NOLA Spirit, Fun and easy: Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by Alan C
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NOLA Spirit, Fun and easy
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: New Orleans
Staterooms: As mentioned, room #11000 is a great room if you are a night owl. Easily located forward part of the ship on starboard side, but the band playing at night one deck above can be heard like you are there. The crew moved us to room #10656, one deck down, mid to aft on port side and was very quiet and convenient to the elevators, right to the dining rooms. The room is spacious enough for a one week cruise, but anything more could be cramped as the room is smaller than other ships. The room was clean and well maintained, although the room stewards could have been a bit more attentive, one day no towels and another day dirty glasses. The balcony is a bit small but roomy enough for two people provided you do not need a lounge chair. The only things missing on my report about the room was no clock/alarm clock, no bar soap (only dispensers for soap & shampoo) and no body lotion provided for those days after being in the sun. There is a safe in your room and ample closet space but no refrigerator. Also included in the balcony rooms was a coffee maker and coffee/tea was provided daily for your use.
Food: Very good. The buffets at times were better than the dining room food in varieties and amount, and never much of a line, even at the omelet stations. The dining rooms were always clean and usually not much of a line, except at certain times. The 24 hour restaurants were very good for the options and you surely will never go hungry. The free style options are great for when you are in port and I have never been on a ship with a Japanese Steak house serving 12 people family style with your own chef. You can find gourmet food if needed, but if that is not necessary, it is great experience without the need for formal nights and set seating styles.
Cruise Critic: This has always been a wonderful way to meet some of your fellow cruisers before you sail. It gives you the opportunity to meet and greet your friends before the cruise. I have been with many CC groups before, but this one was the BEST. Many of us met the day before we sailed and got to visit New Orleans in true style thru our gracious hosts of Ray and Sue. We had our CC day set up on the first day we sailed and not only met the crew and hotel staff, but was joined by the Captain who joined our group and wore a set of Mardi Gras beads with the rest of us. Less
Cabin review: B310656 Family Balcony
Smaller room than most other ships, but still roomy enough for two people. Balconies are smaller in depth than most other ships, but again comfortable for two people who can live without lounge chairs. Room has no clock, no refrigerator, no bar soap and wall dispensers for shower soap and shampoo. At time the room did have a bit of a sewerage smell, but only on occasion.Read All Family Balcony (B3) Reviews >>
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