Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by kenochris9
- Sail Date: March 2016
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Balcony
Good: The food and the drinks were plentiful and good. All of the crew on the ship were very friendly and always seemed happy. Even the washee washee, people. (Those are the crew people that spray your hands with disinfectant before you walk into the buffet). The crew was always cleaning something- while we were on the ship, they painted the garbage cans near the elevators, varnished the bar in the Beer Garden, and even painted the outside of the ship while we were in port.
We met some great bartenders and servers- Norman, Peter and Ronnie (girl). They would have a drink ready for us when they saw us coming.
Not so good: It is called Freestyle cruising but I advise to make dinner reservations with the concierge either the first or second day that you are on the ship. We tried on Sunday night to eat dinner in the main dining room and were told that there would be a 45 minute wait. Of course, that could have been because there were six of us. We went and made dinner reservations for the rest of the week. Everything is a la carte at the specialty restaurants. We tried the Italian, Japanese and Shogun. Everything was very good and not too expensive.
This is an older ship but has been renovated in the last 5 years and probably easier to get around than the bigger ships. When we were in St. Thomas we ran into passengers from the NCL Escape and a few that I spoke to say that the ship was too big 4,900 passengers and that they needed to make reservations for everything-even to see a show. We never needed reservations to see a show-we could walk right in the theater. The Newlywed game was busy but we got there just as it was starting.
The cabins are very small and we had 3 to a cabin (probably would not do that again) but overall -I would suggest taking this cruise. Normand our room steward made us towel animals every night and made sure we had everything that we needed.
Please remember that the crew of these ships are on board for 8 months out of the year working seven days a week. A few that we talked to had new borns at home that they have not seen yet. A few dollars goes a long way with them.
Have a great cruise
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