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My Fiancee and I booked this cruise back in December when an online travel agency was offering a special of $150 on board credit (not to mention very low prices).  I began reading reviews here, and was a little put off by what some people had to say, but I went into the cruise with a completely open mind.This was our first cruise.  Getting on the ship in Boston was pretty simple.  We did get to the terminal early, so we had to wait in line for a little while, but that was only because we arrived so early (around 11am).  When the line started to move we were on the ship within 20 minutes.  We made our way up to the Bier Garten (13th deck), and enjoyed a drink and the live music.  What a great spot that is!  Say hi to Jocelyn up there she is such a sweetheart!  The sea days were fun, we spent a lot of time exploring the ship.  The ship is beautiful, and there is so much to do.  It is what you make of it! We really enjoyed every minute, and thought service was awesome.  Everyone on that ship was aiming to make your time unforgetable.   We ate most nights in the Garden Room or Windows.  I thought the food was great.  We did eat at Cagney's one night, and it was delicious (BUT do not get the prime rib, it is very thin and not like what you get around here....their filet is AWESOME though).  We weren't a big fan of the buffet, but just because it was a little chaotic.  For breakfast definatly go to Windows, the eggs benedict is very good!  If you get hungry late at night hit up the blue lagoon their wings are awesome!!! Fish and chips in Henry's Pub are also very very good but they only let you order them if you are drinking (strange), if not they send you over to the blue lagoon. Champagne charlies is a great spot to enjoy a drink and some live music later on in the evening.  The shows were OKay.  Definatly something to do and enjoy.  We went to the comedy show, and since we are both younger (23 and 25), we found it a little too "clean" for us.  People did seem to enjoy it though.  The magic show was good.  We played bingo on the last sea day, it was pretty expensive, and although people did win the payout was only around $450 -when split 5 ways sometimes its still less than what you paid to play.  But it was entertaining none the less and we had a great time!  Bermuda was gorgeous what can I say!  The wharf is very nice.   Best bet is to get the 3 day bus/ferry pass (I think it was $26 each).  We took the ferry and bus everywhere, and it is so convenient.  Another tip while in bermuda, in the dockyard there is a park called - "Snorkel Park"  go snorkeling here.  It was fun and only $20 each for a full set of snorkel gear ALL DAY.  We saw lots of fish and had a great time exploring the reef.  They also have a bar and snack stand at this beach area.  When in Hamilton eat at the Hog Penny (get the bermuda fish chowder, they pour rum in it right at your table its sooo yummy)....we went to the Frog and Onion Pub in the dockyard, and although they have good drinksthe food was not that great...Trip home was smooth sailing.  For the price of this cruise you cannot beat it.  The ship is great, and the food was great.  We decided we wouldnt want to cruise any other way but freestyle.  We like being able to do what we want when we want, especially on vacation. 

Great Time, Can't wait for the next one!

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by angelpie23

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2009
  • Destination: Bermuda
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside
My Fiancee and I booked this cruise back in December when an online travel agency was offering a special of $150 on board credit (not to mention very low prices).  I began reading reviews here, and was a little put off by what some people had to say, but I went into the cruise with a completely open mind.This was our first cruise.  Getting on the ship in Boston was pretty simple.  We did get to the terminal early, so we had to wait in line for a little while, but that was only because we arrived so early (around 11am).  When the line started to move we were on the ship within 20 minutes.  We made our way up to the Bier Garten (13th deck), and enjoyed a drink and the live music.  What a great spot that is!  Say hi to Jocelyn up there she is such a sweetheart!  The sea days were fun, we spent a lot of time exploring the ship.  The ship is beautiful, and there is so much to do.  It is what you make of it! We really enjoyed every minute, and thought service was awesome.  Everyone on that ship was aiming to make your time unforgetable.   We ate most nights in the Garden Room or Windows.  I thought the food was great.  We did eat at Cagney's one night, and it was delicious (BUT do not get the prime rib, it is very thin and not like what you get around here....their filet is AWESOME though).  We weren't a big fan of the buffet, but just because it was a little chaotic.  For breakfast definatly go to Windows, the eggs benedict is very good!  If you get hungry late at night hit up the blue lagoon their wings are awesome!!! Fish and chips in Henry's Pub are also very very good but they only let you order them if you are drinking (strange), if not they send you over to the blue lagoon. Champagne charlies is a great spot to enjoy a drink and some live music later on in the evening.  The shows were OKay.  Definatly something to do and enjoy.  We went to the comedy show, and since we are both younger (23 and 25), we found it a little too "clean" for us.  People did seem to enjoy it though.  The magic show was good.  We played bingo on the last sea day, it was pretty expensive, and although people did win the payout was only around $450 -when split 5 ways sometimes its still less than what you paid to play.  But it was entertaining none the less and we had a great time!  Bermuda was gorgeous what can I say!  The wharf is very nice.   Best bet is to get the 3 day bus/ferry pass (I think it was $26 each).  We took the ferry and bus everywhere, and it is so convenient.  Another tip while in bermuda, in the dockyard there is a park called - "Snorkel Park"  go snorkeling here.  It was fun and only $20 each for a full set of snorkel gear ALL DAY.  We saw lots of fish and had a great time exploring the reef.  They also have a bar and snack stand at this beach area.  When in Hamilton eat at the Hog Penny (get the bermuda fish chowder, they pour rum in it right at your table its sooo yummy)....we went to the Frog and Onion Pub in the dockyard, and although they have good drinksthe food was not that great...Trip home was smooth sailing.  For the price of this cruise you cannot beat it.  The ship is great, and the food was great.  We decided we wouldnt want to cruise any other way but freestyle.  We like being able to do what we want when we want, especially on vacation. 
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