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Norwegian Spirit Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2031 reviews
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Norwegian Spirit - Southern Caribbean

Review for Norwegian Spirit to the Southern Caribbean
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First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Mar 2005
Cabin: Family Balcony
Traveled with children

First, I would like to explain the background to my review aboard the Spirit. I pride myself in being comprehensive, colorful, and as descriptive (longgggg?) as possible. We have been on many cruises with other lines as evidenced below; therefore, it is only natural that our family automatically compares this experience with others past. We will offer suggestions and "bewares" rather than criticism- but more importantly, truly highlight every and all positive experiences- which on a cruise- BY FAR- outweigh any challenges!

EMBARKATION- We drove from Orlando and arrived shortly after 11am. We were checked in immediately and very efficiently, were instructed to sit in order of arrival to begin the boarding process. It was very painless, and very few people tried and managed to skip the line.

OVERALL IMPRESSION- It was definitely Spring Break. This we had anticipated and were looking forward to it. There were close to 700 children (or just over including toddlers and older teens) aboard this sailing. According to staff, the largest children group thus far on this ship; which presented some unexpected challenges for them. It never bothered our family- nor did we have negative experiences because of this. We felt many were very well behaved and under parent's control. Very few exceptions to this. The SPIRIT is a beautiful ship. The dEcor is (if in Oriental taste liking) very tastefully presented. Compared to other ships, however, we felt the public areas were not open enough- or too cut up and closed in. Not a major issue- since we had so much port time available, but may have been a challenge for us had there been more days at sea. We really enjoy the largeness of the "Voyager" type ships or the openness (or bring outside in) of the "Radiance" class.

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Family Balcony

Cabin B3
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