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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
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

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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
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

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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
2,770 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
1 helpful vote
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
233 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

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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
winjos
Member Since 2007
1 review
73 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
From the first day to the last, we had a wonderful time on the Spirit. Our day started with easy parking at the port and walking right up to our port agent. I'd say from the car to the ship, it took less than 25 minutes. We arrived ... Read more
escape456
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is a nice ship, with comfortable amenities. The staterooms are ample. Food quality is good, but not excellent. They do have specialty restaurants, but these are had at substantial cost. The shows were good. What I don't care for ... Read more
kilroy76
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Probably like many of you, I read the bad reviews about the Spirit and went in with some dread. I don't know if people are just too picky, or if NCL "righted the ship" in the past month, but I thought this was a great cruise and ... Read more

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Dublin_Mike
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
45 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I think it was a "good" cruise. The service was friendly, the steward very helpful. I enjoyed walking around the 360 degree promenade on Deck 7. It was a small ship so, this cut down on the on board window shopping and ... Read more
kycruiser turns50
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Spirit is a very beautiful, unique ship. The staterooms are on the smaller side but we were only in the room to shower and sleep. Jeffrey, our room steward, did an excellent job keeping the room clean. The public areas were very nicely ... Read more
firstbadger
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
125 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My DW and I just got back from a week on the Spirit (Jan 9-16). It was our 3rd on NCL and 6th overall. We are in our mid forties, took our 10 yr old for her first cruise, and intended to relax. The reviews before we left concerned ... Read more
yma01blue
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
28 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my 4th cruise with NCL...the first a couple of decades ago. Have not sailed with them recently and was surprised at the nickel and dime-ing that occurs now. We brought 2 bottles of wine on board that is allowed, and were charged ... Read more
GNunn
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
146 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Norwegian Spirit: January 2 - January 9, 2016 I was with a girlfriend whose husband didn't want to cruise so I was the lucky friend who got to go along. Since this was basically unplanned my only mission was to relax and get my ... Read more
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