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We chose this cruise for the many wonderful ports, cities, and towns. Every port was unique and we enjoyed them all. This was our first cruise on a Norwegian ship. The Spirit is a bit tired and dated. We liked that it’s a smaller ship, less crowded than the massive ships. Fitness center and spa are very small and outdated. Food was ok. Plenty to do onboard and the staff was wonderful, very fun & friendly. Our cabin was ok... the bathroom was a good size which I appreciated. The balcony was very nice. Robes would have been wonderful. We've always had robes on other ships. Windows Dining was really nice, good food and meal choices. Loved the piano playing in the background We chose a few shore excursions and they were very organized with wonderful guides. We are not much for entertainment. We did not attend any shows. Sat in the Galaxy Lounge a lot, we enjoyed the views especially as we left port. The few singers we heard there were good. All public rooms were clean, again very tired but kept clean. Smoking allowed in the casino kept us out. This is the first cruise ship we have been on that allowed smoking inside or out. Holland America does not allow smoking inside at all. I appreciate that! The spa and fitness area is way too outdated and small. Very disappointing that our cabin had no cold water on 3 separate occasions making showering not only dangerous but impossible. We reported the problem, and they fixed it within an hour, a bit too late for early morning excursions, no showers ...ugh! We have cruised with 4 other cruise lines, Norwegian was our least favorite. It was ok. Again, I chose this cruise because of the wonderful ports of call, and that did not disappoint. The whole broken shower thing was a bit hard to swallow...

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Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by sjthys27

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2019
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
We chose this cruise for the many wonderful ports, cities, and towns. Every port was unique and we enjoyed them all. This was our first cruise on a Norwegian ship. The Spirit is a bit tired and dated. We liked that it’s a smaller ship, less crowded than the massive ships. Fitness center and spa are very small and outdated. Food was ok. Plenty to do onboard and the staff was wonderful, very fun & friendly.

Our cabin was ok... the bathroom was a good size which I appreciated. The balcony was very nice. Robes would have been wonderful. We've always had robes on other ships.

Windows Dining was really nice, good food and meal choices. Loved the piano playing in the background

We chose a few shore excursions and they were very organized with wonderful guides.

We are not much for entertainment. We did not attend any shows. Sat in the Galaxy Lounge a lot, we enjoyed the views especially as we left port. The few singers we heard there were good.

All public rooms were clean, again very tired but kept clean. Smoking allowed in the casino kept us out. This is the first cruise ship we have been on that allowed smoking inside or out. Holland America does not allow smoking inside at all. I appreciate that!

The spa and fitness area is way too outdated and small.

Very disappointing that our cabin had no cold water on 3 separate occasions making showering not only dangerous but impossible. We reported the problem, and they fixed it within an hour, a bit too late for early morning excursions, no showers ...ugh!

We have cruised with 4 other cruise lines, Norwegian was our least favorite. It was ok. Again, I chose this cruise because of the wonderful ports of call, and that did not disappoint. The whole broken shower thing was a bit hard to swallow...
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Balcony
Cabin BD 9686
Cabin was ok, very dated. Mini fridge is a waste of space. Liked the bathroom a lot. Very spacious. Would have liked a robe. The only cruise we’ve been on that didn’t provide robes.
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