We began our vacation at the Drury Inn in New Orleans - a wonderful hotel which provided 2 meals per day, and a comfortable, quiet room. We were able to sight-see on Saturday - mostly the French Quarter. Sunday morning after breakfast, a $7 pp cab ride had us at the pier, and we experienced the fastest embarkation ever! And when we boarded at noon, our stateroom was ready for us!
We have sailed on the NCL Spirit previously, and wanted to experience her again before she heads to the Mediterranean. She did not let us down. Even with my hubby in a wheelchair, it was easy to get anywhere on the ship.
We enjoyed the shows in the Stardust Theatre, with available wheelchair seating near the front, where it was easy to stow the wheelchair in the hallway. Do not miss "Elements", if you do not attend any other shows - it was fantastic.
The food was fine wherever we went, hubby enjoys the Blue Lagoon for lunch. I liked the salad bar in Raffles.
The crew was always happy and smiling, and very friendly. Budi, our room steward, did a fine job, and we loved all the towel animals.
Captain Lars was most enjoyable - he has a wonderful sense of humour.
The old maid sails so smoothly, and is in pretty good repair for her age. We thoroughly enjoyed our week.
Back in New Orleans, we walked off with our luggage, and were back at the Drury Inn before 8:30. We spent the day with friends, taking in a carriage ride in the French Quarter, a children's parade for Mardi Gras, and the 9th Ward - still devastating to see.
Now back home, we brought with us happy thoughts of the Spirit, her crew, and our cruise vacation.