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We have been on 4 cruises. One of them the same cruise from Boston to Bermuda, but it was on the Norweigan Majesty. This was by far the most expensive cruise and we got so much less for our money. There are only 2 restaurants that you can go to without paying a coverage charge (Windows and Garden Room). The food here was great, but you could not make a reservation and they had a hard time accomodating a group of 18. We never sat at one table for a meal! The stateroom was probably one of the biggest disappointment. We had a stateroom for 4. It was a matchbox and really did not accomodate 4 people. Really only 3 people should be assigned in these rooms. There was one bunk on the wall, 2 twin beds and a third trundle bed was pulled out each night in the middle of them so there was no walking room at all in the room. I never would have booked this room if I knew this ahead of time. We have always had one king and 2 wall bunks. There was only enough space for 2 passengers to unpack their clothes at the most! After unpacking we put our luggage in the hall to have it picked up because they've done this on othere cruises. No one picked them up. When we inquired about this we were told there was no room on the ship to store our luggage. Well, there was no where to store them in the cabins either! The entertainment was just okay. But we already knew that from our previous cruise on NCL. There was not midnight buffet and only one area on the ship where you could get food after midnight. All the adult clubs close around midnight. The only club open late is the casino club, but it is for young adults! So while your young adults are enjoying themselves, there is nothing for the older adults to do but sit on the deck! The buffet food was good and there were burgers and fries on the upper deck until suppertime every day. All 18 of us agreed that we will never travel on an NCL ship again. I should note that only 3 of the 18 have never cruised prior to this. They may not even cruise again! The ship was a great disappointment!!

Not worth the money

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by marciac

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2010
  • Destination: Bermuda
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside
We have been on 4 cruises. One of them the same cruise from Boston to Bermuda, but it was on the Norweigan Majesty. This was by far the most expensive cruise and we got so much less for our money. There are only 2 restaurants that you can go to without paying a coverage charge (Windows and Garden Room). The food here was great, but you could not make a reservation and they had a hard time accomodating a group of 18. We never sat at one table for a meal!
The stateroom was probably one of the biggest disappointment. We had a stateroom for 4. It was a matchbox and really did not accomodate 4 people. Really only 3 people should be assigned in these rooms. There was one bunk on the wall, 2 twin beds and a third trundle bed was pulled out each night in the middle of them so there was no walking room at all in the room. I never would have booked this room if I knew this ahead of time. We have always had one king and 2 wall bunks. There was only enough space for 2 passengers to unpack their clothes at the most! After unpacking we put our luggage in the hall to have it picked up because they've done this on othere cruises. No one picked them up. When we inquired about this we were told there was no room on the ship to store our luggage. Well, there was no where to store them in the cabins either!
The entertainment was just okay. But we already knew that from our previous cruise on NCL.
There was not midnight buffet and only one area on the ship where you could get food after midnight.
All the adult clubs close around midnight. The only club open late is the casino club, but it is for young adults! So while your young adults are enjoying themselves, there is nothing for the older adults to do but sit on the deck!
The buffet food was good and there were burgers and fries on the upper deck until suppertime every day.
All 18 of us agreed that we will never travel on an NCL ship again. I should note that only 3 of the 18 have never cruised prior to this. They may not even cruise again! The ship was a great disappointment!!
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