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  • Lively, friendly vibe
  • Ultra-chic Maharini's Lounge & Nightclub
  • Fun water park and club facilities for kids and teens

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Norwegian Spirit Family
The ship's Charlie's Childcare Center on Deck 10 is a standout. More like day camp than daycare, the large center is divided into several rooms, each with a purpose and each age appropriate (6 months - 3 years, with parent, 3-5, 5-9, 10-12). Well-trained staff act as camp counselors for the kids. An activity room for younger children utilizes climbing tubes and tunnels, a ball crawl and lots of soft toys, all in bright primary colors; it even has a space with toys that's reserved for parents and toddlers to play together. Other kid-friendly spaces include an outdoor activity area and crafts section, as well as an indoor area with computers and Nintendo Wii.

Buccaneer's Wet and Wild is a pirate-themed water park that kids adore. It's got a pool that's surrounded by caves and a mountain, two small water slides that require entry through a tunnel, pirate's cannons that shoot water and even a children's hot tub. An amphitheater with views over the whole scene allows parents to sit and watch their kids play while enjoying a drink from the Raffles bar.

The center does not charge for daytime use, and toddlers in diapers are welcome, but only while their parents are onboard; parents are given beepers and are notified when their children need to be changed. Group baby-sitting is offered late at night (10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.) and when the ship is in port (so parents can go ashore). The cost is $6 per child, per hour, and $4 per hour, per each additional sibling in the immediate family.

Teens hang out in their own space in the Celebrity Disco on Deck 13, which is only accessible from the outdoor deck. The teen lounge is decorated with video screens and features a juice bar, foosball, air hockey and, of course, computers and a Nintendo Wii. A large video arcade, geared toward teens, is located on the Promenade Deck (Deck 7).


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Norwegian Spirit Ratings
Member Rating
Dining
4.0
3.8
Public Rooms
4.0
4.4
Cabins
3.0
4.0
Entertainment
5.0
3.8
Spa & Fitness
4.0
3.7
Family & Children
4.0
3.6
Shore Excursions
3.0
4.5
Enrichment
2.0
NA
Service
4.0
4.3
Value-for-Money
4.0
4.1
Rates
4.0
4.0

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Ship Stats
Crew: 975
Launched: 1998
Decks: 13
Tonnage: 75,338
Passengers: 2,018
Registry: Panama
CDC Score: 97
 
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