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261 Norwegian Port Canaveral (Orlando) Cruise Reviews

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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
54 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

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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
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
wildcatwmn
Member Since 2004
1 review
56 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our second NCL cruise (we have been on several other lines). In general, my husband enjoys the smaller ships more and I can go either way. This was a very different trip for us as we were a family (DH, me and our three 19-29 year ... Read more

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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
155 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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RSINGFL
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 11th cruise 2nd one with Norwegian. The first time aboard the Star was pretty good enough to try them again, not so much with this ship. Getting on and off the ship in Port Canaveral was a breeze. The ship itself was clean, ... Read more
Ines & Volker
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
61 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We've been back to back on the Spirit from 26 December 2016 and we loved it! The first week we had a oceanview cabin on deck 4. The cabin was good but it was very noisy. We learnt that we'll never book on deck 4 again. Our cabin steward ... Read more
Mag P
Member Since 2015
1 review
29 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My husband and I are NCL Platinum members and have always enjoyed all of the ships in the line. This was our second time on the NCL Spirit and we enjoyed her just as much as the first time. Our cabin was 9056 and was comfortable. ... Read more
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vacayplease
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I went on this cruise over the New Years' holiday with a group of 14 including myself. Overall everyone had a great week! The group consisted of all age groups, 2 children, 1 teenager, 3 young adults, 6 adults, and 2 seniors. The 14 of ... Read more
Sowell
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the packages offered and because it was convenient to get to the day after Christmas. Ship was old which we knew but it was also dirty, not so much the inside but the balconies, decks and windows. Staff ... Read more
monroej
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Let me begin with saying ultimately we had a great time, my DH and I can really have fun no matter where we are, plus the unlimited drinks package helps! The ports were awesome, I love the western Caribbean. I have been on 10+ cruises ... Read more
Mom3crazydogs
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
1st Time on Norwegian, we booked this last minute for the holidays. We typically Cruise Celebrity and we went into this trip with open minds about food and service. It didn't take long to comprehend how far we had dropped. Service was ... Read more
Bev avery
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Upon embarkation the agent was having issues with her computer, we has to switch lanes twice, very rushed, no mention of onboard credit sect,, then when we got to the ship, same thing, computer issues, did not feel they were on top of ... Read more

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beckylynn05
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Spirit is a older ship so we are expectations weren't as high on the condition of the ship. However most of the areas were great and very clean. We had 2 different rooms and 2 very different stewards. 1 was perfect every detail ... Read more
tc525252
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My husband and I took the Christmas cruise on NCL Spirit, the second time we sailed on this ship after sailing with NCL 13 times. Although we realize that NCL is not known to be a luxury cruise line, we do expect decent food and service. ... Read more
Tawnya2015
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first Christmas cruise and our 8th cruise all together. We have sailed on Carnival six times, Royal Caribbean once and now Norwegian Spirit. We booked this ship due to the packages being offered and price. Unfortunately at ... Read more
ckhantzis
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Re: Trapped in the Norwegian Spirit PRISON SHIP Two week cruise from December 19, 2015 to January 2, 2016 Escaped on December 26, 2015 The amoral management of Norwegian Cruise lines displays no guilt in running sleek ads on ... Read more
hellotoyou222
Member Since 2014
1 review
122 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Overall, the spirit was definitely my least favorite ncl cruise, though i still enjoyed myself. One thing i really liked was the asian decor. very different feel than the other ships, which i love but find to be basically similar in ... Read more

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