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We chose this cruise because we love NCL and because we wanted to see Iceland and Norway up close. The Spirit is an older ship, but it is maintained beautifully and the passenger count made it easy to find seating in restaurants, get off and on the ship, etc. The entertainment options were plentiful for all ages in our family. We loved the buffet breakfast and and we went to a sit down or a specialty restaurant for each dinner. There was no shortage of exceptionally helpful staffers on this ship and everyone from the restaurant hosts to the lifeguards were personable. It has 2 little slides for kids on the back pool along with a hot tub there. 4 hot tubs and a big pool in the center and there were rarely more than a few people outside due to the cold temperatures, but we enjoyed our nightly dip. The ports were all nice, but I would suggest researching ahead of time how to get to the city or to a rental car if your idea is to rent something instead of taking an excursion. Amsterdam in particular was a port near very little in the way of transportation options. It all worked out great and we had an incredible family vacation.

A fantastic itinerary and experience!

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by ChrisW19

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2019
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony
We chose this cruise because we love NCL and because we wanted to see Iceland and Norway up close. The Spirit is an older ship, but it is maintained beautifully and the passenger count made it easy to find seating in restaurants, get off and on the ship, etc. The entertainment options were plentiful for all ages in our family. We loved the buffet breakfast and and we went to a sit down or a specialty restaurant for each dinner. There was no shortage of exceptionally helpful staffers on this ship and everyone from the restaurant hosts to the lifeguards were personable. It has 2 little slides for kids on the back pool along with a hot tub there. 4 hot tubs and a big pool in the center and there were rarely more than a few people outside due to the cold temperatures, but we enjoyed our nightly dip. The ports were all nice, but I would suggest researching ahead of time how to get to the city or to a rental car if your idea is to rent something instead of taking an excursion. Amsterdam in particular was a port near very little in the way of transportation options. It all worked out great and we had an incredible family vacation.
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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony
Cabin BA 10638
We had two adjoining rooms and it was a nice luxury to have two bathrooms and two balconies. We opened our door for fresh air many days and found the room to be spacious enough for the two of us in each room. Our room was clean, neat and well maintained the entire trip.
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