This is my official review of the Norwegian Spirit Cruise Jan 20th - 27th.
Embarkation - Took a little while, we arrived at 11:45 and were on board right around 1:15, we had the wrong luggage delivered to our room twice, and ours finally arrive at 6:45pm.
Activities - This was the first cruise ever for both my boyfriend and myself, and overall we were not impressed at all. We are both in our 20's and do not by any means expect to be catered on hand and foot, what we were hoping for was a lot of fun activities on board as well as off. I'm not sure if we set our expectations too high, but we did not have as great of a time on board as I imagined. Most of the day activities consisted of Trivia, Shuffleboard Tournaments, and Alcohol tasting (at $15 per person for each of them). This was disappointing as we were left with not alot to do other than head up to the top deck and read, which I admit was nice and relaxing. Most of the fun and entertainment that I felt catered to our age included the late night pool parties, but since we got into the ports so early in the morning it made it difficult to start partying around 10:30 or 11:00pm, and still be able to get up at 6:00am the next day to eat breakfast and prepare to go ashore. I believe the activity planning was largely due to the fact that at least 90% of the passengers aboard were collecting social security, I'm not sure if a different cruise director would have made a difference, or if they check the demographics of the cruise before the plan out the days, but over all we were very disappointed in the days activities aboard.