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257 Norwegian Port Canaveral (Orlando) Cruise Reviews

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KJS1953
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Let me start my review by stating that I love cruising. My cruise line of preference is NCL. I have been on 14 cruises, 7 of which have been on NCL. This was my 1st trip on the Spirit. What a disappointment. The ship is old, the oldest of ... Read more
2016 not happy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This cruise was a HUGE disappointment! The food was absolutely disgusting! The service was terrible! Sat for dinner at 7pm. and finally got served our main dish at 8:50, after I asked for it. Chinese restaurant was also horrible! ... Read more
POOKYP
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We are cruise lovers and love Norwegian: we have been on the Sky, Star(3 times), Pearl and now the Spirit (and others will follow!). The Spirit is an older Ship - but I didn't see any issues with it at all. Overall experience was ... Read more
pmac5005
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our second time on the Breakaway. The first was Sept. 2015, we had such a great time we went again for our anniversary. We were minus the kids so we were able to go with a Haven suite (H7). It was well worth it. The suite was ... Read more
PopTop66US
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
17 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The wife and I have been on 16 cruises with 4 different cruise lines but we are now sold on the value and price of the NCL Breakaway sailing out of Manhattan. I'm sure the other NCL offerings are just as good (we did take the Epic out of ... Read more

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Arubabeachtime
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
First I'll address negatives about the ship posted prior to my voyage. It is a smaller and older ship for sure. In my mind that just led to a great value vacation. Some mentioned odors and I did notice this at times. We always take air ... Read more
winter_blues_cruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We did a 7-night cruise on Spirit to Key West, Florida; Georgetown, Grand Cayman; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. The ports were great but the ship was lacking. We have been on nine cruises with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity ... Read more
friendly21
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our 2nd cruise on NCL. The cruise ship & staff were excellent!! Had only one issue with a waiter in Windows restaurant for dinner one night, he was very insistent to rush us through dinner. We just slowed him down & that ... Read more
S_MN_Warmth_Seekers
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
General comments: This was our fifth cruise and third on the Norwegian Cruise Line. We were planning to spend some “snowbird” time in Florida this winter. We had taken an NCL cruise on this same ship, the Spirit, in Fall of ... Read more
Saki Momma
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was about our 45th cruise and it was the worst. We like the small to mid size ships, so the size of the ship was not an issue. We have had many great cruises on the Sun. The issue on this ship was the food and the service. Let's ... Read more

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esh1965
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
There was a huge difference on this cruise on the Spirit and the last one we did on it and it wasn't good. The staff remains the greatest and I have absolutely no problems with any of them but the ship has really gone downhill since our ... Read more
NickDangerr
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My wife and I had a wonderful time on this cruise. I was a little bit worried because of many of the negative reviews, but we had a wonderful experience. Embarkation was very smooth - it took us about 10 or 15 minutes to sign in and then ... Read more
twelve volt man
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My wife and I cruised on the Spirit in mid February and had an absolutely lovely time. We'd booked the trip in June, based upon the size of the boat, the included beverage package and the itinerary. When we stared reading reviews in ... Read more
Cherrock
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
43 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We enjoyed the cruise on the Spirit very much. After many years avoiding NCL due to a bad cruise, I decided to try them again since they are now sailing out of my home port of Port Canaveral. The ship although older was well kept, ... Read more
Florida Bird
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
Have cruised many times over the years. Most all cruise lines including Norwegian. Balcony cabin "D"level smallest we've ever had. Our cabin along with 4 others were over what sounded like a hydraulic pump which would grind away ... Read more

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2 gopher cruisers
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
67 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We boarded the spirit on 2-6-16 for a 3 week vacation. We had originally been on the Spirit in 2010 in an inside cabin which was very very small, so this time we booked a family balcony. Our first week (11008) was booked after we had ... Read more
medic83666
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
We usually sail with Carnival and have gone on 10 cruises with them. We received a free cruise from the casino so we accepted. We chose our cruise due to the ports of call, all of which we had never been and really wanting to snorkel in ... Read more
biscut21
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This is only my second cruise, first with Norwegian, and I have to say I was freaked out when I read all the negative reviews about this ship. Don't listen to them. If you're a decent person who isn't a rude, stuck up, wanna be rich snob ... Read more
heythereyou
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
473 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I was a little leery sailing NCL oldest ship but was quite pleased. As the title says we enjoyed this cruise so much we are sailing it again shortly, sailing to different ports of call. Boarding in Port Canaveral was quick and easy ... Read more
Podie
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
2,820 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my 15th or so cruise and I had sailed mostly on Royal Caribbean but also on Celebrity, Carnival, and MSC. I was curious (but wary) of what "freestyle" cruising is all about. Well, I'm hooked! Unlike RCCL, where you're ... Read more
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NavyChief38
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
NCL “SPIRIT” CRUISE 1/30 TO 2/6/2016 CABIN 5052 UNACCEPTABLE CRUISE CONDITIONS When I first entered my assigned cabin something smelled really nasty! Could not locate the source so I let it go hoping the offensive odor ... Read more
Latrobe
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
234 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I am a mature woman and this was about my 24th cruise but only my 3rd as a solo traveler. I chose this cruise for several reasons: low single supplement, NCL has rarely disappointed me, I needed a getaway for no real reason. And ... Read more
tazzicat
Member Since 2009
15 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
For background purposes, these were our 24th & 25th cruises with NCL - and 36th cruise overall - Spirit is the oldest ship in the NCL fleet - and is very unique. She was built for the Asian market 18 years ago. The Spirit has a ... Read more
nczeebs
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
53 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise on the Spirit. There are many negative reviews about this ship, but then, negative minded people will always be the first to speak up. Personally, we prefer smaller ships over the mega-liners. The Spirit is the ... Read more
Brabus08
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Having read some bad reviews about this ship we were a little apprehensive about what we had let ourselves in for. Nothing to worry about, thankfully, as it turned out. We had a very enjoyable cruise save for a few days of poor weather ... Read more

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