We have taken cruises with NCL before, travelling twice on the Jade and once on the Star so we were looking forward to not only another cruise but a new ship.
We had read good reviews about the Spirit on Cruise Critic as well.
We boarded in Malaga (after enjoying 2 days there revisiting our old haunts as we used to live there) after taking a taxi which dropped us right at the entrance to the terminal.
Cabin 9071 is a well located inside cabin. Its a standard layout and is adequate for a family of 4. It can be a bit cramped when you are all getting up in the morning trying to get ready but this goes for all cabins of the same size. We had a couple of nights where the sea was a little rougher and the wardrobe door kept sliding backwards and forwards but stuffing a dressing gown next to it stopped that. Other than footfall outside the cabin, it is a very quiet location. You dont even hear the ship when it is docking. If you are lucky enough to have Dominic as a steward, you will not be disappointed by this cabin.