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Norwegian Spirit Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Norwegian Spirit - Alaska

Review for Norwegian Spirit to Alaska
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2005
Cabin: Mid-Ship Balcony

This was my first cruise experience and it exceeded all expectations in so many respects. The Norwegian Spirit is an exceptionally lovely ship and it is quite easy to become attached to the vessel and its staff fairly quickly. Now with a few days back home in port and cruise behind me, I find myself smiling fondly when I think of the experience.

Embarkation: I understand that this process (as well as debarkation) is dreaded by many. I found it remarkably painless considering how many people needed to be moved onto the ship. I was definitely in a "vacation mode" when I left my residence and was determined not to let anything spoil the experience. From the moment we were left at the cruise terminal by a friend, the NCL staff were courteous and helpful throughout the embarkation process. We arrived within the first half hour of embarkation and were quickly settled into our cabin where we observed the rest of the process. It was fun to watch the comings and goings from our own home city as the Spirit prepared to sail! Debarkation was also well organized and fairly painless. We also waited on the balcony of our cabin to see passengers come off the ship and great quantities of provisions loaded onto the Spirit in preparation for sailing again later that day. We heard one passenger complaining about the debarkation process and frankly, couldn't understand why.

Public rooms: Everything was simply lovely. I especially enjoyed the Asian motif of this vessel. It is bright, well appointed and attractive. The Galaxy of the Stars was a nice place to sit and relax -- even without an alcoholic beverage. The Asian restaurants were quite good. Henry's Pub was a quaint, cozy and intimate British pub and we enjoyed an Irish sing-along one evening.

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Mid-Ship Balcony

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