brought. after 20 minutes i called the waiter over to ask where our food was and he told me that the kitchen was backed up and it will be a few minutes more. The food arrived and you knew it was bad just looking at it. my wife's was cold and the eggs in the Benedict were hard My order was not good either as the hash was hard and stringy and globed together and virtually inedible. We laughed and gave them the benefit of first day jitters

Dinner that night at Le Bistro- excellent food and service!!!!

Sunday dinner we tried the garden room and that was excellent also Lobster was served and it was just right (the young lady at reservations told us what day was lobster so we could plan our dinners around it good job NCL!!!)

We also had dinner at the Italian restaurant which was excellent(Osso Bucco was very good)

We also did the murder mystery dinner which was a little messed up due to a lack of direction from the crew running it but never the less, even though no one in our party picked the murderer, we had an excellent meal in the windows dining room

Raffles buffet was hit or miss. One day good,one day not so good. I even tried the hash to see if the first time was a mistake but it was just as bad the second.

Blue lagoon was OK. Good service ,food a little greasy.

The Bier garden on 13 was classic customer service at it's finest! Get back from a hot day at horseshoe beach and thirsty. go up for a couple of dogs and a beer. i ask the bartender for a cup and he pulls it out of the dishwasher steaming hot! i bring it to his attention and he puts a couple of cubes of ice in it and hands it back to me, still hot. I bring it to his attention again and he runs it under the water for a second and gives it back to me still hot. I like the glass frosty, not steamy! I sign for it and he notices that i did not add on anything but the 15%. he gave me a dirty look and nothing else

Bermuda was beautiful and relaxing. 3 days is perfect to see the island

Somehow we both came down with something that did not agree with us on Thursday and we both spent the last day of the cruise in our cabin checking out the bathroom.

What happen next is probably the worst and most unhealthy incident that i could ever imagine seeing in any food establishment in the world We tried to hold something down later on Thursday so at about 7 or so we went to the garden room for dinner. We Both had a great London broil which was very tasty. Between the appetizer and the main course my wife noticed that the asst. service pulled the knives and forks that we had not used off of the table and put them back in the bins with the other clean utensils at the service area that they use before they bring the food to the table After dinner the same waiter came by and picked up what was left in our bread basket and my wife noticed that she had once again put the basket that we had taken bread from and put it back once again in the bin that she was also taking full baskets out of to serve to other guests

We were sitting at a window table at the ens wall of the restaurant and right beside the service area that i have spoken about. Even if the did not give the extra bread that was left in our basket to someone else, what are you to think? We have no axe to grind, but boy, you wonder why people get sick on cruises

I would rate this cruise at about 6 or 7 out of 10 You get what you pay for Less

Published 07/25/10

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