Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by tkk
- Sail Date: May 2009
- Destination: Bermuda
- Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony
The embarkation in Boston is a fiasco, no one seems to know what is going on. We gave our luggage and then milled around with no direction. Several of the NCL land people seemed to be taking tips for starting their own line for entry...this was a unfortunate because...no one seemed to know where the actual line up was. When the luggage arrived I found that stuff in my outer pockets of the case had been stolen, not a huge deal but be warned - everything better be locked up inside the case....seems like there is someone who will still anything around....The ship is beautiful, easy to find your way around. The cabin was very comfortable & the deck was small but as expected. If you are looking for Gourmet food this may not be the way to go. The food is exceptable nothing special, but totally adequate. We did not spend the money on the special dining rooms. We also did not indulge in booze, the one martini I had was lovely. I feel that the automatic bingo machine has made it not as much fun. The casino was the usual the odds seemed just as good as any machines at a land casino. The little room guys are very cheerful & are doing their best to make your trip enjoyable. The cruise director was a very pleasant a real energizer bunny guy. The dock in Bermuda is very nice..and convientant...what a treat...we are not fond of tender trips...and some docks in the Caribbean are dreadful. I highly recommend NCL if only to enjoy Bermuda from this dock. Breakfast muslie is fabulous, the afternoon BBQ on the swim deck is crowded.One thing we wish there were more of those traditional wood deck lounge chairs. The few they have on either side of the 7th floor promonade deck are busy. I know they have to paint and such...I don't enjoy that going on our walking deck of choice, I am not complaining, just be warned it seems to be continuesly going on. And the odours are unpleasant. We had not cruised in about 6 years. After a most unpleasant Holland America Cruise that made everyone sickly...that HAL ship was disgusting...I have to say I very impressed with cleanliness of the Spirit.
tkk’s Full Rating Summary
Pleasant cabin, really firm bed (husband found it to hard), huge closet, nice seperate shower area, hair dryer, side table. I don't think the desk is a requirement would be more space without it...AND what's with the 1980's tiny portable TV - it is rather pathetic....We are not known to be easy too please...but we thought it doesn't get much better then this!We loved it. The balcony was a joy. What more could you want?
Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins