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Went to ports we wanted to visit and the departure date was at the time we want. The cruise ship was just the right size, not too many people like some ships. The Spirit is an older ship but the ship was easy to get around and crew was cheerful and helpful. The food was very good and the ship offered many venues that were free. If you wanted specialty dining, there were many options to choose from also. The two main dining rooms were Windows, and The Garden Room. Both offtered the same menu but WIndows was more formal requiring fancier dress and The Garden was more casual allowing relaxed dress style. The pool and hot tubs were well maintained but the lounge chairs for sunbathing were always in short supply. Get there early to secure your lounge chair on Sea Days, when the ship in not stopping at a port of call.

NCL Spirit was just the right size for seniors. The price was right also.

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by Roadrunner571

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Went to ports we wanted to visit and the departure date was at the time we want. The cruise ship was just the right size, not too many people like some ships. The Spirit is an older ship but the ship was easy to get around and crew was cheerful and helpful. The food was very good and the ship offered many venues that were free. If you wanted specialty dining, there were many options to choose from also. The two main dining rooms were Windows, and The Garden Room. Both offtered the same menu but WIndows was more formal requiring fancier dress and The Garden was more casual allowing relaxed dress style. The pool and hot tubs were well maintained but the lounge chairs for sunbathing were always in short supply. Get there early to secure your lounge chair on Sea Days, when the ship in not stopping at a port of call.
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Cabin IF 6015
Cabin was small but comfort and convenient to elevators and main dining rooms. Fine for single or couple but would not be good for more than 2 people in room.
Deck 6 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins

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